Vassar Student Association


Election timeline

Monday, April 4th (12pm): Campaigning ends; voting begins.

Wednesday, April 6th (12pm): Voting ends.

Wednesday, April 6th (7pm): Results released

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

  • Sitting Meditation with the Buddhist Sangha
    8:00 PM to 9:00 PM - Chapel Main Chapel Join for guidance in breath practice. No prior experience necessary.
  • Welcome Concert for the Class of 2020
    8:00 PM to 10:00 PM - Skinner Hall Mary Anna Fox Martel Recital Hall Presented by members of the music department faculty: Gail Archer, organ, Brian Mann, piano, Moran Katz, clarinet, Sophie Shao, cello, Anna Polonsky, piano, and Richard Wilson, piano.
  • Unitarian Universalist Meeting
    6:00 PM to 7:00 PM - Main Building Jade Parlor Join Vassar's Unitarian Universalist club for a night of meditation, discussion, worship activities, and baked goods. Newcomers, as well as lifelong UUs, are welcome!!
  • Catholic Mass and Open Reception with VCC
    5:00 PM to 6:00 PM - Chapel Main Chapel Catholic Mass followed by a casual reception (with ice cream).
  • Catholic Mass and Open Reception with VCC (Event canceled)
    5:00 PM to 6:30 PM - Chapel Tower Foyer Mass followed by a casual reception (with ice cream)
  • Rugby Practice (Event canceled)
    5:00 PM to 7:00 PM - Outdoor Space Rugby Field at the Farm
  • Sunday Worship with ECVC
    4:00 PM to 5:00 PM - Chapel Main Chapel The Episcopal Campus Ministry at Vassar College (ECVC), in collaboration with the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life, will offer a service of Word and Music. Music will include selections from the Taizé community, contemporary Christian music, and the opportunity to sing your favorite hymn! Please join us!
  • ALANA Center Dinner (Event canceled)
    4:00 PM to 8:00 PM - College Center 223-Multi Purpose Room
  • Sophomores of Color Dinner (Event canceled)
    4:00 PM to 11:45 PM - Ely Hall AULA Sophomores of Color dinner
  • Soccer (M) vs. Scrimmage Dominican College
    3:30 PM to 6:00 PM - Prentiss Sports Complex Gordon Competition Field
  • Soccer (M) Scrimmage v Dominican (Event canceled)
    3:30 PM to 7:00 PM - Prentiss Sports Complex Gordon Competition Field
  • Pipe Dreams: An Introduction to the Vassar Organs
    3:00 PM to 3:30 PM - Chapel Main Chapel 3:30pm-4:30pm: Pipe Dreams: An Introduction to the Vassar Organs3:30pm-4:00pm Vassar Chapel, 4:00pm-4:30pm Skinner HallAll students are cordially invited to a brief lecture and demonstration of the Vassar Chapel and Skinner Hall of Music organs. Students will have hands-on time at the organs, no experience necessary. Sponsored by the Office of Religious & Spiritual Life
  • Field Hockey (W) Practice (Event canceled)
    3:00 PM to 5:15 PM - Prentiss Sports Complex Weinberg Turf Field All
  • Soccer (W) Scrimmage vs. Rutgers University-Newark
    1:00 PM to 3:00 PM - Prentiss Sports Complex Gordon Competition Field
  • Universal Collection: A Mark Dion Project
    1:00 PM to 5:00 PM - Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center Atrium Gallery Exhibition: Universal Collection: A Mark Dion Project In spring 2016, the Art Center will host Mark Dion as Vassar artist-in-residence. Dion is a New York and Pennsylvania-based visual artist known for his “cabinets of curiosities” that incorporate found objects into site-specific installations. Dion will co-teach a course with anthropology professor Anne Pike-Tay, culminating in a work comprised of items drawn from the collections of the Art Center, Special Collections, and Vassar College Artifacts Project. This wealth of resources includes materials as diverse as nineteenth-century scientific instruments, Native American objects, Vassariana, examples of taxidermy, sculpture, geological specimens, and antique books. Dion writes, “For me it is always a personal pleasure treasure hunting for projects. Certainly we will uncover things never suspected.”The exhibition is generously supported by the Creative Arts Across Disciplines initiative of Vassar College, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; the Ralph E. Ogden Foundation; and the Friends of the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center Exhibition Fund. Additional support provided by the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA).Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Atrium Gallery


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