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Inclement Weather Update

Due to current weather conditions, Skidmore College will suspend operations tomorrow, Sunday, January 20, 2019.

Residence halls and the dining hall will remain open for students on campus and those who are able to return to campus on Sunday. However, all other scheduled activities have been cancelled.

Essential staff should report as scheduled. Facilities Services will continue to work throughout the storm. Read more at

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Skidmore College Emergency Medical Services

Skidmore College Emergency Medical Services (SCEMS) is a New York State basic life support-first response agency that provides high-quality and confidential emergency medical care to the Skidmore community. SCEMS is staffed and operated entirely by Skidmore students, who are trained and state-certified at the EMT level or higher. SCEMS provides emergency coverage between 4:30 p.m. and 8:30 a.m. on weekdays, and 24-hour coverage from 4:30 p.m. on Friday until 8:30 a.m. on Monday. SCEMS is also available for standby coverage for special events.

Our Mission

We strive to provide a high level of confidential and professional emergency medical care to the Skidmore community and to provide students with invaluable hands-on medical experience and leadership training that will follow them into their professional endeavors.

Skidmore College EMS Contact Information

In an emergency

Call Skidmore Campus Safety at 518-580-5566.
Campus Safety will dispatch SCEMS.

Non-medical queries

Phone: 518-580-5298


Office: The SCEMS office is located in Case Center 220.
Open office hours are 4:30 p.m.–5 p.m. on weekdays,




EMT-B classes are held every semester for 2 credits. It is taught by a certified EMT instructor. You can learn basic medical and trauma care. It is posted on the master schedule under the interdisciplinary section. If you would like more information, email us at

CPR classes are also held on campus and provide hand-on training on how to use an AED and perform CPR. These classes are around two hours and are held over the weekends. At the end you will receive a CPR certification from the American Heart Association. If you would like more information, email us at