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Skidmore College
Pre-Orientation Programs

Covid-19 update for Pre-Orientation as of june 15:

Given the rapidly changing situation, the College is monitoring state and federal recommendations related to the Novel Coronavirus COVID-19 closely.  We recommend that you plan for the dates and deadlines below, and we will post updates and send class emails if and when changes become necessary.

WE HAVE NOT MADE ANY DECISIONS IF PRE-ORIENTATION WILL HAPPEN THIS YEAR

DURING THIS CHALLENGING TIME, THE OFFICE OF Pre-Orientation IS COMMITTED TO KEEPING OUR STUDENTS AND OTHER COMMUNITY MEMBERS SAFE, HEALTHY, INFORMEDAND CONNECTED TO OUR SERVICES. AS PART OF THE COLLEGE'S RESPONSE TO THE IMPACT OF COVID-19, THE OFFICE OF Pre-Orientation WILL TRANSITION TO A VIRTUAL OFFICE UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

2020 Pre-Orientation dates
Thursday, September 3rd through Sunday, September 6th

 

Please check out our Facebook and Instagram (scoop_skidmore)accounts to keep in touch as well.

Please email Mary Ann Toia at mtoia@skidmore.edu with any questions. And most importantly stay well.

One of the best ways of making the transition to college life is through participation in one of the many Pre-Orientation programs at Skidmore. Whether it's hiking in the Adirondacks, creating sculpture or doing community service, there are many ways to meet students with similar interests and goals. Pre-Orientation takes place just before Orientation for all first-year students. If you are a transfer student, you are welcome to participate, but we also have transfer-specific programs. Participation is optional but highly recommended.

I am not processing need based scholarships due to possible program cancellation.

There are a limited amount of need-based scholarships available. To apply, please fill out this application. If you are awarded a scholarship, this will automatically be taken off your bill for the next billing cycle.

You will be billed through your student account automatically upon registering.

For any other questions or concerns, contact us at preorientation@skidmore.edu or 518-580-8338.

HOW TO REGISTER 

Please read the following information before you attempt to register for Pre-Orientation

  • Preferred browsers: Chrome or Internet Explorer.
  • Student system quick reference: This general guide should help you navigate the registration process more easily (It is not specifically a guide to Pre-Orientation registration)

Student System - https://bannerxe.skidmore.edu/StudentRegistrationSsb/ssb/registration

 Guide - https://www.skidmore.edu/registrar/documents/student_self_service_guide_xe.pdf

Find the CRN# of the course you want to register for next to the course title on the On-Campus and Off-Campus program pages

  • Log into the Student System (have your username and password ready)
  • Click register for classes
  • Select "Summer 2020"
  • Enter the CRN# of your program
  • Click “Search”
  • Click “Add”
  • Click on "submit" (lower right hand corner of screen)
  • If the status says "REGISTERED," you do not need to do anything else

 

Required forms for all first-year students participating in a Pre-Orientation program, each participant will fill out a total of three forms:

For international students who will be covered by Skidmore CDCHP, we understand there will be a delay in getting us your insurance information.

Preferred method is to submit these by scanning and sending PDF file (if you do take a picture and send it, please test it on your computer first to make sure it is clear and legible) and email to preorientation@skidmore.edu or send via snail-mail to:

Skidmore College
Attn: Pre-Orientation Case 309
815 N. Broadway
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866


Arrival

All first-year students attending a Pre-Orientation program need to arrive on campus on the morning of Thursday, Sept. 3rd, to check in to their assigned student housing

No first-year students are allowed to check in prior to Pre-Orientation drop off!

  • Students participating in off-campus programs will check in between 8:30 a.m. and 10 a.m.
  • Students participating in on-campus programs will check in between 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

Visit the Orientation site to find schedules for your first day of Orientation

Parent Orientation

There will be a parent Orientation program on September 3rd, that mimics the orientation on Sept. 6th. There are typically close to 400 students who participate in Pre-O, which makes the day quite lively! Please see your first-year packets for more information or visit the First Year Experience webpages.

Cancellation Policy:

If you need to drop out for medical reasons at any time please contact Mary Ann Toia for a full refund, if you decide not to show up or to drop the program up to 2 weeks prior you will not recieve a refund due to not being able to fill the space that late.