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Orientation Programs

Orientation Information for First-Year, Transfer and Exchange Students

Welcome to Skidmore! Whether you are an incoming first-year student staying on campus or heading to London, an international student, a transfer student or an exchange student, we have planned an orientation to help you make the transition to Skidmore. We've tailored each orientation to fit the unique needs of each group. From sessions meant to help you get to know your classmates, explore the campus and discuss your academic goals and pursuits, our purpose is to be sure you have the information you need to begin a successful career at Skidmore. For this reason, Orientation is required for all first-year, transfer and exchange students. 

Given the rapidly changing situation, the College is closely monitoring state and federal guidelines related to COVID-19. We are currently revising orientation schedules and developing ways to safely and creatively deliver programming. Schedules and key dates will be posted below and shared via email when updated information is available.

Family Orientation Guide 


Guía de Orientación Familiar 

2020-2021 Orientation Dates


International Student Orientation (by invitation): TBA

Pre-Orientation: TBA

New Student Orientation: TBA

Transfer Student Orientation: TBA