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Matthew Hockenos delivers the Moseley Faculty Research Lecture

The Skidmore history professor discussed “Then They Came for Me: America and the Making of the Niemöller Myth” in the prestigious lecture honoring a member of Skidmore’s faculty.

Save the date: Skidmore Cares, Dec. 6-10

Please join us in celebrating 16 consecutive years of generously supporting our local community through Skidmore Cares! Employees are encouraged to visit the Skidmore Cares webpage to learn about the community organizations we are supporting and to determine which donation item is assigned to your department. During the week of Dec. 6-10, drive or walk over to the tables that will be set up outside Williamson Sports Center and drop off your donations between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Hot chocolate, coffee, and cookies will be served each afternoon. Raffles will be held throughout the week. If you’d like to volunteer for a one-hour window to help collect donations, please sign up here.

COVID-19 Updates

Thanksgiving break COVID-19 testing information

Details regarding testing procedures for the Thanksgiving break were shared in an email to all students, faculty, and staff. Highlights include:


  1. Students will test within 72 hours prior to departing campus and leave with a recent negative PCR test result in hand.
  2. Students will pick up an at-home antigen self-test kit before departure.
  3. Students will take a self-test on the day of their planned arrival back to campus.
  4. Students will test at Murray-Aikins Dining Hall (second floor) within 24 hours of being back on campus. Students will test again 72 hours after their first test.
  5. Employees will test during the week following Thanksgiving.


Please review the email communication carefully to help ensure a safe transition to and from campus.


The College’s detailed guidelines for masking, social distancing, visitors, gatherings, and dining are posted to the Campus Planning website, and updates to frequently asked questions are posted as soon as information becomes available. The College is currently at a “yellow” status level, due to a "substantial" to "high" COVID-19 transmission rate in Saratoga County, as categorized by the CDC. Therefore, indoor masking is currently required for everyone on campus, regardless of vaccination status

Dining Services

Please visit the Dining Services website regularly for updates, Spa specials, hours of operation, and other information.


The Spa will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 24, and will serve a limited menu.


While the College is operating at a “yellow” status level (“substantial” to “high” Saratoga County COVID transmission rate), Murray-Aikins Dining Hall will be open to students only during the fall semester. The Spa, Atrium Café, and Burgess Café remain open to everyone.

Human Resources

New Open Positions

Human Resources invites interested Skidmore staff to submit their applicant materials for the openings listed below. These are current, approved, budgeted positions that are being filled due to vacancies.


  • Senior Data Analyst and Business Intelligence Developer – Advancement


To apply, please access the Okta portal. Click on the tile for “Oracle HCM,” then click “Me,” and then click on “Current Jobs.”


Free TIAA-CREF Individual Counseling Session

TIAA is holding one-on-one phone consultations with employees on Wednesday, Dec. 15. Call 1-800-732-8353 to schedule an appointment or visit


Latin American and Latinx Studies Fall 2021 Speaker Series

Brenda Nicolas, assistant professor of Chicana/o and Latina/o studies at Loyola Marymount University, will deliver a virtual lecture on “Zapotec Children in California" from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 2.


To view all upcoming lectures and for details on how to submit information about upcoming Skidmore academic lectures, named lectures, and faculty panels, visit the Skidmore Lectures webpage.


Athletics news

The Skidmore College ice hockey team will host its annual Thanksgiving Invitational Saturday, Nov. 27, and Sunday, Nov. 28, at the Saratoga Springs City Rink. Admission is free. The tournament features teams from four different conferences. On Saturday, Nov. 27, Skidmore will play Chatham University at 2 p.m., while SUNY Brockport and Connecticut College will face off at 5 p.m. The consolation game is at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 28, and the championship game is at 4 p.m.


Williamson Sports Center holiday hours

Williamson Sports Center will be open from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 24. It will be closed on Thanksgiving. It will be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 26, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 27, and from noon to 10 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 28. The weight room and swimming pool will remain closed throughout the break.


Tang announces hours for Thanksgiving holiday

The Tang Teaching Museum will be closed Thursday, Nov. 25, and Friday, Nov. 26, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. The museum will resume regular public hours at noon on Saturday, Nov. 27. Contact Olivia Cammisa-Frost with any questions.


Save the Date: Campus Master Planning

Please save the date for a one-hour Campus Master Planning update session with planning firm Ayers Saint Gross (ASG) at 11 a.m. or 3:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 6, via Zoom. ASG will share specific ideas for changes in our campus over the next 10-20 years. Ideas include next buildings, the next dorm, or how we should move offices/departments around to make the most sense for programing. The ideas are exciting, and we need to have, and want, your input. Sessions will be recorded. Zoom information was sent via email earlier this week.


Skidmore Theater presents Marisela Treviño Orta's ‘Somewhere: A Primer for the End of Days’

Directed by Lisa Jackson-Schebetta in the JKB Mainstage Theater, this production runs Dec. 3 through 5. Tickets are free and open to the community. Please refer to this website for COVID-19 protocols. Please contact the JKB Box Office for more information.


Writing Center

Writing Center tutors will be available for tutoring from noon to 10 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 23, and from 6 to 10 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 28. The Writing Center will be closed Nov. 24-27. We resume our regular hours Monday, Nov. 29 and will offer tutoring through Skidmore's exam week. Schedule an appointment online.


Tang book sale

Mark your calendars for a special two-day book sale Dec. 9 and 10 at the Tang Teaching Museum. All Opener Series catalogues will be $5; all other catalogues will be $10. Prices valid for purchases in the museum only. Supplies are limited. Contact Olivia Cammisa-Frost with any questions.


Save the date: Annual sportswear sale

The annual sportswear sale will be held in the rec gym (lower level) in the Williamson Sports Center, Monday, Dec. 13, between 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Please contact Sherry Ankeny, head equipment manager, for more information.


Skidmore Shop

Mark your calendars for Monday, Nov. 29! It’s Cyber Monday at Enjoy free standard shipping on all Skidmore-branded merchandise. Need gift-giving inspiration? Check out this year’s Skidmore Shop gift guide.


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Sunday, Nov. 28

2 p.m.

Curator's Tour of Ellsworth Kelly: Postcards

Tang Teaching Museum


Wednesday, Dec. 1

Noon to 12:30 p.m.

Lunchtime Crochet: Saratoga Springs Satellite Reef

Virtual program

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