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Vassar First Year Schedule of Events 2017-2018

Vassar Devils at the Alumnae House

August 28 August 29, 2017
Learn about VC traditions while eating a Vassar Devil (a tasty brownie, marshmallow, and ice cream concoction). Please see your orientation schedule for times. Co-sponsored by The Vassar First Year, the Council for Alumnae/i and Student Advancement, the Office of Alumnae/i Affairs and Development.

Documentary Screening: I’m Not Racist…Am I?

October 17-18
A feature documentary about how this next generation is going to confront racism. Twelve teenagers from New York City came together for one school year to talk about race and privilege in a series of workshops and in conversations with friends and family members. Faculty and administrators will lead discussions with first year students in the weeks following the screening to promote dialogue and reflection about an important topic.  Students will be notified of exact times and locations. 

First Year Reflections

April 25, 2018
Villard Room
An end of year fun social gathering for and by first year students, reflecting on their experiences during the year.  Class tee-shirts  Sponsored by student organizers and the Vassar First Year.

For more information contact Dean Pittman, edpittman@vassar.edu or campuslife@vassar.edu

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Other events for first year students, sponsored by the Dean of First Year Students, Dean of Students, and faculty.

New Student Orientation

August 21 – September 1, 2017
Considered the first big event for first year students, this week at Vassar is intended to familiarize students with some important aspects of college life. Coordinated by the Dean of First Year Students and Dean of Students Offices.

Starr Lecture

October 2
N. K. Jemisin discusses her book, The Fifth Season. The lecture is co-sponsored by the dean of Faculty and the Freshmen Writing Program