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As President Conner officially takes office today, July 1, he looks forward to working with the Skidmore community, outlines some key priorities and provides an update ahead of the July 2 release of the College's comprehensive fall reopening plan.

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Community forums on Fall 2020 plan

Members of the Skidmore community are invited by constituency to attend virtual forums about the College's Fall 2020 plan. The schedule is as follows:

  • Staff: Tuesday, July 7, from 11 a.m. to noon
  • Faculty: Tuesday, July 7, from 2 to 3 p.m.
  • First-year students, transfer students and their families: Wednesday, July 8, from 11 a.m. to noon
  • All returning students (sophomores, juniors, seniors): Wednesday, July 8, from 2 to 3 p.m.
  • Families of sophomores, juniors and seniors: Wednesday, July 8, from 4 to 5 p.m.

Connection details will be sent to each group on Monday, July 6.

The Conners

Skidmore�s eighth president, Marc C. Conner, and Barbara Reyes-Conner arrive to take up residence at the historic North Broadway house.

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Isa Hage '20

Sales of the T-shirt, a result of synergy between SPAC and Skidmore, benefit the Equal Justice Initiative during Freihofer's Jazz Fest Stay Home Sessions.

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Faculty-Staff Achievements

Click here for details about the achievements below.


Research by Paul Arciero, professor of health and human physiological sciences, was highlighted. Read more >>


Yelena Biberman-Ocakli, associate professor of political science, presented her recent book for a webinar series. Read more >>


Gwen D'Arcangelis, associate professor of gender studies, authored an editorial. Read more >>


Corinne A. Moss-Racusin, associate professor of psychology, discussed her research in a documentary. Read more >>


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


Title IX: Update on new regulations

The Department of Education announced new Title IX regulations on May 6 and is requiring institutions to adopt them by Aug. 14. For information and updates about Skidmore�s efforts to comply, please visit the 2020 Title IX Regulations: Resources and Updates page. To learn more, contact Title IX Coordinator Joel Aure.


Palmertown project video series

Learn about the Palmertown Range Project, an exciting new community initiative that envisions a 13-mile multi-modal trail connecting Saratoga Springs to Moreau Lake State Park, by viewing the new Palmertown Range Video Series on Facebook or YouTube. New videos will be posted every Monday at 9 p.m. For more information about the Palmertown Trail, visit Saratoga PLAN�s website or contact Levi Rogers.


Microsoft Teams workshops

Microsoft Teams is available through Skidmore's Office365 licensing agreement and has a range of uses for instruction and departmental collaboration. Upcoming webinars conducted by Microsoft include File Storage within Teams and OneDrive on July 14 and Recording a Stream with Microsoft Teams on July 22. For more information, contact Beth DuPont.


Skidmore Shop

Get free AirPods with the purchase of a Mac or an iPad. Visit the Skidmore Shop�s tech page to see all eligible Apple devices. Please contact Doug Chang with any questions.


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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

For summer faculty professional development opportunities, see CLTL's Summer 2020 Professional Development Calendar.


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. There are no deliveries on the weekend. 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.

 Please send submissions to the Office of Communications and Marketing. 

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