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Skidmore College
First-Year Experience

Dates, Deadlines and Forms

Welcome Class of 2025!

The Office of the First-Year Experience is  excited to welcome the Class of 2025!     We are looking forward to working with you throughout the summer as you get ready for fall 2021.  

You will receive an email with your Skidmore account creation information and instructions once your deposit has been processed.  Please be on the lookout for this email.  Technical questions should be direct to the IT Help Desk Mondays - Fridays, 8:30AM-4:30PM  EST.  



Dates Group
Athletics will contact fall athletes Early Fall Athletes Includes men’s soccer, women’s soccer, field hockey and volleyball. 


International Pre-Orientation (by invitation)

Thursday-Sunday (AM), September 2-5


Sunday-Friday, September 5-10

New Student Orientation

FYE London Orientation will take place in London.  Please check the FYE London page for details.

*Given the uncertainties of the on-going pandemic, these dates are subject to change.



This calendar is a summary of the dates and deadlines found in the FYE Checklist. Starting May 6th,  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 will be emailed prior to  May 6th. 


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 Advising, etc.

Create Email 
May 13 Academic Interest Form
May 20 Expository Writing Directed Self-Placement
May 27 Quantitative Reasoning Diagnostic Placement
June 3 Scribner Seminar Selection Form 
(Scribner Seminars placements will be announced in mid-June.  If you have concerns about your placement, please email Professor Amon Emeka, Director of the First-Year Experience. ) 
June 7 - July 9 Pre-Orientation Programs Registration (optional) 
May 31-June 14 Housing Questionnaire 
June 15 First month to enroll in installment payment plan (SCIP)
July 1-August 9 ID Photo Submission
by July 16 Placement Exams (if required).  See FYE Checklist for details.
July 16- August 5 Summer Advising
July TBA Dining Services Survey sent out via Skidmore email
July TBA Dining Services Survey DUE  
August 1 Health Forms  (IMPORTANT: If your last physical was prior to August 2020, please make an appointment now to be sure you will be able to complete the required health forms by August 1.)
August 1 Health Insurance Forms (online enroll/waive form)
Part I-August 2-Sept. 3;
Part II-October TBA
(Course opens August 2 and must be completed by Sept. 3)
Health Education Course (instructions and links will be sent to your Skidmore email in late July)
August 4 and 5 Registration
August 15 Fall semester bill due/last day to enroll in installment payment plan (SCIP) 
Mid-August Interest in Music Lessons/Ensembles Form

August 31 


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 Questionnaire(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 8 TSP