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Graduation Information

We've put together a list of questions that students and parents frequently ask us about Commencement. If you have other questions, please call the Office of Alumni Affairs and College Events at 518-580-5670 or email them at

Will I be able to purchase items from The Skidmore Shop after Commencement?

The Skidmore Shop will be open after Commencement from 1:30 to 5:30.

When is Commencement? How long does it last? Where is it held?

Commencement Activities will begin on Saturday, May 17 at 10:40 AM. Commencement typically lasts about 2 1/2 hours and is held at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC), located in the Saratoga State Park.

Are tickets required to attend Commencement?

No. Seating for more than 5,000 in the SPAC amphitheater makes it possible to accommodate all guests. Therefore, tickets are not issued or required, except for those whose party requires seating in the Special Access section, reserved for those with mobility impairments.

Where can I find more information about Commencement?

You can find more information on the Skidmore College Commencement website.