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Alumni achievement

Submit your recent, high-resolution photos for possible inclusion in Scope magazine's Class Notes section. Please briefly describe the moment in the image and all individuals who appear. Images that show unique or special moments, multiple alumni or Skidmore swag are especially welcome.

Fall leaves

This year, Celebration Weekend will kick off Oct. 16 as a virtual experience for the families of Skidmore students. Highlights include a President's Hour with Marc C. Conner, faculty webinars, opportunities to connect and network, a social media contest and more. Registration is now open.

Now until Saturday, Sept. 19, enjoy an exclusive interview and concert at the Zankel Music Center featuring celebrated violinist Joshua Bell alongside versatile classical pianist Peter Dugan in partnership with Saratoga Performing Arts Center and the Tang Teaching Museum.

Career Jam logo

Career Jam, the largest networking event of the year, will be held virtually Oct. 12-16. Now more than ever, students seek advice and want to learn from your experiences. To participate in a networking session to connect with students, please contact Lauren Sisson of the Career Development Center.

Sheldon Solomon delivers lecture

The popular lecture series Skidmore Encore will be presented live online in two 45-minute webinars each Tuesday from Oct. 13 through Nov. 10. Encore’s faculty lectures have engaged curious audiences for four decades. The program is open to those age 55 and older anywhere in the world.


Now until Nov. 6, nominate alumni for recognition awards and for positions on the alumni board. Alumni in class years ending with 1 and 6 are especially urged to nominate classmates for distinguished achievement or outstanding service awards.

Creating Our Future logo

As Skidmore works to meet today’s short- and long-term challenges, Creating Our Future: The Campaign for Skidmore continues to provide resources to build a creative, collaborative and community-centered present and future for the College.

Support your favorite teams and athletes in the fourth annual All in to Win campaign from Sept. 30 to Oct. 3. You can also join the annual Friends of Skidmore Athletics Benefit and Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, which will be held virtually at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3.

Summer Webinar Series poster

Gain new perspectives through recent faculty webinars and professional development and lifelong learning webinars for alumni. Register for any upcoming events, or explore the archives for a plethora of past events.

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.

Skidmore license plate

Show your Skidmore pride on your ride. Custom Skidmore plates are now available in New York state.


The Alumni Travel Program will resume in April 2021. Visit the website to view available offerings and make a reservation.

“Never Done: 100 Years of Women in Politics and Beyond”

“Never Done: 100 Years of Women in Politics and Beyond” opens online Sept. 17 and features artwork by 100 contemporary women and non-binary artists. Online events will explore issues that women in the U.S. continue to face. “I was a double,” the Tang’s latest catalog, explores collaboration between a composer and a curator.

“On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous” by Ocean Vuong

Join this virtual community to connect with fellow Skidmore alumni and friends. The next book is “On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous” by Ocean Vuong, and discussion begins Oct. 15. Participation is free. Sign up today.


Receive a free pair of AirPods with the purchase of a 2020 Mac or an iPad from the Skidmore Shop through Sept. 29. The Shop has a limited inventory of 2019 Apple devices up to an additional $350 off the education price and carries the latest models as well. Email Doug Chang or call 518-580-5491 for more information.

Recent accomplishments from the classes of 2002, 2011, 2013 and 2014.

Reading Class Notes

Find out what your fellow alumni are up to, from retirement plans to career milestones and family news. For more information, contact Mary Monigan by email or at 800-564-0115. You can submit your news online.

Alumni Memorial Garden

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