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Class of 2020 Commencement

With ceremonial bagpipes and a weekend of fun, Skidmore welcomed members of the Class of 2020 back to campus for an emotional Commencement Celebration long delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Alumni Reunion Weekend

For the first time since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, hundreds of alumni returned to campus for two weekends of celebration: A June 2-5 Reunion Weekend for alumni with class years ending in 2 and 7 was followed by a separate June 10-12 celebration for class years ending in 0, 5, 1, and 6, whose Reunions had been postponed in 2020 and 2021.

Wyckoff Dedication

Skidmore’s dedicated space for prioritizing diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice has been named in recognition of the leadership and support of parents Alicia and Bob Wyckoff.

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 indicated in an email on Friday, June 10, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is now classifying the COVID-19 Community Level in Saratoga County, New York, as "Medium.” While this is promising and welcome news, as CDC guidelines can change on a weekly basis, and in consideration of the unique factors of a residential college campus, Skidmore is maintaining its indoor masking requirement for now. If the level remains consistent at “Medium” or changes to "Low,” any changes to the indoor masking requirement will be announced to the community.

Dining Services

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


Pop-up Grill: Dining Services is hosting 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 outside Case Center. 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 for construction 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. Please check the Dining Services website for hours for Murray-Aikins Dining Hall.

Human Resources

New Open Positions

Human Resources would like to invite interested Skidmore staff to submit application materials for the openings listed below. These are current, approved, budgeted positions that are being filled due to vacancies:

  • Administrative/Event Assistant – Alumni Relations and College Events
  • Office Assistant – Athletics, Fitness & Recreation


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


LinkedIn Learning

The College recently invested in LinkedIn learning, there are many excellent training opportunities and resources. You can access LinkedIn learning through Oracle. Some topics include hybrid work, unconscious bias, organizational leadership, and time management.

Summer at Skidmore

 Mostly Modern Festival

  • Atlantic Brass Quintet, 7:30 p.m., Thursday, June 16, Zankel Music Center
  • American Modern Ensemble, 7:30 p.m., Friday, June 17, Zankel Music Center
  • The Companion & Mostly Modern Arias, 7:30 p.m., Saturday, June 18, Zankel Music Center
  • Mostly Modern Orchestra with Scott Terrell, 3 p.m., Sunday, June 19, Zankel Music Center
  • Neave Trio, 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 22, Zankel Music Center
  • An Evening of Song and Arias, 7:30 p.m., Thursday, June 23, Zankel Music Center
  • Mostly Modern Orchestra with Joann Falletta, 7:30 p.m., Friday, June 24, Zankel Music Center


SITI Company Theater Workshop


Skidmore Jazz Institute


New York State Summer Writers Institute

  • Reading: Rosanna Warren (poetry) and Elizabeth Benedict (fiction), 7 p.m., Monday, June 27
  • Reading: Amy Hempel (fiction) and Campbell McGrath (poetry), 7 p.m., Tuesday, June 28


On view at the Tang Teaching Museum

  • “Robert Tracy on Dance” (through Aug. 21)
  • “Alumni Invitational 5” (through Aug. 21)
  • “Elevator Music 43: Yvette Janine Jackson — Destination Freedom” (through Oct. 2)
  • “Hyde Cabinet #17: Behind the Mask” (through Sept. 11)
  • “Lauren Kelley: Location Scouting” (through September 2023)


Tours at the Tang


Who’s on campus?


SWB summer publication schedule

The next issue of the Bulletin will be published Wednesday, June 29. The Bulletin will be published biweekly and distributed to faculty and staff only through Aug. 24. 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 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 27 for the June 29 edition). To submit an announcement or for inquiries, please contact


2022 Campus Master Plan: Strengthening Our Future Campus

The Campus Master Plan for Skidmore College, a document that will guide Skidmore’s campus planning for the next decade and beyond, was approved by the Board of Trustees in May. The Campus Master Planning website has been updated, and the full and final plan, created in partnership with Ayers St. Gross, is available to view and download there. Ayers St. Gross will host final presentations of the plan at the start of the fall semester for all members of our community to attend.


Campus ice cream social

President Marc Conner, Barbara Reyes-Conner, and members of Cabinet will be scooping various flavors of Stewart’s Ice Cream at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 23, on the patio outside Case Center's Burgess Café. Come for a delicious treat and mingle with co-workers and students as we celebrate summer together. All are welcome!


Blood Drive

A blood drive will be held from noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday, July 13, in the multipurpose room in Williamson Sports Center. To schedule an appointment, visit the Red Cross website and enter “Skidmore” in the search/make an appointment box.


Electric vehicle and e-bike show

Sustainable Saratoga and Skidmore College’s Office of Sustainability invite you to an electric vehicle and e-bike show from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 18, in the Zankel Music Center lower parking lot. Electric vehicle and e-bike owners and local dealers will be available to answer questions. Please RSVP on Sustainable Saratoga’s Facebook Page.


Athletics in the news

Ice hockey standout Austin Rook was named to the NCAA Division III 2022 Academic All-America men's at-large third team as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Rook was one of only four ice hockey players among the 45 Division III honorees and one of 17 athletes with a perfect 4.0 GPA. He is the second Skidmore hockey player to win the award. Tony Giacin received the honor in 2014.


Research Study opportunity

Members of the Health and Human Physiological Sciences Department are recruiting 20 participants for a study on the effects of three consecutive days of a restricted diet (using Plexus nutrition products) on body weight, metabolism, regulators of metabolism, and blood pressure in people who are overweight or obese. Participation in the study will be five days. If you are interested in participating or have any questions, please contact Steve Ives or Justin DeBlauw.


Skidmore SEFCU Banking

The SEFCU Skidmore branch will be open from 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday for the summer. The Wilton, Malta, Amsterdam, and Clifton Park branches are also available to members for any banking services that cannot be completed at the Skidmore ATM. Please visit for more information, including hours of operation.


Maintenance of water tank and hydrants

During the weeks of June 13 and June 20, Facilities Services will be working on the main water tank for the campus and flushing all fire hydrants Although there may be slight disruptions, all buildings will have water throughout the process. Please contact Facilities Services for more information.


Library Summer Book Club

In this book club, participants bring books they would like to share with the group as a kind of “show and tell.” Join us from noon to 1 p.m. June 29, July 27, and Aug. 31, on the Adirondack chairs in front of the library. Contact Hannah Matecko-Conti for more information.


9 Miles East Fall CSA

Skidmore students, faculty, staff, and community members are welcome to participate in the popular Saratoga community-supported agriculture (CSA) 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

Celebrate your dads and grads with a gift from the Skidmore Shop, including hats, tees, mugs, and more. Order a MacBook by June 24 and receive an additional $50 off education pricing.


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