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Alumnae House

Front Exterior of Alumnae House

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The entrance from College Ave to Alumnae House is currently closed to accommodate construction activities. The Fulton Ave entrance is available to access the Alumnae House during the construction project.

Common area inside Alumnae House

Celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2024, Alumnae House was gifted to Vassar College by sisters Blanche Ferry Hooker, class of 1894, and Queene Ferry Coonley, class of 1896. They intended it to be a center for the activities of the alumni of the College, but more importantly wanted all alumni to have a welcoming space that they could call home when returning to campus. They hoped each houseguest would depart saying, “It is well for us to have been here.”

Alumnae House, the Inn at Vassar College
161 College Avenue
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603

Telephone: (845) 437-7100
Email: alumnaehouse@vassar.edu

Alumnae House

Today, Alumnae House is open to the Vassar community, prospective students, friends, and the local community. Our uniquely appointed guest rooms offer modern amenities while preserving the historic ambiance of the inn. The iconic spaces on the first floor provide a gracious venue for events, large and small, including weddings, celebrations, meetings, and fundraisers.

A classic example of American-Tudor style architecture, Alumnae House is filled with impressive artwork, period furniture, Vassar memorabilia, cozy reading nooks, and working fireplaces. The living room is majestic with its hand-painted ceiling and Violet Oakley Triptych. The walnut-paneled dining room features an inlaid ceiling and musician’s gallery, while the Pub showcases murals by Anne Cleveland. The library contains a complete set of Vassar yearbooks, books about Vassar, and books authored by Vassar alumni.

With a reverence for the past and a nod towards the future, Alumnae House strives to be a welcoming home for all Vassar students and alumni.

Exterior Front of the Alumnae House in the snow

Accommodations

Accommodations are available for your next visit.

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Gathering of people in the Alumnae House courtyard

Event Planning

As the quintessential meeting place for Vassar College alumni throughout the last century, Alumnae House is open to the public for catered events.

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