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. 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.
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.
Staff and faculty meetings
The first faculty and staff meetings of the new academic year will take place on Friday, Sept. 9. The staff meeting will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. on the second floor of Murray-Aikins Dining Hall. For those unable to attend in person, hybrid access information to join via Zoom will be forthcoming. The faculty meeting will take place at 3:30 p.m. in Gannett Auditorium and can also be attended remotely.
Open Forum: Dean of the Faculty/Vice President for Academic Affairs Search
All are welcome to attend an open forum on the dean of the faculty/vice president for academic affairs search from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8, in Davis Auditorium. Members of the search committee and the Storbeck Search firm will provide an overview of the search process so far, give an update on progress, and answer any questions. This is also another opportunity to offer feedback on this important appointment.
Improvements to Skidmore’s main entrance
Skidmore’s main entrance improvement project is scheduled to resume this Friday, Sept. 9, when the main entrance sign will be removed and a temporary sign near the service entrance will be installed. The main entrance will be closed from Saturday, Sept. 10, through Tuesday, Oct. 11. Signage will direct all North Broadway traffic to enter and exit through the service entrance. The College also recently received final approvals to install a cul-de-sac at the end of North Broadway. Construction on that project is also set to begin this Saturday, Sept. 10, with the removal of necessary trees.
Save the Date: In It 7
Please mark your calendars for Wednesday, Sept. 28 through Friday, Sept. 30 for the seventh annual In It series – a suite of diversity and inclusion programs designed to raise our cultural fluency and strengthen our community. Additional details and the schedule of events and programming will soon be shared. Please monitor your email for information.
Introducing SGA President Nathaniel Lowell ’24
In April, Nathaniel E. Lowell ’24 was elected president of the Student Government Association (SGA) for a one-year term, which began May 23. A political science and history double major, Lowell has been in SGA since his first year, serving as a first-year senator during the 2020-21 academic year and as executive vice president in 2021-22.
SEFCU branch now open full time
The SEFCU branch, located between the Dining Hall and Jonsson Tower, is now operating from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The branch is closed from 1 to 1:30 p.m. for lunch. The branch serves the entire campus community, employees and students.
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. The results will contribute to efforts in the movement for affordable course materials.
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. 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.
Opening weekend wins for Thoroughbreds teams
Skidmore teams returned to action over the weekend. The field hockey team went 2-0 with a 9-0 win over Thomas College and a 4-1 win against St. Joseph’s College of Maine. The men’s soccer team is 1-0-1 after a 1-1 tie with Worcester Polytech and a 3-1 victory over UMASS Boston. The women’s soccer squad opened with a 4-0 home win against Castleton and then had a tough 1-0 loss at Plattsburgh. The volleyball team went 0-3 at the Springfield Invitational. The team is home for three matches this weekend, starting with a 5 p.m. Friday contest against Oneonta. On Saturday, the Thoroughbreds host Williams at 11 a.m. and Morrisville at 3 p.m.
From now until Monday, Sept. 26, get AirPods with your purchase of an eligible Mac or iPad at the Skidmore Shop. You’ll also save with education pricing. Contact Doug at firstname.lastname@example.org or 518-580-5491 for more info.
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