Founded in 1871 and governed by a 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 collaboration with the Office of Alumnae/i Affairs and Development (OAAD), the AAVC connects the more than 38,000 Vassar alumnae/i worldwide with each other and the college through classes, clubs, regional networks, and affiliate groups; reunions, mini-reunions, and travel programs; online and print publications; and regional, career development, and young alumnae/i events. The AAVC and OAAD host reunion weekend each June and coordinate numerous events across the country and around the world.
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, a monthly electronic newsletter, This Is Vassar, highlights upcoming events and recent news items 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.