The Skidmore College campus is beautiful. It is 100% worth it to take a tour. Touring will also give you the opportunity to just be in Saratoga, meaning you’ll be able to see what a great town this is and you will have the opportunity to speak to current students. Students at Skidmore are really friendly and always willing to answer questions about their experiences.
Tours are offered Monday- Friday at 9am, 11am, 12pm, and 2:45pm. Info sessions are given at 10:15am and 2pm.
We also give Science tours and Arts tours so feel free to inquire about those.
Want to tour with me? I give tours on Thursday mornings at 11am and Friday afternoons at 2:45pm. Coming on a different day? Ask for a special tour with Alta !
I can not believe I just created a tour ad of myself.
I walk into Case Center* and everywhere I look there is a couple sitting at a table, both reading the newspaper as they would at the kitchen table, and looking a little too old to be Skidmore students. And then I realized it is CELEBRATION WEEKEND. Alumni, parents and friends of Skidmore College visit the campus for this weekend. Numerous events are organized just for fun. These events include tours, a movie night, sports games, a 5-Run- Walk, and an “Under the Big Top” ** Show. Unfortunately my mom could not visit this year but this weekend still puts a smile on my face. It’s always so sweet to see students holding their parent’s arm, walking across campus pointing to different buildings as they tell stories. I recognize the excitement in everyones face. Every time I have someone visit I give them a tour. I love sharing this place, that makes me so happy with others who care to listen. I also enjoy meeting my friends’ parents; To see where their funny mannerisms come from.
Skidmore’s first Career Jam of the year is also being hosted today. A total of about 40+ parents and alumni offer their time to the campus to speak with students about their specific career paths. This is a fantastic opportunity for students to network and receive some wise words. Career Jam is a very popular event especially among the juniors and seniors on campus. Students dress up, print multiple copies of their resumes ready to give firm handshakes and make small talk with professionals. This is a genius event organized by Career Services. I actually have to go home, change, and head there now !
*Case Center is what I consider the center of campus. Its is the Student Center or Student union. During the day Case is pretty busy with students catching up, grabbing their third refill of coffee, or possibly making some last touches to their homework assignment.
**”Under the Big Top” is a performance held every Celebration Weekend where all performance groups on campus…well, perform.