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Skidmore College
Celebration Weekend

October 19–21, 2018
Schedule of Events

PLEASE NOTE: This schedule is subject to change and will be updated periodically as the weekend approaches.

Current as of: 6/20/18

 

Friday  |  Saturday  |  Sunday

 

Friday, October 19

  • All-Day Spotlight on Collaborative Research: The Cornerstone of a Skidmore Education
    Throughout the weekend, be sure to see the displays on Skidmore's exciting faculty-student collaborative research in Tisch Learning Center (psychology and neuroscience, first floor; sociology and social work, second floor), Dana Science Center (geosciences and environmental studies and sciences, first floor; chemistry and physics, second floor; anthropology, biology, psychology, and neuroscience, third floor), and the Williamson Sports Center (health and exercise sciences, first floor).

 
8:30 a.m.–8 p.m. Celebration Weekend Welcome Desk
Case Center, second floor
Make this your first stop to pick up your meal and event tickets.
 
8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Various Office Hours
If you need to visit any of our business offices, please note that they will only be open on Friday, October 20.

9:30 a.m. Campus Walking Tour with Student Guides (90 minutes)
Judith Pick Eissner Admissions Center

10 a.m. Admissions Info Session, “Is Skidmore Right for Me, Too?”
Judith Pick Eissner Admissions Center
Join us for an information session hosted by the Office of Admissions for prospective Skidmore students including siblings of current Skidmore students and children of Skidmore alumni.

11 a.m. Campus Walking Tour with Student Guides (90 minutes)
Judith Pick Eissner Admissions Center

11:30 a.m.–3 p.m. Lunch in the Dining Hall
Murray-Aikins Dining Hall
Join us for Chicken Finger Friday! Sample tasty and healthful selections prepared by Skidmore’s Dining Services staff. Reserve tickets in advance or pay at the door (tax will be added to purchases at the door).

Noon–1 p.m. Counseling Center and Health Services Tour
Jonsson Tower, First Floor
Stop by the newly renovated Counseling Center and Health Services to see the expanded and upgraded space, get information about services and supports available to Skidmore students and meet some of the clinical staff.

Noon–6 p.m. Exhibitions at the Tang
Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery
For more information about the exhibitions, visit http://tang.skidmore.edu/.

1–2 p.m. Summer Funded Internship Student Presentations
Zankel Music Center, Room 117 (ELM)
This summer more than 120 Skidmore students were awarded internship funding for their individual summer internship experiences. From the U.S. to Costa Rica, the UK, Singapore, Japan, Australia (plus many more), students selected as recipients of these awards had an opportunity to be involved in many types of internships, research, field work, and volunteer experiences both domestically and abroad. We welcome you to come and meet some of these students and hear their inspiring stories.

1–3 p.m. North Broadway Walking Tour
Murray Park, Foot Bridge registration required
Join local historian Hollis Palmer as he tells the history of the families that built Saratoga's Great Ladies (the original name for the Victorian houses) and made them homes. Some of the stories include the man who was so mad at the city he turned his back on it; the son who took his mother's jewels from her safety deposit box and what he did with them; Saratoga's first "million dollar house"—all while gazing upon the beautiful mansions these characters called home. Wear comfortable shoes and be ready to stand for two hours. Rain or Shine! Please note that you must pre-register for this tour by signing up at the Celebration Weekend Welcome Desk before noon. Space is limited. 

1:30–5 p.m. Bus Tour of the Saratoga Battlefield
Bus departs from Case Center parking lot promptly at 1:30 p.m.
Enjoy a tour of the historic Saratoga Battlefield. Pre-reservation is required via the family registration form. Tickets are $15 per person. Any open seating will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

1:30 p.m. Admissions Info Session, “Is Skidmore Right for Me, Too?”
Judith Pick Eissner Admissions Center
See description on Friday at 10 a.m.

2–3:30 p.m. Campus Sustainability Tour
Thomas Amphitheater, Arts Quad
Join the Sustainability Office for a tour of campus sustainability initiatives, including the campus bike share program, community garden, geothermal system, North Woods and more. The office will share information about student leadership opportunities, cocurricular events and plans for the future. Please wear sturdy shoes.

2 p.m. Tour of the Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery
Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, Atrium
Join a student-guided behind-the-scenes tour of Skidmore’s unique interdisciplinary museum and art gallery.

2:15 p.m. Campus Walking Tour with Student Guides (90 minutes)
Judith Pick Eissner Admissions Center

3–4 p.m. Roadmap to the World: International and Domestic Study Programs   
Palamountain Hall, Davis Auditorium
At Skidmore, students are encouraged to map out their own academic adventures off campus through Skidmore College-run programs in England, France, New Zealand and Spain in one or more of the over 125 approved programs throughout the world or through domestic off-campus study. They are given tips for navigating the selection, application and preparation processes and for managing the bumps along the way. Find out how the office of Off-Campus Study & Exchanges works with students to create their own road maps to the world. 

3–5 p.m. Van Lennep Riding Center Open House
Van Lennep Riding Center
Come and visit the Riding Center, home of the 2013 IHSA National Champions, to learn more about the center, its horses and the equestrian program.

3–5 p.m. Career Jam
Murray-Aikins Dining Hall, second floor
All students are invited to come and network with a select group of parents, alumni and professionals to discuss career options and learn more about potential internship and job opportunities. Co-sponsored by the Parents Council, Alumni Association and the Career Development Center. To learn how you can participate as a volunteer, contact Lauren Sisson in the Career Development Center. For more information, visit https://www.skidmore.edu/career/career-jam/.

3:30 p.m. Skidmore Solar Array Tour
Departs from Harder Hall parking lot
Take a tour of Skidmore's 2MW solar array and hear the college's renewable energy story as told by Paul Lundberg, assistant director construction services. The array is located about one mile from campus. We ask that attendees meet in the parking lot near Harder Hall so we may carpool to the array together. Those willing to drive are asked to bring their vehicles. Those who plan to participate in the 2 p.m. sustainability tour prior to this tour are encouraged to park in the lot near Harder Hall.

4–5 p.m. FYE Faculty and Families Reception
Saratoga Room, The Spa, Case Center
Visiting families and their students are invited to this light reception to meet with First-Year Experience faculty members. A list of faculty planning to attend will be available in early October. Faculty attendance is subject to change without notice.

5–7 p.m. “Dining Out at Skidmore”
Murray-Aikins Dining Hall
Our Dining Services staff extends a hearty welcome to all guests. Reserve tickets in advance or pay at the door (tax will be added to purchases at the door).

7 p.m. Carnegie Hall presents: Ensemble Connect
Arthur Zankel Music Center, Helen Filene Ladd Concert Hall
Skidmore’s Department of Music and Office of the Dean of Special Programs present Ensemble Connect. Ensemble members are current fellows of a two-year program that supports young professionals as they develop careers as top performers, innovative programmers, and dedicated teachers who are engaged with the communities in which they live and work. Tickets: $8 adults/$5 seniors/free for students. Buy online: www.skidmore.edu/zankel 

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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20

  • All-Day Spotlight on Collaborative Research: A Cornerstone of the Skidmore Education
    See Friday listing for information.

 
8 a.m.–7 p.m. Celebration Weekend Welcome Desk
Case Center, second floor
Make this your first stop to pick up your meal and event tickets.
 
9 a.m.–1 p.m. Saratoga Springs Farmers' Market
High Rock Park
Visit the Farmers' Market and sample the fresh products from numerous local farms.

9 a.m.–3 p.m. Library Book Sale
Scribner Library
The annual sale at Scribner Library is perfect for browsing and buying.

9 a.m.– 10 a.m. MiniCollege Session I
Various locations
Highlighting the excellence of Skidmore faculty for more than twenty years. Signup is not required, and classes are open on a first-come, first-served basis. A list of available classes will be available in late September.

10 a.m. Admissions Info Session, “Is Skidmore Right for Me, Too?”
Judith Pick Eissner Admissions Center
See description on Friday at 10 a.m.

10 a.m.–6 p.m. Exhibitions at the Tang
Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery 

11:15 a.m. Admissions Info Session, “Is Skidmore Right for Me, Too?”
Judith Pick Eissner Admissions Center
See description on Friday at 10 a.m.

11:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m. Celebration Lunch
Murray-Aikins Dining Hall, first floor
Join us for a culinary celebration of the Skidmore community. The menu will feature a range of dishes that highlight the talents of our culinary team. There will be somethimg for everyone! Please note that there will be two lunch seatings. Purchase tickets for either the 11:30 a.m. seating or the 1 p.m. seating. $11.50 per person, $9.50 per child 6–12, no charge for children 5 and under. Reserve tickets in advance or pay at the door (tax will be added to purchases at the door).

Noon Campus Walking Tour with Student Guides (90 minutes)
Judith Pick Eissner Admissions Center

Noon–1:30 p.m. Family Fun at the Tang
Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, Payne Room
Join this immensely popular program offered by the Tang.  Suitable for children ages 5 and up with their adult companions, this program offers a creative opportunity for a hands-on art activity. Come any time between noon and 1:30 p.m. to create your own special project. For more information call the Tang’s Visitor Services Desk at (518) 580-8080.

Noon–2 p.m. Student Wellness Center Open House
Case Center, Room 308
Meet the Peer Health Educators (PHEs) who work to create an open, safe space to empower and educate the Skidmore community on issues relating to health and wellness. Whether you are looking for information on nutrition, sexual health or misconduct, relationships, stress reduction, alcohol or any other college health-related concern, we are here to assist! While you're here, check out our library, pick up some pamphlets and other educational items.

1–2:30 p.m. Career Development Center Fall Festival Open House
Starbuck Center, second floor
Visit the Career Development Center to see some of the innovative resources offered to Skidmore students and alumni.

2–3 p.m. MiniCollege Session II
Various locations
Highlighting the excellence of Skidmore faculty for more than 20 years. Signup is not required, and classes are open on a first-come, first-served basis.A list of available classes will be available in late September.

3–5 p.m. Bus Tour of Saratoga Springs
Bus departs from Case Center parking lot
Join Skidmore families and alumni for a tour of historic Saratoga Springs and Skidmore’s first campus. Seating is limited and will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

4:30–5:30 p.m. President’s Reception
Scribner Carriage House, 791 North Broadway
A welcome reception honoring legacy families as well as Parents Council members and their students. 
By invitation only.

5–7 p.m. Farm to Table Dining at Skidmore
Murray Aikins Dining Hall
Our Dining Services staff extends a hearty welcome to all guests. Enjoy farm-fresh cuisine from local Saratoga and Washington County farms in partnership with the Saratoga Farmer’s Market. $11.50 per person, $9.50 per child 6–12, no charge for children 5 and under. Reserve tickets in advance or pay at the door (tax will be added to purchases at the door). 

6 p.m. Filene Scholarship Winners Concert
Arthur Zankel Music Center, Helen Filene Ladd Concert Hall
Featured artists are the winners of the 2018 Filene Music Scholarships, established in 1982 by the Lincoln and Therese Filene Foundation to help gifted young musicians further their musical studies and develop their talents as part of a liberal arts education. Free and open to the public

7:30 p.m. S'(kid)mores & Celebration Fireworks
Upper South Park
Gather with Skidmore families for s'mores, hot chocolate and music, and enjoy a fireworks display over Haupt Pond at 8 p.m. Bring a blanket to spread on the lawn. Rain location: The Spa, Case Center


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Sunday, October 22

  • All-Day Spotlight on Collaborative Research: A Cornerstone of the Skidmore Education
    See Friday listing for information.


Morning  
For a listing of local religious services, please pick up a copy of "Area Houses of Worship" at the Celebration Weekend Welcome Desk information table. For more information, please visit the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life.

9 a.m.–noon Celebration Weekend Welcome Desk
Case Center, second floor

9 – 10 a.m. Class of 2019 Parents Fund Breakfast
Scribner Carriage House, 791 North Broadway
By invitation only.

9 a.m.–3 p.m. Jazz Brunch
Murray-Aikins Dining Hall
Join students and families for brunch. Music will be performed by Skidmore’s Small Jazz Ensemble from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. You might even catch a football game on the big screen in the afternoon! Reserve tickets in advance or pay at the door (tax will be added to purchases at the door).

10 a.m.–5 p.m. Exhibitions at the Tang
Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery

11 a.m. 25th Annual Skidmore Celebration 5K Run-Walk
Event begins and ends on Case Green and covers a 3.1 mile course around campus.
Awards will be given to the first three finishers in six different categories. No entry fee. T-shirts will be provided to the first 80 entrants. Walkers and joggers are most welcome! Registration will open in August.


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