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Skidmore Retirees

Retiree Perks

Have you already entered retirement? Make it as satisfying and secure as possible by reviewing all of the benefits available to you. Note that certain benefits are relevant to specific employee categories.

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ID Card

If you had a Skidmore ID card while working at Skidmore, you may continue to use that card, including adding money to it so that you may use it on campus at specified off campus sites like a debit card. You will also need a card if you plan to use the Scribner Library or the Sports Center. If you never had a card and need to get one, or if you have any questions, you can contact the Card Office located in Starbuck Center.


IT Help


Retirees are eligible for a Skidmore email account free of charge.  Retirees, like all Skidmore employees, must respect the guidelines and regulations established for email use. This page includes a list of applicable policies.

Contact the IT Helpdesk if you do not already have an account established. The Helpdesk is located in the Scribner Library in the IT area on the first floor.


Helpdesk Support

The Helpdesk staff are dedicated to assisting Skidmore community members with issues related to technology. Members of that staff must allot their time wisely and will try to assist retirees as best they can.  In general, they must obviously prioritize time to current employees and students, but they are always glad to be of assistance where they can be.

Things the Helpdesk can do:

  • Provide basic Help Desk support (login/account/password issues)
  • Provide tip sheets for most common problems (e.g. setting up email on a mobile device or home computer, etc.)
  • Provide general advice on buying a computer/software/hardware

Helpdesk staff will use what they call the “5 Minute” rule – if they can “fix” it in 5 minutes (or so), they will try. If it’s anything that looks to be time-consuming, they probably won’t be able to help and may refer retirees to off-campus computer stores that may be able to help.

Things the Helpdesk can’t do:

  • Hardware support
  • Major software support (e.g. Microsoft Word stopped working; I have a virus, etc.)
  • After-hours support.

Note: The Helpdesk staff cannot be held responsible for something that goes wrong because they tried to help. It’s important for all to realize that staff members are making their best effort to fix the problem and not make anything worse, but not everything is in their control.


Online Tutorials

Retirees may apply at for a user account to get access to online tutorials on some essential software packages (Ex: Adobe Products, Excel, WordPress, etc.). 


Skidmore Classes

You may also want to consider enrolling in a Skidmore class for credit or sitting in as an auditor. You may do so on a space available basis, registering after the matriculated students have had an opportunity to make their course selections. The Registrar's Office provides assistance with this process. Some retiree accounts may be blocked from registering for classes online; if you encounter this problem, contact; 518-580-5900.



Both the Scribner Library and the Williamson Sports Center allow retirees to use the facilities. The library has a specific collection of resources of interest to retirees.



Throughout the year Skidmore offers a rich array of events that are open to the public and especially inviting to retirees. Retirees have access to the same free or lower cost tickets offered to employees.