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Commencement 2020 logo

Class of 2020, we've missed you, we're proud of you, and we can't wait to celebrate you. Join us June 3-5 for a well-deserved and overdue Commencement Celebration. If you haven’t already registered, there is still time! Register by May 15 to join the 240+ members of your class who plan to attend. For more information, visit Commencement Celebration FAQs or contact the Office of Alumni Relations and College Events, 518-580-5670.

Commencement mortarboard

Skidmore will hold in-person Commencement Exercises for the Class of 2022 on Saturday, May 21, at Saratoga Performing Arts Center. The ceremony will also be livestreamed on the Skidmore website.

Jacqueline Conrad

Jacqueline Conrad, who has earned a strong reputation for entrepreneurial leadership, savvy marketing, social impact, and engagement with and support for diverse communities, will be Skidmore’s next VP for communications and marketing.

Fall campus scenic

The College will host Celebration Weekend for families Oct. 14-16, 2022. Please keep an eye on the website for the most up-to-date information as planning progresses.

Student taking online classes

Skidmore’s Summer Sessions are now enrolling students in summer courses that will run May 31 to Aug. 5. All instruction will be in person and on campus for the first time since summer 2019. The Pre-College Program will run virtually from July 5 to Aug. 5 and is currently accepting applications and enrolling high school students from across the country and around the world.

Kenny Barron Trio

This summer’s Stewart’s Signature Series features a Skidmore Jazz Institute Faculty All-Stars tribute to George Wein as part of the Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival at SPAC; Kenny Barron Trio at Arthur Zankel Music Center; Grammy-nominated Tia Fuller, with Intersections, at Caffe Lena; and literary readings. Made possible through a generous grant from Stewart’s Shops and the Dake Family, the lineup celebrates community and collaborations with local partners.

Jazz Institute students perform

The NYS Summer Writers Institute will virtually host over 120 students from across the country in July. Readings by renowned faculty and visiting writers will also be offered virtually. The SITI Summer Theater Workshop will virtually welcome 55 theater professionals from 17 countries this June. SITI Company will be in residence, teaching classes and broadcasting public events live. Though the Skidmore Jazz Institute is on hiatus this summer, the program will produce an in-person Concert Series.

Basketball camp participants pose

Registration for children’s Sports Camps is still open. Skidmore coaches are looking forward to having Skidmore athletes back on campus as assistant coaches this summer. New camps in ice hockey and rowing are already completely enrolled. Camp Northwoods also returns this summer and is completely enrolled. The program includes new sessions for seventh and eighth graders, and three Skidmore students are expected to join the staff.

Still image from Zaria Forman’s Overview: 12 Miles of the Lincoln Sea in the Arctic Ocean, North of Greenland

Two exhibitions open June 4: “Alumni Invitational 5” explores nature and the environment and features works by Zaria Forman ’05, Fitzhugh Karol ’04, Zehra Khan ’04, Susan Meyer ’86, and Eliza Naranjo Morse ’01; and “Robert Tracy on Dance” includes research photographs from Tracy’s book “Balanchine’s Ballerinas: Conversations with the Muses.” Tracy ’77 was a dancer, critic, author, educator, and partner of ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev who donated his dance photos archive to Skidmore.

Campus aerial photo

Join President Conner virtually as he presents his 2022 State of the College address to alumni and current parents at 7 p.m. June 27. Register for the event here. Converse with faculty members during our summer Cocktails and Conversations programs, and check out a variety of professional development and lifelong learning webinars at any time.

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.

Career Advisor Network logo

Joining the Career Advisor Network is a great opportunity to stay connected with the College and help students and fellow alumni as they navigate their job search or career self-discovery. All alumni and parents are invited to become advisors and share your valuable experiences.

Surrey-Williamson Inn

Housed in a beautiful, century-old manor, Surrey-Williamson Inn offers 10 charming guest rooms, award-winning catering services, and a variety of meeting and event spaces perfect for campus visits, weddings and special events. Make your online room reservation here; use promo code “SKIDALUM” to receive the Skidmore alumni rate. For more information, contact

American West

From Sept. 1-9, awaken your pioneering spirit by tracing the legends and natural splendors of the American West — an awe-inspiring expanse filled with beautiful scenery, abundant wildlife, hiking, storytelling, and incredible historic lodges you’ll write home about.

Skidmore Shop and Apple logos

Get your grad the gift of Apple! Through June 24, enjoy an additional $50 off education pricing on MacBook Pros and MacBook Airs at the Skidmore Shop. You can succeed at virtually anything with the right technology. Contact Doug Chang at or 518-580-5491.

Man reading Class Notes

New Class Notes will soon be posted online and will appear in the upcoming edition of Scope magazine, due out later this month. You can also submit your news online. Longtime Class Notes Editor Mary Monigan recently embarked on her retirement, so please direct any Class Notes-related questions to

Alumni Memorial Garden

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