Skidmore ID

The Skidmore Card is much more than a traditional I.D. Not only does it identify you as a member of the Skidmore community, it also allows you access to the dining halls and other campus facilities; operates on the basis of a declining balance account for various purchases on and off campus; and holds all the information concerning your meal plan.

All funds deposited to declining balance accounts must remain on your account until graduation, withdrawal or separation from Skidmore College. At that time, a written refund request must be submitted to the Skidmore Campus Card Office.

The Campus Card Office Service Hours and Locations
M-F 8:30am to Noon & 1pm to 4:30pm
- Bursar's/Campus Card Office - Starbuck Center Lower Level-

If you are a first-year student and plan to visit the campus this summer, you may obtain your Skidmore Card at that time. This will save you valuable time during orientation.

The Card and Purchases: You may use it at the Skidmore Shop to buy books, supplies, or any of the other items the shop carries. It may also be used at the Spa, the Burgess Café, the Skidmore Post Office, and Health Services, as well as in vending machines, laundry machines, and library copiers. You may also use your card at various locations off campus. To view a list of these off-campus merchants that accept the card, please CLICK HERE. To make it easier to identify locations that accept the Card, just look for the Skidmore Card logo.

The Declining Balance Account: The College offers a range of convenient options to deposit funds into your Declining Balance Account. Here's a suggested budget based on the experiences of your classmates:

Suggested Budget for Declining Balance Account

Books & Supplies, Skidmore Shop 
$  650
Soda & Snack Machines 
Skidmore Post Office & Health Services
Library Copiers
Laundry Machines in Residence Halls
Spa Snack Bar & Burgess Café 
Total for the Semester

Make your deposits early! Then, you can use the funds as soon as you receive your Skidmore Card. The money you deposit on your Card remains available as long as you attend Skidmore College.

Remember that you can use your Card wherever you see…


When it comes to convenience, your Skidmore IDCard is your ticket!

Start Your Account Now.

First, read the posted card rules. Then you can deposit money into your Declining Balance Account, by filling out the deposit form and mailing it with your check to:

The SKIDMORE Card Office
Skidmore College
815 North Broadway
Saratoga Springs, NY  12866

Questions? Give us a call at (518) 580-5854.