WELCOME TO THE SPRING SEMESTER!
See below for our weekly schedule of gatherings for the semester. Note that there are now two 4pm meditation gatherings: Mondays and Thursdays in the ICC!
Want to get involved in Religious and Spiritual Life this semester? Check out the schedule of on-campus gatherings at the bottom of this page, contact us to get a ride to local services, and join us on SkidSync, Facebook, and/or Instagram to stay up to date on upcoming opportunities. Come by the 2nd floor of Case Center and visit our offices near the Intercultural Center. See our staff page for more contact information.
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 Chapel 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.
Spring 2019 DRAFT Schedule. Weekly gatherings begin Wednesday, January 23rd. Informal opportunities are available before then. Contact the ORSL for information.
Events are open to students, staff, and faculty unless otherwise noted.
12:15–12:35 p.m., Case Center 203, with Parker Diggory - varied traditions
Jennifer Schmid-Fareed, 1-3 pm, Case 201 *tentative*
Martina Zobel, 3:30-5:30 pm, Case 202 *tentative*
Mindfulness & Meditation
4-4:20pm, ICC - Case 208 with Jennifer Schmid-Fareed
Restorative Yoga with Mindful Movement Club
Wilson Chapel - students only, all levels, mats and props provided
Parker Diggory, 1–3 pm, Case 203
4:30-5:00 pm, Intercultural Center, Case 208, with Martina Zobel: drawing on Jewish tradition and open to all with a focus on personal growth
Tea, Text & Torah
1-1:30 pm, Case 202, with Martina Zobel
Jennifer Schmid-Fareed, 2-4pm, Case 201
Mindfulness & Meditation
4:00-4:20 p.m., Intercultural Center, Case 208
gatherings occur 12:30–3:30 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 regardless 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 - with Jennifer Schmid-Fareed - all levels, mats provided
3–4 pm, Wilson Chapel
every other Sunday beginning January 2th, with members of local meetings. Gatherings begin at 3 with fellowship, followed by worship.
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.