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Skidmore College
Summer Hours:
We remain open over the Summer from 9am to 11:30am and 12pm to 3pm. Please give us a call (518-580-5555) or stop by to schedule an appointment.

How to Schedule an Appointment

Call 518-580-5555 during our business hours, 9 a.m. – noon and 1 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Our friendly office manager welcomes your call and will usually schedule an appointment within a week, often within a business day or two.  If your concern is urgent, please let us know so we can connect you to someone sooner.

Accessible, personalized care

Skidmore’s Counseling Center offers confidential and professional mental health services to students struggling with a variety of social, emotional and psychiatric problems. Our skilled, compassionate and professional mental health clinicians are here for students as a resource, advocate and liaison — ensuring that no matter the need, they have access to the right care, when they need it.

To access non-emergency counseling, call or visit the Counseling Center on the first floor of Jonsson Tower during business hours. We are open from 9 a.m. – noon and 1 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. during the school year. In the summer, we are open from 9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. and from noon to 3 p.m.

If you are in crisis or concerned about a Skidmore student in crisis, please call us 24 hours a day, seven days a week at 518-580-5555.


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Important services. An empowering process.
Pathways to Care
We believe mental health requires a personalized, flexible and multi-faceted approach. We also believe empowered students are at the center. That's why our model emphasizes timely access, encourages collaborative choice and ensures each students' acute needs are matched with appropriate kind(s) of care.

Explore our service model
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Information and Resources
We provide a range of resources for students, parents and Skidmore faculty and staff to assist in resolving acute concerns and supporting the healthy development of our enrolled students. 

Mental Health Resources & Self Care
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A collective commitment
Our Core Principles
Individually and collectively, we strive to engage all members of the Skidmore community with empathy and respect. But there's more to it than just a promise. At the heart of our mission, our core principles shape every element of our work.

Know our core principles