Poughkeepsie, the Arlington neighborhood, and Dutchess County are home to Vassar College. This is where our students spend four significant years of their lives. It's where our neighbors and employees live, work, raise families, and serve the community.
Historically, Vassar has emphasized to its students the importance of learning beyond the classroom and the laboratory: since 1949 our Field Work office has helped students earn credit for this "experiential" learning, and in turn has contributed their skills to hundreds of local agencies and organizations. Likewise, we encourage the public to take advantage of the resources that the college has to offer, to walk amidst thousands of trees, to use our library, museums, and observatory, and choose from any one of hundreds of free concerts, lectures, exhibitions, and sporting events.
Whether you are a member of the Vassar community or a part of the larger neighborhood, we hope this website helps you participate in more of what we make possible together.