The best way to really get to know Vassar is to be here. We strongly encourage you to visit the campus, more than once if possible, and talk to as many Vassar students as you can about what it’s like to live and study here. If you are a high school senior, we can arrange for you to sit in on a class, a rehearsal, or an athletic practice. We can also arrange for you to stay overnight with a student host. If you are too far away to arrange a visit, take the online tour, or email a Vassar student with your questions.
Information Sessions and Campus Tours
Tours and information sessions are offered daily Monday through Friday year-round, and select Saturdays in the spring and fall. Tours usually take about an hour and are led by Vassar students who have mastered the art of walking backwards. Information sessions, also about an hour, are led by members of the admission staff along with Vassar students.
Online pre-registration is encouraged, but walk-in visitors are always welcome. You can check our office schedule here. When you're ready, you can register for your tour and information session here.
We offer two Discover Vassar dates during the fall: one scheduled on Columbus Day/Indigenous Peoples' Day, and the other on Veterans Day. Discover Vassar gives students the opportunity to attend a half-day program on campus that includes campus tours, an in-depth information session and specialized art, science, or athletic tours (your choice). Visitors can register for either a morning or afternoon session. In addition, there will be an optional athletics/recreation tour offered between the morning and afternoon sessions. Unfortunately, we cannot arrange class visits during the Open Houses because of the volume of visitors on campus. However, you are encouraged to arrange a class visit with us on another date.
Class visits are available Monday through Friday in the fall for high school seniors. Please make your request at least 3 days in ahead of your planned visit date and keep in mind that, due to class schedules, there may be fewer options available on Fridays.
Overnight visits are available Monday through Thursday evenings in the fall for high school seniors. Please make your request at least 5 days in advance of your planned visit date. Overnights are accommodated on a first come, first served basis.
Vassar offers off-campus interviews conducted by alumnae/i volunteers all over the world from November through February for first-year applicants. Interviews are optional, and not having an interview will not affect your admission decision. Requests will be processed only after you have submitted your application. Learn more about an alumnae/i interview.