Welcome New and Returning Students!
Eid al-Adha: Student on campus during the holiday who wish to attend takbeer and salah at one of the area mosques should contact Parker Diggory by Monday, August 20th to arrange transportation.
High Holy Days: Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services are held on campus in collaboration with Temple Sinai, a Reform congregation in Saratoga Springs. Schedules will be posted on campus and shared with students by email. Contact the Coordinator of Jewish Student Life, Martina Zobel, for more information.
New and returning students: Welcome! Come by the 2nd floor of Case Center and visit our offices near the Intercultural Center. See below for our weekly schedule and check out our associated clubs at Club Fair on September 7th. Not sure how to connect with others from your tradition on campus or locally? Want to get involved with interfaith collaboration or learn about other traditions? Stop by or get in touch!
Alumni: Here for reunion or just a visit back to the alma mater? Let us know if we can help conect you with religious resources or update you on the exciting growth of our programs.
The Office of Religious and Spiritual Life (ORSL) provides opportunities for members of the Skidmore community to develop their religious and spiritual lives, which are an important part of the educational experience.
We encourage enriching dialogue, meaningful ritual and enduring friendships among people of all religious backgrounds.
- religious services
- holiday observances
- contemplative practices
- speakers and lectures
- educational programs
- discussion groups
- community-service opportunities
- social-justice projects
- club advising
- individual spiritual counsel
Contacting a chaplain or spiritual advisor
Connect with the ORSL:
To contact the ORSL, email Parker Diggory at firstname.lastname@example.org, stop by Case Center 201-203 (near the Intercultural Center and the Office of Student Diversity Programing) or see our staff page for more details.
Wilson Chape is a beautiful space for worship and wonder, retreat and reflection. The space does not belong to any one tradition or religion and it can be transformed easily to fit specific ritual needs. When not scheduled for campus events, it is available to the Skidmore community for personal reflection and prayer. Events at the chapel include yoga, meditation, religious prayers and services and events that explore many forms of spiritual and contemplative practice.
When not otherwise reserved, the chapel is normally open from around 6:30 a.m. to around 10:30 p.m. during the school year. Those interested in reserving Wilson Chapel for outside use, including weddings, should consult the External Facilities Rental information from the Skidmore College Scheduling Office.
Fall 2018 Schedule. Most gatherings will begin at the start of the semester. Look for flyers and postings about the confirmed schedule when you arrive on campus. Events are open to studetns, staff, and faculty unless otherwise noted.
12:15–12:35 p.m., Case Center 203, with Parker Diggory - varied traditions
Mindfulness & Meditation
4-4:20pm, ICC - Case 208
Restorative Yoga with Mindful Movement Club
Wilson Chapel - students only, all levels, mats and props provided
Parker Diggory, 1–3 pm, Case 203
Martina Zobel, 2:30-4:30 pm, Case 202
4:30 pm, ICC, Case 208, with Martina Zobel
Mindfulness & Meditation
12:15–12:35 p.m., Wilson Chapel
Tea, Text & Torah
1-1:30 pm, Case 202, with Martina Zobel
drop-in noon–3:30 pm
Wilson Chapel - prayer rugs available on the hallway shelves. Contact the Muslim Students Association on SkidSync for information about specific gathering times
Student-led, with Skidmore Hillel
6:30 p.m., second floor of the dining hall unless otherwise announced. Free for students regarldess of mealplan.
Skidmore Christian Fellowship—Ignite!
7 pm, ICC - Case 208, large group gathering, contact Christian Fellowship on SkidSync for small group and Bible Study gatherings
Havdalah services on select dates in the semester.
5–6:15 pm, Wilson Chapel - all levels, mats provided
3–4 pm, Wilson Chapel
every other Sunday beginning September 9th, with members of local meetings.
5–6:15 pm, Wilson Chapel, with Jennifer Schmid-Fareed - all levels, mats provided
...and more! Watch for postings about additional gatherings: holidays, club events, and more. Don't see something for your tradition or interest? Contact the ORSL to find out about additional options or starting something new.
Schedule subject to change. See SkidSync or contact us for information or to find out about additional opportunities and local services.