Chosen Name Policy

September 8, 2017

Dear all,

Do you want to change the official name that Vassar uses for you? Now, you can!

You may update your name here:

Go to the Profile Tab and choose Chosen Name. Type in your name as you would like to have it in Vassar systems. Your Chosen Name can be updated as needed and will be used for Vassar systems such as email, Moodle, the online campus directory, and class lists.

Your legal name will continue to be used for payroll, financial aid, licenses, and HR/personnel records.

If you have any questions please visit or contact Michael Cato and Jodie Castanza, who are happy to help.


Elizabeth H. Bradley, President
Poughkeepsie, NY 12604