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Skidmore Student Stories

With over 120 clubs to join, 43 majors to study, hundreds of faculty members to learn from and more than 2,500 students to befriend, there are a lot of stories to tell at Skidmore.

Together, they represent a community of individuals, each experiencing a different piece of daily life on campus. Here, you’ll find stories by current students for prospective students that illustrate a few examples of Life at Skidmore.


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    by Terence Durrant II ’19
    I will graduate with a double major, a minor and a job already lined up. But there are few pieces of advice I wish I’d received four years ago.
  • NK+Mabaso
    by Nkosingiphile “NK” Mabaso '19
    Life in the United States is very different from my home in South Africa. I expected this, but some things truly caught me by surprise. For my fellow international students, or anyone else curious about American culture, here a few things that made me laugh, smile or shake my head.
  • Heidi+Birch+%2722
    by Heidi Birch '22
    I’m Heidi Birch ’22 and I spent my first semester at Skidmore in London. Was it what I expected? No. Was each moment a gift? Absolutely.
  • Mike+Park+%2719
    by Mike Park '19
    I dreamt of playing professional soccer, but that didn’t exactly come true. Initially stressed about finding a college major, becoming a walking amalgamation of athleticism and the arts.
  • Jenny+Lupoff+%2719+works+at+a+desk+in+the+Skidmore+library
    by Jenny Lupoff '19 | Photos by Emily Cooper '19
    "I met you as a first-year student – young, bright-eyed and eager to dig into my Scribner Seminar. Years later, here’s my ode to all we’ve been through, and learned, together."
  • Zoe+Pagliaro+
    by Zoe Pagliaro '20
    What does a week in the life of a Skidmore student look like? Here’s a look at one of my weeks in pictures, filled to the brim with things I’m passionate about.
  • Male+student+studying+in+the+library
    by Harry Mooney '21
    College can be demanding. Here are some steps I follow to minimize stress and stay healthy.
  • Student+studies+in+the+library+
    by Jenny Lupoff '19
    Finding your major can be a daunting journey. Luckily, there is no “right” path to take at Skidmore. Here, we’re encouraged to explore and with guidance from professors and interdisciplinary courses, we find our way.
  • Marley+Amico+teaches+in+a+classroom+in+Kenya
    by Marley Amico '19
    I drove from Saratoga Springs to New York City to catch a flight leaving JFK International Airport. Destination: Nairobi, Kenya. Nearly two days later, I stepped into what will likely be one of the most remarkable experiences of my life.
  • Brandon+Borges+skidmore+hockey+player+on+the+ice
    by Brandon Borges '21
    Years ago, if someone told me I was going to play hockey at Skidmore College, I wouldn’t have believed them for a second. Because I’m a first-generation college student and opportunities like this didn’t seem possible … until they were.