Vassar Student Association


Fall Elections 2016

Information Session: Tuesday, September 6, 7pm (Location TBD)
Filing: Friday, September, 9, 12pm -- Wednesday, September 14, 12pm
Mandatory Candidate's Meeting: Wednesday, September 14, 5pm
Campaigning Begins immediately following the Candidate's Meeting
Campaigning Concludes: Monday, September 19, 12pm
Voting: Monday, September 19, 12pm --Wednesday, September 21, 12pm

About the VSA

Mission Statement

The VSA shall serve, represent, and promote the interests and welfare of the students of Vassar College. It shall encourage student representation and involvement in college decision-making and shall strive to enhance the quality of life and education for the students of Vassar College. It shall represent the opinions of the student body, serving as a communications conduit to the Faculty, Administration, Trustees, Alumnae/i, the local community and beyond. The VSA shall also sponsor, support, and be responsible for student organizations.

Meet the Executive Board

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VSA Committes

Much of the VSA's work is done in various committees. These committees discuss various issues dealing with campus, student, and academic life. All meetings (except for Finance) are open to all students.


Equity + Inclusion


First Year Programs

Health + Wellness





Most meetings are in the VSA Office.

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Building Hours


Monday – Thursday: 8:30am – 12:00am
Friday: 8:30am – 10:00pm
Saturday: 9am – 10:30pm
Sunday: 10:00am – 12:00am
After Hours Space: Open Sunday-Thursday Only


Monday - Thursday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday: 11:00am – 3:30 pm
Sunday: Closed


Monday - Thursday: 6:00am - 10:00pm
Friday: 6:00am - 8:00pm
Saturday-Sunday: 10:00am - 8:00pm


Monday - Friday: 7:00am - 3:30pm, 5:00pm - 8:30pm
Saturday - Sunday: 9:00am - 8:00pm


Monday – Friday: 8:30am – 11:00pm
Saturday - Sunday: 12:00pm – 11:00pm


Monday - Friday: 9:00am - 4:30pm
Saturday - Sunday: Closed



Vassar offers a free shuttle bus service into Poughkeepsie, operated by the Leprechaun Lines company during the Fall and Spring semesters.

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Poughkeepsie, the Arlington neighborhood, and Dutchess County are home to Vassar College. This is where our students spend four significant years of their lives. It's where our neighbors and employees live, work, raise families, and serve the community.

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Offered by most departments for academic credit, field work enables students to examine the way the theories and the practical experiences of a particular discipline interact. It provides opportunities for observation and participation which are not ordinarily available in classwork. Depending on their academic interests, students undertake internships in a variety of organizations and agencies in the local community and other places.

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Today at Vassar

  • Vassar Business Club Introduction/New Members Event
    8:00 PM to 9:00 PM - Main Building Jade Parlor Vassar Business Club Intro/New Members Info SessionThis event is NOT open to the public.
  • Table Tennis
    8:00 PM to 10:00 PM - Walker Field House MPR/Boxing Room
  • Aikido w/Jun
    8:00 PM to 10:00 PM - Athletics and Fitness Center 216-MultiPurpose Room
  • Mixed Fitness w/Norman
    7:00 PM to 8:00 PM - Athletics and Fitness Center 216-MultiPurpose Room
  • ENGL 101 FILM
    7:00 PM to 9:00 PM - Taylor Hall 203-Auditorium Film Screening and Q & A with Director Draper Shreeve and Story Consultant Christopher BramSponsored by the English Department
  • Cross Country Practice
    6:00 PM to 7:00 PM - Outdoor Space Ballantine Field
  • Boxing
    6:00 PM to 8:00 PM - Walker Field House MPR/Boxing Room
  • Field Hockey (W) Practice
    6:00 PM to 8:15 PM - Prentiss Sports Complex Weinberg Turf Field All
  • ECVC Free For all Supper
    5:30 PM to 7:30 PM - Main Building Jade Parlor ECVC Free For all Supper All are welcome
  • Qi Gong
    5:00 PM to 7:15 PM - Library Quiet Room
  • Cross Country Practice
    4:45 PM to 7:00 PM - Outdoor Space Cross Country at the Farm
  • Soccer (M) Practice
    4:30 PM to 6:30 PM - Prentiss Sports Complex BR1-Old Competition Field
  • Women's Soccer Practice
    4:30 PM to 6:30 PM - Prentiss Sports Complex Taylor - Practice field
  • PiYo w/Lisa
    4:00 PM to 5:00 PM - Athletics and Fitness Center 216-MultiPurpose Room
  • Mindfulness: a spiritual practice
    3:00 PM to 3:20 PM - Library Quiet Room
  • Japan Exchange Teaching (JET) Program
    3:00 PM to 4:00 PM - Main Building Faculty Parlor Meet a representative from the Japan Exchange & Teaching (JET) office in NYC and learn about the opportunities and application process. This is a popular program for Vassar students and while geared towards seniors, all students are welcome to attend.
  • Tennis (M) Practice (Event canceled)
    3:00 PM to 5:00 PM - Walker Field House Bay 3
  • Tea Service
    3:00 PM to 5:00 PM - Main Building Rose Parlor Invite a friend to join you for an afternoon break and enjoy some tea and cookies as part of one of Vassar's traditions. Open to all in the Vassar community.
  • Strength w/Fran
    12:00 PM to 1:00 PM - Athletics and Fitness Center 216-MultiPurpose Room
  • Universal Collection: A Mark Dion Project
    10:00 AM to 5:00 PM - Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center Atrium Gallery Exhibition: Universal Collection: A Mark Dion Project In spring 2016, the Art Center will host Mark Dion as Vassar artist-in-residence. Dion is a New York and Pennsylvania-based visual artist known for his “cabinets of curiosities” that incorporate found objects into site-specific installations. Dion will co-teach a course with anthropology professor Anne Pike-Tay, culminating in a work comprised of items drawn from the collections of the Art Center, Special Collections, and Vassar College Artifacts Project. This wealth of resources includes materials as diverse as nineteenth-century scientific instruments, Native American objects, Vassariana, examples of taxidermy, sculpture, geological specimens, and antique books. Dion writes, “For me it is always a personal pleasure treasure hunting for projects. Certainly we will uncover things never suspected.”The exhibition is generously supported by the Creative Arts Across Disciplines initiative of Vassar College, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; the Ralph E. Ogden Foundation; and the Friends of the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center Exhibition Fund. Additional support provided by the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA).Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Atrium Gallery


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