Summer Academic Institute
Supported by the Varian Ayers ’65 Summer Academic Institute Endowment Fund.
The Varian Ayers ’65 Summer Academic Institute Endowment Fund was named for a woman who was passionate about access to education. Varian Ayers ’65 was a devoted alumna of Skidmore College and accomplished businesswoman who also wrote and published a newsletter and website about food and cooking.
Varian passed away in 2011, one year after a diagnosis of a brain tumor. Her husband Gary and his second wife, Jeanie Knigin Knisely, continue to be active supporters of Varian’s alma mater and chose to support the institute to keep alive Varian’s dream of access to a liberal arts education for all.
Welcome Class of 2026!
Summer Academic Institute Calendar - Summer 2022
Friday, July 1
Students from outside the northeast arrive to Skidmore
Saturday, July 2
All NYS students arrive to Skidmore. Orientation begins.
Tuesday, July 5 -
Friday, August 5
Friday, August 5
5 - 8 p.m.
Summer Academic Institute End of Summer Celebration-Location TBD
Saturday, August 6
Students travel home.
Upon receipt of IT information from Admissions. Email accounts MUST BE set-up by May 6 or you will miss the FYE email regarding Scribner Seminar selection, Academic Interest, Summer Advsing, etc.
Academic Interest form and Scribner Seminar selection form (Scribner Seminar Descriptions)
Expository Writing Directed Self-Placement
Quantitative Reasoning Diagnostic Placement
May 31 - June 10
OP Summer Advising - Course Selection
June 1 - July 6
Pre-Orientation Registration (optional)
Placement Exams Due (if required). See OP Checklist for details.
June 10 - June 17
ID Photo Submission
First month to enroll in installment payment plan (SCIP)
Dining Services Survey sent out via Skidmore email
Dining Services Survey Due
Health Forms Due
Health Insurance Forms Due (online enroll or waive form)
Fall semester bill due/last day to enroll in installment payment plan (SCIP)
Health Education Courses Due
- Alcohol Wise
- Marijuana Wise
- Consent & Respect
Enroll in online tuition E-Bill and add/authorize all users who will need access to your billing statement. Fall bills available July 19th.
Skidmore's Department of Campus Safety offers staff and students the chance to receive text messages and e-mail notification in the event of an emergency via the Skidmore Urgent Notification System (SUNS).