News and announcements from Skidmore College

Weekly Bulletin

Weekly Highlights

  • Health, wellness, fitness, and athletics facility open forum scheduled for Nov. 30
  • Important Thanksgiving break COVID-19 precautions
  • Support Skidmore on Giving Tuesday
  • Thanksgiving Hockey Invitational set for this weekend

Skidmore News

Skidmania 2022

For two decades, Skidmore students and faculty put their own creative spins on Beatles classics. Now, they've expanded the playlist with the reimagined Skidmania.

COVID-19 Updates

An email on Monday, Nov. 14, offered important recommendations, including the use of rapid tests, masking up in higher risk situations, and getting a COVID-19 booster or flu shot, to help ensure a safe transition to and from Thanksgiving break. If you test positive while away, you must complete your required five-day isolation period away from campus. Free KN95 masks are available to all on campus, and students and employees may pick up free rapid tests at Case Information Desk or at Campus Safety. Updates continue to be posted to the Campus Planning website and COVID-19 Dashboard.

Dining Services

Thanksgiving week hours

All Dining Services locations will have modified hours during the week of Thanksgiving. The Spa will be closed from Wednesday, Nov. 23, through Sunday, Nov. 27. Burgess Café, Murray-Aikins Dining Hall, and Atrium Café will close at 1:15 p.m. on Wednesday for the holiday. Murray-Aikins Dining Hall and Atrium Café will reopen at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 27, for dinner. All Dining Services locations will resume regular hours on Monday, Nov. 28.


Pickup for Thanksgiving breads, pies, and Turkey dinner orders

Pre-ordered Thanksgiving breads and pie orders may be picked up from 2:30 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 22, or from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 23, in the Atrium Café. Pre-ordered turkey dinners may be picked up at The Spa between noon and 4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 22, or Wednesday, Nov. 23.


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


Health, wellness, fitness, and athletics facility open forum

All members of the Skidmore community are encouraged to attend an in-person open forum on plans for a new campus health, wellness, fitness, and athletics vision and facility from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 30, in Gannett Auditorium. Learn more about this important initiative for Skidmore’s future, its connection to the Campus Master Plan, and the next steps in the project. Representatives of Cannon Architects will be present to share the latest renderings and answer questions from community members.


President’s office hours

President Conner will hold open office hours from 10 to 11 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 1, and from 2 to 3 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 12. All faculty, staff, and students are invited to request a 10-minute appointment. To register, please email Requests will be handled in the order they are received. Additional open office hours will be announced throughout the year.


Junior Admissions Workshop

As an employee, you have access to the exclusive Junior Admissions Workshop, which offers insider advice about applying to colleges. High school juniors who are the children of Skidmore employees and their parents are welcome at the campus event, Monday, Jan. 28, 2023. Register online. Contact Katie DeRose for more information.


Tang Bazaar returns Friday, Dec. 9

The annual Tang Holiday Bazaar, a marketplace for Skidmore students to sell a variety of wares, including art, jewelry, clothing, and pottery, will take place from 3:30 to 6 p.m. in the Tang Teaching Museum on Friday, Dec. 9.


November Write-Ins in Writing Center

To celebrate National Novel Writing Month, Scribner Library and the Writing Center have partnered to host write-ins in the Writing Center from 8 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 29. A Writing Center tutor will be present to motivate and support writers. Contact Hannah Matecko-Conti for more information.


Sustainability Office is hiring

The Sustainability Office is seeking applications for 10 paid EcoMore team positions as well as a 2023 community garden manager, which runs spring-summer-fall. Please review application details online, and send questions to


Skidmore Weekly Bulletin submission procedure

Please help reduce bulk emails by posting your announcement in the Bulletin. Submit announcements and events, academic lectures, and faculty-staff achievements by completing the appropriate online form. The deadline for all submissions is noon on Monday. Please email if you have questions.

Support Skidmore on Giving Tuesday

Nov. 29 is #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back, and Skidmore is participating. Join this year’s effort by making a gift today. As a bonus, we’re offering a cookie to current students at the start of finals week for each GivingTuesday donor, so help us share the joy.


2023-24 financial aid deadlines

The priority re-application deadline for financial aid for the 2023-24 academic year is Friday, Dec. 2. Students should visit the Financial Aid website for more information, or access the Skidmore Student System to see the status of their 2023-24 financial aid applications.


EMS open for spring semester

EMS, the College’s centralized event management system, is now open for the spring semester. Log in to plan your spring meeting, tabling, poster, or campus event. Please note requests for catering, media, and event setup must be submitted in EMS two weeks before the event. If you need a refresher or training on how to use the system, please contact Megan Bove in the Scheduling Office.


Tang Teaching Museum hours for Thanksgiving

The Tang Teaching Museum will be closed Thanksgiving Day and will reopen with regular hours (noon to 5 p.m.) from Friday, Nov. 25, through Sunday, Nov. 27.


Projects for Peace applications

Each year, at least one Skidmore student will win $10,000 for a peace/social justice project of their own design. Projects take place in the summer of 2023, anywhere in the world. Please see the application instructions. Questions? Please contact Chloe Jaleel.


Athletics annual apparel sale

Athletics will host its annual sale of new and used apparel at 2:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 12, in the rec gym in the Williamson Sports Center. Cash, Skidmore Cards, and checks will be accepted for payment.


Get a $25 Skid Shop gift card when you buy a Mac

From now until the end of the semester, Friday, Dec. 16, buy a Mac laptop from the Skidmore Shop, and receive a $25 gift card to spend with us, in store or online. Contact Doug Chang for more information.

Athletics News

Annual Thanksgiving Hockey Invitational set for this weekend

The 2022 Skidmore Thanksgiving Hockey Invitational features teams from three different conferences and one independent. The semifinals on Saturday, Nov. 26, feature Skidmore (6-2-1) against Rivier College (4-3-1) at 2 p.m. and No. 8 SUNY Oswego (6-1) vs. Wilkes University (2-5-1) at 5 p.m. The consolation game is Sunday, Nov. 27, at 1 p.m. followed by the championship game at 4 p.m. The Thoroughbreds won the 2021 event, beating Connecticut College 1-0.


Through Dec. 2

True to Type

Schick Art Gallery


Wednesday, Nov. 30

4:30 p.m.

Belonging in a House Divided

Wyckoff Center


Thursday, Dec. 1

7 p.m.

Skidmore In Concert: Guitar Ensemble

Zankel Music Center


Friday, Dec. 2

7 p.m.

Skidmore In Concert: Big Band

Zankel Music Center


Friday-Sunday, Dec. 2-4


JKB Mainstage Theater


Saturday, Dec. 3

7 p.m.

Skidmore In Concert: Orchestra

Zankel Music Center


Sunday, Dec. 4

1 p.m.

Skidmore In Concert: Concert Band

Zankel Music Center

Monday, Dec. 5

7 p.m.

Skidmore In Concert: String Ensembles

Zankel Music Center


Tuesday, Dec. 6

6:30 p.m.

Looking Back in Style: Orpheus & Eurydice in Haute Couture & Beyond

Emerson Auditorium


Tuesday, Dec. 6

6 p.m.

Skidmore In Concert: Groove Lab with West African Drumming and Dance

Tang Teaching Museum


Thursday, Dec. 8

7 p.m.

Skidmore In Concert: Chorus and Vocal Chamber Ensemble

Zankel Music Center


Friday, Dec. 9

7 p.m.

Skidmore In Concert: Small Jazz Ensembles

Zankel Music Center

Questions about Bulletin?

Please contact the Office of Communications and Marketing.

Skidmore College


 815 North Broadway

 Saratoga Springs, NY 12866