The Office of Campus Activities facilitates interaction among members of our community by promoting and supporting a wide range of programs that contribute to the intellectual, cultural and social well-being of our campus. We foster relationship building by supporting activities planned by faculty, staff and students, who each represent different backgrounds, interests and experiences. Read more.

 Campus Activities coordinates all parts of the Commencement Program.  It’s the culmination of everything we’re all here for.  Serenading is an old Vassar tradition that involves walking from house to house singing class songs, with some watergun action thrown in. Photo: Miscellany News  An a cappella group performs at the annual “A Cappella Till You Puke” festival.  Founder’s Day is the annual spring celebration of Matthew Vassar’s birthday.  Music is a major highlight.  Everyone looks forward to Founder’s Day.  Convocation is held in the Chapel and takes place in the fall and in the spring to open and close the academic year.  Fall convocation in the Chapel.  The African Violets are first- and second-year students who assist the Council of Black Seniors and lead the procession at the baccalaureate service on the eve of commencement.  The Daisies are a group of sophomore women who assist the senior class throughout the year, and who lead the commencement parade carrying a 150-foot chain of daisies.