The Vassariana, the first student publication, appeared, listing the following clubs: the Philalethian Society, the Floral Society, the Laurel Base Ball Club, the Abenakis Base Ball Club and the Light Croquet Club. The four-page newspaper contained also "an account of the inauguration of Founder's Day, at which Matthew Vassar was present, and editorial comment upon the happenings of that opening year."

The Vassariana was succeeded in 1867 by The Transcript, an eight-page paper which began with "the college song 'Three Cheers for the Rose and the Grey':

'When the daughters of Vassar were toiling

O'er "Morals" and Greek in dismay,

Hope came robed in the colors of morning,

Our banner of rose-hue and grey.'" [Sung to the tune of "Columbia, the Gem of the Ocean"]

The Transcript was succeeded in 1872 by The Vassar Miscellany.     Florence Hotchkiss, 1897,"An Unnoticed Record of College History," The Vassar Miscellany, October, 1896