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Room Descriptions and Amenities

Although the individual rooms at Vassar seem almost as diverse as the student body, the following descriptions are helpful.

Room Types

One Room Double
A single room shared by two students. Some of these rooms have accordion style room dividers for added privacy.

Quads
Generally one to three rooms shared by four students.

Suite
Generally has three rooms (sometimes four), two of which are joined by a doorway and one of which is separate. All the rooms open into a common living room that is shared. This option is available for students who wish to live in a coeducational environment within a shared space. Aside from apartment housing, this is the only option for coeducational shared space living.

One Room Triple
A single room shared by three students.

Two Room Triples
A single room off of a one room double.

Two Room Doubles
A single room off of another single room.

Singles
A solo room—a high proportion of rooms are singles. These are not usually available for freshmen.

Standard Furnishings

Students are provided with a dresser, a desk, a chair, a bed frame, a mattress, a wardrobe, and ethernet jack.  Each room also comes with overhead lighting and at least one window (most with screen and shade). We strongly recommend that you bring desk lamps, as the overhead lights do not provide enough light for reading.

Internet Access

All houses have wireless access to the Internet as well as wired Ethernet access in all student rooms. To use the wireless network, the student’s laptop must have a wireless network card or adapter. This is usually offered as a built-in option on most laptops. To use the wired access, students need an Ethernet card or adapter installed in their desktop or laptop. Virtually every new computer has a built-in network adapter. For help with connecting to the network, students may contact CIS at helpdesk@vassar.edu.

House Amenities

All houses have:

A multipurpose room equipped with cable television, a DVD/VCR, a pool table, and sometimes a ping pong table

A full-size kitchen with a stove, refrigerator, microwave oven, dishwasher, sink, and pots and pans

For events and social gatherings, a parlor equipped with a Steinway piano

Washers and dryers located in the basement  (in Main, they are located on the third floor and the south wing of the second floor)

Gender Neautral bathrooms

A computer cluster

Vending machines and an ice machine

Public pay phones and hall phones

Communal cleaning equipment (brooms, dust pans, mops, vacuum cleaners)