IT Account Creation
Create Your Account
This process starts with the registrar for students and human resources for employees. Until those offices enter your personal information, you cannot create your new account.
Students: Go to the account creation page for students.
Newly enrolled and/or transfer students - You will need your personalized enrollment number, which was provided within your admission acceptance letter. Your personalized enrollment number is also known as your Skidmore ID number.
Non-faculty employees: Proceed to non-faculty account creation.
Faculty: The account creation page for faculty is here.
Returning? If you had a Skidmore account but it was closed, some resetting is required before you can recreate it. Please contact the help desk by walking up between 8:30 am and 4:30 am weekdays or call (518) 580-5900 between the same hours.
Please be aware that we are having problems with our account creation pages.
If you have entered your password and confirmed it, and entered your challenge question and confirmed it but did not receive a confirmation page telling you your username, click here.
This will prompt for the same information you entered to create your account. It will show your username if your account creation was successful. If it indicates you do not have a username you should try again to create it.
Note: Account creation involves several components that take up to two hours to be completed. For incoming students these primarily affect the Academic Interests and Scribner Selection applications; for Faculty the Student Records and Advising portal. After you have created your account if you cannot access these applications, please try again after two hours before reaching out for help.
Guests Affiliated with the College
Guests who are affiliated with the college and have a need to log onto college-owned equipment may obtain a temporary username and password. The account may last from one day to two weeks. It allows logging onto computers or wireless. Such an account does not have network rights such as access to our servers; it essentially has only Internet access but it does allow network printing.
These guests may stop at the help desk on the first floor of the library during our normal working hours and make the request in person. In the evening, the technicians from media services who setup projectors, sound, etc. are able to generate guest usernames and passwords in a crisis. An example would be a speaker from off-campus needs to be able to log into a computer and their sponsor did not plan ahead and request guest access.
Employees may also plan ahead and request guest access in advance of the speaking engagement or conference. Call the help desk at (518) 580-5900. Be prepared to answer several questions about the visitor, the time period, and so on.
Guests without College Affiliation
Skidmore College has special Wi-Fi for those guests who are not logging onto college-owned computers. Please point your device to the Wi-Fi access point named Skidmore Guest. You need to accept the policy on appropriate use and you need to provide your email address.
This Wi-Fi is excellent for guests such as visiting family members, admissions tours, some guest artists, vendors, and more.
Employees and students must not use Skidmore Guest. It does not provide access to college resources such as printing, Blackboard, and student systems.