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2018 Summer Information Guide

Please refer to the Skidmore 2018 Summer Information Guide for information about Skidmore's summer amenities, campus hours, phone numbers, and more. You'll find instructions for everything from parking to accessing campus Wi-Fi, and everything in-between. Guests will receive a hard copy of the Summer Information Guide at check-in for their convenience.

You may also download a PDF of our 2018 Summer Information Guide to your mobile device.

Click the links to view the section of the information guide you wish to review.

Campus Hours (Subject to change)

Campus Safety

24/7

CDTA BUS

Pick-up outside Case Center every half hour to downtown Saratoga Springs and Wilton. See schedule or ask the Summer Registration Desk for more details.

Dining Locations

Murray-Aikins Dining Hall
Daily meal hours:
Breakfast: 7 am - 9:30 am
Lunch: 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Dinner:  5 pm - 7:30 pm

Atrium Café (Dining Hall lobby)
7 am - 7:30 pm, daily

Burgess Café (Case Center, 2nd floor)
7 am - 7 pm, daily

The Spa (Case Center, 1st floor)
8 am - 2 pm, daily

Health Services
Monday - Friday:
9 am - 11:30 am, 12 pm - 3 pm

IT Help Desk
Monday - Thursday: 8 am - 9:30 pm
Friday: 8 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: 12-5

Lucy Scribner Library

Monday - Thursday: 8 am - 11 pm
Friday: 8 am - 5 pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: 12 pm - 5 pm

 

Post Office
Monday - Friday: 10:30 am - 3:30 pm

Tang Teaching Museum
Tuesday - Sunday: 12 pm - 5 pm*
Monday: Closed
*Extended hours until 9 pm on Thursdays

Summer Registration Desk
8:30 am - 7 pm, daily

Skidmore Shop
Monday - Friday: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Williamson Sports Center

Building Hours
Monday - Friday: 7 am - 8 pm
Saturday: 8 am - 6 pm
Sunday: 12 pm - 6 pm

Pool Open Swim
Monday - Friday: 7 am - 9 am
                        11:30 am - 1 pm
                        4 pm - 6 pm
Saturday & Sunday: 1 pm  - 5 pm

Weight Room
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 12 pm - 8 pm
Tuesday, Thursday: 4 pm - 8 pm 
Saturday & Sunday: Closed 

Campus Safety

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  • Open 24 hours a day
  • Emergencies: (518) 580-5566
  • Non-emergencies, call (518) 580-5567

Campus Safety is located on the ground level of Jonsson Tower, directly inside of the Jonsson Parking Lot entrance. Our officers provide the College with 24-hour patrol of Skidmore’s campus. For emergencies, call (518) 580-5566; for all non-emergencies, call (518) 580-5567. Numerous emergency boxes are located across campus and may be identified by their blue lights. They contain call buttons that automatically dial Campus Safety.

The Department of Campus Safety routinely dispatches Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and local fire and police departments to campus for emergencies.  Several members of the Campus Safety team are certified Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) who respond and work hand-in-hand with these city, state, and county emergency personnel. Take a moment to program the Campus Safety emergency telephone number (518-580-5566) into your cell phone before an emergency occurs.

Fire alarm systems and fire fighting equipment are in the residence halls and apartments for the occupants' protection. Tampering with or misuse of this equipment is prohibited and is in violation of the law. The Department of Campus Safety provides mandatory fire/safety orientations to groups staying on campus.

Skidmore College strictly prohibits the use of candles, incense, smoking of any kind or any open flames inside the residential halls and apartments. Firecrackers, gasoline, candles, incense, halogen lights/lamps, or other highly combustible items are not permitted in residence halls or apartments. Food preparation is permitted in residence hall kitchenettes. The cooking of food and the use of electrical appliances (i.e. toaster ovens, microwave ovens, heating coils, George Foreman grills, etc.) are prohibited in dorm rooms and apartment bedrooms. Please review more fire safety information online here

For more info visit the Campus Safety Website.


Computers, Printing, and WiFi

  • Internet & Wi-Fi
    WiFi is available in all residence halls and academic buildings. For access to a secure network, see your program coordinator. Sign on to a computer and check the Skidmore IT webpage for instructions on setting up a wireless connection on your phone or tablet online.  For help with the Wi-Fi in the Res Halls please call 855-377-4170.

  • IT Help Desk
    The IT Help desk is located on the 1st floor of the Scribner Library. When troubleshooting your device’s wireless connection, you will need to have your group username and password on hand.  The help desk does not distribute or keep record of group usernames passwords for security purposes. Contact your program coordinator for a username and password.

  • Printing
    Public printing is available in the Scribner Library and at Print Services during their scheduled hours. Please note that as a result, there are no on-campus printing areas available on Saturdays.

  • Print Services
    Print Services is located on the first floor of Case Center and is Skidmore’s centralized document production facility. Print Services offers black & white and color printing/copying, cutting, binding, lamination, folding and more. You can send a print request directly on the print services website.

  • Public Computers
    Public computers are available primarily in the Lucy Scribner Library and Case Center. Please check with your program coordinator regarding specific policies about public and personal computer use.

  • For more assistance, please call the IT Help Desk at (518) 580-5900 or visit them on the first floor of the Scribner Library. 

 Dining Services

  • Murray-Aikins Dining Hall

    Summer Door Prices (for guests with no meal plan)

    Breakfast 7 am - 9:30 am $8.50 + tax
    Lunch  11:30 am - 2:30 pm  $11.25 + tax
     Dinner  5 pm - 7:30 pm  $14.25 + tax                                            



    The Dining Hall is comprised of six stations: Emily’s Garden (vegetarian and vegan, salad bar, fruit bar), Supremo’s (specialty pizzas), The Deli (sandwiches made-to-order), The Diner (typical American fare), Global Café (global cuisine and noodle bar), and Semolina’s (pasta and Italian dishes). The Dining Hall is stocked with a variety of beverages, cereals, breads, fruits, desserts, etc.

  • The following locations are NOT Included in any meal plans, but do accept Skidmore ID declining balance, credit cards, and cash.
  • Atrium Café (Dining Hall lobby)
    7 am - 7:30 pm, daily
    Located at the entrance to the Murray-Aikins Dining Hall, the Atrium Café offers delicious coffees, teas, and fresh baked goods. The Convenience Store also provides the campus community with a small selection of snacks, candy, and convenient  packaged meals. Quick lunches are also available, like salads and sandwiches.

  • Burgess Café (Case Center, 2nd floor)
    7 am - 7 pm, daily
    Located on the second floor of Case Center across from the Summer Registration Desk, Burgess Café proudly serves Starbucks coffee, teas, & drinks, and also offers upscale pastries, snacks, gourmet sandwiches, sushi, and other grab-and-go items.

  • The Spa
    8 am - 2pm, daily

    The SPA, located on the first floor of the CASE Center, offers fresh made to order signature deli sandwiches and signature salads. The SPA also features a variety of hot soups and freshly made grab and go items as well as a full salad and Chobani yogurt bar.  Every day there is a Chef Specialty offered through lunch service.  Combo meals available such as soup and half sandwich or salad bar.

  • Special Diets
    Please talk with your program coordinator about any food allergies or special dietary needs upon your arrival. Arrangements can be made with our Dining  Hall chefs for program participants on a summer meal plan. 

Housekeeping and Maintenance

  • Housekeeping and Maintenance Issues
    If there is a housekeeping/maintenance problem, please call the Summer Registration Desk for help at (518) 580-5686. Our assistants will contact the proper department and follow up to ensure your request is completed. In the event of an emergency after-hours maintenance request - such as a toilet overflowing -please call Campus Safety at (518) 580-5567.

  • Housekeepers
    Housekeepers are responsible for cleaning and servicing all public areas, including lounges and bathrooms; they do not perform personal cleaning for guests’ individual rooms or apartments once occupied.

  • Garbage
    There is no individual pick-up for apartment trash and recycling. In dorms, each floor has a garbage room for the disposal of trash. Please deposit all trash in the designated closet. In apartments, all garbage must be carried out to the dumpsters located on the roadways throughout Sussman and Northwoods Villages.

  • Laundry
    There are cold-water washers and dryers in each residence hall, and in the middle breezeway of each Northwoods Village and Sussman Apartments. The machines can only be paid for with your ID card. Each cycle is $1.75 to wash and $1.75 to dry. Detergent is not provided. Add money to your ID card online.

  • Linens
    Not all programs offer linens. Those that do offer linens will receive one pillow/pillowcase, two sheets, a blanket, and a bath towel. We recommend you bring a warm blanket or comforter for cool nights.
  • Linen Exchange
    Groups that are here for longer than one week will receive a change of linens.

Apartments
Place used linens outside of the main house entrance by 9 am on Fridays. Housekeeping does not enter apartments, so linens must be outside.
Dorms
Place used linens outside of your bedroom door by 9 am on Fridays.

  • Recycling
    Skidmore’s Zero-Sort recycling program allows users to throw all recyclable material in one bin. There are recycling areas in each residence hall’s kitchenette, and trash rooms on each floor. Zero-sort recycling and landfill dumpsters are located on roadways throughout Sussman and Northwoods Villages. Each apartment has a small Zero-sort bin that can be used to collect and move materials to the outdoor bins.  


 Lucy Scribner Library

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Located at the heart of campus, the Scribner Library nourishes and enriches the academic life of the Skidmore community. Public computers and printers are available here for your use. Please check with your program director regarding your group's library privileges. You can contact the library by calling the staff at (518) 580-5502 or via their website.

Monday - Thursday:                           8 am - 11 pm
Friday:                                             8 am - 5 pm
Saturday:                                                  Closed
Sunday:                                         12 pm - 5 pm


 

 Skidmore ID Card

Your ID card will serve as your identification everywhere on campus that an ID is required, including the library and the sports center. Your ID card will also serve as your meal card, room key, and declining balance card for campus purchases, like laundry or snacks. You may deposit funds into your declining balance account with cash at the machines on the ground floor of Case Center and inside the Dining Hall Atrium, or by credit card online.

At the end of your stay, if your card has a balance of $10 or more, you may get a refund from the Card Office, located on the 1st Floor of Starbuck Center. If your balance is below $10, it cannot be refunded, so we recommend that you spend the money before you leave.

If your card is lost, a new card can be issued at the Summer Registration Desk for a $10 replacement fee. After replacing your ID, the old card will become inactive, ensuring that it cannot be exploited. We cannot reactivate found ID cards once they have been replaced. 

Skidmore ID cards are also accepted at many downtown Saratoga Springs locations! See the list here.


Summer Registration Desk

The Summer Registration Desk - often called Case Desk - is located on the second level of Case College Center, usually referred to simply as Case Center. Our Summer Operations Assistants are on hand seven days a week from 8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. to assist you. The staff manages check-in and check-out, prints ID cards, and serves as a liaison between summer guests and other campus departments. We also provide information about the campus, activities, and the local area.


 

Check-Out

When leaving, you must check out by 11:00 a.m. to avoid additional charges. Please lock your door and call or stop by the Summer Registration Desk to let us know you are leaving. It is important to check-out in person or by phone to avoid additional charges to your stay. 

    

Vehicles and Parking

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All vehicles parked on campus must be registered at the Summer Registration Desk upon check-in. Overnight guests will receive a free parking pass at check-in that must be displayed at all times. Parking is prohibited in roadways, no-parking zones, handicap zones, fire lanes, loading docks, lawns, and sidewalks. Parking must not impede access to the campus and its buildings by emergency vehicles. Vehicles may not be driven on unpaved areas. Vehicles in violation of this policy will be ticketed and are subject to towing. See the Campus Map for specific parking lot locations.

  • Daytime Parking
    The following lots are considered commuter lots and may only be used for daytime parking; no cars may be parked in these lots from 2 a.m. to 7 a.m. any day of the week: Case Lot, Tower Lot, North Hall Lot, Harder Hall Lot, Palamountain Lots, Sports Center Parking Lot, and Dance Theater/Lodge Parking Lot, and the Perimeter Road parallel parking spaces.
  • Overnight Parking
    Cars may be parked overnight in the following lots (with valid free guest parking pass): Wait Lot, West Lot, Tang Lot, Arts Quad A, Arts Quad B, Northwoods and Sussman Village Parking Lots and Falstaff's Parking Lot.
  • 30-Minute Spaces
    Vehicles utilizing 30-minute parking spaces must abide by the 30-minute time limit and must have flashers on. Violators will be ticketed and/or towed. 
  • Parking Fines
    Fines may be paid to the Accounts Payable Office in Barrett Center. Vehicles with more than three unpaid tickets are subject to booting.

Williamson Sports Center

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The Skidmore's Sports and Recreation Center are available to guests for the summer. Enjoy a swim in the indoor pool, a racquetball match with a friend, or a workout in our cardio and weight rooms. Tennis courts are available on a set schedule. Call the front desk at (518) 580-5350.

Williamson Sports Center

Building Hours
 Monday - Friday: 7 am - 8 pm 
 Saturday:  8 am - 6 pm
Sunday:  12 pm - 6 pm
Pool Open Swim
 Monday - Friday:  7 am - 9 am
11:30 am - 1 pm
4 pm - 6 pm
Saturday & Sunday:  1 pm  - 5 pm
Weight Room  
Mon, Wed, Fri:  12 pm - 8 pm
 Tuesday, Thursday:  4 pm - 8 pm 
 Saturday & Sunday:  Closed


*All hours are subject to change*


 Additional Campus Resources

  • ATM
    There is one ATM on campus, located on the second floor of Case Center near the elevator opposite to Burgess Café. It serves the NYCE, Honor, and PLUS networks; for all other networks, there is a $3 bank fee to use the ATM. There are numerous ATMs and banks in downtown Saratoga Springs, including a Bank of America ATM on Division Street, a short walk from the Division Street stop on Broadway using the CDTA 473 bus.
  • Campus Construction & Renovation
    Please note summer is a very busy time on campus. Our facilities staff is working arduously to improve our campus and prepare our buildings for the upcoming academic year. We will attempt to minimize the impact any construction or renovations might have for our summer residents, however, ongoing projects will be happening and we will notify you of any changes that might affect your stay on campus. While we are currently in the process of building new apartments, there may be sporadic hot water and electricity outages. We will do our best to notify you in advance. We apologize for any inconvenience.
  • Health Services
    The Office of Health Services is temporarily located in a trailer in West Lot. All Skidmore students who are returning for the fall semester and who are currently either working or taking summer classes on campus are eligible to receive services. However, summer services are limited in comparison to the school year. All participants in a Skidmore sanctioned summer program are eligible for the limited services offered. There are no charges for visits to Health Services or for most over-the-counter medications. Health Services does charge for prescription medications and some laboratory services. Spouses and dependents of students are not eligible for health care at Health Services. For any serious injury or emergency, or for health care needs that cannot wait until Health Services reopens, please contact Campus Safety. Health-related expenses incurred at facilities outside of Health Services will be the responsibility of the patient/parent. Summer Health Services hours are limited to Monday through Friday, 9:00 - 11:30 am and 12:00 - 3:00 pm. After hours, please contact Campus Safety.
  • Mail
    Mail for all programs is distributed at the Skidmore Post Office, located on the ground floor of Case Center. Window hours are 10:30 am-3:30 pm, Monday through Friday. No mail deliveries are made on weekends; however, you can pick up overnight and express items at Campus Safety. A variety of postal services are available on campus or at the two U.S. Post Offices in Saratoga Springs (475 Broadway and 245 Washington Street). The College's post office accepts cash, traveler's checks, and the Skidmore ID card. The College does not forward magazines and newspapers during the summer. The correct address for incoming mail is as follows:

    Your Name
    c/o Your Summer Program/Conference Name
    Skidmore College
    815 N Broadway
    Saratoga Springs, NY 12866-1632

  • Pets
    For health and safety reasons, pets are not permitted to stay on campus. If an animal is found in any campus housing facility (including apartments), the owner will be asked to remove it from the premises and a required cleaning fee will be assessed. Guests who do not comply will be asked to leave. Please contact your program coordinator if you have a Licensed service animal.  Licensed animals may stay on campus with approval of Access Services: (518) 580-8150.
  • Skidmore Shop
    The Shop is open from 8:30 a.m. - 4:00p.m. Monday-Friday (except holidays)
    The Skidmore Shop is located on the ground floor of Case Center. The shop accepts cash, traveler's checks, MasterCard, Visa, Discover, and Skidmore ID cards. The Shop sells summer course textbooks, general and reference books, school and residence hall/apartment supplies and decorations, art supplies, gifts, candy, snacks, toiletries, magazines, newspapers, greeting cards, balloons, and computer supplies. The Shop is also an authorized Apple Computer retailer, and sells Macbook Pros, Macbook Airs, iMacs, iPads, iPods, and Apple accessories.
  • Smoking:
    Smoking is now prohibited in all Skidmore College facilities and College-owned vehicles and within 25 feet of all facilities on campus*. Designated smoke-free areas are well marked and make up the interior of the College's campus. Smoking is permitted, in most cases, in areas facing the loop road. In addition, individuals may smoke in their personal vehicles while parked on campus. We ask that those choosing to use electronic cigarettes be considerate of their surroundings. See smoking areas on a map here.
    * Skidmore college will be a smoke free campus as of January 2019.
  • Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum
    Open Tuesday - Sunday, Noon - 5:00 p.m.; open till 7:00 p.m. on Fridays.  Closed Mondays.
    The purpose of the Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery is to awaken the community to the richness and diversity of the human experience through the medium of art. See current exhibitions and programming online. 

Travel 

  • Into Town
    From Skidmore, downtown Saratoga Springs is a 15-minute walk along scenic North Broadway, which is known for its beautiful Victorian homes. The Capital District Transit Authority (CDTA) offers Skidmore students, employees, and guests with a current ID card free bus service from Skidmore to downtown Saratoga Springs and other locations. CDTA bus 452 leaves from the front of Case Center every half hour, 4 minutes after the hour (e.g., at 1:04 p.m., 1:34 p.m., etc.) The bus drives downtown to Broadway and then travels to the Wilton area, including the Wilton Mall and Wal-Mart.
    For exact departure/arrival times and maps, CDTA brochures are available at the Summer Registration Desk., or download the CDTA schedule online. The summer trolley bus runs via Broadway to Saratoga Spa State Park and to the Race Track, stopping along the way. For those wishing to catch the trolley, take the 452 from Case Center and transfer downtown. The trolley fare is $1.00 one way. Please note that the trolley no longer travels to Skidmore College.

  • Taxi Services
    Recommended Taxi Services include Saratoga Taxi: (518) 584-2700 and Saratoga Hybrid Cab (518) 698-4122. Please call these local taxi services to determine the rates you will be charged. If you would rather use Uber or Lyft, both services have launched in the Saratoga Springs area.  Please use their respective apps or websites to request service.

  • Long Distance Train and Bus Service
    The Saratoga Amtrak station is a part of two routes, The Ethan Allen Express offers daily service between New York City and Rutland, Vermont, by way of Albany. The Adirondack travels daily from New York City, through the lush wine country of the Hudson Valley, into Montreal. Find train schedules and tickets online here. The Amtrak station is also home to the bus terminal that serves Greyhound, Trailways, and other bus lines. 


  Phone Numbers

Summer Registration Desk: (518) 580-5686

Office of the Dean of Special Programs: (518) 580-5590

Campus Safety EMERGENCY NUMBER: (518) 580-5566

Campus Safety non-emergency number: (518) 580-5567

Health Services: (518) 580-5550

Lucy Scribner Library: (518) 580-5502

Williamson Sports Center: (518) 580-5350

Post Office: (518) 580-5886

Skidmore Shop: (518) 580-5490

Media Services: (518) 580-5940

Office Services: (518) 580-5939

Time Warner Cable troubleshooting: (518) 640-8621

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