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New Streamlined event setup!

All of your event set up needs (tables, chairs, etc.) will now be available for requesting through EMS at the time you request your other services.   If you would like a personal training session on the new process we’d be glad to schedule a one-on-one session. Email  for more information. Please find instructions for requesting Event Setup here.

Please review these event setup request policies before submitting EMS requests.

event setup request policies



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Megan Bove, Scheduling and Event Coordinator, can help answer your scheduling questions, troubleshoot EMS, or help plan your event. Megan is located in Pine Cottage 103, and can be reached at 518-580-5599 or We recommend using the email with inquires so that in Megan’s absence a colleague can follow up on immediate needs.


Here's a general overview of EMS. A more detailed How To Use EMS Guide is also available to walk you through step-by-step.

Training sessions to learn about EMS will be offered for beginners and frequent users throughout the semester as needed. We recommend attending the most appropriate level session to suit your needs. The pace of the beginner's session will be much slower and more comprehensive. You'll find the schedule of training sessions here.

Hands-on, one-on-one training sessions are also available. To schedule a session, please contact the Scheduling Office at

College-Owned Vehicles

College-Owned Vehicles may be requested through EMS.

For more information, see Motor Vehicles Policy: Fleet Vehicle Reservations

How To Documents

Please refer to the how-to documents below to guide you through event planning in EMS.

How to Log into EMS from home or off-campus

First you must download the Skidmore VPN onto your computer. The directions for VPN can be found here:

You must have a valid Skidmore user ID and password to install VPN. Once it is downloaded, you will be able to log on to EMS through the secure Skidmore website.