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Jonsson Tower


Jonsson Tower

Suite Styles:Single, Double, and Triple rooms sharing a bathroom
Special interest communities:Honor's Forum, Gender Inclusive, Global, Multicultural, PRISM, and Quiet floor communities
Student Demographics:
First Years, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors
Kitchenettes:Refrigerator, Microwave, and Sink
Quad:North Quad



Jonsson Tower and the Jonsson Campus are named for Margaret Jonsson, wife of J. Erik Jonsson. Founder of Texas Instruments and former mayor of Dallas, J.E. Jonsson played a key role in Skidmore's move from downtown Saratoga Springs to its current location. While a trustee, he and his wife purchased the Woodlawn Estate and persuaded Skidmore to build an entirely new campus on the park-like location. Mrs. Jonsson's portrait hangs in the first-floor entryway of Jonsson Tower.

Campus Offices

The Jonsson Tower basement is home to Campus Safety and the college radio station, WSPN. The first floor of Jonsson Tower is home to Health Services and the Counseling Center.


Global icon

The global community is a special-interest option designed for students who value learning about other countries. This community is open to all students (domestic, international, study-abroad alumni, etc.) who wish to learn more about the global influences on students.

The global community will be located on the 11th floor of Jonsson Tower.

Multicultural icon

The multicultural community is a special-interest option that will provide opportunities for students to learn about, and appreciate, the diverse backgrounds of their peers. This community is open to students of all racial and ethnic identities.

The multicultural community will be located on the 10th floor of Jonsson Tower.

Gender Inclusive HousingGender Inclusive housing is an option provided within our residence halls to allow students to live outside of the standard confines of housing by legal sex. Spaces in Gender Inclusive housing, are open to students without regarding to legal sex and/or gender. Students may share a suite or room with someone of a different gender identitity.

Gender Inclusive housing is available on the 3rd floor of Wiecking Hall and the 9th floor of Jonsson Tower.


PRISM CommunityThe PRISM community strives to celebrate the lives and experiences of students who identify within the LGBTQ+ community. We strive to acknowledge intersectionality of identity and create a space where LGBTQ+ individuals can feel valued, safe, and in community with one another through intentional programmatic efforts. Through discussion of LGBTQ+ history, activism, and current events residents of this community can grow in their knowledge of and participation in the LGBTQ+ community at large.

The PRISM community will be located on the 8th floor of Jonsson Tower.

Women's FloorKeeping with our historical roots as a women's college, Skidmore College currently offers one women's floor within our residence halls. This floor provides our female students with an opportunity to live in a floor community consisting exclusively of other women.

The women's floors are open to all students who identify as women.

(Please know that due to limitations of software programs, students whose gender identity does not match their legal sex on record with the college will need to contact the Office of Residential Life directly to select this community).

The Women's floor will be located on the 7th floor of Jonsson Tower.

Honor's Forum HousingThis housing option is only available to students in the Periclean Honors Forum. Interested students should connect with the Honors Forum staff to indicate their interest.

Honor's Forum housing will be located on the 6th floor of Jonsson Tower.

Quiet icon

The quiet floor is a community that is designed to provide a quieter atmosphere than most residence halls in hope of providing an environment that meets the needs of students who need a quiet environment for their studies. This floor will observe 24-hour quiet hours year-round. Students who live in this area who violate quiet hours may be asked to move out of the community.

The quiet floor will be located on the fifth floor of Jonsson Tower.

  • Building lounge with pool table, TV and DVD player 
  • Exercise machines: one treadmill and one elliptical
  • Study rooms
  • Laundry room with washers and dryers
  • Vending machines
  • Outdoor bike racks
  • Jonsson Tower is air conditioned
  • Kitchenettes with a microwave, refrigerator, sink and recycle bins
  • Trash rooms
  • Floor lounges

Rooms are furnished with the following items upon move in:

  • Desk (42-1/4" x 24-1/8" x 29-13/16" H)
  • Desktop bookcase (40" x 12" x 35" H)
  • Desk chair
  • Dresser (31-1/2" x 24-1/8" x 29-13/16" H)
  • Floor bookcase (31-1/2" x 12 x 29-13/16" H)
  • Twin extra-long bed (The bed ends are 36" high with nine adjustable height settings. The clearance under the spring at the highest setting is 30")
  • Closet
  • Padded window seat
Double/triple room (68 rooms): 10'-4" x 19'-6"
  • Closets (double): 60"w x 24"d x 96"h
  • Closets (triple):  40"w x 24"d x 96"h
Single Room (134 Rooms): 10'-6" x 9'-10"
  • Closet: 77"w x 24"d x 96"h
A note from Your Area Coordinator

Michaela Larsson

Welcome to Jonsson Tower! We are the highest point in Saratoga Springs. Our multi-use building has a lot of great resources within our walls. Not only do we serve 10 floors of residential living spaces, but we are also home to Health Services, Campus Safety, and the Counseling Center. If you are looking for ways to elevate your time at Skidmore College, relax in one of our window seats for beautiful views of downtown Saratoga, Daniels Road State Forest, and even Saratoga Lake! Our Penthouse lounge is a great space for relaxing, studying, or hanging out with friends. Did we mention the view from up there? 

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