Guests

Weekend Activities & Ceremonies (as of December 2021)

Friday, May 20, 2022 – TBD

Saturday, May 21, 2022

10:30am Awarding of the Prizes. Recipients will be notified in advance. Chapel

3:00pm – 4:00pm President’s Reception in Honor of the Class of 2022. All friends, family and members of the Vassar community are invited. Chapel Lawn

3:00pm – 3:45pm Commencement Concert. Presented by members of the Music Department faculty. Skinner Recital Hall

4:00pm Baccalaureate presented by the Council of ALANA Seniors and open to the Vassar community. Chapel

7:00pm-10pm Dancing and Desserts, Champagne Reception. All are welcome to join the celebration of graduating seniors.  Bridge for Laboratory Sciences 

Sunday, May 22, 2022 

Commencement at 10:00am in the outdoor amphitheater, rain or shine. 

Area Accommodations and Restaurants

Many of the colleges in the Hudson Valley share their commencement weekend with Vassar. This means demand for local hotel accommodations and restaurant reservations will be high. You are advised to make reservations as early as possible.

Hotels

Vassar College/Arlington Area

5 minutes from Vassar

Alumnae House at Vassar College
161 College Avenue
Poughkeepsie, NY 12604
(845) 437-7100

www.alumnaehouse.vassar.edu/accommodations

Rodeway Inn
536 Haight Avenue (Rt.44/55)
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
(845) 454-1010

https://www.choicehotels.com/new-york/poughkeepsie/rodeway-inn-hotels/ny855

Poughkeepsie Area

10-15 minutes from Vassar

Best Western Plus: The Inn & Suites at the Falls
50 Red Oaks Mill Road
Poughkeepsie, NY, 12603
(845) 462-5770 

http://bestwesternnewyork.com/hotels/best-western-plus-the-inn-and-suites-at-the-falls

Courtyard By Marriott
2641 South Road (Rte. 9)
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
(845) 485-6336

www.marriott.com

Hampton Inn
2361 South Road (Rte. 9)
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
(845) 463-7500

www.hilton.com

Holiday Inn Express
2750 South Road (Rte. 9)
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
(845) 473-1151

www.HIexpress.com

Holiday Inn
2170 South Road (Rte. 9)
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
(845) 462-4600

www.ihg.com/holidayinn/hotels/us/en/poughkeepsie

Homewood Suites by Hilton
900 Thomas Watson Drive (off of Rte. 9)
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
(845) 462-0030

www.hilton.com

Hyatt Place
2165 South Road (Rte. 9)
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
(845)  632-3100

www.hyatt.com

Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel
40 Civic Center Plaza
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
(845) 485-5300

www.pokgrand.com

Residence Inn by Marriott 
2525 South Road
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
(845) 463-4343

www.residenceinn.marriott.com

Highland Area

15-20 minutes West of Vassar

Inn at Twaalfskill
144 Vineyard Avenue
Highland, NY 12528
(845) 691-3606

www.innattwaalfskill.com

Hyde Park Area

20 minutes North of Vassar 

Journey Inn (B&B) 
1 Sherwood Place
Hyde Park, NY 12538
(845) 229-8972

www.journeyinn.com

Quality Inn of Hyde Park 
4142 Albany Post Road (Route 9)
Hyde Park, NY 12538
(845) 229-0088

https://www.choicehotels.com/new-york/hyde-park/hotels

Roosevelt Inn 
14360 Albany Post Road (Route 9)
Hyde Park, NY 12538
(845) 229-2443

www.rooseveltinnofhydepark.com

Fishkill Area

30 minutes South of Vassar

Hampton Inn Fishkill
544 Route 9
Fishkill, NY 12524
(845) 896-4000

www.hilton.com

Hilton Garden Inn 
25 Westage Drive
Fishkill, NY 12524
(845) 896-7100

www.hilton.com

Holiday Inn Express
21 Schuyler Boulevard
Fishkill, NY 12524
(845) 896-4001

www.hiexpress.com

Spring Hill Suites by Marriott
500 Westage Drive
Fishkill, NY 12524
(845) 896-8100

www.marriott.com

Courtyard by Marriott
17 Westage Drive
Fishkill, NY 12524
(845) 897-2400

www.courtyard.marriott.com

Hyatt House
100 Westage Drive
Fishkill, NY 12524
(845) 897-5757

fishkill.house.hyatt.com

Rhinebeck Area

35 minutes North of Vassar 

The Beekman Arms & Delamater Inn
6387 Mill St (Route 9)
Rhinebeck, NY 12572
(845) 876-7077

www.beekmandelamaterinn.com

The Village Inn
6260 U.S. 9 
Rhinebeck, NY 12572
Phone: (845) 876-7000 (or call the Beekman Arms at 845-876-7077)

http://www.rhinebeckvillageinn.com/

The Rhinebeck Motel
6938 U.S. 9
Rhinebeck, NY 12572
Phone: (845) 876-5900

http://www.rhinebeckmotel.biz/

The Mirebeau Inn & Spa
46 W Market St, Rhinebeck, NY 12572
877-MIRBEAU (647-2328)

https://rhinebeck.mirbeau.com/

Restaurants

Vassar/Arlington Area

Billy Bob’s BBQ
34 Fairmont Avenue
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
(845) 473-7200

www.billybobsbbq.biz/index.html

Chan’s Peking
26 Raymond Avenue
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
(845) 471-7830

www.chanspekingpoughkeepsie.com

Hurricane Grill & Wings
9 Raymond Avenue
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
(845) 243-2222

www.hurricanewings.com

Savona’s Tratorria Poughkeepsie
1 Collegeview Avenue
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603

http://www.savonas.com/poughkeepsie-gallery

Thai Spice
26 Raymond Avenue
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
(845) 486-8888

www.thaispiceny.com

Twisted Soul
47 Raymond Avenue
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
(845) 454-2770

www.twistedsoulconcepts.com

Poughkeepsie Area

Brasserie 292
292 Main Street
Poughkeepsie, NY
(845) 473-0292 

www.brasserie292.com

Crew Restaurant & Bar
2290 South Road
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
(845) 462-8900

www.crewrestaurant.com

Essie’s Restaurant*
14 Mt. Carmel Place
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
(845) 452-7181

www.essiesrestaurantpk.com

Farmers & Chefs*
40 Albany Street
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
(845) 337-4949

www.farmersandchefs.com

Lola’s Café & Catering*
131 Washington Street
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
(845) 471-8555
www.lolascafeandcatering.com

Lolita’s*
129 Washington Street
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
(845) 452-3501

www.lolitaspizza.com

Mill House Brewing Company
289 Mill Street
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
(845) 485-2739

www.millhousebrewing.com

Molé Molé
357 Hooker Avenue
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
(845) 452-2850

Noshi’s Coney Island
803 Main Street
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
(845) 473-7586

River Station*
1 N Water Street
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
(845) 452-9207

www.riverstationrest.com

Schatzi’s Pub 
202 Main Street
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
(845) 454-1179

www.shatzispubpk.com

*Located near Walkway Over the Hudson

Culinary Institute of America

All Reservations (845) 471-6608

http://www.ciarestaurantgroup.com/new-york-restaurants/

American Bounty (reservations req’d)

Days:  Tuesday – Saturday
Lunch: 11:30 a.m. – 12:45 pm
Dinner: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 pm

The Tavern: CLOSED

Apple Pie Bakery Café (Take Out Only)

Days:  Monday – Friday
Hours: 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Bocuse (reservations req’d)

Days:  Tuesday – Saturday
Lunch: 11:30 a.m. – 12:45 pm
Dinner: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 pm

Ristorante de Caterina de Medici 

(CLOSED Fall 2021)

Rhinebeck/Staatsburg Area

Beekman 1766 Tavern
24 W. Market St.
Rhinebeck, NY 12572
(845) 871-1766

http://beekmandelamaterinn.com

Cinnamon Indian Cuisine
51 E Market Street
Rhinebeck, NY 12572
(845) 876-7510

www.cinnamoncuisine.com

Gigi Trattoria 
6422 Montgomery St
Rhinebeck, NY 12572
(845) 876-1007

www.gigihudsonvalley.com

Le Petit Bistro
8 East Market Street
(845) 876-7400

www.lepetitbistro.com

Liberty @ River & Post
57 Old Post Road
Staatsburg, NY 12580
(845) 773-9373

http://riverandpost.co/

Market  Restaurant 
19 West Market Street
Rhinebeck, NY 12572
(845) 876-7200

www.marketstrhinebeck.com

Terrapin Restaurant 
6426 Montgomery street
Rhinebeck, NY 12572
(845) 876-3330 

www.terrapinrestaurant.com

Millbrook & Amenia Area

Charlotte’s
4258 Route 44
Millbrook, NY 12545
Restaurant (845) 677-5888

www.charlottesny.com

Serevan
6 Autumn Lane
Amenia, NY 12501
(845) 373-9800

www.serevan.com

Wappingers Falls Area

110 Grill
@ Poughkeepsie Galleria
2001 South Rd, Space C-102
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

https://www.110grill.com/poughkeepsie-ny

Aroma Osteria  
114 Old Post Rd
Wappingers Falls, NY 12590
(845) 298-6790  

www.aromaosteriarestaurant.com 

Café Con Leche
2710 West Main Street 
Wappingers Falls, NY 12590

nycafeconleche@gmail.com
(845) 632-1535

County Fare  
2652 East Main Street
Wappingers Falls, NY 12590
(845) 297-3300

www.countyfareny.com

Coupe Champagne Bar
2656 East Main St.
Wappingers Falls, NY 12590

info@coupechampagnebar.com
https://www.coupechampagnebar.com/

Di’Vine Wine Bar
1 Market Street
Wappingers Falls, NY 12590
(845) 797-5635  

www.divinewinebarwappingers.com

Heritage
1379 Route 9
Wappingers Falls, NY 12590
(845) 298-1555

www.heritagefooddrink.com

Patsy’s
2657 East Main St.
Wappingers Falls, NY 12590
845-298-6093

https://www.patsyspizzeriamainst.com/

Tamarind
1659 Route 9 Suite #1
Wappingers Falls, NY 12590
(845) 632-2230
tamarindny@gmail.com

https://thetamarindrestaurant.com/

Directions

GPS ADDRESS: 124 Raymond Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY 12604

By Automobile

From the Taconic State Parkway: Exit at Route 55 westward. Proceed 6 miles west to a left turn onto 

Route 376 Extension/Van Wagner Road (which 

becomes Raymond Avenue ) and proceed less than 

1 mile to Vassar. A Gothic stone archway, the main entrance, is on the left. Proceed past the arch to the traffic light at “T-stop” intersection of Route 376/Raymond Avenue and Hooker Avenue. The Farm is located across Hooker Avenue to the South.

From the New York State Thruway: Use Exit 17 (Newburgh) and take I-84 eastbound across the Newburgh Beacon Bridge to Route 9 north. Follow directions below. 

From Route 9 northbound: Drive 9.5 miles north of the intersection of I-84 and Route 9 to the exit for Spackenkill Road (Route 113). The IBM main facility is on the left. Proceed about .5 mile on Spackenkill Road. Turn left at the second traffic light onto Wilbur Boulevard. Turn right when Wilbur ends at Hooker Avenue. Turn left at the first traffic light onto Raymond Avenue. Enter the college through the stone archway on the right. 

From Route 9 southbound: Exit in Poughkeepsie at Route 44/55 East. Take 44/55 East to Raymond Avenue, turn right on Raymond and proceed less than one mile to Vassar. A Gothic stone archway, the main entrance, is on the left. Proceed past the arch to the traffic light at “T-stop” intersection of Route 376/Raymond Avenue and Hooker Avenue. The Farm is located across Hooker Avenue to the South.

By Train 

Metro-North Commuter Railroad serves the Hudson Valley, connecting New York City (Grand Central Terminal) and Poughkeepsie. For timetables, https://new.mta.info/schedules. Poughkeepsie is also served by Amtrak. For schedules, https://www.amtrak.com/home.html. Taxi service is available from the Poughkeepsie train station (about 3 miles) to the campus. 

By Air Scheduled passenger service is available from Stewart International Airport (SWF) in Newburgh, New York, about 35 minutes from Poughkeepsie or from Westchester County/White Plains Airport (HPN). Please check with your travel agent or with the airlines about flights into Stewart or Westchester and ground transportation to Poughkeepsie. 

By Bus Daily service is available from Long Island, northern New Jersey, and Port Authority Bus Terminal in New York City via Coach/ShortLine Bus (800-631-8405), https://www.coachusa.com/shortline/schedules  as well as connecting service to upstate New York, Boston, and Washington, D.C., via Adirondack and Pine Hill Trailways (800-858-8555), https://trailways.com/. 

Weekend Activities & Ceremonies

Friday, May 20—TBD

Saturday, May 21

10:30 a.m. Awarding of the Prizes. Recipients will be notified in advance. Chapel

3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. President’s Reception in Honor of the Class of 2022. All friends, family and members of the Vassar community are invited. Chapel Lawn

3:00 p.m.–3:45 p.m. Commencement Concert. Presented by members of the Music Department faculty. Skinner Recital Hall

4:00 p.m. Baccalaureate presented by the Council of ALANA Seniors and open to the Vassar community. Chapel

7:00–10:00 p.m. Dancing and Desserts, Champagne Reception. All are welcome to join the celebration of graduating seniors.  Bridge for Laboratory Sciences 

Parking

Automobile access to Main campus is prohibited from 9:00 p.m. Saturday through Commencement Day at 3:00 p.m. All guests must park at the Farm. Limited parking will be available at the South Lot. Shuttle buses will run continuously Sunday morning from the Farm and South Lot to the commencement site beginning at 7:30 a.m. 

Accessible Parking and Seating

Guests with mobility concerns are permitted to park on Main campus by reserving a parking pass and may reserve Accessible seating by contacting the Campus Activities Office, (845) 437-5370 or campusactivities@vassar.edu.

Security officers will direct guests to the appropriate parking spaces.

The campus will re-open to vehicular traffic at approximately 3:00 p.m.