Orientation Programs

Orientation Information for First-Year, Transfer, and Exchange Students

Welcome to Skidmore!  Whether you are an incoming first-year student staying on campus or heading to London, an international student, a transfer student, or an exchange student, we have planned an orientation to help you make the transition to Skidmore.  We’ve tailored each orientation to fit the unique needs of each group. From sessions meant to help you get to know your classmates, explore the campus, and discuss your academic goals and pursuits, our purpose is to be sure you have the information you need to begin a successful career at Skidmore.  For this reason, Orientation is required for all first-year, transfer, and exchange students. 

Below you will find the dates and schedules for orientations happening this fall.  

 2016 -2017 Family Orientation Guide 
(2017-2018 guide will be available in early June 2017)

Winter 2017 Orientation Dates

(Schedules will be available by December 16th)

London FYE
Saturday, January 21, 2017-Sunday, January 22, 2017

Transfer Students
Friday, January 20, 2017-Sunday, January 22 2017

*Classes begin Monday, January 23, 2017

Fall 2017 Orientation Dates

(Schedules will be available in late May) 

London FYE
Monday, August 21-Wednesday, August 23, 2017

International Orientation (by invitation only) 
Sunday, August 28-Thursday, September 1, 2017 (Thursday AM)  TENTATIVE

Pre-Orientation Programs
Thursday, August 31-Sunday, September 3, 2017

New Student Orientation
Sunday, September 3-Friday, September 8, 2017