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Skidmore College
First-Year Experience

Summer Reading

Hello Class of 2024!

Welcome to the Skidmore First Year Experience. This website is a way of fostering discussion about the summer reading selection within our community—even before you arrive on campus in August.  This year's selection is Stories of Your Life and Others by Ted Chiang. Read the stories in whatever order you like and check-in on this website frequently.  The content will be updated throughout the summer with a variety of creative products and activities offered by faculty and students.  As you read, formulate your own thoughts about the book.  Discuss your ideas with your family and friends, as we are doing ourselves.  And keep an eye out for opportunities for you to contribute to the 2020 Summer Reading Portal! 


Amon Emeka
Director of the First-Year Experience & Associate Professor of Sociology