Founded in 1871 and governed by an independent board of directors, AAVC is a living bridge whose mission is “to ignite powerful connections to Vassar, to each other, and the world.” Once their class graduates, all matriculated students of the college are considered members of AAVC with voting privileges.
In coordination with the Office of Alumnae/i Affairs and Development (OAAD), the AAVC connects the more than 36,000 Vassar alumnae/i worldwide with each other and the college through classes, clubs, and affiliate groups; reunions, mini-reunions, and travel programs; online and print publications; and regional, on-campus, and young alumnae/i events. The AAVC and OAAD host reunion weekend each June and coordinate numerous regional events across the country and around the world.
The official publication of AAVC, Vassar, the Alumnae/i Quarterly, is published in the fall, winter, and spring, and is distributed to all alumnae/i, current parents, faculty, and administrators. In addition, AAVC publishes a monthly electronic newsletter, This Is Vassar, which highlights recent news items and upcoming events about life on campus.
AAVC is headquartered at Alumnae House, a welcoming on-campus home for alumnae/i given to the college by two alumnae in 1924. Its American Tudor-style architecture and spacious atmosphere provide comfortable accommodations and a gracious venue for weddings and other catered celebrations.