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

  • Basketball (M) @ Liberty League Championships
    8:00 PM to 10:00 PM - Away tba
  • Basketball (M) vs. Liberty League Championships
    8:00 PM to 10:00 PM - Athletics and Fitness Center 102-Fit Center Gymnasium
  • Track (M/W) Practice
    7:30 PM to 9:30 PM - Walker Field House Bays-All
  • Vassar Swing Dance
    7:30 PM to 10:00 PM - Students' Building 2nd Floor MPR FREE SWING DANCE each Wednesday during the academic year in the Students' Building (2nd Floor ACDC) 7:30 - 8:00pm Beginners Lesson 8:00 - 10:00pm Beautiful space to practice Lindy Hop, Charleston, Balboa, Foxtrot, freestyle and more. Students, faculty, staff and community invited!If you are shy come by and enjoy the DJ'd music. Join the fun! No partner needed! No experience necessary! Everyone welcome!Sponsored by Vassar College Art Department
  • Basketball (W) vs. Liberty League Championships
    6:00 PM to 8:00 PM - Athletics and Fitness Center 102-Fit Center Gymnasium
  • Basketball (W) @ Liberty League Championships
    6:00 PM to 8:00 PM - Away tba
  • Volleyball (M) vs. Springfield College
    6:00 PM to 8:30 PM - Kenyon Hall Gymnasium
  • Claflin Lecture/Walid Raad
    5:30 PM to 7:00 PM - Taylor Hall 203-Auditorium CLAFLIN LECTUREWalid Raad,” Scratching on Things I Could Disavow”Preceded by a reception in the Jade Room Walid Raad is an artist and a Professor of Art in The Cooper Union (New York, USA). Raad’s works include The Atlas Group, a fifteen-year project between 1989 and 2004 about the contemporary history of Lebanon, and the ongoing projects Scratching on Things I Could Disavow and Sweet Talk: Commissions (Beirut). His books include Walkthrough, The Truth Will Be Known When The Last Witness Is Dead, My Neck Is Thinner Than A Hair, Let’s Be Honest The Weather Helped, and Scratching on Things I Could Disavow.
  • GRE Practice Session
    5:30 PM to 8:30 PM - Ely Hall 114 GIS Laboratory GIS Lab, Room 114, Ely Hall, Open to juniors and seniors,Sponsor: Learning, Teaching, and Research Center, To register e-mail Karen Getter, Academic Support andLearning Resources Specialist,
  • "For me, my grandmother was my mother": Navigating Maternal, Racial, and Generational Divides in Black German Girlhood Narrations
    5:00 PM to 7:00 PM - Library Class of '51 Reading Room 'For me, my grandmother was my mother': Navigating Maternal, Racial, and Generational Divides in Black German Girlhood NarrationsBlack German girlhood narrations emphasize the position and prominence of the white German “Oma” as the central familial source of acceptance and belonging. The generational gap between granddaughter/grandmother facilitates the relational connection that on the one hand produces a kinship bond and a point of identification for Black German girls, but on the other hand obfuscates difference through a colorblind performance on the part of these grandmothers who, while not negating their granddaughter’s blackness, nevertheless, seek to diminish its impact. This paper analyzes the role of the “Oma” in three different generations of Black German women’s self-narrations and maps not only the intersectionality of categories of identification, but also their breaks and fissures. The connections Black German girls forged to their racially and generationally removed grandmothers were likewise affected by both the affinity of gender and the desire for maternal nurturing. They bridged, while not effacing, existing divides.Sponsored by the German Department
  • ViCE Town Hall Meeting (Event canceled)
    5:00 PM to 7:00 PM - Rockefeller Hall 300-Auditorium
  • Fencing (M/W) Practice
    4:30 PM to 7:30 PM - Walker Field House Bay 5
  • Workshop: Crafting Catchy Cover Letters
    4:00 PM to 5:00 PM - Rockefeller Hall 200-Auditorium You've found the internship or job you want and you've spruced up your resume in hopes of getting it. Now all you have to do is submit it, right? Not so fast! Every resume needs a great cover letter to go with it. What is a cover letter? Why do you need one? What must be covered in a cover letter? This workshop will cover these questions and much more. Come learn how to write a cover letter that catches the reader's attention! Advance RSVP on VCLink is encouraged to ensure enough materials are available for all in attendance.
  • Claflin Reception
    4:00 PM to 5:30 PM - Taylor Hall Jade Room Claflin reception IHO speaker: Walid Raad
  • Swim (M/W) practice (Event canceled)
    3:30 PM to 5:30 PM - Walker Field House Kresge Pool
  • All College Days Workshop (Event canceled)
    3:00 PM to 5:00 PM - Main Building Jade Parlor
  • All College Days Workshop (Event canceled)
    3:00 PM to 5:00 PM - Main Building Faculty Parlor
  • All College Days Workshop (Event canceled)
    3:00 PM to 5:00 PM - Main Building Rose Parlor
  • All College Days Workshop (Event canceled)
    3:00 PM to 5:00 PM - College Center Faculty Commons
  • All College Days Workshop (Event canceled)
    3:00 PM to 5:00 PM - Ely Hall AULA


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