Faculty Retreat Policies

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

Faculty Retreats

  • Faculty retreat periods are reserved for quiet, individual work.
  • Faculty may reserve any time, except for specific blackout periods.
  • Blackout periods include program residencies and other major events, plus the five days before and after program residencies and major events. 
  • Please see calendar for blackout dates.
  • There may be faculty from any program on retreat concurrently.

Crowley Center Facilities

  • Faculty 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

  • Faculty on retreat have use of the VCFA Library during the hours the library is open.
  • Faculty 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. Faculty 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.
  • Faculty on retreat must clean up after themselves in common spaces.


  • This benefit is offered at no cost to current VCFA faculty.


  • Reservations are made online through JotForm.
  • Reservations are taken on a first come, first served basis.
  • Reservations must be made at least one week in advance of the intended stay and no more than one year in advance.
  • This benefit is available for VCFA faculty only. No spouses, partners, or guests are allowed, unless they are also current VCFA faculty. Children and pets are not allowed.

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Carly Abrams

Coordinator of Campus Services
Phone: 802-828-8580
Email: [email protected]