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Skidmore College
Residential Life


The Office of Residential Life provides a residential experience that supports the academic and personal development and cocurricular experiences of students. We regard students as maturing individuals and expect them to accept responsibility for their academic, personal and social lives.


The Office of Residential Life supports students as they navigate the challenges and opportunities presented by community living experiences. We provide multiple housing options and serve as a resource for students. We foster personal development and accountability by implementing the residential education model, maintaining community standards and intentionally training and mentoring resident assistants and unit assistants.

Diversity commitment

The Office of Residential Life supports the campus community and respects individual identities based on, but not limited to, the following sociocultural characteristics:

Ability Gender identity and expression Religious and spiritual expression
Age Learning style Sexual orientation
Ethnicity National origin Socioeconomic status
First language Race  

Department Values

  • accountability
  • communication
  • consistency
  • development
  • equity
  • respect
  • support

Residential Learning Outcomes

Students will be able to:

  • develop their personal identity,
  • establish their independence through the development of life skills,
  • experience the role residential living plays in a liberal arts education,
  • maintain personal accountability for their actions,
  • navigate interpersonal relationships in a mature, responsible, and creative fashion,
  • participate in the Skidmore community,
  • pursue academic excellence and
  • recognize their role in a diverse society.