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Student Events

From the moment you arrive on campus there is plenty here for you to do! We’ve got more than 80 clubs, and the first few days of orientation are filled with activities to help you ease your way into Skidmore life.

  • Showcase of Clubs
  • Ice Cream Social
  • Singing to the President
  • The SkidMazing Race

Below are some of the traditional events and weekly happenings on our campus:

Club Fair

See what Skidmore students like to do when they aren’t studying. Take a walk around the rows of tables, chat with current club members, find out what club events are the most well known, take information and sign up to join the clubs that you'll enjoy the most


Every Friday and Saturday night there's an event in the Spa. From Guitar Hero competition to nationally known comics and bands, there's something for everyone. Recent performers have included Christian Finnegan, Aziz Ansari and Les Sans Culottes.

Bands on the Green

When the weather is nice on Friday afternoons, students come out onto the green, the middle of campus, to hang out, play Frisbee and listen to some great music from various student and nationally known artists. In recent years members of Soulive, Dr. Dog and Titus Andronicus have graced our outdoor stage.


Organized by the senior class, Oktoberfest is the first of many full weekends of fun! In the spirit of fall you will enjoy unique activities, apple cider, doughnuts and more!

Junior Ring Weekend

The junior class has the chance to dazzle the Skidmore community with a spectacular list of activities including a student art show in the Tang Museum, semi-formal dance, holiday tree-lighting ceremony and an ever-evolving array of other events.

Student Entertainment Committee Concerts

Music, dancing and good times arrive when SEC brings in their fall and spring entertainment open to campus and community. From small indie bands in Falstaff's to internationally known rock and hip hop stars in the big gym, there's always something. Recent concerts have included Girl Talk, RJD2, Wilco, of Montreal and many more.  Take a look at SEC leaders Pat and Julia talking about getting ready for Grizzly Bear in the Fall of '09!

Winter Carnival

The first year class council gets their chance to organize another full weekend of events and activities. A comedy festival, dance, fireworks and a class brunch are some of the most exciting events to put an end to cabin fever!

Spring Fling

Join the sophomore class council as they celebrate nice weather and the end of the academic year with a spring semi-formal and other fun activities before final exams begin!

Fun Day

Inflatable games, cotton candy, dunk tank, BBQ, music, all out on the campus green. Skidmore’s last hoorah of the semester!

Other activities

  • Lively Lucy’s Coffee House with great indie/folk music on Thursday evenings.
  • Club dance parties
  • Fashion shows
  • Sponsored trips to New York City
  • Musical theater
  • A capella and dance performances