Celebration Weekend

October 14-16, 2016
Preliminary Schedule of Events

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: 8/18/16 
Schedule is still subject to change.

 

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

12  – 6 p.m.     Exhibitions at the Tang
Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery
For more information about the exhibitions visit: http://tang.skidmore.edu/.

1-2 p.m.  Summer Funded Internship Student Presentations 
Zankel Music Center, Room 117 (ELM)
This summer more than 70 Skidmore students were awarded internship funding for their individual summer internship experiences. From the US to South Africa, Newfoundland, Canada, Nicaragua, India and Nepal (plus more), 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 abroad. We welcome you to come and meet some of these students and hear their inspiring stories.

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– 3:30pm   Campus Sustainability Tour
Thomas Amphitheater, Arts Quad
Join the Sustainability Office for a tour of campus sustainability initiatives, including the campus bike share program, community garden, geothermal system, North Woods and more. The Office will share information about student leadership opportunities, co-curricular events, and plans for the future.  Please wear sturdy shoes.

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

3 – 4 p.m.  Roadmap to the World: International and Domestic Study Programs   
Palamountain Hall, Davis Auditorium

At Skidmore, students are encouraged to map out their own academic adventures off campus through Skidmore College-run programs in England, France, and Spain, in one or more of the over 125 approved programs throughout the world, or through domestic off-campus study. They are given tips for navigating the selection, application, and preparation processes and for managing the bumps along the way. Find out how the office of Off-Campus Study & Exchanges works with students to create their own road maps to the world.

3 p.m.  Tour of the Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery
Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, Atrium
Join a student-guided behind-the-scenes tour of Skidmore’s unique interdisciplinary museum and art gallery. 

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. Please register to attend here. 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.

3:30 p.m.       Skidmore Solar Array Tour
Departs from Harder Hall parking lot
Take a tour of Skidmore's 2MW solar array and hear the College's renewable energy story as told by Paul Lundberg, Assistant Director Construction Services. The array is located about one mile from campus. We ask that attendees meet in the parking lot near Harder Hall so we may carpool to the array together. Those willing to drive are asked to bring their vehicles. Those who plan to participate in the 2pm sustainability tour prior to this tour are encouraged to park in the lot near Harder Hall.

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 – 7 p.m.      “Dining Out at Skidmore”
Murray-Aikins Dining Hall

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.

8 p.m.   Filene Scholarship Winners Concert
Arthur Zankel Music Center, Helen Filene Ladd Concert Hall
Featured artists are the winners of the 2016 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. Skidmore Music Department featured performance faculty include, Sylvia Stoner, Jan Vinci, Pola Baytelman, Michael Emery, and Jameson Platte, plus previous Filene Scholarship recipients and the Skidmore Vocal Chamber Ensemble will also perform. Tickets: Free 

 

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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 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 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.    Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery Exhibits

10:30 a.m. – 12 noon    Showcase of Student Life
Case Center, second floor
Parents are invited to explore Skidmore’s rich and varied co-curricular life through the eyes of current students. 

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 a.m.-  12 noon     Flora and Fauna Walking Tour of North Woods
Meet at Falstaff’s
Join student North Woods Stewards for a nature walk through the North Woods, Skidmore’s unique natural resource. This area is a living classroom as well as an outlet for co-curricular and recreational activities. Please wear sturdy shoes.

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. 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 – 1:30 p.m.   Family Fun at the Tang
Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, Payne Room
Join this immensely popular program offered by the Tang.  Suitable for children ages 5 and up with their adult companions, this program offers a creative opportunity for a hands-on art activity. Come any time between noon and 1:30 p.m. to create your own special project. For more information, please call (518) 580-8080.

Noon –  2 p.m.        Writing Center Open House
Scribner Library, fourth floor
Visit the renovated Writing Center, meet our tutors, and see how they work with student writers.

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 p.m.   Tour of Sixfold Symmetry: Pattern in Art and Science
Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery
Join Rachel Seligman, Assistant Director for Curatorial Affairs for this special exhibition tour. 

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

2 - 3 p.m.     Stay Connected: Why #Skid4Life is more than a hashtag
Palamountain Hall, Davis Auditorium
From Day One, your student was invited to interact with Skidmore College online as a member of their class Facebook group. This relationship continues during their time on campus -- from building relationships to crisis communications to customer service -- and serves as a thread for students as they head out into the "real world." Join Daniella Nordin, digital engagement manager, as she shares ways the College connects with students, how Skidmore facilitates connections between students and alumni, how these connections continue after graduation, and what it means to be #Skid4Life. 

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.

4:30 –  5:30 p.m.     President’s Reception
Scribner Carriage House, 791 North Broadway
A welcome reception honoring legacy families as well as Parents Council members and their students.  By invitation only.

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 – 7:30 p.m.   Fall Opening Reception at the Tang
Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery
Please join us in celebration of the fall exhibitions. Free and open to the public.

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

10 a.m. –   5 p.m.    Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery Exhibits

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. Register to participate at: www.skidmore.edu/run-walk


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