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Goals And Objectives For New Student Orientation

The purpose of New Student Orientation at Skidmore College is to orient students to our campus community and to prepare them to be successful at Skidmore. Our programming provides information and resources so that students can begin to:

  • Transition to life on campus 
  • Build connections within the community
  • Understand our values and community standards
  • Prepare for college-level academics

NSO provides only an introduction to the areas enumerated above. Additional programming, growth, and experience is provided throughout the entire first year, some of which is facilitated during the 4th credit hour of the Scribner Seminar and much of which happens organically as students become comfortable in their new community and their living and learning environment.

Fall 2024 

We're looking forward to welcoming the members of the Class of 2028 and new transfer students.  Schedules will be available in late July/early August.

Class of 2028 &
New Transfers

Fall Orientation Dates 

London FYE Orientation

Monday, August 19 – Wednesday, August 21, 2024

London Details

International Student Orientation
Invitation-only, registration required

Monday, August 26 – Wednesday, August 28, 2024

ISO Details

New Student (Class of 2028 and New Transfers) Pre-Orientation
Optional but encouraged

Thursday, August 29 – Sunday morning, September 1, 2024


New Student (Class of 2028 and New Transfers) Orientation
Required for all on-campus first-year students 

Sunday, September 1 – Friday, September 6, 2024


Fall semester classes begin Wednesday, September 4      Academic Calendar 2024-2025