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Students who require quarantine will be returning to Saratoga Springs beginning on Aug. 7, COVID-19 testing frequency throughout the fall semester will be increased, campus buildings and classrooms are being prepared, and discussions are being held with the local community.

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Beatlemore Skidmania

Planning is now underway for the popular annual concert. This year, students are invited to re-imagine any song in The Beatles� catalog.

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Faculty-Staff Achievements

Click here for details about the achievements below.


Paul Arciero, professor of health and human physiological sciences, published a research study. Read more >>


Nurcan Atalan-Helicke, associate professor and director of the Environmental Studies and Sciences Program, published a journal article and a book chapter. Read more >>


Veena Chandra, music instructor, has been awarded a New York State Council on the Arts grant and an award for a collaborative project. Read more >>


Siobhan M. Hart, associate professor and chair of anthropology, published an article. Read more >>


Alert: Potentially fraudulent activity via social media and email

Campus Safety has been notified of suspicious online activity that has targeted Skidmore community members and alumni to obtain personal information. The activity includes email messages and the creation of at least one fake social media (Instagram) account. Messages that appear to have been sent by the College or through a fake social media account seeking personal information are fraudulent. Read the full message from Campus Safety here.


Host a virtual event for students in quarantine

Faculty, students and staff who are willing to host a virtual event � anything from an online drawing, meditation or exercise class to a lecture or sharing a poem � between Aug. 7 and Aug. 21 are invited to help quarantining students feel connected to and supported by Skidmore. If you are interested in participating, contact Julia Routbort, associate dean of student affairs for health and wellness, so a calendar of events can be prepared for the students beginning their mandated 14-day quarantine on Aug. 7.


K-5 day care at YMCA

The Saratoga YMCA has indicated it may be able to assist Skidmore employees with providing K-5 day care support during the two-week period between the start of classes on Monday, Aug. 24, and Monday, Sept. 7, when local schools are scheduled to reopen. If you are interested in exploring this option, please contact Scott Clark for details about the program, availability and costs.


Post Office policy update

The Skidmore Post Office is now delivering letter mail in the mornings and packages in the afternoons on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays only. If a package arrives on a Tuesday or Thursday, it may be picked up at the Post Office. Window hours are 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekdays. For more upcoming changes, see the College Resources list below. The Post Office and Print Services are also no longer accepting cash payments.


Title IX: Update on new regulations

The College is beginning to finalize the Title IX policies for implementation by Aug. 14. The 2020 Title IX Regulations: Resources and Updates page has been updated with more information slides from our information sessions, and FAQs. To learn more, contact Title IX Coordinator Joel Aure.


Gore Mountain season pass discounts

Gore Mountain season pass discounts for the 2020-21 season are available to all Skidmore employees. For this year only, Gore has added a SKI3 Assurance plan that allows passholders to exchange their season pass until Dec. 1, 2020, for a 100% purchase credit that is valid through the end of the 2021-22 snow season. There is also a growing list of value-added deals and discounts. To apply, fill out this application and return it, with payment, to Skidmore's Purchasing Office by Aug. 21. The new "WTP#" line on the application is for the code on the back of the SKI3 Card that season passes were issued on last year; fill in the number if you still have the pass, leave it blank if you don't have a pass, or write "lost my card." For more information, contact Cindy Mitchell.


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. The Skidmore Shop also has a limited inventory of 2019 Apple devices that are up to an additional $350 off the education price. The Shop carries the latest models as well. Please contact Doug Chang for more information.


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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 provides campus-wide fall planning 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 through Friday. Cash payment is no longer accepted, only Skidmore IDs and departmental purchasing cards. Effective Aug. 3, the Post Office will only accept prepaid packages from all carriers, as the UPS station will no longer be available for use. Large prepaid packages can be dropped off at the Post Office, while smaller packages can be placed in the blue courier boxes in the Case Center vestibule or on the first floor of Jonsson Tower near the laundry room. Also effective Aug. 3, distributions and notices will no longer be accepted. For more information, email the Skidmore Post Office.


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. Cash payment is no longer accepted; Skidmore IDs and department purchasing cards are accepted.



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

Scribner Library is now circulating physical books from its collections via �curbside� pick-up. To request materials, fill out the library�s online form. For more information about the library's coronavirus response, visit the library's COVID-19 page.


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.

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