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Navigating Religious Holidays and Academic Commitments

Dear Students: Attached for your information is the memo that the faculty receive each year as a reminder about the College’s policy on the relationship between academic commitments and religious observance. I want you to have this information about the College’s commitment to diversity in its many forms, including decisions our community members make to […]

Off-Campus Group Travel Policy and Application

Dear All, VassarTogether is pleased to announce that an Off-Campus Group Travel Policy has been finalized and that an Off-Campus Group Travel Application is now available. Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis and will be reviewed every Monday by the Off-Campus Group Travel Review Committee. The Off-Campus Group Travel Policy is available in this document; the policy will […]

Student Arrival + Winter Storm Quade (the Remix)

Dear students, We’re halfway through our Spring return move-in process! It’s been wonderful to see many of you at Walker either in the drive-through or the walk-in lines. We hope that our new testing process has been easier for all of you. Thank you for all of your feedback! Because the weather loves us so […]

Delayed Start: Testing and Arrival Tuesday, February 2

Dear Students, As I write this message, we are still getting some significant snow in the area. We expect that the storm will taper off by late this evening. Given this, we need to provide Facilities Operations with a little more time to get our roadways and parking lots cleared tomorrow and give our employees and […]

Student Arrival and Winter Storm Orlena

Dear Students, As we have continued to monitor winter storm Orlena, it has become clear that we are now expected to get more snow than initially anticipated. Given this, we have decided to cancel all testing and arrivals for tomorrow, Monday, February 1st in order to keep everyone safe. We hope to re-open for testing […]

Update from Dean Alamo on the Student Testing and Arrival Process for Spring 2021

Dear Students, As you prepare to return to campus, we have been busy strategizing to make sure your arrival experience goes as smoothly as possible. Vassar has instituted a number of changes to our testing and symptom reporting processes, both in response to state regulations and to the constructive and essential feedback we received from […]

Who Inspires Me

In celebration of Black History Month, five Vassar professors discuss some of the individuals who made an impact on them.