Alumni Relations and College Events

Alumni Perks and Services

On Campus  |  Hotel/Motel Discounts in the Saratoga area  |  Online ResourcesEvents and Programs

There are only 30,000 people in the world who have the privilege of calling themselves Skiddies and you’re one of them!  Whether you live in Saratoga Springs or Beijing, you are entitled to take advantage of a menu of services, events, programs, and opportunities that will help you stay connected with the College and your fellow alumni. Let's start on-campus.

We invite you to campus…

Whether you’re visiting the Capital Region for business or pleasure, a Skidmore function, or a personal trip, we invite you to stop by and say hello.The Office of Alumni Affairs & College Events is located in the Colton Alumni Welcome Center, on North Broadway across from the main entrance to the campus and next to the Surrey-Williamson Inn. Check your email in our lounge, surf the Web, peruse yearbooks, find current campus maps and information, and ask questions. You can also ask one of our helpful staff members if you need assistance printing boarding passes or calling for a taxi.


On Campus Resources

Alumni can use the Scribner Library and check out up to ten items provided they obtain a courtesy card (no charge) upon entering the library. For more information, phone Scribner Circulation Desk at 518 580-5502.

Alumni can obtain a pass at no charge to the Williamson Sports and Recreation Center from the Office of Alumni Affairs and College Events. Access to the facility is restricted to Saturday and Sunday only, and privileges to use the facility are only granted to the alumna/us. Come to the Office of Alumni Affairs in Colton House or phone Desiree Palmateer at 518-580-5610.

Skidmore alumni have access to the Career Services Office for life!  The staff are ready and willing to assist you with any career related questions you may have!  Give them a call at 1-518-580-5790 or check them out online.

Alumni can audit courses provided they obtain the permission of the instructor and formally register with the Registrar. They must pay a registration fee of $25.00 as well as an audit fee of $250.00. Courses in dance, theater or art which have technical components are more expensive with audit fees approximately $500.00.


Saratoga hotelsDiscounts on Saratoga Springs Hotel and Motel Rates

We invite Skidmore alumni and current parents to take advantage of lodging discounts during the academic year. Rules for obtaining the listed rates below are:

Advance reservations are required – walk-ins will not be offered these rates.

Special event weekends are not included (i.e., Celebration Weekend, Commencement, etc.).

To obtain these rates, you must present an eligibility form when you check in. Contact the staff members below to obtain this form:

Discount rates for the academic year through December 31, 2015 at any of the following:

Best Western Park Inn ( (800) 813-9559. Rates for Skidmore parents and alumni would be eligible for a Manager's special rate which would be 15% off of regular rates. Unfortunately this discount does not apply during the summer period (April 24th - Labor Day) or on special weekends.

Brunswick Bed & Breakfast ( (800) 585-6751. 15% off room rate. Full breakfast included. Parent of current students: in addition to your discount, son/daughter is welcome to join you for breakfast free of charge.

Comfort Inn and Suites ( (518) 587-6244. 15% off best available rate. Full breakfast at no charge. Ask for Skidmore discount.

Courtyard by Marriott ( 518-226-0538. Parents and alumni get 10% off rack rate. Parents and alumni should contact the hotel directly and identify themselves as such when calling to ensure they will receive the rate. Rate is available January - July 28 and September 5 - December 31, 2015. Not available on Celebration Weekend, Graduation Weekend or Reunion Weekend.

Geyser Lodge Bed & Breakfast ( (518) 584-0389. Rooms with breakfast starting at $109, suites starting at $139 during the school year, based on availability. Visiting students, parents, other family, faculty, and alumni should identify themselves to receive an additional 10% discount per night. Students of visiting parents are always welcome to join us for breakfast at no additional charge. The buttery cinnamon baked French toast is a student favorite!

Hilton Garden Inn Saratoga Springs ( (518) 587-1500. Mention promo code "FAMILY" at time of booking to receive the Skidmore Family Rate which is 10% off per night based on availability. In order for the hotel to honor this rate you must obtain an eligibility form from Skidmore College and present that at check-in. Not available on Celebration Weekend, NYE, Graduation Weekend, Reunion Weekend or during track season (7/29 - 9/6).

Holiday Inn ( (518) 584-4550. 25% off our best flexible rate per night based on availability. Ask for Skidmore College Corporate Rate at time of booking. To honor your rate, an eligibility form from Skidmore College must be presented at check in. Not available on Celebration Weekend, Graduation Weekend, or Reunion Weekend. Special sports rates available if pre-arranged by a Skidmore athletics group. Ask for Sales when you call for reservation.

Hyatt Place Saratoga/Malta ( (518) 885-1109. $115 Monday through Sunday nights year round.

Longfellows Hotel and Restaurant ( (518) 587-0108. Alumni-owned and operated! 15% off rack rate.

Springs Motel ( (518) 584-6336.

After Labor Day – End of October: Weekday $70, Weekend $80

November 1 – End of April: Weekday $65, Weekend $65

May 1 – End of School Year: Weekday $70, Weekend $80

Saratoga Downtowner Motel ( (518) 584-6160. 15% off regular price during the school year. Discount not available during special events.

The Saratoga Hilton Hotel (formerly The Prime) ( (518) 584-4000; Effective January 1, 2014, Skidmore parent will be 10% off best available rate. Guests may request the parent rate by calling 1-888-866-3596.

The Washington Inn ( (518) 584-9807. Rate: 25% off rack rate with the code: SKID.


Online Resources

Skidmore is pleased to offer the following online opportunities to connect with the greater Skidmore community:

Skidmore ConnectSkidmore Connect is the new, secure social network exclusively for Skidmore alumni.You’ll find many great interactive features, such as the ability to search for Skidmore friends, update your record, post class notes and photos, create custom RSS feeds, create and join groups, and email, instant message, and friend your buddies. What's more, you can post to Skidmore Connect and Facebook simultaneously, and link to other social networks directly from your Skidmore Connect profile page.  We invite you to connect! 


Green and Yellow PagesLocating a reputable business or professional service isn't always easy, unless you can rely on a good tip from a friend or colleague.  So why not do business with a name you know? Visit The Green & Yellow Pages!  The Green & Yellow Pages (GYP) is your guide to businesses and  service providers who are Skidmore alumni and parents. All over the country and overseas, Skidmore alumni and parents own businesses ─ from real estate brokers to dentists, architects, and wedding planners.  Skidmore's online GYP directory allows you to search by category of business and geographic location, to find a professional from the greater Skidmore community.  Created in an effort to foster business between and among members of the greater Skidmore Community, the GYP includes alumni, parents, current students, and members of the campus community.  If you own a business and are looking to reach a new market, listing in the Green and Yellow Pages is an opportunity to advertise ─ free of charge ─ to more than 30,000 alumni, parents, and friends, plus thousands of others who visit Skidmore's Web site on a regular

Find Skidmore on the Web.  Friend us on Facebook, search for us on YouTube, network with us on LinkedIn, and look for our tweets on Twitter.  For more information about how to connect in our virtual community please visit Skidmore’s social network page.

The Office of Alumni Affairs & College Events maintains a Web site that features current Skidmore information, class pages, and information on all of these Benefits & Services.  Bookmark it today and visit often to make sure you’re in the loop!


Events and Programs

Whether you reside close to campus or, on the West Coast, we provide opportunities for regional and campus programs for you to enjoy every year!

Reunion is your opportunity, every five years, to celebrate the anniversary of your graduation with friends and classmates.  Held in late May or early June every year, the four-day reunion celebration is your opportunity to revisit campus, old downtown haunts, and reconnect with classmates.  It’s also a great way to volunteer for your alma mater, support the mission of the College, and it’s always a great excuse to visit Saratoga Springs!          

Skidmore Regional Programming is a great way to connect with Skidmore where you live.  Events are concentrated in over 20 key areas across the country. We invite you to visit our Web site to learn more about programming in your area and getting involved or attending a regional event.  Check out the current events calendar.   

Skidmore To Go!Planning an event with other Skidmore alumni?  Let Skidmore To Go help make it special!  We will provide the resources you need to make your alumni event a success.  Contents include Skidmore nametags, Skidmore cocktail napkins, a paper Skidmore banner, favors for your guests, and a special gift for you! All you need to do is tell us a little bit about your event, and  we will send your Skidmore To Go box out to you by mail. (NOTE: please allow at least 3 weeks for your box to arrive.)

The Skidmore College Alumni Travel Program is your ticket to the world!  Think of Skidmore first when you’re planning a vacation to some of the most exciting and interesting places in the world.  Our first class travel program has been around since 2006, and we plan to build on our current success.  Past destinations have included Italy, Antarctica, Ireland, China, and the Galapagos, just to name a few.  or more information about current opportunities, to check out the archives of past trips, or to fill out our travel survey, click on the link above.

Whether you live locally or are just passing through, we invite you to catch a concert, art exhibition, a lecture, or athletic event when you’re in the area.*  Come see the new Arthur Zankel Music Center or an interdisciplinary exhibition in the Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery.  A detailed account of campus happenings can be found on the Skidmore homepage or the Campus Events Calendar.

*Please note that some events require advance tickets; the Office of Alumni Affairs & College Events cannot secure tickets for you.

Skidmore Business NetworkThe Skidmore Business Network (SBN) is an initiative driven by alumni for alumni – SBN gives Skidmore alumni working in business-related professions a proactive and efficient way to connect and network with one another.  There are currently five regional chapters of SBN in New York City, Boston, New Haven, Chicago, and San Francisco.

Are you a former athlete or fan?  There are several opportunities to get involved with the Friends of Skidmore Athletics (FOSA) each year, including team mini-reunions, regional FOSA gatherings, the annual golf outing, the annual benefit and silent auction, or Hall of Fame induction.  For more about athletics,

Saratoga ClassicThe Skidmore College Saratoga Classic Horse Show provides an opportunity for riding alumni to compete.