Vassar Parents and Families


2015-16 Academic Year:​
All Families Weekend -- now held in the fall--Friday September 18 - Sunday September 20, 2015
​2016 Commencement: Sunday May 29, 2016​

2016-17 Academic Year:​
2017 Commencement: Sunday May 28, 2017

2017-18 Academic Year:​​
2018 Commencement: Sunday May 27, 2018

Vassar Main Gate with Welcome Vassar Families Sign

The office of Parent Relations is looking forward to seeing Vassar Families at our All Families Weekend taking place Friday, September 18th – Sunday, September 20th! Click here for a schedule of events.

Click here to see a slideshow from the last All Families Weekend.

All parents and guardians of current Vassar students are valued members of our community. We encourage you to keep up-to-date on Vassar news and events, connect with fellow parents and alumnae/i and, of course, visit your son or daughter on campus.

The Office of Parent and Family Relations was established as point of contact for parents and families. When you have a question and you're not sure who to call, please contact us. If we don't know the answer, we'll find help for you.

Mariana Barzun Mensch
Director of Parent Giving and Parent Relations

Jessica Rossi
Assistant Director of Parent Giving and Parent Relations


Vassar Devils

Vassar Devil

The Vassar Devils are a mix of devil’s food cake, fudge, ice cream and marshmallow sauce. The exact origin of Vassar Devils remains a mystery, although a recipe for a devil-like dessert was published in 1887 in The Miscellany News. Every September the freshman class treks to the Alumnae House to immerse themselves in this Vassar Tradition.

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