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Automobile

From the Taconic State Parkway
Exit at Route 55 westbound. Proceed six 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.

From the New York State Thruway Northbound
Use Exit 17 (Newburgh) and take I-84 eastbound across the Newburgh-Beacon Bridge to Exit 13 (Route 9 north). Drive 9.5 miles north from the intersection of I-84 and Route 9 to the exit for Spackenkill Road (Route 113). Proceed about 0.5 miles on Spackenkill Road. Turn left at the second traffic light onto Wilbur Boulevard. Turn right when Wilbur ends at Hooker Avenue. Turn left at first traffic light onto Raymond Avenue. Enter the college through the stone archway on the right.

From the New York State Thruway Southbound
Use Exit 18 (New Paltz) and proceed east on Route 299. Turn right onto Route 9W south. Exit onto Route 44/55 east. Cross the Mid-Hudson Bridge and continue on Route 44/55 east for approximately 2 miles. Turn right onto Raymond Avenue. Enter the college through the stone archway on the left.

From Route 9 Northbound
Drive 9.5 miles north from the intersection of I-84 and Route 9 to the exit for Spackenkill Road (Route 113). Proceed about 0.5 miles on Spackenkill Road. Turn left at the second traffic light onto Wilbur Boulevard. Turn right when Wilbur ends at Hooker Avenue. Turn left at first traffic light onto Raymond Avenue. Enter the college through the stone archway on the right.

From Route 9 Southbound
Exit at Spackenkill Road (Route 113). Proceed about 0.5 miles on Spackenkill Road. Turn left at the second traffic light onto Wilbur Boulevard. Turn right when Wilbur ends at Hooker Avenue. Turn left at first traffic light onto Raymond Avenue. Enter the college through the stone archway on the right.

Train

Metro-North Commuter Railroad connects New York City’s Grand Central Terminal with Poughkeepsie. For timetables, call 800-METRO-INFO or visit their website. Poughkeepsie is also served by Amtrak. For schedules, call 800-872-7245 or the Amtrak website. Taxi service is available from the Poughkeepsie train station to campus.

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Bus

Service is available from the Port Authority Bus Terminal in New York City via Short Line Bus. 800-631-8405 or www.shortlinebus.com

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Air

Scheduled passenger service is available from Stewart International Airport (SWF) in Newburgh, New York, 35 minutes from Vassar. 

Other nearby airports include: Westchester County Airport in White Plains, Albany International Airport in Albany, or the three major airports in the New York City metro area (LaGuardia, JFK, Newark Liberty).

For travelers flying into a New York City airport, the easiest way to get to Vassar is by Metro-North Train to Poughkeepsie from Grand Central Station.  To get to Grand Central Station from the metro area airports, take the NYC Airporter (LaGuardia and JFK) or the Newark Airport Express (Newark).

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