Vassar Student Association

Welcome



Have a
Wonderful Break!

We hope that you've not only rested after a long semester, but also really engaged in some grade A self care.

In just a short while we'll be back into action.

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
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

LIBRARY

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

BOOKSTORE

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

ATHLETIC & FITNESS CENTER

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

ACDC

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

RETREAT

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

POST OFFICE

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

Poughkeepsie

SHUTTLE

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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NEIGHBORS

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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FIELD WORK

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

  • Baseball (M) Practice
    8:30 PM to 10:00 PM - Kenyon Hall Gymnasium
  • Baseball (M) Practice
    8:30 PM to 10:00 PM - Kenyon Hall 030-All Weight Room
  • Rugby (M/W) Practice (Event canceled)
    8:00 PM to 10:00 PM - Prentiss Sports Complex Weinberg Turf Field All
  • Rugby (M/W) Practice (Event canceled)
    8:00 PM to 10:00 PM - Athletics and Fitness Center 216-MultiPurpose Room
  • Track (M/W) Practice
    7:30 PM to 9:00 PM - Walker Field House Bays-All
  • Photographer Lecture: Tara Fracalossi
    7:30 PM to 10:00 PM - Rockefeller Hall 310-Lecture Room Tara Fracalossi's work takes photographic excerpts of common life and categorically recombines them to produce interesting patterns that's repetition produces almost as a moving image. Her series has been on-going since 1998, using collage to question the significance of our photographed existence. On March 5th, Tara will come to Phocus to speak about her work.
  • Economics Department Film Series on Finance
    7:00 PM to 10:00 PM - Blodgett Hall Aud-Nora Ann Wallace 73 Auditorium
  • Walking down Wall Street with Sarah Pearlman
    6:30 PM to 7:30 PM - Rockefeller Hall 300-Auditorium Suits, Spreadsheets and Skyscrapers: Walking down Wall Street with Sarah Pearlman. A former insider on Wall Street, Processor of Economics Sarah Pearlman has much to share about the experience in the much mystified chunk of Lower Manhattan.
  • Volleyball (M) Practice
    6:30 PM to 8:30 PM - Kenyon Hall Gymnasium
  • Default Movie Screening
    6:00 PM to 7:00 PM - Rockefeller Hall 200-Auditorium Screening of the short film, Default: The Student Loan Documentary and a discussion following the film. Free pizza will be served.
  • Vassar College Music Colloquium: The Beethoven Difference
    5:30 PM to 7:30 PM - Skinner Hall 400-Thekla Hall A lecture presented by Dr. Scott Burnham, Scheide Professor of Music History, Princeton UniversityWhy is Beethoven different from all other composers? This talk will seek to understand Beethoven's almost mythological impact on Western culture by focusing on the ways and means of his so-called heroic style. Featured compositions will include his Third Symphony ('Eroica') and Fifth Symphony.
  • The Artful Dodger
    5:00 PM to 6:00 PM - Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center Atrium The Artful DodgerThese talks at the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center are relaxed and informal discussions in which a member of the Vassar community shares personal experiences or interpretations of works of art on view in the galleries. This week, Christine Howlett (Department of Music) speaks on Jackson Pollock, Number 10, 1950 and Mark Rothko, No. 1 (No. 18, 1948).
  • Late Night at the Lehman Loeb
    5:00 PM to 9:00 PM - Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center Permanent Collection Galleries Enjoy extended gallery hours in an enlivened atmosphere with creative happenings every week. Late Night at the Lehman Loeb is made possible by the generous support of the Jane W. Nuhn Charitable Trust. Check our website for up-to-date details.The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center
  • Purim Party
    5:00 PM to 9:00 PM - Ely Hall AULA Do you love medieval parties? Renaissance fairs? Jewish holidays? Then come to the Chabad Jewish Community's medieval Purim party in the Aula on March 5 from 5pm to 9pm for jousting, a costume photo booth, and more!
  • Fencing (M/W) Practice (Event canceled)
    3:30 PM to 5:00 PM - Walker Field House 231-Classroom
  • Tea Service
    3:00 PM to 5:00 PM - Main Building Rose Parlor
  • Fencing (M/W) Practice (Event canceled)
    3:00 PM to 5:00 PM - Walker Field House Bay 5
  • Volleyball (M) Individuals
    3:00 PM to 5:00 PM - Kenyon Hall Gymnasium
  • Purim at Chabad (Event canceled)
    2:45 PM to 10:15 PM - Students' Building Students' Building Sidewalk (ACDC)
  • Boundary-Crossing: Case Studies in Collaborative Creativity
    11:00 AM to 6:00 PM - College Center Palmer Gallery An interactive exhibition of recent arts-based interdisciplinary work at Vassar College supported by the Creative Arts Across Disciplines initiative. Through Friday, March 13.

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