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A Typical Day in Pre-College

In Skidmore’s Pre-College Program, each day is really what you make of it. Events, activities and resources abound. Each student’s schedule will vary according to the courses taken, but here’s a typical student's day:

  • Wake up in your Kimball Hall dorm, your Skidmore summer home. Get ready for the day.

  • Eat breakfast with your new friends at the Murray-Aikins Dining Hall, an all-you-can-eat dining facility with a wide range of choices, including vegetarian and vegan options.

  • You’ll most likely have one class in the morning (Tisch Learning Center perhaps) and another in the afternoon (maybe Palamountain Hall), although timing will vary according to the courses you select.

  • Need a break? The Burgess Café in the Case Student Center is open throughout the day for coffee and snacks and easy access to computers. There’s also a convenient snack bar at the dining hall.

  • Then it’s back to the D-hall, which Skidmore students rave about, for lunch with friends and classmates, maybe even a little downtime.

  • Should you have a bit of free time before your afternoon class, you might get a jump on homework at Scribner Library or under a tree on sunny Case Green.

  • When classes are finished for the day, unwind by working out at the Williamson Sports Center, play tennis, relax by Haupt Pond, or visit a cool exhibit at the college’s unique Tang Museum.

  • Grab dinner!

  • Enjoy playing or watching an after-dinner pickup game of volleyball or Frisbee, or take advantage of the many exciting on-campus concerts, lectures, films, and readings.

  • Homework time! Expect to spend several hours each night completing homework assignments (this is college, after all!).

  • Sleep well—tomorrow will be another busy day!