Parking, traffic information during student arrivals
Students will begin to arrive Thursday, Sept. 1, significantly impacting traffic and parking on campus. Expect delays. Perimeter Road at the front entrance will be closed to all traffic except arriving students; employees should use the Clinton Street entrance. West lot will be closed from Thursday, Sept. 1, through Sunday, Sept. 4, and the CDTA bus stop will be temporarily moved to the Athletics Center loop. On both Thursday, Sept. 1, and Sunday, Sept. 4, the Jonsson Tower, Zankel, and Wait parking lots will be closed to employees. The west side of Case lot will also be closed to accommodate arriving students; parking on the east side will be limited. Palamountain, Tang, North Hall, Arts Quad B, and Athletics Center parking lots will remain available. All Zankel lots (Arts Quad A), including EV charging stations, will be closed. Please contact Campus Safety for more information.
Important New Parking Permit Registration Information
Skidmore is making important changes to the vehicle registration process and to parking rules, and all student and employee vehicles will be issued new parking permits. All students, including those living off campus, must register their vehicle before the start of classes, and student permits must be affixed to vehicles before Wednesday, Sept. 7. Among the changes, students residing on campus will no longer be allowed to park in administrative or academic parking lots such as Palamountain, Arts Quad A or B, Case Center, Jonsson Tower, North Hall, North Hall East, Williamson Sports Center, or Tang Museum between the hours of 2 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 2 a.m. to 7 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. Detailed information about the new regulations was sent in an email on Aug. 25 and is also available online. Students and employees should register their vehicles as soon as possible.
The entire Skidmore campus community is invited to join in celebration of Skidmore’s College Centennial and the start of the fall semester with family-friendly fun at the Founder’s Day Barbecue on Tuesday, Sept. 6, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. under the tent in the Upper South Park. In addition to fabulous food, the event will feature music from the Jeff Walton Trio and fun for the kids, including a bounce house. Note that the dining hall will be closed during this time.
President Marc Conner and Barbara Reyes-Conner invite faculty and staff to an Opening Reception on Friday, Sept. 9, to mark the start of the new school year. Drop in between 3:30 and 7 p.m. on the Scribner House lawn to catch up with colleagues and welcome new members to our campus community.
Road Closure Update
The City of Saratoga Springs and the Town of Greenfield anticipate that Clinton Street will reopen at some point today, Wednesday, Aug. 31, and students, faculty, and staff will again be able to utilize the Clinton Street entrance/exit from campus. Please be aware that Clement Street between Clinton Street and State Street on the south edge of campus will remain closed as work continues there.
Student Textbook Affordability Survey
Skidmore is partnering with 10 other colleges to gain a better understanding of how students are impacted by the cost of textbooks and other required course materials. Students are invited to participate in this Student Textbook Affordability Survey. Weekly prize drawings will take place, so enter early for more chances to win!" The results will contribute to efforts in the movement for affordable course materials.
Student Employment Program updates and reminders for the 2022-23 academic year
The maximum amount that can be earned by members of the classes of 2024, 2025, and 2026 has increased to $1,300 per semester, or $2,600 for the year. If a student earns $2,600 in the fall, then they will not be able to work on campus during the spring semester. Students’ hourly wage has also increased to $12.75. Students will receive an automated email each pay period letting them know how much they have earned toward the threshold. Supervisors should review their student employment budget line carefully, as there may be fewer student hours available to departments than in the past. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
International Friendship Families
Skidmore’s International Friendship Family Program is seeking individuals or families with varying degrees of availability to help host the Class of 2026. If you wish to take on a new student or join the program for the first time, please complete this form and send it to Chloe Jaleel.
Nick White joins the Skidmore College athletics staff as the head men’s tennis coach. White has been an assistant coach at Tufts University for the past three seasons. Previously, he was an assistant coach at Duke University, MIT, and Babson College.
The Skidmore Shop will have special hours this weekend to accommodate those moving in. This upcoming week’s Shop hours will be 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 4, and 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Sept. 5.
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