With over 120 clubs to join, 44 majors to study, hundreds of faculty members to learn from and nearly 2,600 students to befriend, there are a lot of stories to tell at Skidmore.
Each spring, Ujima organizes its annual fashion as part of the Skidmore club’s efforts to raise awareness of Africa, African American, and Caribbean cultures. The director of this year’s production, environmental science major Luna Peralta ’23, discusses all the hard work and talent that have gone into the spectacular production. Her goal? “To showcase pure Black excellence and Black joy.”
As the 2022-23 Eleanor Linder Winter ’43 Intern at the Tang Teaching Museum, Naima Nigh ’23 had the opportunity to bring her favorite artist, Trenton Doyle Hancock, to campus and introduce him to the Skidmore community. “It has been one of the highlights of my Skidmore career,” the business major and art history minor writes.
Kat Dunn ’24 rapidly transformed herself from a “super-sub” hoping for game time to Skidmore's first Liberty League Player of the Year in women’s soccer. Read about how the California native chose Skidmore, found her footing, and ended up studying psychology, business, and Spanish.
Allie Serapilio ’25, from Clifton Park, New York, is an English major with minors in art history and environmental studies and sciences. A first-year seminar on Weird Books, clubs like the Health, Image, Power, Success (HIPS), and involvement at the Tang Teaching Museum have all helped Allie connect at Skidmore.
Lively Lucy’s, Skidmore’s student-run campus hangout and club offers amazing music and – most of all – a community that cares about everybody.
Local foodie and Skidmore student Sarah Libov ‘24 sheds some light on what your favorite Saratoga Springs coffee shop might say about you.
Since childhood, Allison Conwell ’25 has been fascinated by the natural world and art. At Skidmore, she’s doing both as a biology and studio art double major and plans to pursue a career in scientific illustration.
Prince Shyllon, a basketball player, social media influencer, and entrepreneur, plays point guard on the Thoroughbred men’s basketball team. A first-year student, he plans to major in business and minor in computer science at Skidmore.
Calli Frankel ’25 is pursuing a double major in psychology and French, and is a leader in Skidmore’s Outing Club. Calli says she was drawn to Skidmore’s location near the Adirondack Mountains, where she could hike, bike, climb, and “all that good stuff.”
For more than three decades, Skidmore has hosted the National College Comedy Festival, a tradition for aspiring campus comedians and for anyone who enjoys a good laugh. Elise Milner ’25 describes her first experience performing at ComFest and sharing the stage with professional stand-ups Chris Fleming ’09 and Marina Franklin.
What do English literature, Organismal Biology, and Ultimate Frisbee all have in common? Liza Schnauck ’25 has pursued them all at Skidmore.
Darren Jackson Wilkins ’25, who is majoring in theater and minoring in music and arts administration, came to Skidmore so he could pursue all his interests. One evening, he did it all, playing the lead role in a Skidmore Theater production before rushing over to sing in the finale in Skidmania, one of Skidmore’s cherished musical traditions.
I was most drawn to Skidmore for the ability to pursue not just one, but all of my passions while studying here. I have always had multiple passions in music, technology, and business, and I knew that Skidmore would allow me to explore all of them.
Maitreya Ravenstar ’25 and her roommate slept outside the Tang Teaching Museum as part of Roommate, a Skidmore tradition that allows students to deepen their appreciation of art by borrowing artwork and living with it for an academic year.
Maitreya Ravenstar ’25, who is pursuing a self-determined major in multimedia journalism, talks about transferring to Skidmore and how the College's Transfer Trek helped her find her niche at Skidmore.
A visit to Skidmore College isn’t complete without sampling some of the best experiences, dining, and sights that our hometown, Saratoga Springs, has to offer.
David Tago '23, a math major and physics and computer science minor from Kenya, discusses why he chose Skidmore.
Hi! My name is Ayesha and I’m a theater major from Hong Kong and the Philippines. I’m excited to answer some of your questions about my life here at Skidmore.
With campus resources and faculty support, Kathryn Brodie defined her own creative path that merged seemingly disparate passions – dance and documentary film.
Skidmore College seniors are ready to pass the baton to the next generation of students. But, before they go, they have some advice for high school seniors contemplating Skidmore.
Social work and Spanish double-major Bryan Cuzco-Sinchi ’23 answers questions from prospective students about his life at Skidmore as a first-generation college student.
Lily Ross ’24 shares what it was like to apply to Skidmore Early Decision, the many emotions of making that decision, and celebrating the moment she got in.
Anthropology major Kelby Wittenberg '23 reflects on his experience working an active archaeological dig site on Skidmore's campus and uncovering Revolutionary War-era artifacts.
I like to think of myself as a garlic mustard warrior, and this summer I am continuing my campaign here at Skidmore. How does one get drafted for this duty? It starts with a deep love for the outdoors.
Through a partnership between Skidmore and Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC), recent graduate Maddy Tyler ’21 is the artist behind the official artwork for the 44th annual Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival at SPAC.
Four Skidmore students answer your questions in a recorded Q&A with Associate Dean of Student Affairs Mariel Martin.
We caught up with two outstanding athletes, Risa Fukushige ’21 and Stanley Langyintuo ’21, days before they graduate from Skidmore as they look back on their time as Thoroughbreds.
Skidmore chemistry major Heather Ricker ’22 has been awarded a Barry Goldwater Scholarship, the most prestigious scholarship in the United States for undergraduates in STEM fields.
The Freirich Entrepreneurship Competition is an annual tradition at Skidmore where students pitch real business plans “Shark Tank”-style and compete for funding to pursue their dreams.
As a woman of color, I had several negative experiences at a previous school and was looking for a place that would welcome and respect me for who I am.
A group of student volunteers are doing some of their most impactful work during the pandemic by helping students make and maintain meaningful social connections.
Our beautiful campus is photogenic all year-round, but it puts on an impressive, colorful display in the fall that students can't help but capture.
"Skidmore was a good fit for me since I wasn’t clear on what I wanted to major in and I knew the College would offer a broad menu with all its major options and resources."
"I was looking for a place that had a wider variety of things to do on campus and that fostered an environment in which students actively participated in clubs and college events."
"I applied ED to Skidmore because I participated in a variety of activities and clubs in high school and pursued all of my academics to pretty much equal depths."
"I am able to express myself more freely and creatively at Skidmore than I was at my previous school. Plus, the community was just so welcoming."
Before I graduate, I want to thank Skidmore, the communities it fosters and the memories and life it’s helped me create.
I knew going to college and playing a college-level sport would be a big deal and a big change, but I didn’t realize I would gain 40 new brothers to lean on.
I applied Early Decision because I thought Skidmore was the right fit for me out of all the schools that I looked at.
I decided to transfer to Skidmore because I wanted to attend a school that has a very diverse and culturally tight-knit community.
Skidmore has taught me many things, including how to use resources and the expertise of people I’ve met here to begin constructing my post-grad life.
In the middle of Manhattan is a workshop where centuries-old tools — chains, lathes, rolling presses — meld with modern technology — microscopes, 3D printers, laser welders — and some of the most precious metals and materials in the world.
On the books, I’m an English major with a media studies minor. But I like to think of it as “arts communications” because I’ve been able to create my own opportunities.
I would never have believed it, but here I am — the first person in my family to go to college.
After looking at lots of schools, Skidmore really stood out to me. I liked the location and the friendly environment, but most importantly, I could picture myself as a student on campus.
Thanks to amazing academics, financial aid and Skidmore’s engaging atmosphere, I get to be myself — a student from a small-town in Vermont.”
Art has always been central to the way I see and exist in the world. Thankfully, Skidmore has given me countless opportunities to learn and teach through art, including crafting my own hands-on internship at the Tang Teaching Museum.
I’m a double major in geosciences and theater who studied abroad in Russia at the Moscow Art Theater School and spent six days a week in an immersive performance program. What was it like? Very, very xорошо (good).
Saratoga Springs is the perfect college town. What really makes it stand out, however, is how passionate the community is about its quirky traditions.
My college counselor in Chicago said I would really connect with the values and “feel” of the Skidmore College. Spoiler: She was right.
We sat down with the three student producers of the 31st annual National College Comedy Festival to learn a little more about what makes laughter, and this event, an integral part of the Skidmore student experience.
I took a tour of Skidmore the summer before my junior year of high school, and I fell in love with the campus and the community.
Have you ever wondered how your favorite D-Hall dishes would taste if you switched out the usual bread with a waffle? Adam Weinreb '20 did, and blogged about it.
Part fast-casual restaurant, part living room, part stage, part meeting space, part study spot, The Spa is a special place to many Skidmore students.
The truth is, there's no specific Skidmore experience that you should have. It's all pretty open. Every option matters. And that's the beauty of it.
I think you can find out a lot about a person, and a community, by asking about the stickers they stick. So I did. Here’s what I learned.
Off campus, I am Ms. Goldstein the teacher. On campus, I am Hillary, the college student. They are one and the same for me, but balancing both can be equal parts hectic and exciting. Here is a day in my life.
Recently, I learned that Lucy Skidmore Scribner, the founder of Skidmore College, kept a datebook where she would write about her activities and the people she met a century ago. This got me thinking: What would be in my datebook?
I'm a history major and political science minor from the Boston area. A lot factored into my Skidmore decision, but two big parts were a campus visit and the chance to do some pretty cool research.
From its towering presence over campus to its sweeping penthouse views, here’s why I believe the iconic Jonsson Tower is an unforgettable part of the Skidmore student experience.
When I was in high school, I thought I knew exactly how my life should pan out. If I was a “perfect” applicant, I’d get into “perfect” colleges and success would easily follow if I kept working hard. Well, this is the story of what actually happened.
As a DJ, I've discovered that everyone at Skidmore has a unique playlist for their college journey. It's when you mix them together, though, that things really start to vibe.
I've always had a passion for the performing arts and the sciences, but I never thought he could truly do both, until I got to Skidmore.
From swapping my Philadelphia Eagles for an assortment of Northeast teams, to adjusting to “pinch me” moments I experience each day, here’s a look at what my first few weeks as a student at Skidmore have been like.
While we all have different perspectives and are sure to have different experiences, there are universal considerations that anyone planning an off-campus journey should make. Here are some key questions to ask yourself before leaving Skidmore.
I came to Skidmore wanting to “stay as far away from the sciences as possible” because I didn’t think they were a fit for me. But a few classes later, the liberal arts changed my mind.
I wanted to be at a school where having interdisciplinary interests was considered an asset, not a challenge. Skidmore allows me to pursue my varying academic interests and to have a rich extracurricular life, both of which prepare me for life after graduation.
How Skidmore’s liberal arts curriculum put me in a class I never planned to take, with results I never expected.
As a Skidmore student and a Thoroughbred Ambassador who has guided many prospective students through campus, I've collected some tips to make your visit to Skidmore that much more memorable.
How one year at Skidmore, and a few serendipitous opportunities, transformed me into a seasoned atmospheric physical chemistry researcher.
Despite being perpetually covered in thick, cold mud on an archaeological dig, I had one of the most exciting adventures of my life studying abroad in Athens, Greece.
Saratoga Springs and its surrounding area are home to more than 25 public parks and trails, two state parks and one national park. Here's my perspective on a few favorites.
I first visited Skidmore in the summer of 2016 and was instantly enamored with the College. As someone who was stressed out by the college application process like we all are, it was daunting task.
Learning how to ride a bike is no easy feat. As Hadia Bakkar ’20 can attest, “Much like the slopes and hills of Skidmore’s campus mirror many college experiences, my biking journey was not a flat path and required support from all sides.”
From my very first glimpse of it, to living it, to using it in job applications and everything in between, Creative Thought Matters drew me to Skidmore and opened up a world of possibilities.
As a Zimbabwean raised in Swaziland, living in Barbados and attending college in the United States, 我不是陌生人来改变. But that doesn't mean it was always easy.
I learned pretty quickly to not be afraid of pursuing new interests here. Because that's what Skidmore is all about — finding what I really like, and going for it without hesitation.
Everyone says clubs at Skidmore are important. They’re right. Here’s my club story and how I found my people to build amazing college memories with.
Skidmore is totally unique in the way it supports what you want to do. Choosing a self-determined major in music marketing and finance put me in a great position to be able to work in the music industry.
Throughout my last few weeks at Skidmore, I found myself flooded with forgotten, tucked-away memories of the past four years. Each final paper, class or Monday routine was tinged with a bitter-sweetness. And as the time dwindled, these places, spaces and moments came together in an unexpected way.
Scribner Seminars aren’t “typical” first-year seminars where you sit through lectures on college basics and write papers to learn “college writing.” Instead, they are funky, cool, unique and, dare I say, creative classes inspired by each professor’s passions.
What is life like as a Skidmore student? Here’s a look at one of my final weeks as a senior in college.
In four years, I have had 22 professors at Skidmore. Each one engaged me in challenging curricula. And a few also snuck in some life lessons.
Whether someone is from down the street or another hemisphere, deep down many of us arrive on campus with the same gut-knotting, shoulder-tensing vulnerability that makes us wonder, “Will I find friends?”
Hola from beautiful Barcelona! I'm on a three-month, multicountry journey this semester learning about what social justice looks like in vastly different cultures.
College for me has been about finding my place. Who am I? Where do I belong? I never expected it, but my “home” turned out to be a basketball team that I'm not even on.
Why did I wake up at the crack of dawn to hike a mountain in freezing temperatures in the middle of winter? Because I love it and that’s what we do in Outing Club.
Hello, Skidmore family! Rachael Thomeer here, class of 2018. I’ve been on an exciting journey since I graduated, and I wanted to offer a glimpse at what my life looks like after Skidmore.
I will graduate with a double major, a minor and a job already lined up. But there are few pieces of advice I wish I’d received four years ago.
Life in the United States is very different from my home in South Africa. I expected this, but some things truly caught me by surprise. For my fellow international students, or anyone else curious about American culture, here a few things that made me laugh, smile or shake my head.
I’m Heidi Birch ’22 and I spent my first semester at Skidmore in London. Was it what I expected? No. Was each moment a gift? Absolutely.
I dreamt of playing professional soccer, but that didn’t exactly come true. Initially stressed about finding a college major, becoming a walking amalgamation of athleticism and the arts.
My professors and coaches challenged my creativity and made me think outside the box. The result: I feel more confident as a leader and learner.
"I met you as a first-year student – young, bright-eyed and eager to dig into my Scribner Seminar. Years later, here’s my ode to all we’ve been through, and learned, together."
What does a week in the life of a Skidmore student look like? Here’s a look at one of my weeks in pictures, filled to the brim with things I’m passionate about.
College can be demanding. Here are some steps I follow to minimize stress and stay healthy.
Finding your major can be a daunting journey. Luckily, there is no “right” path to take at Skidmore. Here, we’re encouraged to explore and with guidance from professors and interdisciplinary courses, we find our way.
I drove from Saratoga Springs to New York City to catch a flight leaving JFK International Airport. Destination: Nairobi, Kenya. Nearly two days later, I stepped into what will likely be one of the most remarkable experiences of my life.
Years ago, if someone told me I was going to play hockey at Skidmore College, I wouldn’t have believed them for a second. Because I’m a first-generation college student and opportunities like this didn’t seem possible … until they were.
The award-winning Murray-Aikins Dining Hall is an essential part of student life at Skidmore. Serving a variety of delicious foods on an accommodating schedule, “D-Hall” provides students with comfort and flexibility.
Friday at Skidmore means one thing: chicken fingers. But what happens when you combine an accident-prone first-year student, 3,000 pounds of chicken fingers and a suede bootie? Let me tell you about this fateful Chicken Finger Friday.
I couldn’t find a college that supported my many interests. Then I came to Skidmore. Now I'm an EMS provider, psychology researcher, admissions ambassador, Hillel leader and more.
After her First-Year Experience semester in London, Isabella Bennett '17 went on to double-major in environmental studies and geosciences. She also went abroad twice more, to study in Iceland and then New Zealand.
It takes some time to know the ins and outs of a school—the lingo, layout, everyday tips and tricks. Well, lucky for you, I’m here to let you in on a few secrets. These “hacks” might make those cold winters, busy days, late nights and life at Skidmore run just a little smoother.
Max Fleischman '19, Doris Donelan '19 and Hannah Fishman '19 sit down with Robin Adams to discuss their efforts to boost voter registration. They cover topics of voter suppression, absentee ballots and how they are getting Skidmore students involved in this year's general election.
Hi! My name is Harry. Having just begun my second year at Skidmore, I find myself reflecting on how radically I have changed. Because college, for me, has been an opportunity to be open, embrace unfamiliarity and find the best version of myself.
How Skidmore's Career Development Center and Student Government Association turned a wild opportunity into a life-changing reality and an unforgettable experience.
Hi there. My name is Jenny and I'm a senior at Skidmore. My years here have not been perfect, but if there’s one thing I’ve learned, it’s that there is no perfect “fit,” no perfect school and no perfect experience.
I will be graduating from Skidmore with “Amazon screenwriter” on my resume. How did I get here? From first-year student to senior screenwriter ready to take on the film industry, this is my story.
I was looking for a college that wasn’t too small or too big, had structure academically but still allowed for freedom, and had abundant opportunities in the performing arts.
Research at Skidmore is far above what you may expect. I’m a published author and I’m still an undergrad student. That’s a pretty cool reward and an even better experience.
Born and raised in a small township called Thokoza in South Africa, I, Nkosingiphile “NK” Mabaso, have always known that I was destined for greatness. Now, a senior at Skidmore, I can’t wait to make this vision a reality. Learn more about me and follow along as I share stories from my life at Skidmore.
I feel lucky to be at a college that has such great outdoor experiences nearby.
My name is Zoe Pagliaro and I, along with Michaela Bonforte, spent our summer stewarding Skidmore’s North Woods. From trail maintenance to bug hotels, here’s a look at what it was like to have a job where you’re required to explore nature and share it with others!
Hey everyone! Nhlakanipho Khumalo here, class of 2020. I've been super busy making the most of Skidmore and Saratoga Springs this summer. Here's a quick look at what I've been up to!
I come from Mozambique, a country with one of the lowest literacy rates in the world. At Skidmore, I'm gaining business and economics skills while raising funds to teach children to read, write and count using interactive technology.
Where do Skidmore students go to fill their (often reusable) coffee cups? Jillian Seigel '18 toured 10 spots in Saratoga Springs and found that, even in coffee, Creative Thought Matters.
Marley Amico, a junior at Skidmore, takes us behind the scenes of her recent alternative spring-break trip to Guatemala to participate in service work and a cross-cultural exchange.
Students gained a glimpse of what life is like in Palestine from a young person’s perspective at the screening event “Palestinian Voices” on March 28 at the Tang Teaching Museum.
My entire journey has been about finding connections that ultimately put me onto new paths of discovery. From American history to studio art, to fiber arts, to vintage clothing and beyond.
I’m a student, researcher, writer for Communications, and Skidmore News editor. I really enjoy how Skidmore allows me to have this many roles. It’s hard to limit myself because there are so many things I care about.
Skidmore professors not only teach, but connect the material with the big picture so we can really see.
I knew early on that I wanted to go to medical school. What I didn’t expect were the number of doors Skidmore faculty and alumni went out of their way to open for me to help me get there.
Finals week comes to a close, seniors celebrate during senior week, and then they cross the stage to close another Skidmore chapter. Student Blogger Brian Allan '17 reflects on his last four years.
Student Blogger Gabirelle Pagnozzi-Schwam '18 had the chance to attend a media and entertainment training by Jeremy Sigel '99, organized by the Career Development Center.
Student Bloggers Maya Feyzo-Pearlman '19 and Zoe Chodak '19 find a way to make even the most delicious D-Hall food more exciting.
What do students miss most about Skidmore when they leave for winter break? Student Blogger Brian Allan '17 created a list.
Student blogger Brian Allan '17 reflects on the screening of professor Cecilia Aldarondo's "Memories of a Penitent Heart," seen at the Tribeca Film Festival in April and upcoming at Sundance in January.
Hundreds of Skidmore students gathered for the fifth "I Wont Stand For" event, sharing what issues they care about.
Get to know Brian Allan '17, Skidmore College's student blogger.