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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

Guía de Orientación Familiar 2018

2018 Orientation Dates (schedules will be posted in early May)

FYE London Orientation: August 20-22, 2018

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

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

New and Transfer Student Orientation: September 2-7, 2018 


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