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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

2018-2019 Orientation Dates and Schedules 

FYE London Orientation: January 19-20, 2019 

Transfer Student Orientation: January 18-20, 2019

 *Spring semester classes begin on Tuesday, January 22, 2019




2019-2020 Orientation Dates (Schedules will be posted in May 2019) 

London Orientation: August 19-21, 2019

International Student Orientation (by invitation): Dates TBA

Pre-Orientation:  August 29-September 1, 2019

New Student Orientation:  September 1-6, 2019

Transfer Student Orientation:  September 1-6, 2019