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Inclement Weather Update

Due to current weather conditions, Skidmore College will suspend operations 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


Campus Sustainability Plan

The Campus Sustainability Plan, submitted by the Campus Sustainability Subcommittee (CSS) of the Institutional Policy and Planning Committee, provides a thorough review of the progress that Skidmore has made in its campus sustainability efforts and offers goals in five key focus areas to help Skidmore continue to develop and practice create sustainability solutions. The Campus Sustainability Plan includes goals in five key focus areas including energy, food, waste, lands and grounds and engagement.

Click to download the full Campus Sustainability Plan.

2015–16 Annual Report

2016–17 Annual Report


Campus Sustainability Plan Goals


  • Goal 1: 60% of our electricity from renewable sources
  • Goal 2: 60% of our heating and cooling from renewable sources
  • Goal 3: 75% reduction in our greenhouse gas emissions
  • Goal 4: 60% reduction in energy use for heating and cooling per student and square foot
  • Goal 5: Maintain electricity use per student and square foot


  • Goal: 25% sustainable food in Dining Services


  • Goal 1: 60% diversion rate in routine operations
  • Goal 2: 50% diversion rate for special projects

Lands and grounds

  • Goal: Create a comprehensive lands management plan for our lands and grounds


  • Goal: Make sustainability an essential feature of Skidmore's identity and a value that is integrated into all aspects of the college