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Skidmore Encore

A survey of liberal studies presentations by Skidmore College faculty for adult learners

October 4 – November 15, 2022

Skidmore Encore returns in person this fall!

WE ARE BACK! We are thrilled to announce the IN PERSON return of the perennially popular lecture series Skidmore Encore! Begun in 1980, the series features the remarkable Skidmore College faculty delivering lively presentations on a broad array of topics with themes that change weekly. Encore is open to those age 55 and over from across the local region. Please join us this fall!

The Program: The 2022 series will be held on campus in the stunning Arthur Zankel Music Center on seven consecutive Tuesdays from October 4th through November 15th. You will hear two 45-minute lectures each day and engage in a 10-minute interactive question-and-answer period following each lecture. A detailed schedule of presenters and topics is on the Skidmore Encore schedule page. An optional lunch is available following the program each day in our award-winning Murray-Aikins Dining Hall or in The Spa in Case Center; lunch details will be posted soon.

Online registration: Online registration for the Skidmore Encore program begins at 9 AM on Tuesday, September 6, 2022. The live registration link will be posted on the Skidmore Encore registration page at that time. If you are on our email list, we’ll send you a reminder that morning. Once you register and pay for the program online, you will receive immediate email confirmation of your enrollment. Waiting lists will be developed when we reach capacity. Please register early, as the program fills quickly.

Cost: Full payment is required to complete your online registration. The cost to participants is $160 per person. Scholarships are available to those whose annual income falls below $25,000. All scholarship requests are subject to verification and you may be asked for a copy of your most recent tax return for that purpose.

Parking: On-campus parking is extremely limited. Most participants will park off-campus on North Broadway and in the surrounding neighborhood, approximately a 5-minute walk from the venue. Details will be posted on our website in early September.

COVID-19 protocol: We hope you will feel comfortable coming to our campus, as we require all faculty, staff, and students to be vaccinated unless an individual accommodation has been made. All visitors to campus  -- including Encore registrants – are required to be fully vaccinated, including booster. More information on Skidmore’s COVID-19 policy can be found here.

After two years of running a virtual Encore program, we heartily look forward to greeting you IN PERSON this fall! Please register early when the portal opens on September 6th. Questions? Contact Coleen at or 580-5447.

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