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Housing and Meal plan

URSI student fellows will receive a $4,200 stipend for the 10-week full-time position (pro-rated for shorter projects). On campus housing in Josselyn House. 

Student Summer Meal Plan 2020
As you begin to consider plans for summer employment, summer programs, and/or opportunities in summer research at Vassar, your meal plan should factor into your decision. Students residing on campus this summer are required to purchase one of the six Block Meal Plans as noted below.

Summer Meal Plan
The effective dates for the Block Meal Plan are May 26–August 23. Students are encouraged to choose the plan best aligned with your dining habits and work schedule. The deadline for choosing a meal plan is May 1. 

Block Meal Plans
For students staying more than half the summer:
125 meals: $750 ($6.00/meal)- comes with $300 deduction in Housing
100 meals: $700 ($7.00/meal)- comes with a $250 deduction in Housing
75 meals: $600 ($8.00/meal)- comes with a $150 deduction in Housing

For students staying for less than half the summer:
75 meals: $600 ($8.00/meal)- comes with a $150 deduction in Housing.
50 meals: $450 ($9.00/meal)
25 meals: $225 ($9.00/meal)

One-time additional block meal purchase:
Following the initial block meal purchase period (by May 1), there will be a one-time opportunity to purchase additional blocks of 10 meals at $10.00 each on July 1 from 8:30am–4:30pm at the CIS Service Desk. You may purchase as many blocks as needed on July 1, but please note these meals are not refundable and will expire on August 23, so please plan accordingly.

Summer Dining Locations
The following locations are open this summer:

  • Retreat: May 26–June 18
  • Gordon Commons:  June 19–July 31 and August 15-23
  • Retreat:  August 1–August 14

Summer Dining Hours:

  • Retreat: May 26-June 18 (Pick 4 menu)

Monday-Friday      8:30am-2:00pm & 5:00pm-8:00pm
Saturday -Sunday 10:30am-1:30pm & 5:00pm-8:00pm 

  • Gordon Commons:  June 19-July 31 & August 15-23

Monday – Friday B 7:00am-9:30am L 11:00am-2:00pm  D5:00pm-8:00pm
Saturday -Sunday Brunch 10:30am-1:30pm Dinner 5:00pm-8:00pm 

First meal June 19 5:00pm-8:00pm   Last meal July 31 5:00pm-8:00pm

  • Retreat:  August 1 –August 14

Monday-Friday        8:30am-2:00pm & 5:00pm-8:00pm 
Saturday -Sunday   10:30am-1:30pm & 5:00pm-8:00pm will have up-to-date information concerning summer hours, dining locations and meals.

FAQ:   If I cannot get a meal due to my schedule. What can I do?
Boxed meals will be available upon request. Please email

I have special dietary needs, allergies or I want kosher meals. What can I do?
Please email or

Student Employment: 
Summer job registration period runs from March 23–April 17 
Students and their supervisors sign a commitment form and must return the form to the office of Student Employment by May 1.

Residential Life
Deadline for applications is May 1, and to choose your meal plan. Students residing on campus will be charged $7.00/day for their room.

Room and Board: 
Billed on July 15 with payment due on August 10th.

Important dates and Deadlines:
Summer job registration period: March 23–April 17
Block Meal Plan choice deadline: May 1
Residential Life application deadline: May 1
One-time purchase of additional meal plan blocks: July 1
Block Meal Plan effective dates: May 26–August 23
Room and board payment due: August 10

Please contact Teresa Quinn, Associate Dean of the College for Campus Activities, at, with questions regarding the summer meal plan.

Please contact Atiya McGhee, House Advisor / Assistant Director of Residential Life, at for Summer Housing Assignments.

Please contact Anna Belle Jones, Manager of Residential Operations, Housing Operations and Facilities Liaison at

Please contact res life with housing questions.


To find information about bus, train, taxi, and other transportation options, please visit Vassar's Community Engaged Learning page on transportation options.

Health Services

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 26th 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, 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: The phone number is (855) 870-5858.

If you have insurance issues regarding the student health insurance you can go to their website at 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: 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

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
(845) 431-8892

Northern Psychiatric Services
11 Marshall Road, Suite 2L, Wappingers Falls
(845) 298-4350

Southern Dutchess Behavioral Group
1285 Route 9, Suite 7B, Wappingers Falls
(845) 632-2939

Hudson Valley Mental Health Clinics - Poughkeepsie (free/low fee services)
230 North Rd.
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
(845) 486-2703

In addition to the above resources, please see this file and this for referral information for local psychologists, social workers, and psychiatrists.

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.

Administrator on-Call

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.

Summer Fun Activities