The Skidmore Shop

Apr 14

I love my job at Skidmore!

But I have to admit, it was so incredibly hard to come into work today.  The weather in Upstate NY is absolutely amazing and all I wanted to do was put on shorts and a shirt, walk down to Uncommon Grounds, get an iced coffee and just sit on the patio and sip away while soaking up the sun.  But sometimes you don’t have a choice and you have to do what you have to do. 

Get psyched Skidmore seniors.  Graduation is right around the corner.

FYI - Mad love for Spongebob.

Apr 11

Lost cellphone

Hello all, our good friend, Farmers Market Pete has lost his trusty old cell phone today during the SkidShop Farmers Market.  If you happen to find it, please turn it in to Campus PO.


UPDATE: Farmer and cellphone have been reunited.  Carry on.

Textbook Buyback Dates

Okay, so they’re not tour dates of your favorite band, but they’re dates that you should be excited about.

At The SkidShop
April 30 through May 1 - 11:00 to 6:00
May 2 and May 5 - 10:00 to 4:30
May 6 through May 8 - 10:00 to 6:00
May 9 - 10:00 to 4:30
May 12 - 11:00 to 4:30

At The DHall
May 6 through May 8 - 5:00 to 8:00

Apr 7

Hey Skidmore seniors, I just did the math…

Commencement is only 30 days way (if you don’t count the weekends).  That’s not that far off.  Time to start thinking about purchasing your cap and gown.  Just head on over to to get started.

For all your environmentally friendly types, you’ll be happy to know that The Skidmore Shop has teamed up with Herff Jones to offer up a 100% recycled gown.  One cap and gown is equivalent to 29 plastic bottles. 

  • Herff Jones caps and gowns are made of 100% recycled materials.
  • For every Renew gown made, 29 bottles are saved from the landfill.
  • The recycle program will give fabrics a second chance by recycling them back into Repreve® Fibers.
  • These fibers will then be used to manufacture new Renew caps and gowns for future graduates.
  • Give back with the Repreve program- enter the code FUTURE and choose your cause.

Apr 2

Best prices ever!!!

Hey everyone,

We have Josten’s on campus today showcasing the very unique Skidmore Class Ring.  Stop in and check it out, and if you get one today or tomorrow, you’ll get an amazing price.  I am not kidding about this.  Any type of joke would have been yesterday during April Fools Day.  Today is not April Fools Day, therefor, the deal is totally legit. 

Mar 21
(@skidmorecollege) some would call it a soirée.

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Hey there Skidmore Seniors, it’s that time of the year where we gently remind you that commencement is just a couple of months away.  Two months may seem like it’s far away, but if you subtract the weekends out of those two months, and the occasional “sick days”, Commencement is only about 40 days away.  So you might want to get a jump start on all things commencement.  Order your cap and gowns today!  Head on over to to get things started.

Nov 25

The Skidmore Shop will be collecting canned food items for Skidmore Cares. Please bring your items to the SkidShop starting today and up until December 6. Your help is appreciated. As a motivator, Cooper and I will use the power of music to get out message to you.

Sep 2

We are hiring!!!!

The Skidmore Shop is looking for a creative and energetic individual to assist in marketing and merchandising at The Shop.  If you have strong Photoshop, web, or graphic design experience, enjoy a challenge, and are looking for real world business experience…we want to talk to you.  Here are some of the things you’ll get involved with - designing and printing posters and signs, photographing merchandise, listing products on our web site, helping develop marketing campaigns, setting up merchandise displays, helping maintain our social media initiatives, and providing customer service.  The pace is quick, the pay is excellent, and the environment is exciting and fun.
Want to join us?  Gather examples of your work in multiple media formats, be ready to tell us what you’ve done in the past, bring lots of enthusiasm, and let’s talk.  Experience in the following areas given foremost consideration - Photoshop, Creative Suite, and/or Aperture; studies in marketing and/or graphic arts; previous retail employment; web development;  photography; determination, dependability and the ability to work independently.  Sense of humor required.
Show us what you’ve got and we’ll help you build your resume with real world experience and skills.  Interested?  Stop by The Shop and see either Dawn, Jon or Bob.

What? Is this on?

Oh, hi!!  Yeah, still here.  Just been taking a little bit of a break but that’s all changed now.  I’m back to work. 

May 1

Buyback time and why you should sell your books back to The SkidShop

It’s Buyback time.  We know you have lots of choices, there’s all those sites on-line….but do you want to wait two weeks for your money?  There’s the kid down the hall who’s working for a company that claims they were started by students for students….but do you really think students are bankrolling that cash?  Of course not, it’s just a front for another corporation looking to work the shell game on you.

Is the SkidShop different?  We think so.  We work for Skidmore; and quite frankly, we’re here because of you.  Does that mean we are going to give 75₵ on the $1.00 for your books?  No, we can’t….it’s that whole economics thing you heard about in class.  But what we can promise is that we’ll give you the best price that we can, we will buy every one of your books, and we’ll have some fun in the process.  Look, your books are never going to be worth what you think they should….but is your used car?  Have you ever tried to sell your old computer?

Check our prices….we don’t hide them, they’re all right here.  We’ll give you cash to fold and put in your pocket, a box to pack your stuff in, and a shot at some pretty cool prizes.   If it’s a book we know will be used at Skidmore in the fall, we’ll keep it on campus and save someone a few bucks next semester.  Those are the promises that we’ll make to you….and we’ll keep them.  If you’d like to understand how textbook buyback works, stop in and talk to us.  We’ll gladly explain the process to you. 

Apr 24

(@skidmorecollege) (@mbstextbook) The tower of boxes is almost at 10 feet high. We are gonna keep going until we hit the ceiling.

(@skidmorecollege) (@mbstextbook) We plan on handing out boxes to anyone who sells us back two textbooks. Who knows..maybe the box you get has a goodie in it.

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Textbook Buyback @ The Shop

Thursday May 2 11:00am to 6:00pm

Monday May 6 10:00am to 4:30pm

Tuesday May 7 through Thursday May 9 10:00am to 6:00pm

Friday May 10 10:00am to 4:30pm

Monday May 13 Noon to 4:30pm


Textbook Buyback @ The D-Hall

Tuesday May 7 through Thursday May 9 5:00pm to 8:00pm

Apr 23

We’re gonna do some stuff with this space and these boxes

Sometimes we do odd things in the SkidShop.  Like the time we moved racks of clothing around and started building a pyramid of boxes in the middle of the SkidShop.  Are you curious what we plan on doing with all these boxes?  You’ll find out soon enough.  In the meantime, it’s back to putting boxes together and some stacking.  Lots and lots of stacking.

Apr 8

Sustainable Skidmore (Shop)!

Check out this great article on the Elements Collection for cap and gowns, by Levi Rogers

Featuring fiber from sustainably managed forests, biodegradable fabric, and a Student Give-Back Program, the Elements Collection allows graduates to reduce their environmental impact during this year’s graduation ceremony. The Elements Collection has been scientifically proven to be completely biodegradable. Containing 57% biobased content by weight, the Elements Collection significantly exceeds the USDA’s certification minimum of 25%. Gown zippers and zipper tape are made from 100% recycled PET, and even the packaging contains ECM BioFilms, a material designed to facilitate the decomposition process.

The Elements Collection also gives graduates the opportunity to donate to an environmental sustainability project. Each Elements gown contains a unique code that can be entered online at The Elements Collection Give-Back Program page. For every code entered, Jostens donates $1 to an environment sustainability organtiztion. As of today, Jostens has donated at total of  $22,329 to environmental organizations.

Thanks to the long-term relationship between Skidmore College and Jostens, the Elements products were very affordable, leading Skidmore to decide to exclusively offer the Elements Collections at The Skidmore Shop.  “While they may not be the ultimate solution, I do believe they are much better alternative than the previous polyester garments. We will be re-evaluating our cap and gown program this summer; there are certainly many different options available now than there were a few years ago,” said Jon Neil, Associate Director of Business Services, Skidmore Shop.

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