You're viewing every home page since the dawn of time
(or at least since January 18, 2011).

January 24, 2011

Students sledding on Sunset Lake hill in the 1920s.

February 03, 2011

Students playing for the camera on the Library lawn after a big snow in 2003.

February 23, 2011

Henry Van Ingen and students in 1889 near what was at the time known as Mill Cove Lake, and is now known as Vassar Lake; Van Ingen was an artist and Vassar's first professor of art. Read about Van Ingen, or read about Mill Cove Lake.

April 29, 2011

Happy Birthday, Matthew! In a nod to the most recent Vassar Quarterly cover, and to student jokes of the past, Cordelia McGee-Tubb '11 drew a version starring herself and the infamous stolen kiwi. See the inspiration for dress-up-like-Matthew day.

April 30 - May 1, 2011

Founder's Day 1985, a Vassar tradition since the first spring semester in 1866. Read about that first celebration and the history of Founder's Day; also see vintage video of how it was celebrated in the early 1930s.

June 08, 2011

Adam Green, class of 1995, was the originator of Rocking the Boat, a non-profit that “uses boats to build kids.” Read more about this alum and the unusual organization he founded. */ ?> Mark Linn-Baker and Jon Tenney ’84 perform a scene from A Year with Frog and Toad at the Powerhouse Theater’s 25th anniversary gala in 2009. This year’s box office opens today. Check the season schedule.

July 04, 2011

A summer day, perhaps even July 4th. Gathering in the Park by C.K. Chatterton, 1914. Chatterton was an artist and the creator of Vassar’s studio art program. Learn more about today’s studio art at Vassar.

July 13, 2011

Legendary drama professor Hallie Flanagan's first production was The Marriage Proposal by Chekov, c.1927. Dramatic productions remain extremely popular at Vassar, including in the summer. See the Powerhouse season schedule.

July 15 - July 17, 2011

This painting by Charles Herbert Moore, titled Morning Over New York, 1864, was in the founding art collection of the college. It was also used on the Environmental Studies website to illustrate that program's broad pedagogic approach. See highlights of the Art Center's collection.

August 16, 2011

Matthew in front of Main Building as usual, maybe watching for students to arrive next week. New student orientation starts August 25. See the schedule. Photo: Tamar Thibodeau

September 22, 2011

Elizabeth Bishop ’34, with Tobias in 1954. An exhibit and a symposium mark her centenary, and Vassar’s premier collection of her papers. Robert Pinsky gives the symposium keynote, Sep. 24, 2011. Photo: J.L. Castel

September 29, 2011

The Undergraduate Research Summer Institute is celebrating its 25th anniversary. This year’s symposium includes an address by Nobel Prize winner Eric Kandel. Above, Maria Kern ’11, working on a project in 2009. See a video about this URSI project and others.

October 10, 2011

Women’s Field Hockey in 1982. See a 2008 video about Vassar’s field hockey team. Also check out how this year’s team is doing.

October 17, 2011

Radio broadcasting from Vassar started in 1938. By the 40s, a student-faculty “Radio Workshop Committee” was broadcasting regular programs. Read the history, and see a more contemporary video of WVKR in action.

October 31, 2011

The Vassar Vault: Vassar's darkest and best-kept secret.

November 09, 2011

Brian Riddell, Director of Dutchess Outreach, which feeds over 1,000 people in Poughkeepsie every month, wants you to know that Vassar’s 2012 Community Works campaign starts today. You can give online right now.

November 16, 2011

Vassar Repertory Dance Theatre’s Final Showings is this week, so make a reservation. Also see vintage video of dance at Vassar since the 1930s. Photo: Madeline Zappala ’12

December 23 - January 0, 2011

Casperkill bridge (c.1900) where Sunset Lake is today. Happy Holidays! Vassar is on winter break. Offices re-open Jan. 3, 2012; classes begin Jan. 18.

January 01 - January 8, 2012

It’s a new year. Let the sun shine in. Vassar is on winter break; offices open Jan. 3, classes begin Jan. 18. Photo: Kevin Davis

January 27 - January 29, 2012

Detail of Yellow Hotbed, by Marco Maggi, part of the Art Center exhibition Marco Maggi: Lentissimo, for Modfest 2012. Learn more about the exhibit.

March 30 - April 1, 2012

Tranquility, by Adrien Seide. During All Families Weekend, the Vassar Haiti Project is holding its 11th annual art auction and sale. Check this weekend’s schedule for other activities.