Information for Seniors

Senior Week is May 24-27, 2016.

Academic Dress (Caps & Gowns)

Academic dress is required to march at Commencement. Purchase your caps and gowns at the College Store in the Juliet Building at the corner of Raymond Avenue and Collegeview. 

Vassar Rings

If you would like to purchase a Vassar ring, please contact Herff Jones.
or on the web at Herff Jones

Graduation Announcements

To order announcements and other graduation products please visit the Herff Jones website.
Questions?  Please email Yona Benyamini.

Yearbook Information and Orders

Yearbooks can be purchased through Jostens here.
Email inquiries to:

Commencement Rehearsal

Rehearsal is Friday, May 27, at 9:00am. Be sure to clear financial obligations with the Office of Student Accounts. Return library books.

Senior Line-up

Graduates should arrive at the commencement site by 9:00am on the morning of commencement. Campus Activities Office staff will assist you in lining up in order. Staying in order is important to the photographer and families who are following the program.

Off-campus Seniors

If you do not plan to return to campus to participate in the Commencement Ceremony, you must notify the Dean of Studies (Box 5), in writing, or fax (845-437-7060), by April 15, 2016.

Important Numbers:

Campus Activities: (845) 437-5370
Student Accounts: (845) 437-5245
Dean of Studies: (845) 437-5255
Residential Life: (845) 437-5860
Campus Activities Fax: (845) 437-7801


We hope this information will be useful to you in your planning. Please refer to the college website for up-to-date information regarding commencement. Also please contact the Campus Activities Office if you have other questions or concerns regarding commencement.

Campus Activities Office
Vassar College, Box 715
Poughkeepsie, NY 12604-0715
(845) 437-5370