Alumni Retreat Policies

VCFA offers the Louise Harwood Crowley Center for Faculty & Alumni (Crowley Center), Frail House, and Martin House for use by alumni from all programs as a retreat space. Please see specifics about the use of these facilities by alumni on retreat, below.

There are two distinct types of alumni retreat, which happen at different times: Alumni Retreat Weeks and Alumni Retreat Weekends. Please see calendar for available dates.

Alumni Retreat Weeks

  • Please see calendar for Alumni Retreat Week dates.
  • Alumni Retreat Weeks are reserved for quiet, individual work.
  • Alumni looking for social gatherings should participate in Alumni Retreat Weekends.
  • Quiet Hours will be observed during the entire week.
  • There may be alumni from any program on retreat concurrently.
  • Alumni Retreat Weeks are 7 days long, running Monday to Sunday.
  • Check-in is no earlier than Monday at 10 am.
  • Check-out is no later than Sunday at 4 pm.
  • No early check-ins or late check-outs will be allowed.

Alumni Retreat Weekends

  • Please see calendar for Alumni Retreat Weekend dates.
  • Alumni Retreat Weekends are intended as social gatherings for groups of alumni.
  • Alumni who are looking for quiet retreat opportunities should participate in Alumni Retreat Weeks.
  • There may be alumni groups from any program on retreat weekends concurrently.
  • Alumni Retreat Weekends run from Friday to Monday.
  • Check-in is no earlier than Friday at 10 am.
  • Check-out is no later than Monday at 10 am.
  • No early check-ins or late check-outs will be allowed.
  • Alumni may arrive late or depart early, with no discount for shorter stays.

Crowley Center Facilities

  • Alumni on retreat have exclusive use of their assigned room, plus non-exclusive use of common spaces in Crowley Center, including the kitchen/dining/living area in the new building, for the length of their stay.
  • Common space is not intended for exclusive use by any individual or group.

Additional Facilities

  • Alumni on retreat have use of the VCFA Library during the hours the library is open.
  • Alumni on retreat have no other campus facilities available to them; there are no studio spaces, no offices, no rehearsal space, etc.
  • Rooms in Crowley Center may not be used as studios, rehearsal space, etc.
  • There is no provision of meals or food and no meal plan. Alumni on retreat may make use of the common kitchen facilities and may dine in the NECI Cafeteria in Dewey Hall, at their own expense, when it is open. The schedule for NECI cafeteria varies depending on NECI’s academic schedule.
  • Alumni on retreat must clean up after themselves in common spaces.

Pricing

  • $150 for Alumni Retreat Weekends; $300 for Alumni Retreat Weeks. There are no discounts for shorter stays.
  • Alumni couples reserving space must each pay the full fee and may reserve one room or two.

Booking

  • Reservations are made online through JotForm.
  • Payment must be made through JotForm at the time of reservation.
  • Reservations are taken on a first come, first served basis.
  • This benefit is available for VCFA alumni only. No spouses, partners, or guests are allowed, unless they are alumni as well. Children and pets are not allowed.
  • Reservations must be canceled two weeks in advance in order to receive a refund. Refunds will not be issued for reservations canceled less than two weeks before the retreat date.

Back to Retreats main page

Book a Retreat - Alumni

Alumni Retreat FAQ


Carly Abrams

Coordinator of Campus Services
Phone: 802-828-8580
Email: Carly.Abrams@vcfa.edu