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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
    Everyone says clubs at Skidmore are important. They’re right. Here’s my club story and how I found my people to build amazing college memories with.
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    by Jenny Lupoff '19
    Throughout my last few weeks at Skidmore, I found myself flooded with forgotten, tucked-away memories of the past four years. Each final paper, class or Monday routine was tinged with a bitter-sweetness. And as the time dwindled, these places, spaces and moments came together in an unexpected way.
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    by Hillary Goldstein '20
    Scribner Seminars aren’t “typical” first-year seminars where you sit through lectures on college basics and write papers to learn “college writing.” Instead, they are funky, cool, unique and, dare I say, creative classes inspired by each professor’s passions.
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    by Charlie Williams '19
    What is life like as a Skidmore student? Here’s a look at one of my final weeks as a senior in college.
  • Lexi+Parker+%2719
    by Lexi Parker '19
    In four years, I have had 22 professors at Skidmore. Each one engaged me in challenging curricula. And a few also snuck in some life lessons. 
  • NK+Mabaso+and+friends
    by Nkosingiphile “NK” Mabaso '19 
    Whether someone is from down the street or another hemisphere, deep down many of us arrive on campus with the same gut-knotting, shoulder-tensing vulnerability that makes us wonder, “Will I find friends?”
  • Nitin+Natrajan
    by Nitin Natrajan ’20
    Hola from beautiful Barcelona! I'm on a three-month, multicountry journey this semester learning about what social justice looks like in vastly different cultures.
  • Lexi+Parker+%2719
    by Lexi Parker '19
    College for me has been about finding my place. Who am I? Where do I belong? I never expected it, but my “home” turned out to be a basketball team that I'm not even on.
  • Skidmore+students+hike+in+the+Adirondack+park
    by Harry Mooney '21 | Photos by Amira Silverman '21
    Why did I wake up at the crack of dawn to hike a mountain in freezing temperatures in the middle of winter? Because I love it and that’s what we do in Outing Club.
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    by Rachael Thomeer '18
    Hello, Skidmore family! Rachael Thomeer here, class of 2018. I’ve been on an exciting journey since I graduated, and I wanted to offer a glimpse at what my life looks like after Skidmore.