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President Glotzbach reminds the Skidmore community to join the Zoom gathering from 2 to 3 p.m. today and offers an update on providing financial assistance to eligible students through the Federal Cares Act.

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Graduation cap

Skidmore will host a virtual Commencement ceremony at 11 a.m. EST Saturday, May 30. Use the hashtag #Skidmore2020 on Instagram and Twitter to share your reflections and well wishes with graduating seniors.

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Capstone dance

Skidmore's academic departments and programs have offered novel ways to showcase the creative work of the Class of 2020 this spring.

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Faculty-Staff Achievements

Click here for details about the achievements below.


Stephen Ives, associate professor of health and human physiological sciences, co-authored a research paper. Read more >>


The nonprofit VoteAmerica partnered with Christopher Mann, assistant professor of political science, in researching mail ballot programs. Read more >>


Juan Navea, associate professor of chemistry, co-authored an academic article with students. Read more >>


Joowon Park, assistant professor of anthropology, published an academic article. Read more >>


Bob Turner, associate professor of political science, was quoted by a local newspaper. Read more >>

Accessing College Resources

The following resources and services are currently available to the Skidmore community. Updates and additions to this list will be posted each week in the Skidmore Weekly Bulletin. Please submit updates to this list by email.


Skidmore College continues to provide campus-wide COVID-19 updates here.


Accounts Payable

Accounts Payable staff are working remotely and strongly encourage sending documentation (invoices, check requests, expense reports and other forms) electronically through scanned email attachments to Accounts Payable. Original signatures are not required, and scanned copies will be accepted. If a preparer or approver is unable to physically sign a document, Accounts Payable will accept an email directly from the individual. Please note in the email, "As an authorized signor for my department, I have reviewed and approved the attached payment request." Please note that most vendor payments are now being made by ACH transfer and employee reimbursements are being processed as a check mailed to your home address on file. Please email Accounts Payable if you have any cash deposits, and special arrangements for building access and drop-off will be made with Campus Safety or the Card Office.


Career Development Center 

The Career Development Center continues to support all students. For details about what resources are available and how to access them, see the CDC's COVID-19 FAQ page. 


Center for Leadership, Teaching, and Learning

To provide ongoing scholarly and creative support during the summer, Ruth McAdams and Jeremy Wachter will co-lead a virtual group starting at noon Wednesday, May 20. If you are interested in participating, please contact them directly for the Zoom link.


Community Service 

The Office of Community Service Programs continues to share ways to give back. Like the Skidmore Office of Community Service Facebook page for weekly updates.


Employee Assistance Program

Employees seeking counseling services may make use of the Employee Assistance Program.


Financial Aid

The Financial Aid Office staff is fully available by email and by phone at 518-580-5750. They are checking voicemails regularly.


First-Year Experience

The First-Year Experience office is reachable by email and by phone at 518-580-8111. 


Health Services and the Counseling Center

Health Services and the Counseling Center are available to support students.


Human Resources/Payroll

Human Resources continues to provide assistance to employees via phone or email. HR is also offering new resources such as guidance on Best Practices for Telecommuting.


Non-exempt employees with questions concerning time entry should contact Joan Rivers in Payroll.


Information Technology

Information Technology asks faculty to email all Help Desk requests to a new Faculty Help Desk to expedite responses. In your email, it is essential that you include a cellphone or landline number so someone from IT can contact you. Calling the Help Desk phone line will not be your quickest means of support.


Staff should continue to submit IT support requests by emailing the Help Desk or calling 518-580-5900 from 8:30 a.m. to noon or 1 to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.


Off-Campus Study & Exchanges

The Office of Off-Campus Study & Exchanges will continue to offer walk-in advising through phone calls or video chats from 1 to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Sign up here. 


Opportunity Program

The Opportunity Program remains available to offer support to all OP students, on campus and off.


Post Office

Skidmore College Post Office hours are 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday and Wednesday through Friday. The window is closed Tuesdays. Departmental mail will continue to be delivered to cluster boxes on Friday mornings, with package delivery on Friday afternoons. For more information, email the Skidmore Post Office.



Pre-Orientation Programs is working to assemble a team of peer leaders to help welcome Skidmore�s Class of 2024. Follow Pre-Orientation on Instagram and Facebook. For more information, email Mary Ann Toia.


Print Services

Print Services is open on Mondays and Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. If you are experiencing a service issue or have a printing question, contact Jim Pfoh. 



The Purchasing Office is fully operational and accessible by emailing Anne Petruzzelli or Carol Schnitzer or leaving a voicemail at 518-580-5848 or 518-580-5849.


Residential Life

Students can reach the Office of Residential Life by email or by phone by leaving a message at 518-580-5765. Messages are checked regularly during business hours, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more information, visit the Residential Life webpage or check Instagram for updates.


Scribner Library

Information for students on returning library and interlibrary loan books can be found on the library�s COVID-19 FAQ page along with other library updates. To learn how to request materials from the library�s collections while the library is closed, watch this video.


Tang Teaching Museum

The Tang is open online while the building is closed. Find exhibitions, at-home art-making projects and more on the new Tang at Home webpage.


Zankel Music Center

Take a look through the Zankel's archives of almost 500 concerts from the past seven years. Guest artists, student ensembles and special presentations are all there to enjoy for free, anytime.


Retirement & Recognition event

A virtual Retirement & Recognition event will be shared with the campus community in late June instead of this week, as previously announced.


Winners of 2020 Skidmore Public Policy Prize competition announced 

Skidmore�s Subcommittee on Responsible Citizenship is pleased to announce the winners of the 2020 Make Your Voice Heard Skidmore Public Policy Prize competition. First prize went to Gabriela Morris-Flores �20 for a letter to the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority regarding metro fare subsidies for all riders. Runners-up were Kieran Yater �22 for a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in support of legislation preventing new fossil fuels leases on public lands; and Christina Lindstrom �22 for a letter to Sen. Mitch McConnell in opposition of easing environmental protections for the purpose of constructing the border wall. A total of 37 students participated in this year�s competition.


MDOCS launches COVID-inspired digital time capsule

MDOCS is highlighting student work created during, about and in spite of the limitations brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent quarantine. This �COVIDocs� series, which lives on the MDOCS Vimeo channel and homepage, is a testament to the resilience and creative ingenuity of students and faculty in Skidmore's documentary studies courses.


2020 fiscal year-end processing and key dates

Employees are asked to review guidelines concerning the close of the College�s financial records for this fiscal year, which ends May 31, 2020. You are encouraged to submit expenses, travel reports and related items before the deadlines.


Skidmore Shop

The Skidmore Shop has a limited inventory of 2019 devices that are up to an additional $200 off the education price. Contact Technology Sales Associate Doug Chang for more information.


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