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Skidmore College
First-Year Experience

Dates, Deadlines and Forms


Welcome Class of 2024! 

This calendar is a summary of the dates and deadlines found in the FYE Checklist.  Incoming students should log into the FYE Checklist on the Registrar's Student System page for more details about these items.  Instructions for the Checklist were emailed on May 6th. 

Given the rapidly changing situation, the College is monitoring state and federal recommendations related to the Novel Coronavirus COVID-19 closely.  We recommend that you plan for the dates and deadlines below, and we will post updates and send class emails if and when changes become necessary.  Please see the May 29th Covid 19 FAQ for more information.

Deadline Activity

May 5

Upon receipt of IT information from Admissions.  Email accounts MUST BE set-up by May 5th or you will miss the FYE email regarding Scribner Seminar selection, Academic Interest, Summer Advsing, etc.

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May 18 Academic Interest Form
May 18 Scribner Seminar Selection Form 
May 18 Expository Writing Directed Self-Placement
May 18 Quantitative Reasoning Diagnostic Placement
TBA (See Covid-19 FAQ) Pre-Orientation Registration
June 8-15 Housing Questionnaire
June 1- June 22 Summer Advising
June 15 First month to enroll in installment payment plan (SCIP)
TBA (See Covid 19 FAQ) Registration
July 7 Dining Services Survey sent out via Skidmore email
July 1-August 15 ID Photo Submission
August 1 Health Forms  (IMPORTANT: If your last physical was prior to August 2019, please make an appointment now to be sure you will be able to complete the required health forms by August 1.)
July 24 Dining Services Survey DUE  
August 1 Health Insurance Forms (online enroll/waive form)
August 15 Fall semester bill due/last day to enroll in installment payment plan (SCIP) 
Mid August Interest in Music Lessons/Ensembles Form
Part I-August 1-31; Part II-October TBA (Course opens August 1 and must be completed by August 31) Health Education Course (instructions and links will be sent to your Skidmore email in late July)

August 30


ASAP: Enroll in online tuition E-Bill and add/authorize all users who will need access to your billing statement. E-Bill
Ongoing Vehicle Registration
Ongoing SUNS Registration




Month Emails and Mail to Expect
  • Bursar's Office Information about Skidmore's payment plans (US Postal Service and online)
  • Office of the First-Year Experience (EMAIL) 
  • Summer Reading (US Postal Service)
  • Registration and Academic Advising (EMAIL)
  • Housing Questionairre (EMAIL)
  • Housing Assignments (late July via EMAIL)
  • Health Insurance Enroll/Waive Information (ONLINE-Login)
  • Tuition Insurance Information (ONLINE- Login)
  • Work Study Information (EMAIL)

Post Office Boxes (ONLINE - Login)



Deadline/Due Date Activity
ASAP Enroll in E-Bill and authorize all users who need access to your billing statement
June 15-Aug 15 SCIP -Monthly installment plan enrollment dates
August 1  Online enroll/waive insurance form must be completed
August 15  Fall semester bill due
September 9 TSP



Dates Group
Monday, August 24 - Wednesday, August 26 London Orientation
TBA-Athletics will contact fall athletes Early Fall Athletes Includes men’s soccer, women’s soccer, field hockey and volleyball. 
(Men’s tennis, women’s tennis and golf  arrival TBA)  
Monday August 31 – Thursday, September 3 (morning) International Student Orientation
Thursday, September 3-Sunday, September 6 Pre-Orientation
Sunday, September 6-Friday, September 11 New Student Orientation