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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.


  • Student+college+student+tour+guides+welcome+prospective+families+to+Skidmore%27s+campus
    by Hadia Bakkar '20
    As a Skidmore student and a Thoroughbred Ambassador who has guided many prospective students through campus, I've collected some tips to make your visit to Skidmore that much more memorable.
  • Heather+Ricker%2C+a+Skidmore+college+student%2C+conducts+an+experiment+in+a+chemistry+lab
    by Heather Ricker ’22
    How one year at Skidmore, and a few serendipitous opportunities, transformed me into a seasoned atmospheric physical chemistry researcher.
  • Zoe+Ousouljoglou+works+on+an+archaeological+site+in+Greece
    by Zoe Ousouljoglou ’20
    Despite being perpetually covered in thick, cold mud on an archaeological dig, I had one of the most exciting adventures of my life studying abroad in Athens, Greece.
  • View+of+a+sunset+over+a+mountain+from+a+hiker%27s+perspective
    by Harry Mooney '21
    Saratoga Springs and its surrounding area are home to more than 25 public parks and trails, two state parks and one national park. Here's my perspective on a few favorites.
  • Hadia+Bakkar+with+a+bike+at+Skidmore+College
    by Hadia Bakkar '20
    Learning how to ride a bike is no easy feat. As Hadia Bakkar ’20 can attest, “Much like the slopes and hills of Skidmore’s campus mirror many college experiences, my biking journey was not a flat path and required support from all sides.”
  • View+of+Skidmore+College+landscape+from+a+stream+on+campus
    by Jenny Lupoff '19
    From my very first glimpse of it, to living it, to using it in job applications and everything in between, Creative Thought Matters drew me to Skidmore and opened up a world of possibilities.
  • Sindi+Mafico+
    by Sindi Mafico '19
    As a Zimbabwean raised in Swaziland, living in Barbados and attending college in the United States, I am no stranger to change. But that doesn't mean it was always easy.
  • Terence+Durrant+sings+during+an+acapella+performance+
    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.
  • Jennifer+Lupoff+
    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.
  • Hillary+Goldstein+%2720
    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.