Housing and Meal plan
URSI student fellows will receive a $4,200 stipend for this full-time position. On campus housing in Main will be available for $7/day ($490 for the full 10 weeks). All students living on campus will be required to purchase one of a variety of meal plans that will range in cost from $450 (50 meals) to $1200 (200 meals). Details about room and board are available here. Students who have a home to go to during August are encouraged to move out of their dorm room on August 3rd, return home with their belongings (or find nearby storage options), then plan to return once Residence halls reopen for the fall semester. There are limited options for students who must stay on campus after URSI ends.
Students may choose to live off campus if they wish but, under most circumstances, students living off campus must move out of their dorm rooms on Monday, May 27th and cannot move into their fall assignment until residence halls open again for the fall semester. Contact Res Life if you have any questions or concerns.
To find information about bus, train, taxi, and other transportation options, please visit Vassar's Community Engaged Learning page on transportation options.
The Health Service is closed over summer break. The Nursing Coordinator, Bridget Romani, RN and Medical Coordinator, will be checking emails and phone messages beginning on Tuesday, May 29th Monday-Friday between 9:00 am-3:00 pm at the Health Service office. She will respond to all inquiries throughout the break. Health Service email address is email@example.com, and the office number is (845) 437-5800. EMS will not be in service during summer break.
If you have a campus emergency, please contact CRC at ext. 7333 or (845) 437-7333.
If you are needing urgent medical care over break medical facilities in the area are as follows:
Vassar Hospital Emergency Room: 845-454-8500
MidHudson Regional Hospital Emergency Room: (845) 483-5000
Health Quest urgent care walk-in facility in the following areas:
LaGrangeville located on Rt. 55: (845) 485-4455
Wappingers Falls located on Rt. 9: (845) 297-2511
CareMount Medical Walk In Care Poughkeepsie: (845) 231-5600.
All students have 24/7 access to “HealthistYou”. This gives you remote access to a physician using a nationwide telehealth service. If you have the insurance offered through the college there is no charge. If you have private insurance, there is a $40 consultation fee. The website is: www.telehealth4students.com. The phone number is (855) 870-5858.
If you have insurance issues regarding the student health insurance you can go to their website at www.gallagherstudent.com/Vassar. They have quite a bit of information on their site. They also have a live chat area that you can utilize.
The Health Service webpage: healthservice.vassar.edu also has information which may help you with any questions you may have regarding billing, services offered, etc.
The Health Service will be reopening on Monday, August 27, 2018 and regular clinic hours will resume on Tuesday September 4, 2018.
Counseling Service is on a 10 month contract and will be closed between June 15th and August 15th. While our mental health services will be unavailable during this period, there are local services that could be beneficial to students with mental health conditions. Please use the following mental health resources this summer as needed.
Local Emergency Mental Health Assistance
Dutchess County HELPLINE (available 24/7 for all mental health concerns) (845) 485-9700
Mental Health Mobile Crisis (will come to your location for emergency psychiatric assessments) (845) 486-2864
Crisis Stabilization Center - 230 North Road, Poughkeepsie (845) 485-9700 (a walk-in urgent care center for mental health crises)
Mid Hudson Regional Hospital Psychiatric ER - 241 North Road, Poughkeepsie (845) 431-8892
Additional Hotlines and Phone Services
National Mental Health Lifeline (800) 273-8255
Safe Horizons Anger Management Line (800)621-HOPE
Trevor Project (Crisis Support for LGBTQ community) (866) 488-7386
Crisis Text Lines
Crisis Text Line - Text 741-741
Dutchess County Helpline -Text (845) 485-9700
Immediate On-Line Support
In-Person Mental Health Treatment & Support
Mid Hudson Regional Hospital
241 North Rd., Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Northern Psychiatric Services
11 Marshall Road, Suite 2L, Wappingers Falls
Southern Dutchess Behavioral Group
1285 Route 9, Suite 7B, Wappingers Falls
Hudson Valley Mental Health Clinics - Poughkeepsie (free/low fee services)
230 North Rd.
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) Advocate
SART will be available 24/7 throughout summer break by calling the CRC at 845-437-7333 and asking to speak with a SART advocate.
We will continue to have an Administrator on-call (AOC) throughout the break. They are on call 24/7 and can help students access support services as well. Students can speak to the AOC by calling the CRC at 845-437-5221 or 7333.