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Inclement Weather Update

Due to current weather conditions, Skidmore College will suspend operations Sunday, January 20, 2019.

Residence halls and the dining hall will remain open for students on campus and those who are able to return to campus on Sunday. However, all other scheduled activities have been cancelled.

Essential staff should report as scheduled. Facilities Services will continue to work throughout the storm. Read more at

Creating Our Future: The Campaign for SKIDMORE

Center for Integrated Sciences

Center for Integrated Sciences

Give Now

The single largest academic initiative in Skidmore’s history, CIS will be a hub that fosters unique interdisciplinary connections between and among the sciences, arts, humanities and social sciences. Phase 1 construction will begin May 2018.

CIS Construction Updates

The Building

  • 200,000 square feet of new and renovated space, 46 research labs, 16 classrooms and meeting rooms and 22 teaching labs
  • All 10 science departments and programs and 90+ science faculty under one roof
  • An IdeaLab where students and faculty can explore solutions to today’s key issues

Why Now?

  • In the last decade, the number of science majors has doubled.
  • Classrooms are spread across campus, and aging labs can no longer accommodate today's dynamic curriculum or number of students.
  • Most of the complex challenges our society faces today involve science. All of them demand that we think beyond traditional boundaries.
  • Creative thought needs a home that fosters collaboration and inspires innovative solutions to real-world problems.


Last update: December 2018

How You Can Help

  • Up to $24,999 supports the construction of the CIS through the General Building Fund.
  • $25,000–$99,999 names a faculty office or student study cove in the CIS.
  • $100,000+ names a teaching or laboratory space, as well as other possibilities.

To make a gift, please visit our website or call the Office of Advancement at 518-580-5660.

For more information about the Center for Integrated Sciences, visit our website.