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Skidmore College
Student Life

Explore your unexpected 

Picture a vibrant campus with a game, presentation, performance or club event happening at every moment. Imagine a tight-knit and diverse community of creative explorers and scholarly trailblazers. Feel the comforts of home in a natural landscape on a campus in one of America's best college towns. 

This is Skidmore — a place to decide who you want to be, then go for it.

Club Fair

Clubs and leadership activities

There are more than 100 student-run clubs and organizations at Skidmore, as well as dozens of opportunities to use your voice to influence the future of Skidmore through student government.


Student Government Association

Office of Campus Life and Engagement

Big Green Scream

Athletics, fitness and wellbeing

Skidmore’s NCAA Division III varsity athletics program offers some of the nation’s top sports opportunities. We also have a variety of intramurals, club sports and fitness options, as well as spaces and programs dedicated to supporting mental and physical health.

Varsity Athletics

Williamson Sports Center virtual tour

Health and Wellness Resources

Academic and career support

Academic and career support

With an 8:1 student-to-faculty ratio and direct access to an array of peer mentors, career coaches, engaged alumni, and health and wellness counselors, you’ll have a team of people supporting you in every endeavor, every step of the way.

Career Development Center

First-Year Experience

Office of Student Academic Services

Student Studying in a Dorm

Residential life and dining

With award-winning dining and dorms and 1,000 acres of natural beauty, there’s a lot of ground to cover. And, like any home, our campus is both a comfortable place to return to and a launchpad for exploring the world around you.

Office of Residential Life

Dining Services

Skidmore Shop

balinese festival 2014

Diversity and spiritual life

Here, we value cultural and intellectual diversity and share the responsibility for creating a welcoming, safe and inclusive environment. And we’re dedicated to it, too, funding diversity resources as well as ongoing campus dialogues, events, speaker series and so much more.

Student diversity programs

Religious and Spiritual life

Student playing the violin

Arts and culture

Skidmore will push you to follow your sense of personal exploration. Part of that journey includes creative ventures and cultural adventures. Whether you study abroad, sign up for a service trip to South America, or participate in the dozens of multi-disciplinary arts and culture events at our premier on-campus venues, you’ll find daily ways to stretch and change your view of the world.

Off-Campus Study and Exchanges

The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery

Arthur Zankel Music Center

Downtown Saratoga

Saratoga Springs and New York’s Capital Region

Saratoga Springs is a bustling and creative small city with nightlife, shops, parks, coffee shops and restaurants. Plus, the nearby Adirondack, Berkshire and Green Mountains provide abundant recreational opportunities and we’re only a three-hour drive to New York City, Boston or Montreal.

Saratoga Springs virtual tour

Nearby attractions

Happenings and events


Student stories
Get a student’s perspective

Daily life at Skidmore is everything you’d expect and more. But, don’t just take our word for it. Read and listen to stories by current students for prospective students that illustrate what it’s really like to live your Life at Skidmore.