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Julie Delay headshot

Julie will join Skidmore on Aug. 29 from Cornell University, where she has held numerous leadership roles, most recently as senior director of human resources and campus-wide initiatives at the Cornell Tech campus in New York City.

Ice cream social at Skidmore

Like the city of Saratoga Springs, Skidmore’s campus is teeming with activity over the summer, from rich cultural programming to unique learning experiences.

43rd annual Palamountain Benefit

The celebration of outstanding student achievement, co-curricular service, and access to education is once again held in person, a joint effort between the Skidmore and Saratoga Springs communities. 

Dining Services

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


Takeout Chicken Barbecue Dinner: Place your order with John Winnek or stop by The Spa before Monday, Aug. 22, to enjoy a $10 chicken dinner on Friday, Aug. 26. The dinner includes a hot, ready-to-serve half chicken, potato salad, coleslaw, baked beans, a dinner roll, butter, and a cookie for dessert. We accept Skidmore Cards or credit cards for payment. The dinners can be picked up anytime from noon to 5 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 26. All orders are pre-paid only.


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

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 Assistant – Skidmore Fund
  • Academic Administrative Assistant – Biology and Chemistry Department


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

Upbeat on the Roof with the Pine Hills Band, Thursday, July 28

Pine Hills Band’s eclectic sound borrows banjo and mandolin from bluegrass and adds percussion and electric bass to provide an underbelly of rock ’n’ roll. An art-making activity for kids begins at 5:30 p.m.; music begins at 6 p.m. on the lawn outside the Tang.


Upbeat on the Roof with Alta Havana, Thursday, Aug. 4

Alta Havana creates music based on the roots of traditional Cuban music. An art-making activity for kids begins at 5:30 p.m.; music begins at 6 p.m. on the lawn outside the Tang.


On view at the Tang Teaching Museum


Tours at the Tang


Who’s on campus:

Summer Sessions, May 31–Aug. 5

Sports Camps, May 24–Aug. 12

Camp Northwoods, June 27–Aug. 12

Opportunity Program Summer Academic Institute, July 1–Aug. 5

Pre-College Program, July 5–Aug. 5

Johns Hopkins Center For Talented Youth (Session 2), July 17–Aug. 5

Camp Abilities, July 31–Aug. 6

New York State Association for College Admission Counseling (NYSACAC), Aug. 9–12


SWB summer publication schedule

The next issue of the Bulletin will be published Wednesday, Aug. 10. 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 Aug. 8 for the Aug. 10 edition). To submit an announcement or for inquiries, please contact


Temporary parking lot closures

Weather permitting, the following parking lots will be closed for sealcoating and restriping beginning Monday, Aug. 1: Palamountain Hall (Monday, Aug. 1, through Thursday, Aug. 4); Admissions (Monday, Aug. 8, through Wednesday, Aug. 10); stables (Monday, Aug. 8, through Wednesday, Aug. 10); and Williamson Sports Center (Friday, Aug. 12, through Monday, Aug. 15). Please contact Facilities Services for more information.


Skidmore Hoop House Opening Ceremony

Please join us from 2 to 4 p.m. on Friday, July 29, for beverages and local food as we officially open Skidmore’s hoop house, located between the Case Center parking lot and Wiecking Hall. Please contact Jen Natyzak for more information.


Gore Mountain season pass discounts

Gore Mountain season pass discounts for the 2022-23 season are available to all Skidmore employees. To participate, fill out this application as soon as possible. Note that prices increase after Aug. 10. On the form, please list Carol Schnitzer as the corporate group leader. For more information, contact Carol Schnitzer or Ashley O’Connor of Gore Mountain.


Skidmore SEFCU Banking

The SEFCU Skidmore branch is 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.” No registration is required. 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.


COVID-19 Updates

As a reminder, Saratoga County’s COVID-19 Community Level remains “Low,” according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and indoor masking is no longer required on campus, as indicated in a June 17 email to the Skidmore community. Should the Community Level return to “High,” the College will revisit these guidelines and provide a timely update to the community.


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 an 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 Employee Appreciation Sale

Congratulations! You’ve read this far down in the Bulletin! As a prize, employees are invited to an (in-store only) Employee Appreciation Sale on Thursday, Aug. 11, at the Skidmore Shop. Stop in between 8:30 and 9:30 a.m. to collect a coupon for 40% off Skidmore-branded items that is valid for that day only.


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