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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.  

2018 Family Orientation Guide

Family Guide to Orientation (Chinese)

Guía de Orientación Familiar 2018

2018 Orientation Dates and Schedules 

FYE London Orientation: August 20–22, 2018

International Student Orientation (by invitation): August 27–30, 2018

Pre-Orientation: August 30–September 2, 2018*

New Student Orientation: September 2–7, 2018

Transfer Student Orientation: September 2-7, 2018


*For more information about pre-orientation programs at Skidmore, visit the Office of Campus Life.