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. Both Discover Vassar events have concluded for 2019, and the dates for 2020 will be Monday, October 14th and Wednesday, November 11th. Be sure to check this webpage again in late summer 2020 for additional information.
The Class Visit program is available for current high school seniors (Fall Semester) and Admitted Students (Spring Semester). Class Visits have concluded for the Fall 2019 semester. Information and registration for admitted students will be available starting in late March 2020.
Campus overnights are available for current high school seniors (Fall Semester) and Admitted Students (Spring Semester). The Overnight Visit program has concluded for the Fall 2019 semester. Information and registration for admitted students will be available starting in late March 2020.
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.