Vassar Student Association


Welcome back!

The Saturday Shuttle is back and better than ever. It will resume normal hours (1:00pm to 10:00pm) tomorrow. Look for a yellow school bus!

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

President StudentLife Operations
Academics Activities Finance

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Coming to Council

Council convenes every Sunday at 7pm. Anyone is welcome to attend.

Frequently Asked Questions about going to Council »

Download agendas and minutes from past VSA Council meetings. »

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.

Student Life: Mondays, 8p

Operations:: Wednesdays, 7p. CC240.

Academics: Thursdays, 6p.

Activities: Tuesdays, 7p.

Finance: Wednesdays, 3:30p.

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

  • Mixed Fitness w/Norman
    7:00 PM to 8:00 PM - Athletics and Fitness Center 216-MultiPurpose Room
  • Lacrosse (W) Practice (Event canceled)
    6:30 PM to 8:00 PM - Walker Field House Bay 2
  • Lacrosse (W) Practice (Event canceled)
    6:30 PM to 8:00 PM - Walker Field House Bay 1
  • Lacrosse (W) Practice (Event canceled)
    6:30 PM to 8:00 PM - Walker Field House Bay 4
  • Lacrosse (W) Practice (Event canceled)
    6:30 PM to 8:00 PM - Walker Field House Bay 3
  • Volleyball (M) vs. Stevens Institute of Technology
    6:00 PM to 8:00 PM - Kenyon Hall Gymnasium
  • Environmental Justice Teach-in
    6:00 PM to 8:30 PM - Students' Building 2nd Floor MPR DivestVC is hosting a panel-style teach-in in collaboration with other orgs and departments in order to raise awareness about the ways in which environmental issues are social justice issues, and why this necessitates swift and substantial action from our community to address the injustice.*Not Open to the Public
  • Fencing (M/W) @ Columbia University
    6:00 PM to 9:00 PM - Away New York, NY
  • The Arab Spring and Sunni-Shia Divide with Deborah Horan
    5:30 PM to 7:00 PM - Taylor Hall 102-Auditorium The Arab Spring and Sunni-Shia Divide with Deborah Horan
  • Fencing (M/W) Practice (Event canceled)
    5:30 PM to 7:30 PM - Walker Field House 231-Classroom
  • GRE Practice Session
    5:30 PM to 8:00 PM - Ely Hall 114 GIS Laboratory GRE Practice Session, Wednesday, February 10, 2016 5:30-8:00 p.m., GIS Lab, Room 114, Ely HallGRE Practice Session, Wednesday, February 24, 2016 5:30-8:00 p.m., GIS Lab, Room 114, Ely HallGRE Practice Session, Wednesday, March 30, 2016 5:30-8:00 p.m., GIS Lab, Room 114,Ely HallOpen to Juniors and Seniors. To register, contact Karen Getter, Academic Support andLearning Resources Specialist, Learning, Teaching, and Research Center, getter@vassar.eduRequests for accommodations require advanced notice.
  • Yoga w/Phoenix
    5:00 PM to 6:00 PM - Athletics and Fitness Center 216-MultiPurpose Room
  • Ash Wednesday
    5:00 PM to 6:00 PM - Chapel Main Chapel Ecumenical service with the imposition of ashes. Service will be at 5:00pm. For more information, contact
  • Elite Scholars for China
    5:00 PM to 6:30 PM - College Center Faculty Commons Learn about opportunities to mentor talented Chinese high school students and to play an integral part in growing an exciting college counseling start-up as an Educational Consultant at Elite Scholars of China in Beijing, China.ESC is a comprehensive college preparatory organization. We offer counseling on how to apply to and thrive at American colleges and universities; college tours to help our students fully explore the possibilities of American higher education; and SAT and TOEFL instruction to help our students not only score well on standardized tests, but also improve their critical thinking and English language abilities. ESC students have been admitted to top institutions, such as: Brown, Caltech, Carleton, Columbia, Duke, Harvard, Haverford, Middlebury, Northwestern, Princeton, Tufts, Wellesley, Wesleyan and Yale.ESC was co-founded and is managed by Stacy Palestrant (BA, Wellesley & MBA, Chicago Booth) and Tomer Rothschild (BA, Wesleyan & MBA, Wharton).
  • Philosopher's Holiday with Brett Sherman
    5:00 PM to 7:00 PM - Taylor Hall 203-Auditorium JAMIE GREENBERG MEMORIAL LECTURETitle of Lecture: “A Defense of Modal Dualism”Description: We talk about what is possible relative to our abilities, the law, our knowledge, and our goals. Many philosophers concerned with the nature of modal facts have aimed to bring order to this multitude of modal kinds by subsuming them under a single fundamental kind of possibility. Against this, I propose a conception of modality centering on a connection between possibilities and open questions, according to which there are two fundamentally different kinds of possibility.
  • Judo w/Charles
    5:00 PM to 7:00 PM - Walker Field House MPR/Boxing Room
  • Fencing (M/W) Practice (Event canceled)
    5:00 PM to 7:30 PM - Walker Field House Bay 5
  • Yoga w/ Cassandra
    4:00 PM to 5:00 PM - Athletics and Fitness Center 216-MultiPurpose Room
  • Modfest Presentation: Music, Words, Dance and Images
    3:30 PM to 6:00 PM - College Center Villard Room Modfest Presentation: Music, Words, Dance and ImagesDance, featuring students a Alessia Santoro, adjunct instructor in dance; chamber music by students from the classes of Eduardo Navega, lecturer in music and director of the program in chamber music; and readings of original prose and poetry by students of Jean Kane, Paul Kane and Michael Joyce, professors of English. A display organized by Sam Schwamm ’16 and Lucas Kautz ’17 will present work by students from Phocus, Vassar College’s photography club. A reception with food accompanied by jazz provided by students of Peter Tomlinson, adjunct artist in music, will give the audience time to view the exhibit.Main Building, Villard Room, second floor at 3:30pm
  • Track M/W Practice (Event canceled)
    3:30 PM to 7:00 PM - Prentiss Sports Complex Outdoor Track


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