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Schedule of Events

For general schedule listings and resources please visit our information page. For Frequently Asked Questions, please click here.

A final schedule of events will be distributed upon your arrive at the Reunion Registration desk. This schedule is subject to change; please check back for updates. Current as of 4/19/24.

Skidmore is assembling a Reunion 2024 Spotify Playlist! Our goal is a family-friendly, multi-generational mix of great tunes. What song takes you back to your days at Skidmore? Submit your request.

Thursday, May 30

TimeActivity
12:00pm - 9:00pm

Reunion Check-In

Location: Case Center, second floor
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Please make this your first stop when you arrive in Saratoga. Pick up your meal tickets, campus housing info, and a final weekend schedule.
2:00pm - 4:30pm

1974 Hospitality Suite

Location: Class Hospitality Suite
2:00pm - 3:00pm

Sustainability Tour

Location: Thomas Amphitheater, Arts Quad
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Join Tarah Rowse, Director of Sustainability Programs and Assessment, for a tour and overview of campus sustainability initiatives, including Skidmore's geothermal heating and cooling, renewable energy projects, green infrastructure, community garden, bike share, electric vehicle stations, and more. The Office will share information about student leadership opportunities, events, and plans for the future.
2:30pm - 3:30pm

Class of 1959 Afternoon Tea and Reminiscing Featuring Digital Archive Display

Location: Surrey Williamson Inn, Living Room
5:00pm - 7:00pm

All-Class Welcome Party

Location: Case Center, Burgess Walkway
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Join Skidmore Alumni from all classes as we kick off Reunion 2024!
6:00pm - 8:00pm

Scribner Society Dinner with President Marc C. Conner and Barbara Reyes-Conner

Location: Murray-Aikins Dining Hall, second floor
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For graduates in post-50th reunion classes.
6:30pm - 9:00pm

Class of 1974 Picnic Dinner

Location: Surrey-Williamson Inn, Stone Courtyard
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Class of 1989 Meet Up

Location: Desperate Annie's, 12 Caroline Street, Saratoga Springs
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Class of 2014 Meet Up

Location: Druther's Brewing Company, 381 Broadway, Saratoga Springs
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Class of 2019 Hospitality Suite Gathering

Location: Campus Hospitality Suite, TBD
8:00pm - 10:00pm

Class of 1979 Meet Up

Location: Bailey's, 37 Phila Street, Saratoga Springs
8:00pm - 10:00pm

Class of 1984 Meet Up

Location: Tin & Lint, 2 Caroline St, Saratoga Springs

Friday, May 31

TimeActivity
7:30am - 9:00am

Breakfast

Location: Murray-Aikins Dining Hall, first floor
9:00am - 10:00pm

Reunion Check-In

Location: Case Center, second floor
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See Thursday description.
9:15am - 11:30am

Class of 1974 guided bus tour of Saratoga Springs & Old Campus

Location: Case Center Bus Stop
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Bus departs at 9:20am.
10:00am - 11:00am

MiniCollege: Crosswords and Inclusivity with Erica Hsiung Wojcik, Associate Professor of Psychology

Location: Bolton Hall, Room 280
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Are you a daily crossword solver? Did you try to figure out a clue once and give up? In this class, psychology professor and crossword constructor Erica Hsiung Wojcik will show you how a crossword is made, from start to finish. You'll learn about the current crossword landscape, including why some puzzles don't feel like they're ''made for you''. No crossword experience required. Come prepared to participate in some group solving!
11:00am - 1:45pm

Lunch

Location: Murray-Aikins Dining Hall, first floor
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Join us for Chicken Finger Friday!
11:00am - 12:00pm

MiniCollege: Honeypots and Machine Learning with David Read, Lecturer in Computer Science

Location: Billie Tisch Center for Integrated Science, Room 233
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Honeypots are computer systems that detect hacker activity while collecting detailed information about the attacker's methods. Honeypots produce significant volumes of data that cannot be reasonably organized and searched manually. We need an approach to automate the processing of honeypot data; here, machine learning offers a solution. Machine learning leverages predictive analytics to identify models within large data sets. In this class, we will learn about honeypot capabilities and then describe the process of using machine learning to automate the search for cyber attacks.
11:00am - 12:00pm

MiniCollege: How Roman Architecture Works with Evan Halstead, Senior Teaching Professor, Physics

Location: Bolton Hall, Room 282
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Roman architecture borrows from that of the Egyptians, Persians, Greeks, and Etruscans, the key elements of which include the use of concrete and pillars. The Romans further experimented with concrete to make it stronger, but perhaps the biggest advancement that the Romans made was in the extensive use of arches, which allowed for the creation of large, open interior spaces. In this talk, we will discuss the physics of these architectural innovations.
12:00pm - 2:00pm

Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon

Location: Murray-Aikins Dining Hall, second floor
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A special luncheon for all reunion and class volunteers. By invitation only; each invitee is welcome to bring a guest.
1:00pm - 2:00pm

Tour of the Frances Young Tang '61 Teaching Museum and Art Gallery

Location: Frances Young Tang '61 Teaching Museum and Art Gallery
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Enjoy a behind-the-scenes tour of the Frances Young Tang '61 Teaching Museum with a Tang guide.
1:20pm - 2:30pm

Guided Bus Tour of Saratoga Springs and the Old Campus

Location: Case Center Bus Stop
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Enjoy a tour of historic Saratoga Springs and Skidmore's first campus. No pre-registration, but space is limited; first-come, first-served.

Bus departs Case Center parking lot at 1:30 pm
2:00pm - 3:30pm

Campus Tour with Admissions Ambassador

Location: Eissner Admissions Center, North Broadway
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This walking tour will start from the Eissner Admissions Center.
2:00pm - 3:30pm

Career Development Center Open House

Location: Starbuck Center, room 204
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The staff of the Career Development Center will be on hand to demonstrate the Career Development website and to discuss networking, career advising, job listings, and other services available to alumni.
2:00pm - 4:30pm

Class of 1969 Programming

Location: Class Hospitality Suite
2:00pm - 3:30pm

Open Ballet Class with Laura Kingsbury Rime '89

Location: Dance Studio 1, Dance Center
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Join Laura for an open ballet class for all levels. Her specialty is beginners, so if you'd like to dance even if it's been a very long time, or you've never tried it, you are welcome. Class will include a barre and center combinations that will move and can be adjusted for ability. Classic ballet attire is not required, please wear clothes you can move in. Ballet shoes are recommended. Socks are an option, but can be slippery. Space is limited, please click here to register.
2:00pm - 3:30pm

Tour of the Billie Tisch Center for Integrated Sciences

Location: Billie Tisch Center for Integrated Sciences, Glotzbach Atrium
2:30pm - 3:30pm

Global Skidmore Open House

Location: Student Academic Services, Starbuck Center, 1st Floor
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Warm welcome to our international student alumnae, dual citizens, Skidmore graduates living abroad, and other friends of our outstanding and ever-growing global community! This relaxed networking event invites you to connect with our international student advisors and current international students here for the summer. We hope to see you there!
3:00pm - 4:00pm

MiniCollege: Film Screening and Q&A with Lucille Rhodes '64

Location: Davis Auditorium
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Lucille Rhodes '64 has enjoyed a distinguished career in documentary film. After viewing a cross-section of her documentary work, from a film about painter Alice Neil (from a series on American women artists, now in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art) to shorts she produced in Appalachia for Sesame Street, we will open up a wider conversation about Lucille's path through the documentary film world and its many changes over the past 60 years. In coordination with the 10th anniversary of Skidmore's own John B. Moore Documentary Studies Collaborative (MDOCS).
3:00pm - 4:00pm

MiniCollege: Hitler and Twittler: (Un)Truth and Fascism with Sheldon Solomon, Professor of Psychology

Location: Gannett Auditorium
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"If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed." -- Adolph Hitler
"I love the poorly educated." "Just remember, what you are seeing and what you are reading is not what's happening." -- Donald Trump
In this presentation I will explore: the central role of untruth in fascism; psychological factors contributing to devotion to charismatic/populist leaders and their "big lies"; how social media in the 21st century magnifies untruths and amplifies psychological affinity for big liars; the grave danger this poses to democracy; and, the role of education to offset these pernicious tendencies.
4:00pm - 5:00pm

Gathering for Friends of Bill W.

Location: Ladd Hall, Room 207
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Open to all-- Friends of Bill is a code for those involved in 12-step recovery-- this meeting is not limited to those in AA, but is open to all struggling or recovering from addiction.
4:00pm - 5:00pm

Tour of the Frances Young Tang '61 Teaching Museum and Art Gallery

Location: Frances Young Tang '61 Teaching Museum and Art Gallery
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Join Ian Berry, the Tang Museum's Dayton Director, for a tour of Studio/Archive.
5:00pm - 6:15pm

President's Society & Legacy Society Reception

Location: Scribner House Lawn, 791 N. Broadway, Saratoga Springs
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Members of the President's Society and Legacy Society are among Skidmore's most committed supporters. Through their dedicated leadership and generosity, they set a standard for giving that inspires the entire College community, uplifts programs for students and faculty, and are central to Skidmore's continued growth and success. The President's Society honors Skidmore's supporters who make annual gifts of $2,500 and above, as well as the Young Alumni President's Society. The Legacy Society recognizes alumni, parents, families, and friends of the College who establish a planned gift or provide for Skidmore in their will. By invitation only.
5:30pm - 6:30pm

Alumni Reunion Art Exhibition Opening Reception

Location: Frances Young Tang '61 Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, Payne Presentation Room
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Come enjoy the talents of Skidmore's alumni artists at this annual event.
6:00pm - 8:00pm

Class of 1959 Reception and Dinner

Location: Frances Young Tang '61 Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, Atrium
6:00pm - 8:30pm

Reunion Rendezvous

Location: Upper South Park, under the tent
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All reunion attendees are welcome to sample several local food trucks and a pop up grill, from Skidmore's gold medal winning Dining Services team. Beverages, desserts, and music will round out this festive evening. Roll on in after you've checked in at Case Desk! Pre-registration is required.
6:30pm - 8:30pm

Class of 1969 Reception & Dinner

Location: Surrey-Williamson Inn, Stone Courtyard Tent
6:30pm - 9:00pm

Class of 1974 Reception & Dinner with President Marc C. Conner and Barbara Reyes-Conner

Location: National Museum of Racing, 191 Union Ave, Saratoga Springs
8:00pm - 10:00pm

Class of 1989 Meet Up

Location: Harvey's Pub & Restaurant, 14 Phila Street, Saratoga Springs
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Meet up at "The Old Trattoria"
8:30pm - 11:30pm

Diversity & Inclusion Welcome Reception

Location: Falstaff's
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The Diversity and Inclusion Steering Committee welcomes back members of Skidmore's LGBTQIA+ alumni, alumni of color, and International alumni affinity groups. Join us for an evening of fellowship, dancing and light refreshments. All are welcome. Please RSVP to Jennifer Hardy, Director of Inclusive Engagement jhardy1@skidmore.edu
9:00pm - 11:59pm

Class of 1979 Meet Up

Location: Tin & Lint, 2 Caroline St, Saratoga Springs
9:00pm - 11:59pm

Class of 1984 Meet Up

Location: Tin & Lint, 2 Caroline St, Saratoga Springs
9:00pm - 11:59pm

Class of 1994 Meet Up

Location: The Coat Room, 385 Broadway, Saratoga Springs
9:00pm - 11:59pm

Class of 1999 Meet Up

Location: Bailey's, 37 Phila Street, Saratoga Springs
9:00pm - 11:59pm

Class of 2004 Meet Up

Location: Gaffney's, 16 Caroline St, Saratoga Springs
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$30 CASH cover charge at the door for 2 drinks
9:00pm - 11:59pm

Class of 2009 Meet Up

Location: Saratoga City Tavern, 19-21 Caroling Street, Saratoga Springs
9:00pm - 11:59pm

Class of 2014 Meet Up

Location: Gaffney's, 16 Caroline St, Saratoga Springs
9:00pm - 11:59pm

Class of 2019 Meet Up

Location: Desperate Annie's, 12 Caroline Street, Saratoga Springs

Saturday, June 1

TimeActivity
7:30am - 9:30am

Breakfast

Location: Murray-Aikins Dining Hall, first floor
8:30am - 9:30am

President's Breakfast for the 2024 Alumni Association Awards Recipients

Location: Murray-Aikins Dining Hall, second floor
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By invitation only.
9:00am - 8:00pm

Reunion Check-In

Location: Case Center, second floor
9:00am - 11:00am

Scope magazine: Tell us your Skidmore story

Location: Case Center, first floor (near Skidmore Shop)
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Do you have a story youd like to share with the Scope magazine team? Stop by the Scope desk (near the Skidmore Shop) and share it with the Scope magazine and Class Notes editors. Also offered 12:30-3pm.
9:30am - 10:30am

Pre-Parade Gathering

Location: Case Center, North Patio (overlooking the green)
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Grab a complimentary mimosa or other beverage with your classmates as you prepare for the Parade of Classes.

Class photos will be taken for classes of 1954, 1959, 1964, and 1969 during this time.
10:30am - 11:00am

Parade of Classes

Location: Case Green, Walkway along Palamountain Hall
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Led by the Schenectady Pipe Band, Ltd., distinguished guests, and the Alumni Awards recipients. The parade proceeds from Case Green to Arthur Zankel Music Center.
11:00am - 12:00pm

Alumni Awards and Recognition Ceremony

Location: Arthur Zankel Music Center, Helen Filene Ladd '22 Concert Hall
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Join us as we honor our 2024 Alumni Award honorees and celebrate the collective philanthropy of our reunion classes. All reunion attendees and their guests are welcome and encouraged to attend.
12:00pm - 2:00pm

Reunion Picnic

Location: Upper South Park, under the tent
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Join alumni, family, and friends for a tasty BBQ. Pony rides, face-painting and Mr. Bouncy Bounce for the kids. A photo booth will be on site for everyone to receive a personalized Reunion memento.
1:00pm - 2:00pm

Class Photos

Location: Case Center, Porter Plaza
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Schedule to be announced.
1:00pm - 4:00pm

Open hours at the IdeaLab

Location: Billie Tisch Center for Integrated Sciences, IdeaLab
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Creative Thought Matters! Tour Skidmore's very own MakerSpace. Founded by students and faculty in 2017, The IdeaLab, formerly known as The HUB, is where students learn to design and create projects using desktop cutting, digital fabrication, textiles, electronics, and more. Try out one of several Maker activities to take home. Appropriate for all ages.
2:00pm - 5:00pm

Class of 1984 Hospitality Suite Gathering

Location: Class Hospitality Suite
2:00pm - 5:00pm

Class of 2014 Fun Day

Location: Haupt Pond lawn
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Share some laughs with your classmates on the lawn near Haupt Pond. Bring a blanket and BYOB.
2:00pm - 5:00pm

Class of 2019 Hangout & Classmate Remembrance

Location: Grove of Trees next to Wilmarth
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Gather with classmates to reconnect. Bring a blanket and BYOB. We will honor classmates Will Golden '19 and Michael Hedges '19 with a brief remembrance at 2pm.
2:30pm - 3:30pm

President's Hour

Location: Palamountain Hall, Gannett Auditorium
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Join President Marc C. Conner as he reflects on the many successes of Skidmore College and offers insights into the College's exciting future.
3:30pm - 5:30pm

Class of 1989 Hospitality Suite Gathering

Location: Class Hospitality Suite
3:30pm - 6:30pm

Class of 2004 Hospitality Suite Gathering

Location: Class Hospitality Suite
4:00pm - 5:00pm

Gathering for Friends of Bill W.

Location: Ladd Hall, Room 207
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See Friday description.
4:00pm - 5:30pm

Tour of the Billie Tisch Center for Integrated Sciences

Location: Billie Tisch Center for Integrated Sciences, Glotzbach Atrium
5:00pm - 6:30pm

Class of 1994 Hospitality Suite Gathering

Location: Class Hospitality Suite
5:00pm - 6:00pm

Skidmore Department of Nursing Reception: Celebrating the Past and the Future

Location: Billie Tisch Center for Integrated Sciences, Wolfson Gallery
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Join fellow graduates to celebrate the rich history of Skidmore's nursing program. Open to all in the nursing profession.
6:00pm - 8:30pm

Class of 1979 45th Reunion Celebration Dinner

Location: Falstaff's
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Pub Night '79 featuring Glenn Berger '79 & Jim Hoitsma '79. Parking available in the Palamountain Lot or the Annex/Falstaff's Lot.
6:00pm - 8:30pm

Scribner Society Celebration Dinner

Location: Case Center, The Spa
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For graduates in post-50th Reunion Classes.
6:15pm - 6:45pm

Class of 1974 Class Photo

Location: Arthur Zankel Music Center, Thomas Amphitheater
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Please be prompt and arrive no later than 6:15pm so the photographer can coordinate the entire group.
6:30pm - 8:30pm

Multi-Class Celebration Dinner

Location: Upper South Park, under the tent
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Join the party! The following classes will dine together under the big tent: 1984, 1989, 1994, 2004, 2009, 2014, and 2019.
6:45pm - 9:00pm

Class of 1974 50th Reunion Celebration Dinner

Location: Scribner Carriage House, 791 North Broadway, Saratoga Springs
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Class of 1999 25th Reunion Celebration Dinner

Location: Surrey Williamson Inn, Stone Courtyard Tent
8:30pm - 11:30pm

Live Music and Dancing & Fireworks Display

Location: Upper South Park, Under the Tent
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Dance the night away with live band music and fireworks display at 9:30 p.m.

Sunday, June 2

TimeActivity
7:00am - 10:00am

Check-out

Location: Residence halls
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Thanks for attending Reunion Weekend! We hope you had a great time. Key cards can be returned to the Case Information Desk.
7:30am - 11:30am

Breakfast

Location: Murray-Aikins Dining Hall, first floor
8:00am - 9:30am

Class of 1974 Breakfast

Location: Murray-Aikins Dining Hall, second floor
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A farewell breakfast for the 50th Reunion class will be held upstairs.
10:00am - 12:00pm

Art Exhibition Pick Up

Location: Frances Young Tang '61 Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, Payne Presentation Room
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Exhibiting artists should stop by to retrieve their work.
10:30am - 11:15am

Alumni Memorial Service

Location: Alumni Memorial Garden (behind the Surrey-Williamson Inn)
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Pay tribute to members of the Skidmore community who have recently passed away.