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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. 

Below you will find the dates and schedules for orientations happening this fall.

2019 Family Orientation Guide

Family Guide to Orientation (Chinese)

Guía de Orientación Familiar 2019

2019-2020 Orientation Dates

January Orientations:*

London FYE Orientation: January 18-19, 2020

Transfer Orientation: January 18-January 19, 2020

 *Arrival day schedules for January 18th are set.  


Fall 2020 Orientations:

London Orientation: August 24-26, 2020

International Student Orientation (by invitation): August 31-September 3 (morning), 2020

Pre-Orientation: September 3-6, 2020

New Student Orientation: September 6-11, 2020

Transfer Student Orientation: September 6-11, 2020