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Creating team spirit and memories ahead of the fall season

With lots of sweat and plenty of laughter, Thoroughbred student-athletes are filled with excitement and high hopes for a successful fall season and academic year. 

COVID-19 Updates

REMINDER: All students are expected to take a PCR or rapid test 48 to 72 hours prior to arriving on campus. If positive, students must remain off campus until they have completed their five-day isolation period.


In preparation for the start of the fall semester, important information regarding COVID-19 policies and procedures — specifically regarding testing, masking, and isolation — was shared in an email to the Skidmore community Wednesday, Aug. 24. Please review the message carefully and be aware of required procedures and policies in place to prioritize the well-being of our students, faculty, and staff. Skidmore Health Services’ detailed testing and management plan for monkeypox can be viewed on the Health Services webpage. Updates will continue to be posted to the Campus Planning website as they are announced.

Dining Services

Scrape your plates, save resources

Starting Thursday, Sept. 1, the dining hall will have compost bins at the dish line for collection of post-consumer food scraps. This effort supports campus waste diversion goals and brings Skidmore further in compliance with the NYS Food Donation and Food Scraps Recycling Law.


ReuseMore is back

For a one-time fee of $5, students and employees can join the ReuseMore reusable container program at The Spa. In addition to supporting campus waste reduction, participants will get a $0.25 discount off purchases and be enrolled in The Spa’s frequent customer program. Melamine plates and bowls are also available for use at no cost.


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

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 vacancies:

  • Teacher Greenberg Child Care Center
  • Customer Attendant/Short-Order Cook – Dining Services
  • Associate Creative Manager Communications and Marketing
  • Academic Materials Associate – Skidmore Shop
  • Advancement Marketing Manager – Communications and Marketing


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.

Faculty-Staff Achievements

Skidmore’s Dining Services team was recognized via the Foodservice Director newsletter and website. Read more>>


Aurelia Ball, associate professor of chemistry, delivered an invited talk.

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Jason Breves, associate professor and chair of the Biology Department, published a scientific article.

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Catherine J. Golden, professor of English, published a book chapter and was featured on a podcast. Read more>>


Kate Graney, professor of political science, was quoted in a Moscow Times article. Read more>>


Deb Hall, associate professor of art and the Robert Davidson Chair in art, has been invited to display her work at an exhibition. Read more>>


David C. Howson, senior teaching professor and Arthur Zankel Executive Director of Arts Administration, was recognized for service at The Hyde Collection. Read more>>

Karen Kellogg, associate professor of environmental studies and sciences, and Lisa Quimby, director of the Skidmore Analytical Interdisciplinary Laboratory (SAIL), published an article with a recent graduate. Read more>>


Vanessa Kovarovic, representative at the SEFCU branch at Skidmore, has published a book. Read more>>


Beck Krefting, professor of American studies, delivered two invited talks in Germany. Read more>>


Jennifer Mueller, associate professor of sociology and director of the Intergroup Relations program, published a scholarly article. Read more>>


Jason Ohlberg, associate professor of dance, premiered a work featuring a score by Ryan Homsey, director of Academic Advising. Read more>>


Michael Swellander, visiting assistant professor of German, published an article. Read more>>


Catherine Talley, teaching professor of French, published a scholarly article. Read more>>

We welcome submissions from faculty and staff related to professional accomplishments and scholarly endeavors.


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.


Founder's Day

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.


Opening Reception

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 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.


Athletics update

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.


Skidmore Shop

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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Opened Saturday, Aug. 27

"Cabinet of Queeriosities"

Atrium, Tang Teaching Museum


Opens Saturday, Sept. 3

"Lotus Shoes: Stories between Stitches"

Winter Gallery, Tang Teaching Museum

Saturday, Sept. 3, 1 p.m.

Curator’s Tour of “Lotus Shoes: Stories between Stitches”

Tang Teaching Museum


Through Sept. 16

"ROOM•MATE 2022: Living with Tang Art"

Payne Room, Tang Teaching Museum

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