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Mandatory Virtual Student Orientation

Orientation is essential to every student's success in the program. As a Skidmore Pre-College student, you will need to participate in the virtual Pre-College Student Orientation on theSpring. It is required, but you view it on your own and may complete it at your own pace. To access theSpring, please log in with your Skidmore credentials (username and password) at the link provided in your program Welcome Packet, then click on theSpring tile. You must complete all sections and brief quizzes. The orientation presentation lasts about 1.5 hours and is available beginning June 13th until June 24th, so be sure to plan your viewing time accordingly. All Pre-College students are required to complete the virtual Pre-College Orientation by June 24th to participate in the program.

Skidmore Shop - Bookstore 

Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 4:00 pm (Eastern Standard Time)
Phone: 518-580-5490
Email: Becky Mattison with questions.

Skidmore Student Account and ID.

You will need to provision (activate) your Skidmore Student Account to access campus resources.  This step will activate your skidmore email account.  Please have your student ID number to begin the process.  If you can't find your ID number, please contact for assistance.

Click HERE and follow the instructions to create your account.  Once you complete this process you will be able to access Skidmore’s learning management system Brightspace within 24 hours.

*Note: Once you have created your account, all program information and updates will be sent to your Skidmore email, so you are expected to check it regularly.

Email Log In

Access email here: 

Lucy Scribner Library

Hours: Monday through Thursday, 8:00 am – 10:00 pm (Eastern Standard Time)
            Friday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
            Saturday CLOSED
            Sunday 12:00 pm - 5:00 PM (Eastern Standard Time)

Access to Electronic Materials

The library provides access to hundreds of databases and online resources where you can find articles, books, images, and streaming media.

Please contact the Circulation Department if you have any questions:
Phone: 518-580-5502

IT Helpdesk

Skidmore's IT Helpdesk  is ready to guide you through IT questions or issues.

Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm (Eastern Standard Time)
* Closed for lunch 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm 

How to contact:

  • Email:
  • Help Line: (518) 580-5900
  • Chat: on left for the button)

Writing Center 

Hours of Operation (Eastern Standard Time)
Sunday 1:00-5:00 pm
Monday - Thursday 6:30-10:30 pm

The Writing Center is an ideal place to get help with your papers. The Tutor/Academic Mentor also offers mentoring sessions to Pre-College students, providing general academic support with study skills, time management, problem-solving, test preparation, assignment outlines, and overall adjustment to college-level academics. This service is free for all Pre-College students.

Click here to schedule an appointment.

We strongly encourage students to take advantage of these academic support services. The skills taught will be helpful and applicable to not only our college-level summer courses, but also to high school courses when students return home.


Virtual College Admissions Workshop

We know it can be challenging to navigate the college search process. Our colleague from Skidmore's Admissions Office will present an information session on general college admissions for Pre-College students on Wednesday, July 27 at 7:00 p.m. via Zoom. The workshop will explain and demystify the admissions process, covering topics such as making the most of your college search, the application process, financial aid and scholarships, interviews, and teh application review by colleges. We will also discuss college pathways through higher education opportunity programs.

Community Mentors

Skidmore undergraduate students will serve as virtual Pre-College Community Mentors this summer to foster a sense of community and enhance the online experience for students. Office Hours TBA.