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

  • BAM Final Concert
    10:00 PM to 11:30 PM - Rockefeller Hall 200-Auditorium Join BAM, Vassar's best [Broadway-centric] a cappella group for a night of [ambiguous concert theme] and [reference to quirky song transitions]! There will be Broadway. There will be more. There might be food, but I really can't promise anything.This event is NOT open to the public.
  • Measure 4 Measure Final Concert
    8:00 PM to 9:00 PM - College Center Mug Measure 4 Measure presents its final concert of 2016: Measure 4 Moms Ft. a cappella covers of Sia, Beyonce, Queen, and more.
  • Buddhist Sangha
    8:00 PM to 9:00 PM - Library Quiet Room
  • Habitat for Humanity Fall Fundraiser
    8:00 PM to 10:00 PM - College Center 223-Multi Purpose Room Join Habitat for Humanity for our fourth annual Study Break fundraising dinner catered by CIA students.
  • 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
  • Contrast Fall Launch Party
    7:00 PM to 9:00 PM - Main Building Rose Parlor Contrast Magazine Fall Launch!
  • "We the People" film screening
    6:00 PM to 8:00 PM - Rockefeller Hall 200-Auditorium On December 8, I'll be showing the film We the People 2.0 about the ongoing community rights movement in the US, spearheaded by the nonprofit public interest law firm Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund. 'We the People is a visual essay about the loss of democracy in the United States. The film utilizes both original footage as well as found footage to describe a profound change in thinking at the grassroots level. The story unfolds through the eyes of rural people who have faced decades of toxic dumping, drilling and mining in their communities. We learn with them that the reason why, in spite of all their efforts, they “get what they don’t want, again and again,” is because they are, by law, truly powerless in spite of propaganda that says they live in the “best democracy in the world.” These people come to understand that the reason they can’t stop the destruction is that the US has become an oligarchy, run by the corporate few who ignore the rights and will of the people. These people are frontally challenging our corporate state; thereby saving nature and themselves. Thomas Linzey, a nonprofit attorney’s inspiring words shows how, we, the people, can turn this around.'More information about the film is available at:
  • Open Women's Soccer
    6:00 PM to 8:00 PM - Kenyon Hall Gymnasium
  • Boxing
    6:00 PM to 8:00 PM - Walker Field House MPR/Boxing Room
  • Phil Gala
    6:00 PM to 9:00 PM - College Center Villard Room Gala Dinner for the Student Theater communityThis event is NOT open to the public.
  • Mita Choudhury, "Sex, Heresy, and Public Opinion in 18th century France"
    5:30 PM to 7:00 PM - Library Class of '51 Reading Room LECTURE: Mita Choudhury, 'Sex, Heresy, and Public Opinion in 18th century France' (12/8)Thompson Memorial Library, Class of 1951 Reading Room5:30pmThis talk focuses the infamous trial that took place in 1731 when 20-year old Catherine Cadière accused her 50-year old Jesuit confessor, Jean-Baptiste Girard, of seduction, abortion, heresy and bewitchment. Choudhury is a professor of history at Vassar.
  • Black women (at the intersection) through science fiction (Event canceled)
    5:00 PM to 8:00 PM - College Center 223-Multi Purpose Room
  • PiYo w/Lisa
    4:00 PM to 5:00 PM - Athletics and Fitness Center 216-MultiPurpose Room
  • Swimming (M/W) Practice
    3:30 PM to 5:30 PM - Walker Field House Kresge Pool
  • Mindfulness: a spiritual practice
    3:00 PM to 3:20 PM - Library Quiet Room
  • 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.
  • Q-Center Tutors (Event canceled)
    3:00 PM to 11:00 PM - Library 130-Seminar Room
  • Strength w/Fran
    12:00 PM to 1:00 PM - Athletics and Fitness Center 216-MultiPurpose Room
  • Corall Causation: Reworking Narratives,
    10:00 AM to 6:00 PM - College Center Palmer Gallery Works by Vassar Studio Art StudentsArtists' Reception December 6, 5:00 - 6:30 pmJames W. Palmer III ”90 GalleryCollege Center, Vassar CollegePoughkeepsie, NY 12604For hours or information call (845) 437-5370Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations or information on accessibility should contact the Campus Activities (845) 437-5370


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