Summer Information Guide
Please refer to the Skidmore 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.
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.
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 - 4 pm, Monday - Friday
The Spa (Case Center, 1st floor)
8 am - 2 pm, Monday - Friday
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
Lucy Scribner Library
Friday: 8 am - 5 pm
Sunday: 12 pm - 5 pm
Monday - Friday: 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Tang Teaching Museum
Tuesday - Saturday: 12 pm - 5 pm*
*Extended hours until 9 pm on Thursdays
Summer Registration Desk
8:30 am - 7 pm, daily
Monday - Friday: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Williamson Sports Center
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
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 12 pm - 8 pm
Tuesday, Thursday: 4 pm - 8 pm
Saturday & Sunday: Closed
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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.
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.
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 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 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.
Murray-Aikins Dining Hall
Summer Door Prices (for guests with no meal plan)
Breakfast 7 am - 9:30 am $8.75 + tax Lunch 11:30 am - 2:30 pm $11.50 + 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 - 4 pm, Monday - Friday
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 (Case Center, 1st floor)
8 am - 2pm, Monday - Friday
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 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.
Monday throught Friday, 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.
Waste & Recycling
Skidmore’s Zero-Sort recycling program allows users to throw all recyclable materials into one bin. The Zero-Sort program accepts cardboard, paper products, plastics #1-#7, metals, and glass. Please review the waste management protocols that correspond to your living areas below:
- Residence Halls: Each hall has waste and recycling area in each kitchenette with bins marked as landfill and recycling. Please deposit all trash and recycling in these designated areas. Please note bathroom landfill bins are only intended for paper towels or trash that is generated in the bathroom (floss, toothpaste tubes, etc.)
- Apartment Villages: Each apartment has a landfill container located in the kitchen and a large recycling container located near the apartment entrance. There is no individual pick-up for apartment trash and recycling. In apartments, all garbage must be carried out to the dumpsters located on the roadways throughout Sussman and Northwoods Villages. Landfill and recycling dumpsters are marked in each location.
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.
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.
Place used linens outside of the main house entrance by 9 am on Fridays. Housekeeping does not enter apartments, so linens must be outdoors.
Place used linens outside of your bedroom door by 9 am on Fridays.
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.
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, check with your program staff or the Summer Registration Desk for a scheduled time to collect your refund. 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 $25 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.
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.
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.
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.
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
*All hours are subject to change
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
Health Services is located on the 1st floor of Jonsson Tower. They are available to discuss urgent health concerns and to evaluate, administer first aid, check vital signs, and treat minor illnesses. If they are unable to meet your needs, they will refer you to excellent, nearby community resources. Health Services will be cosed from May 19th to May 31st due to construction. Should you requre mediacl attention, the following resources are available:
Mail for all programs is received 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 Saturday delivery 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:
c/o Your Summer Program/Conference Name
815 N Broadway
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866-1632
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.
Skidmore College is a smoke-free campus as of January 1, 2019. Tobacco is defined as any type of tobacco product including, but not limited to, cigarettes (commercial, handmade or “e”/electronic), cigars, cigarillos, pipes, hookahs, oral tobacco (spit/spitless, smokeless, chew, snuff) or any other smoking material or device. Smoking and tobacco use within all buildings and throughout all Skidmore College grounds are prohibited. The new policy will apply to all members of the Skidmore community and to all guests and visitors to campus. Smoking and the use of any tobacco product are strictly prohibited in all College campus buildings, on the grounds of the campus including North Woods, as well as off-campus properties, including Castle Diamond, Van Lennep Riding Center, Skidmore Boathouse, and White Hollow Farm. Smoking and tobacco use in College vehicles and private vehicles parked on campus property is prohibited. For more information, please click here.
- Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum
Open Tuesday - Saturday, Noon - 5:00 p.m.; open till 9:00 p.m. on Thursdays. Closed Mondays.
The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery serves Skidmore College and beyond with innovative exhibitions, thought-provoking events and summertime concerts on the roof. Check out what's happening on our website!
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.
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.
- Trolley Tours
The Saratoga Heritage Visitor Center offers guided trolley tours of historic Saratoga Springs, including the race course and the state park. These two-hour tours run from July 28th throughout August 28th, once a day, Sun-Wed. For advanced reservations, call (518) 587-3241. For day of tickets, please visit the Saratoga Heritage Visitors Center at 297 Broadway, Saratoga Springs.
Summer Registration Desk: (518) 580-5686
Office 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