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You Asked: It is obvious that there are quite a few things that you love about Skidmore, but what is something 2 things that you wish you could change?

This is a great question and I thank you for asking. You are correct, there are many and many things I love but if I had to complain about something it would be that I can’t have another 4 years here. No but seriously; one thing I guess I would change is a small detail about dormitories. I really enjoyed living in the dorms. It was great living so close to so many people. It would be nice if more upper class men lived in dorms. All students are allowed to live in the dorms all four years if they would like, housing is guaranteed. But with the town houses we have on campus all students are eager to move into those that I feel even students who would like to stay in the dorms are almost pressure to move into a house because it is the “thing” to do.
That’s about it and maybe I was serious about the not getting four additional years thing 🙂

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You Asked: Do you guys have off- campus dorms? Do most people live on- campus?

Skidmore College does not have any off campus dormitories as of 2006 (I may be off by a bit on that year). I think that is the year of which Skidmore sold Moore Hall, a dorm that was apart of the old campus. The campus use to be located about a 20 minute walk from the current campus, in the center of town.
90-95 % of Skidmore Students live on campus. Students are guaranteed housing for all four years and can not live off campus until junior year. Only under certain circumstances can a student live off campus as an underclassman.
I mean why wouldn’t the majority of the student body want to live on campus?! The campus is beautiful and the rooms are large and the houses are sick !

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Tower, Banderboys, and Pizza.

Standing 11 stories high, Johnson Tower is a dormitory on campus with its roof being the highest point in Saratoga Springs. The penthouse of tower, located on its top floor is a common room for the building and one of my favorite places on campus. The penthouse over looks the entire campus and Saratoga, also offering a sweet view of the Adirondack Mountains in the distance.

Last night Johnson Tower invited the Bandersnatchers to sing during their all hall.All resident assistants (there are 1 on every floor) on campus are required to organize at least 8 all halls per semester. These may include food, helpful information, a performance, a movie, or even fun games all of which are expected to serve as a study break and to build community within the dormitory. Last night pizza was served with a side of some sweet voices.

The Bandersnatchers are an all male ac-cappella* group on campus. A handsome bunch I must add, who sing tunes that can make you do nothing more than smile, fall in love, or laugh out loud.

*Below the pictures you will find a video of the lovely men singing. Enjoy 🙂

Many came to watch at the Tower Penthouse

I so want that red cardigan


*If I am not mistaken there are about 8 ac-capella groups in total on campus. One of which is all male, two all female, one a charity group, and one open to all without auditions. Students are more than welcome to join/ audition regardless if they have any experience in music.