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At the end of another remarkable semester, he extends his thanks and best wishes for a wonderful winter break.

Two Skidmore employees unload containers of juice from trunk of car in Williamson Sports Center parking lot.

Faculty, staff, and students volunteer time, efforts, and items to support local residents and families through the 16th annual Skidmore Cares.

Student shaking hands with executive in conference room during MB107 presentations.

The College is celebrating 40 years — 80 semesters — of MB 107, the rigorous, introductory management and business course that many students and alumni describe as a defining moment in their college experience.

COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Booster Shots

As announced on Friday, Dec. 10, Skidmore has updated its Vaccination Policy for Faculty and Staff to require all eligible faculty and staff to receive COVID-19 booster shots by Jan. 24, 2022. If not eligible for the booster by Jan. 24, 2022, faculty and staff are required to obtain the booster within 30 days of becoming eligible. Employees will be notified in January of the process for uploading proof of receiving a booster. Individuals who have already received an approved exemption from COVID-19 vaccination will continue to be exempt from this requirement.


Fall semester COVID-19 guidelines, testing, and related protocols

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.


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

We are thankful for you!

More now than ever, we are thankful for our employees. Lindsey Zajac, an experienced HR professional from Ahern Murphy and Associates, recently shared the blog post “15 Ways to Appreciate and Recognize Your Employees.” The blog defines intrinsic and extrinsic motivation, highlights how motivation and appreciation will lead to meaningful connections, and explains why employee recognition matters. We encourage you to read the full blog article.


Free TIAA-CREF Individual Counseling Session

Rachel Fiedler, a TIAA retirement planning counselor, is holding one-on-one phone consultations with employees Thursday, Jan. 27, Wednesday, Feb. 9, and Tuesday, March 15. Call 1-800-732-8353 to schedule an appointment or visit the website.


Free one-on-one retirement consultations with Vanguard

Employees can schedule a one-on-one phone consultation with a Vanguard retirement planning counselor on Thursday, Jan. 13, Tuesday, Jan. 25, Wednesday, Feb. 16, or Tuesday, March 8. You can sign up for an appointment by going to the website and selecting New York/Skidmore College/Saratoga Springs/one-on-one sessions.

Skidmore Spotlight

Eun-sil Lee, coordinator of upper-class initiatives in the Opportunity Program (OP), is responsible for advising all OP juniors and seniors on academic, career, and psychosocial issues and supports other OP initiatives.

Portrait of Eun-sil Lee outdoors on campus with fall foliage background

Faculty-Staff Achievements

We welcome submissions from faculty and staff related to professional accomplishments and scholarly endeavors.

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


Yelena Biberman, associate professor of political science, published an article and delivered a talk with Zachary Troyanovsky ’21. Read more>>


Veena Chandra, music instructor, received an award. Read more>>


Kristofer Covey, assistant professor of environmental studies and sciences, presented at a conference. Read more>>


Beck Krefting, associate professor of American studies, published in an edited volume. Read more>>


William S. Lewis ’94, professor of philosophy and director of media and film studies, published a book. Read more>>


Kurt Smemo, associate professor of environmental studies and sciences, co-authored a journal article. Read more>>


Skidmore Weekly Bulletin Publication Schedule

Due to the winter break, the next issue of Skidmore Weekly Bulletin will be published Wednesday, Jan. 12. Submissions are due Friday, Jan. 7. The Office of Communications and Marketing wishes the entire Skidmore community a safe and restful break.


Updated Scribner Library Hours

The library will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 2 a.m. today, Wednesday, Dec. 15, from 7:30 a.m. to 1 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 16, and from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 17. The library will be closed to the public from 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 17, until 8:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 3, 2022.


Williamson Sports Center study week and winter break hours

Williamson Sports Center will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. through Friday, Dec. 17. It will be closed from Saturday, Dec. 18, through Sunday, Jan. 2, 2022. From Jan. 3 through Jan. 24, its hours are 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday.


Tang announces hours for winter break, closing of ‘Enter the Center'

The Tang Teaching Museum will be open from noon to 9 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 16, through Sunday, Dec. 19. This is the last chance to see the exhibition “Opener 33: Sarah Cain— Enter the Center.” Starting Monday, Dec. 20, the Tang will be closed. The museum will reopen with new exhibitions on Saturday, Jan. 29, 2022. From Jan. 4 through Jan. 28, students, faculty, and staff can make appointments to visit by calling 518-580-8080.


Campus Master Planning Sessions

Thank you to all who participated in the Campus Master Planning update sessions with Ayers Saint Gross on Monday, Dec. 6. For those who were unable to attend, recordings of each session are now posted on the Campus Master Planning webpage (under “presentations”). A Skidmore login is required. A survey is also now posted there, so that those who view the recordings but were unable to attend the sessions can also provide the same feedback. In addition, due to the power outage on Monday afternoon, a makeup session will be held from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 16. Zoom information has been shared by email.


SEFCU scholarships

SEFCU, the credit union on campus, offers over 50 scholarships annually. Applications are available to download and submit. Applicants are judged on academic performance, community activities, leadership position, and their essay. Applications are due Jan. 7, 2022. Email SEFCU or call 800-727-3328 for more information.


Planning Spring Events and Media Services Assistance

As you plan for spring semester events, please remember to reach out to Media Services when requesting technical assistance. Hybrid capabilities and virtual events add a layer of complexity that is best served by additional consultation, planning, and lead time. To help you determine what type of event to request (Zoom meeting, Zoom webinar, or livestreamed event), please refer to the Requesting Technical Support for Events website. Once you know what your needs are, please submit a request for media assistance through EMS, or contact us directly for a consultation. Contact Beth DuPont for more information.


Skidmore Shop

Come see us before noon on Friday, Dec. 17 to finish up your holiday shopping. If you can’t make it to campus, visit us online. Happy Holidays!


Thursday, Dec. 16

Noon-1 p.m.

Tour of 'Opener 33: Sarah Cain — Enter the Center'

Tang Teaching Museum

 Please send submissions to the Office of Communications and Marketing. 

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