Below is general information about reunion housing. Your dorm headquarters will be indicated on your registration form.
Please note: During reunion weekend, Alumnae House is reserved for returning classes celebrating 70th reunion and earlier.
A Vassar dorm room is just as you remember from your first move in day: functional but bare. Single night accommodations and rates cannot be prorated.
All rooms have extra-long twin beds, and for each twin bed reserved you will receive: two flat sheets, a coverlet and pillow, a towel, and a washcloth. All other amenities, such as personal toiletries, lamps, night-lights, clothes hangers, fans, alarm clock, and heavy blankets must be brought with you. (See “What to Bring” below.)
Dorms are not air-conditioned, and we encourage you to bring a small fan. There are no double beds or private baths. Residence hall bathrooms are gender-neutral. (Please note that all bedclothes and towels must remain in the rooms for pick up on Sunday afternoon.)
For registered families of four or more, we offer housing in apartments on campus as space permits. Please note that there are stairs in a number of the apartments and that they may not be suitable for very young children.
Should you require a bit more luxury or privacy, as an alternative for those who do not wish to stay in a residence hall there are a number of hotels nearby. Many book up early due to other local events during Reunion weekend, so we strongly suggest that you make your reservations early as the hotels fill up quickly. Shuttle service will not be provided to or from local hotels.
Alums from prior years have suggested that the following list of items might make your stay on campus at Vassar more comfortable.
- Cell phone and charger
- All personal toiletries, including soap, washcloths, a small mirror, and shower shoes
- Large bath towel--although towels are provided, you may want your own bath-sized towel
- Pillow—although a pillow will be provided, you may want to bring your own
- Cool and casual clothing−Poughkeepsie can be hot!
- An umbrella and/or poncho in case of rain
- An extra blanket or throw, and sweatshirt in case of cooler weather
- Alarm clock
- Small study lamp (residence halls can be dark)
- Small portable fan (remember, residence halls are not air-conditioned)
- Clothes hangers
- Portable iron
- Hair dryer