Covid-19 update for Pre-Orientation as of july 17th:
Due to concerns related to COVID-19, all campus and community-based Pre-Orientation Programs will not be offered this August. While we are disappointed to share this news, the Office of Campus Life & Engagement is committed to working with all student leaders to explore virtual and safe and healthy in-person opportunities for incoming students to connect with each other and build community this fall.
If you have any questions please email Mary Ann Toia
DURING THIS CHALLENGING TIME, THE OFFICE OF Pre-Orientation IS COMMITTED TO KEEPING OUR STUDENTS AND OTHER COMMUNITY MEMBERS SAFE, HEALTHY, INFORMED AND 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.
Please email Mary Ann Toia at email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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)
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 email@example.com or send via snail-mail to:
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. 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
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.
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.