Conversation Dinners

A typical Conversation Dinner begins with the seating of guests around small tables in groups of about 6 to 8 people.  Following introductions and opening remarks from a CLRG representative, guests are invited to serve themselves a delicious, catered buffet-style dinner.


Each table is provided with questions for discussion. These questions often focus on matters of campus life or relevant current events and invite guests to engage one another.  The Conversation Dinner concept began in the fall of 2000 after a racially charged incident and designed to bring various sectors of the campus community together for dialogue.

Conversation Dinners Scheduled for 2015-2016

Thursday, October 29, 2015
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Thursday, March 3, 2016
Thursday, April 28, 2016

For more information or to attend a dinner, please email campuslife@vassar.edu

2007 - 2016 Conversation Dinner Topics

Click here to read comments from the November 28, 2007 Conversation Dinner

Click here to read comments from the November 30, 2005 Conversation Dinner

Click here to read responses to a short questionnaire that was distributed at the November 30, 2005 Conversation Dinner

Click here to read responses to a short questionnaire that was distributed at the November 7, 2005 Conversation Dinner

Click here to read comments from the October 7, 2004 Conversation Dinner

Click here to read comments from the November 3, 2004 Conversation Dinner

WHAT NEXT?  Click here to see what can happen after a Conversation Dinner

If you are interested in participating in an upcoming Conversation Dinner,  contact campuslife@vassar.edu.