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Pre-Orientation Programs

You can browse all of the available programs using the left hand navigation bar, we have on-campus programs and off-campus programs (SCOOP; Skidmore College Outdoor Orientation Program). The prices are listed to the right each program, if you click on a program it will give you a further description of that program.

If you have any questions please email Mary Ann Toia

Programs will run from Sept. 1st through the 4th all first years will move into their permanent housing assignment for the semester on the morning of the 1st.

We will open Registration on June 1st at 10 AM EST and close it on July 6th 

Please email Mary Ann Toia at with any questions. 

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.

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 or 518-580-8338.


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 -

 Guide -

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 2022"
  • 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, You can always check your summer schedule if you are concerned you did not register correctly and it will show up as a Summer Class

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 or send via snail-mail to:

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


All first-year students attending a Pre-Orientation program need to arrive on campus on the morning of Thursday, Sept. 1st, to check in to their permanent 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 a.m.

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

Parent Orientation

 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.

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