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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.  Please check back in April for dates, deadlines, and forms.

Early Decision I and II Students:  You will receive your Skidmore account creation information and instruction in mid-March.  











Please check back in April for dates, deadlines, and forms.




















Please check back in April for dates, deadlines, and forms.















Please check back in April for dates, deadlines, and forms.




















Please check back in April for dates, deadlines, and forms.





























































Class of 2024 Archive.    Class of 2025:  Please check back in April 2021  for dates, deadlines, and forms.

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. 


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.

Create Email 
May 18 Academic Interest Form
May 18 Scribner Seminar Selection Form 
(Scribner Seminar selections will be emailed by July 17th.  If you have concerns about your placement, please email Professor Amon Emeka, Director of the First-Year Experience. ) 
May 18 Expository Writing Directed Self-Placement
May 18 Quantitative Reasoning Diagnostic Placement
June 1- June 22 Summer Advising
June 8-15 Housing Questionnaire
June 15 First month to enroll in installment payment plan (SCIP)
July 1-August 5 ID Photo Submission
July 7 Dining Services Survey sent out via Skidmore email
By July 24 Master Schedule released
July 24-August 10 Second Round of Summer Advising 
July 24 Dining Services Survey DUE  
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.)
August 1 Health Insurance Forms (online enroll/waive form)
Part I-August 3-23;
Part II-October TBA (Course opens August 1 and must be completed by August 23)
Health Education Course (instructions and links will be sent to your Skidmore email in late July)
August 11 and 12 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 21 (new deadline)


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



Given the rapidly changing situation, the College is closely monitoring state and federal guidelines related to COVID-19. We are currently revising orientation schedules and developing ways to safely and creatively deliver programming. Schedules and key dates will be posted below and shared via email when updated information is available.

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

Virtual Orientation: August 7th-August 22nd. 

New Student Welcome:  August 23.

New Student Orientation 

Note: Students needing to quarantine per New York State Guidelines will arrive on August 7th.  All other new students will arrive on August 19th or 20th.  Arrival dates and times will be assigned by the Office of Residential Life.