Directions to Vassar

By Automobile

From the Taconic State Parkway

Exit at Route 55 westbound. Proceed six miles west to a left turn onto Route 376 Extension/Van Wagner Road (which becomes Raymond Avenue), and proceed less than 1 mile to Vassar. A Gothic stone archway, the main entrance, is on the left.

From the New York State Thruway Northbound

Use Exit 17 (Newburgh) and take I-84 eastbound across the Newburgh-Beacon Bridge to Exit 13 (Route 9 north). Drive 9.5 miles north from the intersection of I-84 and Route 9 to the exit for Spackenkill Road (Route 113). Proceed about 0.5 miles on Spackenkill Road. Turn left at the second traffic light onto Wilbur Boulevard. Turn right when Wilbur ends at Hooker Avenue. Turn left at first traffic light onto Raymond Avenue. Enter the college through the stone archway on the right.

From the New York State Thruway Southbound

Use Exit 18 (New Paltz) and proceed east on Route 299. Turn right onto Route 9W south. Exit onto Route 44/55 east. Cross the Mid-Hudson Bridge and continue on Route 44/55 east for approximately 2 miles. Turn right onto Raymond Avenue. Enter the college through the stone archway on the left.

From Route 9 Northbound

Drive 9.5 miles north from the intersection of I-84 and Route 9 to the exit for Spackenkill Road (Route 113). Proceed about 0.5 miles on Spackenkill Road. Turn left at the second traffic light onto Wilbur Boulevard. Turn right when Wilbur ends at Hooker Avenue. Turn left at first traffic light onto Raymond Avenue. Enter the college through the stone archway on the right.

From Route 9 Southbound

Exit at Spackenkill Road (Route 113). Proceed about 0.5 miles on Spackenkill Road. Turn left at the second traffic light onto Wilbur Boulevard. Turn right when Wilbur ends at Hooker Avenue. Turn left at first traffic light onto Raymond Avenue. Enter the college through the stone archway on the right.

Parking

Due to summer construction on our campus, the section of road leading to the Vassar Admissions Office is temporarily closed until mid-July. During this time, parking in front of the Admission Office will be unavailable. All vehicles should enter through Main Gate and proceed to North Lot for parking.

After entering through Main Gate, continue to the second stop sign (Main Building will be directly in front of you) and turn left. At the next stop sign, go straight and continue down Main Drive. Keep driving until you reach another stop sign. You'll see a covered bus stop shelter ahead on the left and just beyond that you'll see North Parking Lot.

Please read and follow all posted signs directing the temporary traffic patterns. We recommend arriving to campus 15 minutes early in order to walk from North Lot to Kautz Admissions House.

A downloadable campus map is available here.

By Train

Metro-North Commuter Railroad

Metro-North Commuter Railroad connects New York City’s Grand Central Terminal with Poughkeepsie. For timetables, call 800-METRO-INFO or visit their website.

Amtrak

Poughkeepsie is also served by Amtrak. For schedules, call 800.872.7245.

Taxi

Taxi service is available from the Poughkeepsie train station (about 3 miles) to campus.

By Bus

Service is available from the Port Authority Bus Terminal in New York City via Short Line Bus. 800-631-8405 or www.ShortLineBus.com

By Air

Scheduled passenger service is available from Stewart International Airport (SWF) in Newburgh, New York, 35 minutes from Vassar. Although the closest airport, visitors may find a greater variety of flight and ticket fares at Albany International or one of the three major airports in NYC.

In addition, other nearby airports include Westchester County Airport in White Plains, Albany International Airport in Albany, or the 3 major airports in the New York City metro area (LaGuardia, JFK, Newark Liberty).

Visitors flying into NYC can make their way to Poughkeepsie by rental car ( see "By Car") or train (see "By Train").