What will life be like at Skidmore?
Some days like home, others like an adventure. Days full of learning, exploration, and experiencing the great indoors and outdoors of the Saratoga Springs area. Many say that Skidmore and Saratoga are the best of all worlds: a small town with big-city arts and entertainment that’s only a few hours from New York City, Boston, and Montreal; an academic environment brimming with activities and events, and surrounded by some of the best hiking, skiing, and outdoor recreation in the East.
Student Clubs & Organizations
Get involved! Skidmore students are creative and involved, in and out of the classroom. With more than 80 student clubs and 19 varsity sports, plus numerous opportunities here in Saratoga Springs, you'll truly find your niche at Skidmore.
Whether you're overlooking Saratoga Springs from the top floor of Jonsson Tower or studying in a window seat in McClellan Hall, your living environment will play a role in your academic, social, and interpersonal growth while at Skidmore.
Student Government Association
The Student Government Association (SGA) is an important vehicle to help you realize your creative future while at Skidmore. Hosting and coordinating events as well as securing funding for internships and student clubs, the SGA supports the creative endeavors of the student body on campus.
Skidmore's intercollegiate and intramural sports programs offer plenty of opportunity to play and compete, hone your athletic skills, or try a new sport. In addition to 19 varsity teams that compete in the Liberty League with other top liberal arts colleges in the Northeast, Skidmore offers a range of intramurals, club sports, and fitness options.
A 10-minute walk from Skidmore puts you in the heart of a downtown brimming with galleries, clubs, shops, coffeehouses, bistros, and great restaurants. Boston, New York City, and Montreal are no more than a three-hour car ride from campus. And the nearbyAdirondacks, Berkshires, and Green Mountains provide outdoor opportunities for everyone.
Since 1911, Skidmore dining services has provided students, faculty, and staff with award-winning dining options. With the Murray-Aikins Dining Hall, the Atrium Cafe and convenience store, the Spa snack shop, Burgess Café, and its catering and banquet facilities, Dining Services are the source for all your dietary needs.
Whether you're an incoming first-year staying on campus or heading to London, an international student, or a transfer student, we have planned an orientation to help you make the transition to Skidmore.
Internships & Careers
Where will you go after Skidmore? Our Career Development Center is committed to helping you figure it out. More than half of our graduates go on to grad school, and all end up in careers around the world, ranging from law, medicine, business, and human services to public service, education, and the arts.
Student Academic Services
The Office of Student Academic Services provides a wide variety of services to promote academic achievement and support students as they take full advantage of the academic opportunities available at Skidmore. The office serves all students interested in improving their academic performance.
Skidmore College is committed to environmental action. From our 11 campus buildings with geothermal heating and cooling systems, to the hiring
of a sustainability coordinator to the student garden, Skidmore is making strides
in environmental action.
Schedule a Visit
See Skidmore through your own eyes. We encourage you to visit campus, whether for a fall open house, a spring special program, or on your own.
Join the Conversation
Connect with current Skidmore students, faculty, and staff on social media. Ask your questions and get a feel for life at Skidmore!