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In a message to the Skidmore community, President Marc Conner affirmed that the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade has not changed the campus healthcare services that are available to Skidmore students. The College will offer educational forums to discuss the issues raised by the ruling in open and collaborative dialogue at the beginning of the academic year.

Kathryn Brodie '22 at Pitney Meadows Community Farm

With campus resources and faculty support, Kathryn Brodie '22 defined her own creative path that merged seemingly disparate passions: dance and documentary film.

Basking Shark

Check out the winners of the annual Skidmore Off-Campus Study and Exchanges photo contest and dozens of other beautiful images captured by students over the past year.

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 17, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has adjusted Saratoga County’s COVID-19 Community Level to “Low” and, in turn, Skidmore has lifted the mandatory indoor masking requirement on campus.


While masking indoors is now optional throughout campus, Skidmore continues to be a mask-supportive and mask-friendly community. Faculty may continue to require masking in their classrooms or labs, staff and faculty may require masking within their personal office space, and students may do so in their individual residence rooms. People with symptoms, a positive test, or exposure to someone with COVID-19 should wear a mask.


Should the Community Level return to “High,” the College will revisit these guidelines and provide a timely update 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. to 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. 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

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 a vacancy:


  • Director – Counseling Center
  • Assistant Director of Admissions Admissions
  • Associate Director of Admissions, Coordinator of Diversity Initiatives – Admissions
  • Teacher, Greenberg Child Care Center


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.

Summer at Skidmore


New York State Summer Writers Institute

The NYSSWI presents a series of public events featuring leading writers, including winners of the Pulitzer Prize, National Book Award, and other distinctions, through July 22. Of particular interest is the July 12 conversation “Writing and Talking About Race" with New York Times columnist and “Woke Racism” author John McWhorter and Atlantic Monthly columnist and “Self-Portrait in Black and White” author Thomas Chatterton Williams. All events are free and take place online.


  • Reading: Students of the NYSSWI, 7 p.m., Wednesday, June 29
  • Reading: Russell Banks (fiction) and Chase Twichell (poetry), 7 p.m. Thursday, June 30
  • Reading: Phillip Lopate (nonfiction) and Calvin Baker (fiction), 7 p.m. Monday, July 4
  • Reading: Honor Moore (nonfiction) and Gregory Pardlo (poetry), 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 5
  • Reading: Students of the NYSSWI, 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 6
  • Reading: Claire Messud (fiction) and Vijay Seshadri (poetry), 7 p.m. Thursday, July 7
  • Reading: Mary Gaitskill (fiction) and Peg Boyers (poetry), 7 p.m. Monday, July 11
  • Conversation: John McWhorter and Thomas Chatterton Williams: “Writing and Talking About Race,” 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 12
  • Reading: Students of the NYSSWI, 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 13


Summer Studio Art Program

  • Student art exhibition reception, 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, June 30, Schick Gallery, Saisselin Art Building


Skidmore Jazz Institute


Frances Day 2022

The Tang’s annual community open house on Saturday, July 9, features multiple contemporary art exhibitions, art-making activities, tours, food, music, and more in honor of the museum’s namesake, Frances Young Tang ’61. Events start at 1 p.m.


‘Where Words Falter: Art and Empathy’

This exhibition at the Tang Teaching Museum explores how we define, practice, and experience compassion and connection. It runs July 9 through Dec. 8.


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


Upbeat on the Roof with Heavenly Echoes, Thursday, July 7

Heavenly Echoes performs in the storied tradition of Southern-style gospel music with spirituals, hymns, traditional contemporary gospel, and originals. An art-making activity for kids begins at 5:30 p.m.; music begins at 6 p.m.


Who’s on campus?


SWB summer publication schedule

The next issue of the Bulletin will be published Wednesday, July 13. The Bulletin will be published biweekly and distributed to faculty and staff only through Aug. 24. It will also be posted online. The deadline for submissions is Monday at noon on the week of publication (e.g., submissions are due by noon on July 11 for the July 13 edition). To submit an announcement or for inquiries, please contact


Call for volunteers: Scribner Library Escape Room Testing

Scribner Library needs 15 to 20 volunteers to help test its library instruction session, which takes the form of an escape room, and make sure the clues for the game are solvable. A beta test will take place from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday, July 21, in Scribner Library 118. Everyone, including participants in previous versions, is welcome to participate. To register, contact Johanna Mackay.


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.


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.


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. 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

Last call to receive a free Skidmore tote with any purchase of $75 or more from Be sure to type "SCOPE" in the comments section when checking out online. Offer ends June 30.


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