Programs

Tasty Tuesdays

On Tuesdays, restaurants in Poughkeepsie bring food to us and open shop in the College Center. Tasty Tuesday is a great alternative to the Deece, Express lunch, or the ReĀ­treat. It has been a treat for students since 2008.

Dutchess County Bus

Vassar has partnered with the Dutchess County Public Transit system. We now get free rides to the train station in addition to a variety of other places.

Simply show Vassar ID card to the bus driver on any Dutchess County Public Transit. Keep in mind, the route operates Monday through Saturday only. The route runs hourly with the bus stop on Collegeview Avenue @ nearside Fairmont Avenue (for travel eastbound to KMart, Stop and Shop, and Adams Fairacre Farms) and at Fairmont Avenue @ nearside Collegeview Avenue (for travel westbound to Poughkeepsie Transit Hub and Train Station).

Find the Bus Schedule here: http://www.dutchessny.gov/CountyGov/Departments/PublicWorks/19226.htm 

(…and don’t forget to thank the bus driver!)

VSA Saturday Shuttle

The VSA operates a shuttle for Vassar students to local stores and the Poughkeepsie Galleria Mall on Saturdays. The shuttle leaves campus hourly for stops downtown, the Poughkeepsie Galleria Mall, Barnes & Noble bookstore-cafe, and Stop & Shop grocery. Look for the white Leprechaun Lines bus at the shelter by Jewett.

(Note: The shuttle attempts to follow this schedule shown below. The times are approximate as various conditions can cause delays.)

Project.Period

Project.Period is an organization that provides free menstrual products to students on campus. Boxes with products are distributed throughout housing areas, academic buildings, and dining areas, and are replenished periodically. Project Period aims to supply all dormitory bathrooms and the bathrooms of some of the more popular academic or general buildings. For those who live in the Terrace Apartments and Town Houses, the products will be in the laundry rooms. A wide variety of menstrual products will be packed in clear containers.

Semester Break Airport Shuttle Buses

The bus rides to two New York City airports (JFK and LaGuardia) are up to 3 hours. To take advantage of this low cost transportation ($40 per student), Campus Safety & Security suggests that you schedule flights to leave in the afternoon or early evening. By comparison taking the train to New York City and then getting an airport limousine, bus, or cab to an airport could cost $50 to $75 dollars, and take 4 to 5 hours.

Campus Activities offers a shuttle bus to Boston during October Break, Thanksgiving Break (round trip), and Spring Break. Contact Campus Activities at 845-437-5370 or campusactivities@vassar.edu for schedule information or with any other questions about the Boston Shuttle Bus.