Vassar Student Association


First Year Elections

Class of 2018 positions can provide you with the opportunity to make your voice heard and get involved.

Wed 9/10 12p - 9/17 12p - Filing.
Wed 9/17 5pm - Candidates Meeting
Wed 9/17 6p - 9/24 12p - Campaigning.
Wed 9/24 12p - 9/26 12p - Voting.
Wed 9/26 7p - Results Released, Retreat.

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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

Academics Activities

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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:: Tuesdays, 7p. CC240.

Academics: Tuesdays, 8p.

Activities: Thursdays, 7p.

Finance: Wednesday, 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

  • Halloween
    11:00 PM to 2:00 AM - College Center Villard Room
  • Faculty and Guest Choral Event.
    7:30 PM to 10:00 PM - Skinner Hall Mary Anna Fox Martel Recital Hall In conjunction with the Music Department, the New York American Choral Directors Association presents a series of lectures, conducting master classes, and choral concerts featuring keynote speaker Jeffrey Douma, professor of conducting at Yale University, and eVoco Voice Collective, a professional choral ensemble directed by David Frying. Also performing are the Highbridge Voices Chamber Choir, Mary Clementi, conductor; St. John the Baptist Diocesan High School Bel Canto Chorale, Jared Berry, conductor; and the Vassar College Choir and Women's Chorus, Christine Howlett, conductor. Concerts are free and open to the public. Lectures, master classes, and interest sessions require registration. Please visit to register.
  • Scrimmage vs. William Patterson (Event canceled)
    6:00 PM to 8:00 PM - Athletics and Fitness Center 102-Fit Center Gymnasium
  • Basketball (W) vs. William Paterson College
    6:00 PM to 8:30 PM - Away Away
  • Rugby (M/W) Practice
    5:00 PM to 7:00 PM - Outdoor Space Rugby Field at the Farm
  • OIS (Event canceled)
    5:00 PM to 9:00 PM - College Center 223-Multi Purpose Room
  • Cross Country (M/W) Practice
    3:30 PM to 5:30 PM - Outdoor Space Ballantine Field
  • Cross Country (M/W) Practice
    3:30 PM to 5:30 PM - Outdoor Space Cross Country at the Farm
  • Cross Country (M/W) Practice
    3:30 PM to 5:30 PM - Prentiss Sports Complex Outdoor Track
  • Swim (M/W) Practice
    3:30 PM to 7:30 PM - Walker Field House Kresge Pool
  • MUSI-246 Discussion Sessions (Event canceled)
    3:00 PM to 4:30 PM - Skinner Hall Listening Classroom
  • Tea Service
    3:00 PM to 5:00 PM - Main Building Rose Parlor
  • Volleyball (W) Practice
    3:00 PM to 5:00 PM - Kenyon Hall Gymnasium
  • Fencing (M/W) Practice
    3:00 PM to 6:00 PM - Walker Field House Bay 5
  • Rugby (M/W) Practice
    2:00 PM to 5:00 PM - Outdoor Space Rugby Field at the Farm
  • Volleyball (W) Practice
    1:30 PM to 2:30 PM - Kenyon Hall 131-Sm Lecture/Seminar Room
  • The Artful Dodger: Marianne Begemann, Dean of Strategic Planning and Academic Resources
    12:30 PM to 1:30 PM - Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center Permanent Collection Galleries Marianne Begemann, Dean of Strategic Planning and Academic Resources,'The Experience of Sculpture.'The popular 'Artful Dodger' series of short talks features relaxed and informal discussions in which a member of the Vassar community shares personal experiences or interpretations of works from the collection of the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center. This week, Dean of Strategic Planning and Academic Resources Marianne Begemann presents the last talk in the series with The Experience of Sculpture.
  • Exhibition: Imperial Augsburg: Renaissance Prints and Drawings 1475-1540
    10:00 AM to 5:00 PM - Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center Temporary Exhibition Galleries Imperial Augsburg: Renaissance Prints and Drawings 1475-1540The city of Augsburg in southern Germany enjoyed a cultural golden age in the late fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries. Its artists created an astonishing range of work for the Habsburg court and the city's thriving market. The exhibition features prints, drawings, illustrated books, medals, and armor from Augsburg and addresses themes of religious devotion, moral conduct and everyday life, and art made for Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I. The exhibition was organized by the National Gallery of Art.
  • World of Shojo Manga! Mirrors of Girls' Desires
    10:00 AM to 6:00 PM - College Center Palmer Gallery A traveling exhibition of Japanese Shojo Manga art works at Dutchess Community College and Vassar College. Monday October 27 - Friday November 21, 2104.Reception at Mildred I. Washington Art Gallery, Dutchess Community CollegeWednesday October 29 5pm-6:30pmReception at James W. Palmer Gallery, Vassar College Thursday October 30 5pm-6:30pm
  • Fencing (M/W) @ The Big One (Smith College) (Event canceled)
    8:00 AM to 6:15 PM - Away Smith College/Northampton, MA


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