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Lighting up Celebration Weekend

October 18, 2022

With the campus glowing in green, fireworks, and opportunities to celebrate all that has defined and continues to define Skidmore, the Skidmore community came together for an exciting Celebration Weekend filled with fun, family, and friends. 

This year’s festivities were particularly meaningful as Skidmore marks its College Centennial during the 2022-23 academic year. In celebration of 100 years of creative thought, Skidmore lit up Case Green in Skidmore green for two nights. Saturday night also featured a vibrant fireworks display.  

The traditional weekend welcoming Skidmore families included opportunities to explore campus, tours of the Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, faculty presentations, chances to learn about unique student experiences on and off campus made possible by the Zankel Experience Network and other programs, athletics competitions, networking opportunities, receptions for first-year students, a Filene Scholar concert commemorating Helen Filene Ladd '22, and much, much more. About 600 families and 2,000 people participated. 

Skidmore’s origins extend to the Young Women’s Industrial Club founded by Lucy Skidmore Scribner in 1903. In 1922, the New York State Board of Regents officially recognized the institution’s collegiate status, and Skidmore College came into being as a fully accredited, four-year institution of higher education. 

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