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In an effort to support students of the incoming class the Transitions program hosts Foundations. The pre-orientation was established in 2010 as a three-day program and is now a week-long. 

Foundations seeks to maximize your success and comfort at Vassar by:

  • Discussing academic expectations and realities before beginning the regular school year;
  • Providing a personalized overview of the campus, its resources, and its support opportunities;
  • Facilitating networking and mentoring relationships with peers, professors, and administrators;
  • Fostering community ties and relationships.