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We are aware that there are concerns about Commencement. At this time, it is too soon to know if and how Commencement will be impacted by COVID-19. We are monitoring the situation and will notify students and families as soon as a decision is made. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Dear Seniors and Guests of the Class of 2020:

I look forward to welcoming you, on behalf of the Skidmore College community, to the College’s 109th Commencement Exercises on Saturday, May 16, 2020, at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center.

We hope that when you read the schedule of activities for Commencement Weekend, you will be as full of anticipation as we are. My wife Marie and I especially look forward to your joining us —along with your family—for a reception Friday afternoon at historic Scribner House, our residence and the former home of Lucy Skidmore Scribner.

As is our tradition, Skidmore will confer honorary degrees during the Commencement ceremony upon our deserving recipients, who will be announced at a later date.

Each of our distinguished guests will briefly address the graduating class. Board of Trustees Chair Nancy W. Hamilton '77, Class of 2020 President Jinan Al-Busaidi, and I will also offer our congratulations.

We look forward to celebrating this special milestone with the Class of 2020, their families, and guests in May.


PAG Signature

Philip A. Glotzbach