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A Handbook for the Class of 2023

The First-Year Student Handbook is designed to help you plan and prepare for your first year at Vassar. You will find in these pages general statements and guidelines about the first year at Vassar and very specific statements about the philosophies and policies of all the academic departments and programs.

Updated annually each June, and sent as a hard copy to new students, the handbook is prepared by the Office of the Dean of First-Year Students.