News and announcements from Skidmore College

Weekly Bulletin

Skidmore News

Billie Tisch '48

Skidmore College recognized eminent alumna, trustee, and donor Billie Tisch ’48 by naming its ambitious new science center in her honor.

COVID-19 Updates

The College’s Campus Planning webpage is up to date and includes information regarding current policies and guidelines, an archive of College messages, public health resources, the COVID-19 Dashboard, and more.


As a reminder, indoor masking is currently required in public spaces throughout campus and will remain in place for at least as long as the CDC continues to designate the Saratoga County Community Level as "High." KN95 masks (or equivalent) are required.

Dining Services

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


Pop-up Grill: Beginning Monday, June 6, Dining Services will host a pop-up grill from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Monday through Friday throughout the summer. The grill features hamburgers, hot dogs, plant-based burgers, grilled chicken sandwiches, and more on Porter Plaza (immediately outside The Spa). A $6.99 lunch combo meal includes your choice of a grill item, two sides, and a beverage. Ask about daily specials.


Summer hours for The Spa are 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The Spa will be closed temporarily from Monday, June 13, through Friday, June 24, for construction. The pop-up grill will remain open during this period, and soup, grab-and-go sandwiches, salads, and parfaits will be sold in Burgess Café.


Burgess Café is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. For Murray-Aikins Dining Hall hours, please check the Dining Services website.

Summer at Skidmore

Mostly Modern Festival

  • Exponential Ensemble, 7:30 p.m., Thursday, June 9, Zankel Music Center
  • American Modern Ensemble, 7:30 p.m., Friday June 10, Zankel Music Center
  • New Classics: An Evening of Modern Song, 7:30 p.m., Saturday, June 11, Zankel Music Center
  • Orchestra with Peter Bay, 3 p.m., Sunday, June 12, Zankel Music Center


‘Robert Tracy on Dance’

This exhibition features alumnus Robert Tracy ’77 (1955-2007), dancer, critic, author, educator, and partner of legendary ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev. It opens June 4 and runs through Aug. 21.


‘Alumni Invitational 5’

This exhibition features alumni artists Zaria Forman ’05, Fitzhugh Karol ’04, Zehra Khan ’04, Susan Meyer ’86, and Eliza Naranjo Morse ’01. It opens June 4 and runs through Aug. 21.


On view at the Tang Teaching Museum

  • “Radical Fiber: Threads Connecting Art and Science” (closes June 12)
  • “Elevator Music 43: Yvette Janine Jackson — Destination Freedom”
  • “Lauren Kelley: Location Scouting”


Reunion Art Exhibition

Guest curators Ann Coleman-Specht ’77, Elise Church Schmidt ’87, and Alison Pruchansky Drasner ’02 present a selection of art by alumni celebrating Reunion classes ending in 2 or 7, June 2-4. The opening reception will be held at 5:30 p.m. Friday, June 3.


Tours at the Tang


Who’s on campus?


SWB summer publication schedule

The next issue of the Bulletin will be published Wednesday, June 15. From June 1 through Aug. 24, the Bulletin will be published biweekly and distributed to faculty and staff only. It will also be posted online. The Faculty-Staff Achievements section will not be published over the summer. SWB will resume weekly publication (with faculty-staff achievements) on Aug. 31. Biweekly issues of SWB will be published June 1, 15, and 29; July 13 and 27; and Aug. 10 and 24. The deadline for submissions is Monday at noon on the week of publication (e.g., submissions are due by noon on June 13 for the June 15 edition). To submit an announcement or for inquiries, please contact


State-of-the-College Finances and Compensation Presentation

As shared last week, a recording of the virtual State-of-the-College Finances and Compensation Presentation led by President Marc Conner on Tuesday, May 24, is available online. Vice President of Finance and Administration Donna Ng, Dean of the Faculty and Vice President for Academic Affairs Michael Orr, and Interim Director of Human Resources Sarah Delaney Vero provide information about the budget for FY22; the budget for FY23 as approved by the Board of Trustees; this year’s general salary adjustment (GSA); results from the staff and faculty compensation studies; Skidmore benefits and compensation; and other key elements of the College’s financial status and outlook.


Human Resources

Human Resources encourages Skidmore staff to review open positions on campus and to encourage their professional networks to apply. You can also access current open positions for external applicants here.


Skidmore Community Rowing

Skidmore Community Rowing is offering several programs this summer, including traditional Adult LTR, which begins June 6. Please visit the program website or email Coach Manny for more information.


Center for Leadership, Teaching, and Learning

The Scholarly and Creative Endeavors (SCE) group will continue to meet throughout the summer. Have lunch with folks outside Case Center or participate via Zoom. June Paul and Ruth McAdams will facilitate a group from noon to 1 p.m. each Tuesday, from May 31 through July 1. Aarathi Prasad and Lia Ball will facilitate from noon to 1 p.m. during the second summer session each Tuesday, from July 5 through Aug. 5.


9 Miles East Fall CSA

Skidmore students, faculty, staff, and community members are welcome to participate in the popular Saratoga community-supported agriculture (CSA) program each fall. 9 Miles East Farm delivers a big assortment of freshly harvested vegetables each week for 12 weeks during the fall semester. The 2022 season is scheduled for Sept. 9 to Nov. 23. The cost is $360 for the 12-week season. A subscription is required; only 100 shares are available. Sign up online.


Skidmore Shop

Have a graduation coming up? Give your graduate the gift of Apple! From now until June 25, enjoy an additional $50 off education pricing on MacBook Pros and MacBook Airs at the Skidmore Shop. Contact Doug Chang by email or call ext. 5491.


Share news in the Skidmore Weekly Bulletin

Please help reduce bulk emails by posting your announcement in the Bulletin. Announcements should be sent as a short, single paragraph of text (approximately one to two sentences in length, not to exceed 75 words). The deadline for all submissions is noon on Monday.

 Please send submissions to the Office of Communications and Marketing. 

Skidmore College


 815 North Broadway

 Saratoga Springs, NY 12866