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Reunion

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Welcome Back

Vassar and the Alumnae/i Association of Vassar College (AAVC) are thrilled to welcome you and your classmates back to campus. We are looking forward to seeing alums from the classes ending in 4s and 9s on campus for Reunion, May 31–June 2, 2024 (the 50th Reunion class arrives on May 30). Please help us prepare for your arrival by expressing your interest to attend below.

Express Your Interest in Attending

Classes of 1959 through 2019: Thank you for expressing your interest in attending Reunion. Your Reunion Interest Forms have closed.

Reunion Registration will open in early April. This page continues to be updated periodically. Be sure to check back! If you have any questions, please call (800) 443-8196, option 5, or email us regarding Reunion.

Future Reunion Dates

June 6–8, 2025
June 5–7, 2026

Past Reunions

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General Reunion
Class Schedule

See the Preliminary Reunion Schedule
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50th Reunion
Class Schedule

Enjoy the campus a day early with programming designed especially for the 50th Reunion class. Check-in will open on Thursday, May 30 at 4:00 p.m.

See the Preliminary 50th Reunion Schedule
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College-sponsored Lectures and Tours

Explore this year’s lifelong learning opportunities through college-sponsored lectures and tours at Reunion!

Learn more about College-sponsored Lectures and Tours

Information & Updates

New This Year!

Vassar Mobile App for Reunion

Did you know that Vassar has a mobile app? It now has a “Reunion” persona to access Reunion schedules and notifications. Get the app and choose “Reunion” from the initial “Choose Your Experience” screen to get started:

Already have the app and use the “Alum” persona? Tap on the person icon in the upper right corner of the app, then tap on “My Role” to switch to the Reunion persona for the weekend.

Alum ID Card

If you would like to get an Alum ID card during Reunion, please submit the Alum ID Card Request Form by May 17, 2024. The Card Office will make sure everything is ready for you to get your Alum ID card at Reunion. Alum ID cards are only issued in person at Vassar’s Service Desk located in the College Center, North Atrium, as a photo must be taken for the card. The Service Desk will be open during Reunion on Friday, May 31, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday, June 1, from noon to 5:00 p.m. For more information, contact the Card Office at (845) 451-3333.

In Case of Emergency

In the event of a severe weather emergency or an active threat of violence on campus, the College could send out a Rave alert to notify the campus community of such a threat. To receive emergency Rave text alerts during Reunion weekend, text VCREUNION to 226787.

The safety of our guests, faculty, students and staff is our highest priority. In the event of an emergency, please:

  • remain calm,
  • listen for announcements,
  • evacuate to a safe location, if necessary.

Emergency numbers:

Poughkeepsie Hospitals:

Weather-related emergencies:

  • In the event of lightning or tornado watches/warnings, outdoor events will be moved indoors. Follow the instructions of event staff.
  • If you are outdoors, move indoors. Do not seek shelter under a tent or tree in the event of lightning or tornado watches/warnings.

Read Vassar’s complete emergency procedures.

Housing

We are excited to welcome alums back to Vassar for in-person reunions and want to ensure that everyone makes informed decisions about where to stay.

We recommend you register early for on-campus housing as it is allocated on a first come, first served basis. If you prefer the creature comforts of home, search area hotels. The following area hotels have rooms specifically reserved for Reunion.

Holiday Inn Express
2750 South Rd
Poughkeepsie NY 12601
(845) 473-1151
Refer to Vassar Reunion and booking code “WEE” when calling to make the reservation.

Quality Inn (walking distance from the college)
536 Haight Ave
Poughkeepsie NY 12603
(845) 454-1010
Book a room at the Quality Inn online (group rate already applied)

Homewood Suites Poughkeepsie
900 Thomas Watson Drive
Poughkeepsie NY 12601
(845) 462-0030
View the Homewood Suites Poughkeepsie Vassar Reunion 2024 attendee website and reserve a room

1959: Jewett House
1964: Jewett House
1969: Jewett House
1974: Davison House
1979: Josselyn House
1984: Josselyn House
1989: Strong House
1994: Lathrop House
1999: Cushing House
2004: Raymond House
2009: Raymond House
2014: TownHouses
2019: Noyes House

Residence Hall rooms:

  • Include twin-sized beds about half of which are lofted/raised and cannot be lowered.
  • Include commercial linens (two twin flat sheets, one pillow case, one light twin blanket, one towel, and one washcloth) placed on each bed. If you would like to have an extra blanket or towel, please bring them with you.
  • Does not include air conditioning or private bathrooms.
  • Are not guaranteed to be quiet.

We regret that we are unable to guarantee single room requests. If you are attending Reunion by yourself, we encourage coordinating with friends in advance to ensure your roommate of choice. If you require a single room, please indicate that in the special housing notes. If you require a room with a private bathroom, we strongly recommend you make reservations at one of the Hudson Valley’s area hotels.

Please Note: Alumnae House is reserved for the 70th and 75th Reunion Classes.

Also, the College performs routine maintenance (in rotation) and also houses more than 200 students during the summer months. As such, some residence halls will be “offline” every year (and unavailable for lodging or entering).

New York City Bus

Friday, May 31: Depart from NYC (Bryant Park) at noon

Sunday, June 2: Depart from Vassar (Main Circle) at 1:00 p.m.

The Vassar Club of New York will be on hand to greet you on Friday on the south side of 42nd Street between 5th and 6th Avenues, in front of Bryant Park, as shown in the Google Map below.

Important to Know

  • Vassar is a smoke-free campus.
  • All bathrooms are gender-neutral, unless otherwise noted.
  • Loop technology for hearing assistance is available in the 1951 Reading Room in Thompson Library and Rockefeller Hall, Auditorium 300. FM system capability available in the Chapel.
  • No password needed to connect to Vassar Public Wi-Fi.

Health Acknowledgement

At this time, we recommend all Reunion registrants will consider the following upon arrival at Reunion:

  • My guests and I understand that COVID-19 is an extremely contagious virus and spreads easily through person-to-person contact and we know we are taking risks by attending in-person events.
  • My guests and I acknowledge that it is safer to wear a mask around others in close proximity. If my guests or I become symptomatic or test positive at any time during the event, we agree that we will leave campus and follow up with our primary health care providers or seek treatment at a medical facility in the local community.
  • My guests and I will not attend if we are not feeling well.

Campus Facilities Hours and Services (Tentative)

Athletic and Fitness Center

  • Friday: 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
  • Sunday: 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

We intend to have the pool open, pending lifeguard availability. Please check back for more information.

Street Eats food truck, outside Gordon Commons

  • Saturday: 7:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
  • Sunday: 7:30–11:00 a.m.

Coffee, light refreshments and snacks

Thompson Memorial Library including the Art Library

  • Friday: 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
  • Saturday: 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
  • Sunday: 8:30 a.m.–noon

Music Library

  • Friday: 1:00–4:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center

  • Friday: 10:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
  • Sunday: 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

A. Scott Warthin Museum of Geology & Natural History, Ely Hall

  • Friday: 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 2:00–4:00 p.m.

Vassar College Store, Juliet, Raymond Avenue

  • Thursday: 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
  • Friday: 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m
  • Saturday: 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
    Author Meet and Greet, 3:00–5:00 p.m.
  • Sunday: 9:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
    Ring sales will be available from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Shabbat Services at The Bayit (51 Collegeview Avenue, North Gate)

  • Friday: 5:30–6:45 p.m.

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