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Sylvia Cuenca Quintet

The 2019 Stewart’s Signature Series wraps up with a performance by the Sylvia Cuenca Quintet at 8 p.m. July 9 at Zankel Music Center and literary readings with Margo Jefferson and Peg Boyers at 8 p.m. July 15 in Gannett Auditorium in Palamountain Hall. The Upbeat on the Roof series kicks off July 11 at the Tang and continues on Thursdays through August.

Author Caryl Phillips

Programs and residencies on campus this summer include the NYS Writers Institute, Skidmore’s Summer Theater Workshop with SITI Company and Anne Bogart, NYS Summer Schools of the Arts: Ballet and Modern Dance, Camp Reece, Johns Hopkins’ Center for Talented Youth, Camp Abilities, NYS Summer Young Writers Institute, Camp Northwoods and sports camps. 


Enjoy baseball outings with fellow alumni this summer. Attend a Yankees home game July 17, a Mets home game July 28 or a Red Sox home game Aug. 10. Other events include an alumni art exhibition and reception July 11 in Boston, a faculty lecture and reception Aug. 1 in Cape Cod and a Philadelphia Orchestra concert Aug. 7 at SPAC. 

Skidmore in the news logo

Skidmore faculty, staff and alumni are frequently featured or quoted by major media outlets. See a roundup of recent news stories with Skidmore connections. 

Four generations of Skidmore grads

Recent accomplishments from the classes of 1970, 1979, 2004, 2006 and 2019.  

Cas Szwajkowski

Women’s lacrosse standout Cas Szwajkowski ’19 picked up an All-America honor from the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association as a member of its third team. 

The exhibition “Beauty and Bite" opens July 20 and features art from the Tang collection that explores race, gender and sexuality. Opening Aug. 10 is the exhibition “Ree Morton: The Plant That Heals May Also Poison,” celebrating an artist who attended Skidmore in the 1950s. 

Skidmore Jazz Institute

Mostly Modern Festival continues June 26-28. The Skidmore Jazz Institute will feature performances on select dates July 2-12. Decoda Chamber Music will perform July 16, followed by Decoda Student Ensemble on July 19. The New York State Summer School for the Arts School of Orchestral Studies will usher in August with performances on Aug. 4 and Aug. 10. 

Creating Our Future logo

Alumni, parents and friends have contributed $185.8 million to Creating Our Future: The Campaign for Skidmore, surpassing the May 31 target of $182 million. The campaign closes on May 31, 2020. Visit the Campaign website to learn more. 

Skidmore Recruitment Day

Would you like to see more Skidmore grads at your company? Connect with Skidmore’s Career Development Center to sign up for next spring’s Skidmore Recruitment Day, a job-interviewing day in NYC exclusive to Skidmore seniors. If you or an employer you know is interested, email Pam Fisher. Employers can be from any location or industry. 

Fall leaves

On Saturday, Oct. 5, all alumni and their families are invited to return to campus to enjoy a day of activities for all ages and free time to walk the campus, visit downtown and return to favorite on- and off-campus haunts. A schedule of events is in the works. 

Skidmore Shop discount

Join the Skidmore Shop mailing list and get 10% off your first online order. Just type in your name and email in the bottom right-hand corner of the Shop homepage, click the “Sign up” button and you're in.  

Cruise to Antarctica

Embark on an expedition to Antarctica, a 14-day journey featuring a nine-night, exclusively chartered cruise to Earth’s last frontier aboard the intimate L'Austral. Experience “The White Continent” in its unspoiled state, accompanied by the ship’s expert team of naturalists.  

Alum reads magazine

Find out what your fellow alumni are up to, from recent travels to family additions. New class notes were posted in April. For more information, contact Mary Monigan by email or at 800-564-0115. You can submit your news online. 

As a service to classmates, here is a listing of deceased alumni and online obituaries recently brought to Skidmore’s attention.