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Skidmore College
Office of Conferences and Events

Summer Guest Information

Please note: All visitors to campus are required to be fully vaccinated, including booster. All guests will be required to sign a COVID policy waiver at check in upon arrival.

Masking indoors is currently optional on campus but is subject to change.

Please refer to the Skidmore Summer Information Guide for information about Skidmore's summer amenities, campus hours, phone numbers, and more. You'll find instructions for everything from parking to accessing campus Wi-Fi, and everything in-between. Guests will receive a hard copy of the Summer Information Guide at check-in for their convenience.

 

Campus Hours (Subject to change)

Dining Locations

Dining Hall
Breakfast: 7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Dinner:  5 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.
Dining Hall lobby
7 a.m. - 7:15 p.m., daily
Case Center,  2nd floor
8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Monday - Friday
Case Center, 1st floor
8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Monday - Friday

Literary and Media Arts

Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Noon - 5 p.m.

* Library will be closed 5/30, 6/20 and 7/4 
 
Reunion Weekends:
Sat, 6/4 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Sat, 6/10 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
 
IT Help Desk
Monday - Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Noon - 5 p.m.

Friday - Sunday 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Thursdays 12 p.m. - 9 p.m.

library

Recreation

Williamson Sports Center

Monday - Friday: 7 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sunday: Noon - 6 p.m.

Monday - Friday: 7 a.m. - 9 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
4 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Saturday & Sunday 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Monday, Wednesday, Friday: Noon - 8 p.m.
Tuesday, Thursday: 4 p.m. - 8 p.m. 
Saturday & Sunday: Closed 

Other Services

Pick-up outside Case Center every half hour to downtown Saratoga Springs and Wilton. See schedule or ask the Summer Registration Desk for more details.

Monday - Friday: 

9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Monday - Friday: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m., daily

Monday - Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Case Center

 

 

hours, location & contact

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Open 24 hours a day

Emergencies: (518) 580-5566

Non-emergencies: (518) 580-5567

Campus Safety is located on the ground level of Jonsson Tower, directly inside of the Jonsson Parking Lot entrance. Our officers provide the College with 24-hour patrol of Skidmore’s campus. For emergencies, call (518) 580-5566; for all non-emergencies, call (518) 580-5567. Numerous emergency boxes are located across campus and may be identified by their blue lights. They contain call buttons that automatically dial Campus Safety.

The Department of Campus Safety routinely dispatches Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and local fire and police departments to campus for emergencies.  Several members of the Campus Safety team are certified Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) who respond and work hand-in-hand with these city, state, and county emergency personnel. Take a moment to program the Campus Safety emergency telephone number (518-580-5566) into your cell phone before an emergency occurs.

Fire alarm systems and fire fighting equipment are in the residence halls and apartments for the occupants' protection. Tampering with or misuse of this equipment is prohibited and is in violation of the law. The Department of Campus Safety provides mandatory fire/safety orientations to groups staying on campus.

Skidmore College strictly prohibits the use of candles, incense, smoking of any kind or any open flames inside the residential halls and apartments. Firecrackers, gasoline, candles, incense, halogen lights/lamps, or other highly combustible items are not permitted in residence halls or apartments. Food preparation is permitted in residence hall kitchenettes. The cooking of food and the use of electrical appliances (i.e. toaster ovens, microwave ovens, heating coils, George Foreman grills, etc.) are prohibited in dorm rooms and apartment bedrooms. Please review more fire safety information online here.

For more info visit the Campus Safety Website.

Murray-Aikins Dining Hall

Summer Door Prices (for guests with no meal plan)

Breakfast 7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. $9.00 + tax
Lunch 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. $12.00 + tax
Dinner 5:30 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. $14.75 + tax

The Dining Hall is comprised of six stations: Emily’s Garden (vegetarian and vegan, salad bar, fruit bar), Supremo’s (specialty pizzas), The Deli (sandwiches made-to-order), The Diner (typical American fare), Global Café (global cuisine and noodle bar), and Semolina’s (pasta and Italian dishes). The Dining Hall is stocked with a variety of beverages, cereals, breads, fruits, desserts, etc.

The following locations are NOT Included in any meal plans, but do accept Skidmore ID declining balance, credit cards, and cash.

Atrium Café (Dining Hall lobby)
7 a.m. - 7:15 p.m., daily
Located at the entrance to the Murray-Aikins Dining Hall, the Atrium Café offers delicious coffees, teas, and fresh baked goods. The Convenience Store also provides the campus community with a small selection of snacks, candy, and convenient  packaged meals. Quick lunches are also available, like salads and sandwiches.

Burgess Café (Case Center, 2nd floor)
8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Monday - Friday
Located on the second floor of Case Center across from the Summer Registration Desk, Burgess Café proudly serves Starbucks coffee, teas, and drinks, and also offers upscale pastries, snacks, gourmet sandwiches, sushi, and other grab-and-go items.

The Spa (Case Center, 1st floor)
8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Monday - Friday

The SPA, located on the first floor of the CASE Center, offers fresh made to order signature deli sandwiches and signature salads. The SPA also features a variety of hot soups and freshly made grab and go items as well as a full salad and Chobani yogurt bar. Every day there is a Chef Specialty offered through lunch service. Combo meals available such as soup and half sandwich or salad bar.

Special Diets
Please talk with your program coordinator about any food allergies or special dietary needs upon your arrival. Arrangements can be made with our Dining Hall chefs for program participants on a summer meal plan.

Lucy Scribner Library Website

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Located at the heart of campus, the Scribner Library nourishes and enriches the academic life of the Skidmore community. Public computers and printers are available here for your use. Please check with your program director regarding your group's library privileges. You can contact the library by calling the staff at (518) 580-5502 or via their website.

Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Friday:  8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Saturday:  Closed
Sunday: Noon - 5 p.m.

Closed 5/30, 6/20 and 7/4

Reunion Weekends: Sat 6/4 and Sat 6/10 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

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Open 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Phone: (518) 580-5686

Email: conferences-events-list@skidmore.edu

The Summer Registration Desk - often called Case Desk - is located on the second level of Case College Center, usually referred to simply as Case Center. Our Summer Operations Assistants are on hand seven days a week from 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. to assist you. The staff manages check-in and check-out, prints ID cards, and serves as a liaison between summer guests and other campus departments. We also provide information about the campus, activities, and the local area.

Williamson Sports Center Website

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The Skidmore's Sports and Recreation Center are available to guests for the summer. Enjoy a swim in the indoor pool, a racquetball match with a friend, or a workout in our cardio and weight rooms. Tennis courts are available on a set schedule. Call the front desk at (518) 580-5350.

Williamson Sports Center

Monday - Friday: 7 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sunday: Noon - 6 p.m. 

Open Swim

Monday - Friday: 7 a.m. - 9 a.m., 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Weight Room

Mon. Wed. Fri.:  12 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Tuesday, Thursday: 4 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: Closed

*All hours are subject to change

ATM

Automated Bank Teller Machines (ATM) are located in Case Center and outside of the on-campus SEFCU branch that is located between the Dining Hall and Jonsson Tower for the convenience of our summer guests.  

Health Services

Health Services is located on the 1st floor of Jonsson Tower. They are available for Skidmore students only.  Summer guests will be referred to excellent, nearby community resources.  Should you require medical attention, the following resources are available:

Mail

The Post Office is located on the ground floor of Case Center and is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.  The Post Office sells stamps and offers shipping sercives with USPS, FedEx and UPS.  Your Skidmore ID is the only form of payment accepted.

Your Name
c/o Conference of Program Name
Skidmore College
815 N Broadway
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Skidmore Shop

Hours of operation: Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

We're always open at Skidmoreshop.com

Conveniently located on the first floor of Case Center, the Skidmore Shop campus bookstore offers a wide variety of items including textbooks, supplies, branded apparel, gifts, and everyday essentials plus the latest Apple devices at education pricing.

Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum

Open Friday-Sunday, Noon - 5 p.m.; open Thursdays till 9 p.m.


The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery serves Skidmore College and beyond with innovative exhibitions, thought-provoking events and summertime concerts on the roof. Check out what's happening on our website!

 

 

Phone Numbers

Summer Registration Desk: (518) 580-5686

Office of Conferences & Events: (518) 580-5050

Campus Safety EMERGENCY: (518) 580-5566

Campus Safety non-emergency: (518) 580-5567

Health Services: (518) 580-5550

Lucy Scribner Library: (518) 580-5502

Williamson Sports Center: (518) 580-5350

Post Office: (518) 580-5886

Skidmore Shop: (518) 580-5490

Media Services: (518) 580-5940

Print Services: (518) 580-5939

Spectrum troubleshooting: (518) 640-8621

Find more Skidmore Phone Numbers

 

Helpful Campus Information

Internet & WiFi
WiFi is available in all residence halls and academic buildings. For help with the WiFi in the residential spaces please call Apogee at 855-377-4170.

Accessing the "Skidmore Guest" wireless network:
Visitors to the college must register to access the Internet. You will provide information at registration for the purpose of contacting you in the event of issues with your registered device. The college does not share your personal information with any other entities, and it will not be used for any other purpose. 

Choose "Skidmore Guest" in the list of available networks on your device. 
Accept the "User agreement policy"
Enter a valid email address and select/press the "Log In" button.
Duration: Access is granted on a short-term basis. You will automatically be logged off the wireless network after one hour of inactivity. Guests may re-register as needed.

IT Help Desk
The IT Help desk is located on the 1st floor of the Scribner Library.

Printing
Public printing is available in the Scribner Library during their scheduled hours. Please note that as a result, there are no on-campus printing areas available on Saturdays.

Print Services
Print Services is located on the first floor of Case Center and is Skidmore’s centralized document production facility. Print Services offers black & white and color printing/copying, cutting, binding, lamination, folding and more.  Print Services are available through your Skidmore program coordinator only.

Public Computers
Public computers are available primarily in the Lucy Scribner Library and Case Center. Please check with your program coordinator regarding specific policies about public and personal computer use.

For more assistance, please call the IT Help Desk at (518) 580-5900 or visit them on the first floor of the Scribner Library. 

Housekeeping and Maintenance Issues
If there is a housekeeping/maintenance problem, please call the Summer Registration Desk for help at (518) 580-5686. Our assistants will contact the proper department and follow up to ensure your request is completed. In the event of an emergency after-hours maintenance request — such as a toilet overflowing — please call Campus Safety at (518) 580-5567.

Housekeepers
Monday through Friday, housekeepers are responsible for cleaning and servicing all public areas, including lounges and bathrooms; they do not perform personal cleaning for guests’ individual rooms or apartments once occupied.

Waste & Recycling
Skidmore’s Zero-Sort recycling program allows users to throw all recyclable materials into one bin. The Zero-Sort program accepts cardboard, paper products, plastics #1-#7, metals, and glass. Please review the waste management protocols that correspond to your living areas below:

Residence Halls: Each hall has waste and recycling area in each kitchenette with bins marked as landfill and recycling. Please deposit all trash and recycling in these designated areas. Please note bathroom landfill bins are only intended for paper towels or trash that is generated in the bathroom (floss, toothpaste tubes, etc.)

Apartment Villages: Each apartment has a landfill container located in the kitchen and a large recycling container located near the apartment entrance. There is no individual pick-up for apartment trash and recycling. In apartments, all garbage must be carried out to the dumpsters located on the roadways throughout Sussman and Northwoods Villages. Landfill and recycling dumpsters are marked in each location.

Laundry
There are cold-water washers and dryers in each residence hall, and in the middle breezeway of each Northwoods Village and Sussman Apartments. The machines can only be paid for with your ID card. Each cycle is $1.75 to wash and $1.75 to dry. Detergent is not provided. Add money to your ID card online.

 

Your ID card will serve as your identification everywhere on campus that an ID is required, including the library and the sports center. Your ID card will also serve as your meal card, room key, and declining balance card for campus purchases, like laundry or snacks. You may deposit funds into your declining balance account with cash at the machines on the ground floor of Case Center and inside the Dining Hall Atrium, or by credit card online.

At the end of your stay, if your card has a balance of $10 or more, check with your program staff or the Summer Registration Desk for a scheduled time to collect your refund. If your balance is below $10, it cannot be refunded, so we recommend that you spend the money before you leave.

If your card is lost, a new card can be issued at the Summer Registration Desk for a $25 replacement fee. After replacing your ID, the old card will become inactive, ensuring that it cannot be exploited. We cannot reactivate found ID cards once they have been replaced.

Skidmore ID cards are also accepted at many downtown Saratoga Springs locations! See the list here.

When leaving, you must check out by 11 a.m.  Please lock your door when you leave.  There is no need to check out at the registration desk or to return your ID card.

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All vehicles parked on campus must be registered at the Summer Registration Desk upon check-in. Overnight guests will receive a free parking pass at check-in that must be displayed at all times. Parking is prohibited in roadways, no-parking zones, handicap zones, fire lanes, loading docks, lawns, and sidewalks. Parking must not impede access to the campus and its buildings by emergency vehicles. Vehicles may not be driven on unpaved areas. Vehicles in violation of this policy will be ticketed and are subject to towing. See the Campus Map for specific parking lot locations.

  • Daytime Parking
    The following lots are considered commuter lots and may only be used for daytime parking; no cars may be parked in these lots from 2 a.m. to 7 a.m. any day of the week:
    • Case Lot, Tower Lot, North Hall Lot, Harder Hall Lot, Palamountain Lots, Sports Center Parking Lot, and Dance Theater/Lodge Parking Lot, and the Perimeter Road parallel parking spaces.
  • Overnight Parking
    Cars may be parked overnight in the following lots (with valid free guest parking pass): Wait Lot, West Lot, Tang Lot, Arts Quad A, Arts Quad B, Northwoods and Sussman Village Parking Lots and Falstaff's Parking Lot.
  • 30-Minute Spaces
    Vehicles utilizing 30-minute parking spaces must abide by the 30-minute time limit and must have flashers on. Violators will be ticketed and/or towed. 
  • Parking Fines
    Fines may be paid to the Accounts Payable Office in Barrett Center. Vehicles with more than three unpaid tickets are subject to booting.

Campus Construction & Renovation

Please note summer is a very busy time on campus. Our facilities staff is working arduously to improve our campus and prepare our buildings for the upcoming academic year. We will attempt to minimize the impact any construction or renovations might have for our summer residents, however, ongoing projects will be happening and we will notify you of any changes that might affect your stay on campus. While we are currently in the process of building new apartments, there may be sporadic hot water and electricity outages. We will do our best to notify you in advance. We apologize for any inconvenience. 

Mail

The Post Office is located on the ground floor of Case Center and is open Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.  The Post Office sells stamps and offers shipping services with USPS, FedEx and UPS.  Your Skidmore ID is the only form of payment accepted.

Address for incoming mail:

Your Name
c/o Your Conference or Program Name
Skidmore College
815 N Broadway
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Pets

For health and safety reasons, pets are not permitted to stay on campus. If an animal is found in any campus housing facility (including apartments), the owner will be asked to remove it from the premises and a required cleaning fee will be assessed. Guests who do not comply will be asked to leave. Please contact your program coordinator if you have a Licensed service animal.  Licensed animals may stay on campus with approval of Access Services: (518) 580-8150.

Smoking:

Skidmore College is a smoke-free campus as of January 1, 2019. Tobacco is defined as any type of tobacco product including, but not limited to, cigarettes (commercial, handmade or “e”/electronic), cigars, cigarillos, pipes, hookahs, oral tobacco (spit/spitless, smokeless, chew, snuff) or any other smoking material or device. Smoking and tobacco use within all buildings and throughout all Skidmore College grounds are prohibited. The new policy will apply to all members of the Skidmore community and to all guests and visitors to campus. Smoking and the use of any tobacco product are strictly prohibited in all College campus buildings, on the grounds of the campus including North Woods, as well as off-campus properties, including Castle Diamond, Van Lennep Riding Center, Skidmore Boathouse, and White Hollow Farm. Smoking and tobacco use in College vehicles and private vehicles parked on campus property is prohibited. For more information, please click here.

Into Town

From Skidmore, downtown Saratoga Springs is a 15-minute walk along scenic North Broadway, which is known for its beautiful Victorian homes. The Capital District Transit Authority (CDTA) offers Skidmore students, employees, and guests with a current ID card free bus service from Skidmore to downtown Saratoga Springs and other locations. CDTA bus 452 leaves from the front of Case Center.

For exact departure/arrival times download the CDTA schedule online. The summer trolley bus runs via Broadway to Saratoga Spa State Park and to the Race Track, stopping along the way. For those wishing to catch the trolley, take the 452 from Case Center and transfer downtown. 

Taxi Services

Recommended Taxi Services include A&L Taxi and Airport Shuttle (518) 479-9900 or All City Taxi Cab (518) 491-5299. If you would rather use Uber or Lyft, both services are available in the Saratoga Springs area.  Please use their respective apps or websites to request service.

Long Distance Train and Bus Service

The Saratoga Amtrak station is a part of two routes, The Ethan Allen Express offers daily service between New York City and Rutland, Vermont, by way of Albany. The Adirondack travels daily from New York City, through the lush wine country of the Hudson Valley, into Montreal. Find train schedules and tickets online here. The Amtrak station is also home to the bus terminal that serves Greyhound, Trailways, and other bus lines.

Saratoga Tours

The Saratoga Heritage Visitor Center offers guided  tours of historic Saratoga Springs.  Please visit the following websiteDiscover Saratoga for details or call (518) 587-3241. For day of tickets, please visit the Saratoga Heritage Visitors Center at 297 Broadway, Saratoga Springs.