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Skidmore Encore FAQ


How can I be on your mailing list in order to register?
To be placed on the mailing list, please use the e-mail form on our website.

When will the mailing with the registration materials go out?
Registration for the annual lecture series, Skidmore Encore, will open online on Monday, August 20 at 9:00 am.  The online application makes it easy to register and pay online. You will receive immediate confirmation when you register online. Full payment is required with your completed online registration application. Waiting lists will be developed when we reach capacity. If you do not have a way to register online or you do not have an email, please contact the Program Coordinator, Coleen Stephenson at 518-580-5447.

What is the cost of the program?
$275 for the full seven-week program (lunch at the award-winning Murray-Aikins Dining Hall is included). The cost is per person and there are no discounts for couples.

May I pay with a credit card?
Yes, our online application accepts major credit cards, as well as online checks.

May I send my check in advance to hold my place and register when the mailing arrives?
No. In order to register for the program, you must complete the online registration form and payment in full is expected at the time of registration.

What is your refund policy?
If you need to cancel your registration, please contact our office seven (7) days before the start date to receive a full refund. If a situation arises within 7 days prior to the start of the program, please contact our office at 518-580-5447 and the director will review the situation to determine if a refund can be granted and we will notify you accordingly.

Once the program begins, we cannot refund registration fees.

If I cannot make all of the lectures, can a friend of mine come in my place?
No. Registration is non-transferable. You cannot substitute friends for yourself if you have to miss lectures. You must get the permission of the program staff before bringing an unregistered person to the program.

I’m unable to attend on my scheduled day; can I attend on the other day that week?
If, for unexpected reasons, you cannot attend on the day you are registered for, you may attend on the other day so that you do not miss the week’s lectures.