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Resources for Faculty

Welcome to Vassar College. This information is here to help acquaint you with the college, its offices, and staff. Detailed information that pertains to your work at Vassar appears in the Faculty Handbook and the Vassar College Governance (PDFs).

When you arrive at Vassar, please contact Ms. Melissa Naitza, Assistant Dean for Academic Administration in the Dean of the Faculty Office:

Melissa Naitza
(845) 437-5301
Main Building, North 102

Each new faculty member must complete an “Employment Eligibility Form” [Form I-9] and present the required supporting documents prior to commencing employment.

Vassar ID Card

Next, obtain your Vassar College ID Card (known as the VCard) from the Help Desk in the Computing and Information Services (CIS) building. Your VCard will serve as a Library card and provide access to many college buildings. You may also deposit funds (VCash) to your card so that you can use it as a debit card in the multiple campus dining facilities, merchants off campus and to charge purchases of personal items from the Vassar College Store.


After you have your Vassar ID card the Help Desk will set up your email address. For more information call (845) 437-7224. The Help Desk is available for campus computing information and troubleshooting.

Post Office Box and Mailbox Key

Visit the Vassar College Mail Room for the key to the mail box that you have been assigned. The Mail Room is located on the first floor of the College Center, on the North side.

Register Your Vehicle

To register your vehicle and obtain a parking permit, please fill out the employee vehicle registration form with Buildings and Grounds. The form is available online, see Vehicle Registration Form. Return the completed form to Anna R. Jamel, Buildings & Grounds Department, Box 704

Faculty Housing

The Faculty Housing Office, under the auspices of the Dean of Strategic Planning and Academic Resources, can assist those who are eligible to rent or purchase faculty housing. For further information, please contact Allison O'Brien at (845) 437-7970 or by email

New Faculty Orientation

Orientation for new faculty will be on August 22, 2017 and is required for all new full-time faculty members and highly recommended for faculty teaching half-time or more.

Information for All Faculty

Additional Information

Visit the the Learning, Teaching, and Research Center blog site for more information, including an archive of sample Vassar syllabi.  For other questions, please contact any of the following faculty members who comprise Vassar's core faculty development team:

William Hoynes, Dean of the Faculty
(845) 437-5300

Maria Hantzopoulos, Director of the Learning, Teaching, and Research Center
(845) 437-5512

Katie Hite, Faculty Director of Research Development

(845) 437-7661