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Skidmore recognized as a top college for value, financial aid, and sustainability

Skidmore College has again been named among the top liberal arts colleges in the nation and is receiving recognition for its value, financial aid, and commitment to sustainability.

The start of a new century

Skidmore College is marking its College Centennial with a yearlong celebration of its history and reflections on the journey ahead.  

Skidmore employees welcomed back at staff, faculty meetings

President Marc Conner and administrators welcomed College employees back for the start of the 2022-23 academic year and briefed them on important issues, including diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) initiatives, the Class of 2026, and precautions against COVID-19.

Dining Services

Murray-Aikins Dining Hall now offers halal meat

In collaboration with the Muslim Student Association, Murray-Aikins Dining Hall has begun labeling halal meat that it had already been procuring and is now serving it with the proper protocol. All Skidmore community members will continue to enjoy the same range of great food in the award-winning dining hall. For more information, contact Mark Miller, Aliza Nazir '23, or Arham Hashmi '23.


ReuseMore is back

For a one-time fee of $5, students and employees can join the ReuseMore reusable container program at The Spa and get a discount off purchases. Melamine plates and bowls are also available for use.


Please visit the Dining Services website regularly for updates, Spa Specials, 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:


  • Associate Director, Major Gifts, Development
  • Assistant Director, Skidmore Fund
  • Assistant Director, Leadership Activities, Campus Life and Engagement


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 access current open positions for external applicants here.

Faculty-Staff Achievements

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

Paul J. Arciero, professor of health and human physiological sciences, appeared on the BBC. Read more>>


Jason Breves, associate professor and chair of biology, published a scientific paper with three recent Skidmore alumni. Read more>>


Corey R. Freeman-Gallant, professor of biology, co-authored a scientific paper. Read more>>


Stephen Ives, associate professor of health and human physiological sciences, published a paper with former students. Read more>>


Reg Lilly, professor of philosophy, presented at conferences in Sweden and Italy. Read more>>


Campus Master Planning Final Presentation

All community members are invited to participate in one of two identical Campus Master Planning final presentations on Friday, Sept. 16. The sessions, which follow a 15-month collaborative process, will take place from 1 to 2 p.m. and from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. via via Zoom.


Victim Advocate Office Hours

In addition to being able to have an initial consultation with an advocate liaison from Health Promotions, students can speak confidentially with victim advocates from Planned Parenthood and Wellspring, who hold office hours in Case Center 309 from 2 to 4 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday, and from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday and Friday.



The search committee for the next dean of the faculty and vice president for academic affairs continues to seek input from all members of the Skidmore community to help inform the national search for this cabinet-level position. The survey will close on Friday, Sept. 16. You will be asked to share your valued thoughts about the traits, experiences, and practices that you think the future DOF/VPAA should possess, and answer other key questions.


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 will be shared by email


Improvements to Skidmore’s main entrance

Skidmore’s main entrance will be closed through Tuesday, Oct. 11. Signage now directs 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.


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.


Writing Center

The Philip Boshoff Writing Center, on the fourth floor of Scribner Library, is open seven days a week. Tutors are available to work with student writers on any stage of any writing project. Drop-ins are welcome, but we recommend that you schedule an appointment.


Fitness classes

Registration is now open for employee fitness classes, which run from Sept. 19 through the week following Thanksgiving. Register online and attach the payroll deduction form. Contact Lacey Largeteau for more information.


Pricing to begin at EV charging stations

Skidmore will institute pricing (a kWh energy fee and overstay fee) at the ChargePoint electric vehicle charging stations starting Oct. 1. The change helps Skidmore better manage the charging station program and supports sustainability initiatives. For more information, contact Tarah Rowse.


Athletics News

The 4-0 Skidmore College field hockey team is off to its best start since the 2014 season. The Thoroughbreds beat Nazareth (7-0) and SUNY Geneseo (3-2 OT) on the road this past weekend. Kayla Hughes ’23 was the Liberty League Offensive Player of the Week after scoring the overtime winner against Geneseo and three goals in the Nazareth win. Kayla Hassett earned an honor roll mention with a goal and an assist in the Nazareth win and an assist on the winning goal at Geneseo. The Thoroughbreds will host Hamilton College at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20.

Title IX Office

The Title IX Office is now in Case Center 311. Stop by or schedule a time to consult about resources and scenarios, file a formal complaint, collaborate on programming, or ask general questions about Title IX policies. Walk-ins are welcome (when the door is open). Office hours are 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday. Schedule an appointment by contacting the Title IX coordinator or Title IX deputy coordinator for student affairs.


Admissions and Financial Aid Information Session

This year's informational workshop on admissions, financial aid, and tuition benefit programs will take place from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, in Emerson Auditorium. The workshop, which should be particularly helpful to employees with high school age dependents, will address requirements for admission to Skidmore, the admissions and financial aid process at Skidmore and other colleges, the Tuition Exchange program, and Skidmore's internal and external tuition benefit programs.


Important New Parking Permit Registration Information

Skidmore has made important changes to the vehicle registration process and to parking rules, and all student and employee vehicles will be issued new parking permits. Students and employees should register their vehicles as soon as possible.


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.


Peer Academic Coaching

Peer Academic Coaching provides relaxed open study spaces for students to work individually or in study groups. During these sessions, students can receive content support from peer academic coaches, attend workshops, learn subject-specific study skills, and participate in exam review sessions. Please visit the website for schedules and locations.


ROOM•MATE: Living with Tang Art

Skidmore students are invited to borrow work from the Tang collection to hang in their rooms for the entire school year as part of the program ROOM•MATE: Living with Tang Art. At 6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 15, come view the works at a Preview Party. Starting at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 17, students can select the works they want on a first-come first-served basis. For more information, contact Kelsey Renko.


Children’s Swimming Lessons

The Skidmore swimming and diving team is offering lessons for children 5 and older on Thursdays beginning Sept. 29. Sign-ups will take place from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Williamson Sports Center lobby on Thursday, Sept. 15. Contact Jill Greenleaf for more information.


COVID-19 Updates

Important information regarding COVID-19 policies and procedures was shared in an email to the Skidmore community on Wednesday, Aug. 24. 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.


Skidmore Shop

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 Chang at or 518-580-5491 for more info.


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Sept. 15 – Oct. 16

Selected Art Faculty Exhibition

Schick Art Gallery


Thursday, Sept. 15


Curator’s Tour of ‘Cabinet of Queeriosities’ with Roman Cohen ’22

Tang Teaching Museum


Thursday, Sept. 15

5-6:30 p.m.

Selected Art Faculty Exhibition Reception

Schick Art Gallery


Thursday, Sept. 15

6 p.m.

Interrogating Latinidad: A Conversation with Naida Saavedra and Sergio Gutierrez Negron

Wyckoff Center, Case Center


Friday, Sept. 16

2-4 p.m.

Wall Street 101 Panel and Networking session (RSVP required)

Murray-Aikins Dining Hall, Second Floor


Friday, Sept. 16

4:30-6 p.m.

Arts Quad Party

Skidmore Arts Quad


Friday, Sept. 16

7 to 10 p.m.

Tang/SEC Fall Concert with Yaya Bey

Tang Teaching Museum grounds


Saturday, Sept. 17

Noon-5 p.m.

Harvest Celebration and Alum Film Screening

Ndakinna Education Center


Sunday, Sept. 18

2 p.m.

Tang Guide Tour

Tang Teaching Museum

Monday, Sept. 19

5 p.m.

Lecture: Jomaira Salas Pujols, Self-Identity or Racial Classification?

Virtual event


Monday, Sept. 19

6 p.m.

Arthur Zankel Lecture: Banu Ozkazanc-Pan, Inclusive Entrepreneurship

Gannett Auditorium


Tuesday, Sept. 20

5:30 p.m.

Fox-Adler Lecture: Kate Teltscher, The best botany book every published

Gannett Auditorium


Tuesday, Sept. 20

6 p.m.

Malloy Lecture: Laylah Ali

Filene Hall


Friday, Sept. 23

7:30 p.m.

Let the Soil Play Its Simple Part: Caroline Shaw and Sō Percussion in Concert

Tang Teaching Museum


Monday, Sept. 26

5 p.m.

Lecture: Paul Joseph López Oro: Decolonizing AfroLatinidad: Black Central Americans in the United States

Virtual event


Tuesday, Sept. 27

5:30 p.m.

American Studies Annual Lecture: Raúl Pérez

Emerson Auditorium


Wednesday, Sept. 28

7:30 p.m.

Greenberg Lecture: Relli Shechter, The Social Origins of Authoritarian Regimes

Davis Auditorium, Palamountain Hall

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