Celebration Weekend

October 14-16, 2016
Schedule of Events

A more comprehensive preliminary schedule will be available in April.

PLEASE NOTE: Any changes or updates to the schedule during the course of Celebration Weekend will be posted at the Celebration Weekend Welcome Desk and on the web (highlighted in gray).

Current as of: 3/17/16

 

Friday  |  Saturday  |  Sunday

 

Friday, October 14

 
8:30 a.m. - 8 p.m.  Celebration Weekend Welcome Desk
Case Center, second floor
Make this your first stop to pick up your meal and event tickets.
 
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.  Various Office Hours
If you need to visit any of our business offices, please note that they will only be open on Friday, October 17. 

9:30 a.m.  Campus Walking Tour with Student Guides (90 minutes)
Admissions Office (located in Waring House) 

10:00 a.m. – 3 p.m. 2016 Selected Art Faculty Exhibition
Saisselin Art Building, Schick Art Gallery 

10:00 a.m.  Admissions Info Session: “Is Skidmore Right for Me, Too?” 
Admissions Office (located in Waring House) 
Join us for an information session hosted by the Office of Admissions for prospective Skidmore students including siblings of current Skidmore students and children of Skidmore alumni.

11:00 a.m.  Campus Walking Tour with Student Guides (90 minutes)
Admissions Office (located in Waring House) 

11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. Lunch in the Dining Hall
Murray-Aikins Dining Hall

1-2 p.m.  Summer Funded Internship Student Presentations 
Zankel Music Center, Room 117 (ELM)
This summer 48 Skidmore students were awarded internship funding for their individual summer internship experiences. From the US to El Salvadore, Bolivia, and Nepal (plus many additional locations), students selected as recipients of these awards had an opportunity to be involved in many types of internships, research, field work, and volunteer experiences both domestically and around the world. 

1:30 - 5 p.m.  Bus Tour of the Saratoga Battlefield     
Bus departs from Case Center parking lot promptly at 1:30 p.m.
Enjoy a tour of the historic Saratoga Battlefield. Pre-reservation was required. Tickets are $15.00 per person Any open seating will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Directions to tour on your own can be found on page 24.

1:30 p.m.  Admissions Info Session: “Is Skidmore Right for Me, Too?”     
Admissions Office (located in Waring House) 
See description on Friday at 10 a.m.

2:15 p.m.  Campus Walking Tour with Student Guides (90 minutes)
Admissions Office (located in Waring House) 

3 - 5 p.m.  Career Jam
Murray-Aikins Dining Hall, second floor
All students are invited to come and network with a select group of parents, alumni, and professionals to discuss career options and learn more about potential internship and job opportunities. Co-sponsored by the Parents Council, Alumni Association, and the Career Development Center.

3 - 5 p.m.  Van Lennep Riding Center Open House
Van Lennep Riding Center
Come and visit the Riding Center, home of the 2013 IHSA National Champions, to learn more about the center, its horses, and equestrian program.

4 - 5 p.m.  FYE Faculty & Families Reception
Saratoga Room, The Spa, Case Center
Visiting families and their students are invited to this light reception to meet with First Year Experience faculty members. For a list of confirmed faculty, please visit the online schedule. Note: A list of faculty attendees will be available in early October. Faculty attendance is subject to change without notice.

5:15 p.m.  Student-led Shabbat Services
Wilson Chapel

6:30 p.m.  Candlelighting, Kiddish, and Shabbat Dinner
Murray-Aikins Dining Hall, second floor 
Even if you have off-campus dinner plans, you are welcome to join Skidmore Hillel for Kabbalat Shabbat.  And if you’d like to join Skidmore Hillel for our weekly Shabbat Dinner, please RSVP to Lollie Abramson at 518-580-5679 or labramso@skidmore.edu.

 
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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15

 
8 am - 7 pm Celebration Weekend Welcome Desk
Case Center, second floor
Make this your first stop to pick up your meal and event tickets.
 
8:30 - 9:30 am Meet & Greet Coffee Hour 
Palamountain Hall, Class of 1967 Lobby
Meet other parents and College administrators while enjoying a cup of coffee and a light continental breakfast.

9 am - 1 pm Saratoga Springs Farmers' Market
High Rock Park
Visit the Farmers' Market and sample the fresh products from numerous local farms.

9 am - 3 pm Library Book Sale
Scribner Library
The annual sale at Scribner Library is perfect for browsing and buying.

9:15 a.m.  Campus Walking Tour with Student Guides (90 minutes)
Admissions Office (located in Waring House) 

9:30 am - 10:30 am President's Hour
Palamountain Hall, Gannett Auditorium
Parents Council co-chairs Linda and Bill Hughes, parents of Sara ‘17, invite you to join President Philip A. Glotzbach for a lively discussion of College issues and his vision for the future.  Members of the President’s Cabinet will also be in attendance. 

10:00 a.m.  Admissions Info Session: “Is Skidmore Right for Me, Too?” 
Admissions Office (located in Waring House) 
Join us for an information session hosted by the Office of Admissions for prospective Skidmore students including siblings of current Skidmore students and children of Skidmore alumni.

10:45 – 11:45 a.m.      MiniCollege Session I
Various locations
Highlighting the excellence of Skidmore faculty for more than twenty years.

10:45 a.m.  Campus Walking Tour with Student Guides (90 minutes)
Admissions Office (located in Waring House) 

11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.  North Broadway Walking Tour
Murray Park, Foot Bridge (registration required)
Join local historian Hollis Palmer as he tells the history of the families that built Saratoga's Great Ladies (the original name for the Victorian houses) and made them homes. Some of the stories include; the man who was so mad at the city he turned his back on it; the son who took his mother's jewels from her safety deposit box and what he did with them; Saratoga's first "million dollar house" - all while gazing upon the beautiful mansions these characters called home. Wear comfortable shoes and be ready to stand for two hours. Rain or Shine! Please note that you must pre-register for this tour by signing up at the Celebration Weekend Welcome Desk before 10 a.m.. Space is limited.

11:15 a.m.  Admissions Info Session: “Is Skidmore Right for Me, Too?” 
Admissions Office (located in Waring House) 
See description on Firday at 10 a.m.  

11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.   Global Lunch
Murray-Aikins Dining Hall, first floor
Join us for a culinary celebration of the Skidmore community. The menu will feature regional and international cuisine which reflects our diverse student body. Please note that there will be two lunch seatings. Purchase tickets for either the 11:30 a.m. seating or the 1:00 p.m. seating. $11 per person, $9 per 6-12yo, no charge for children 5 and under. Reserve tickets in advance or pay at the door (tax will be added to purchases at the door).

Noon  Campus Walking Tour with Student Guides (90 minutes)
Admissions Office (located in Waring House) 

Noon – 2 p.m.   The Student Wellness Center Open House
Case Center, Room 308
Meet the Peer Health Educators (PHE’s) who work to create an open, safe space to empower and educate the Skidmore community on issues relating to health and wellness.  Whether you are looking for information on nutrition, sexual health or misconduct, relationships, stress reduction, alcohol or any other college health related concern, we are here to assist!  While you're here, check out our library, pick up some pamphlets and other educational items!

Noon – 4 p.m.      2016 Selected Art Faculty Exhibition
Various locations
Highlighting the excellence of Skidmore faculty for more than twenty years.

1 – 2:30 p.m.      Career Development Center Fall Festival Open House
Starbuck Center, second floor
Visit the Career Development Center to see some of the innovative resources offered to Skidmore students and alumni.

2 – 3 p.m.      MiniCollege Session II
Various locations
Highlighting the excellence of Skidmore faculty for more than twenty years.

3 p.m.   Dance Performance
Dance Theater, Dance Center

3 - 5 p.m.  Bus Tour of Saratoga Springs     
Bus departs from Case Center parking lot 
Join Skidmore families and alumni for a tour of historic Saratoga Springs and Skidmore’s first campus.  Seating is limited and will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

5 - 7 p.m.  Farm to Table Dining at Skidmore
Murray Aikens Dining Hall
Our Dining Services staff extends a hearty welcome to all guests. Enjoy farm-fresh cuisine from local Saratoga and Washington County farms in partnership with the Saratoga Farmer’s Market.

6:30 p.m.  Filene Scholarship Winners Concert
Arthur Zankel Music Center, Helen Filene Ladd Concert Hall
Featured artists are the winners of 2015’s Filene Music Scholarships, established in 1982 by the Lincoln and Therese Filene Foundation to help gifted young musicians further their musical studies and develop their talents as part of a liberal arts education. Tickets: Free

Reserve tickets online at: www.skidmore.edu/zankel

Please see page 23 for Zankel Box Office hours.

8:30 pm     Skidmore “Under the Big Top”
Williamson Sports Center, Main Gym
Enjoy a festive evening of song and dance entertainment provided by Skidmore’s talented student performers.  Seating begins at 8 pm.  Seats are limited; advance reservations are strongly recommended. $10 per person, $5 for Skidmore students, no charge for children 5 and under.


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Sunday, October 16


Morning  
For a listing of local religious services, please pick up a copy of "Area Houses of Worship" at the Celebration Weekend Welcome Desk information table. For more information, please visit the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life.

9 a.m. - 12 noon  Celebration Weekend Welcome Desk
Case Center, second floor

9 a.m. - 3 p.m.     Jazz Brunch 
Murray-Aikins Dining Hall

11 a.m.    22nd Annual Skidmore Celebration 5K Run-Walk
Event begins and ends on Case Green and covers a 3.1 mile course around campus.


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