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Skidmore College
First-Year Experience

Peer Mentor Goals

Assisting with the transition to college
Striking the proper balance among academics, work, co-curricular activities and social life, and developing strategies – for example, time management, study skills, stress management – that will foster academic and social success

Modeling creative, intellectual inquiry
Understanding the faculty's and community's expectations of students and demonstrating in and outside the classroom how to take the initiative and meet or exceed those expectations

Bridging the space between the classroom and the residence hall
Developing, contributing to, and attending co-curricular events that enrich classroom learning

Serving as academic and social role models
Participating in classroom and community activities while adhering to the College's Honor Code

Exploring the rich array of opportunities at Skidmore College
Helping students choose academic options – majors, minors, and study abroad – and social ones that take advantage of the musical and theatrical performances, athletic events, late-night programming, and cultural activities on campus and in Saratoga Springs

Utilizing campus resources
Introducing students to, for example, the Writing Center; peer tutoring; Dean of Studies and Student Academic Services; clubs and organizations; Career Services; the Counseling Center; Health Services.