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.

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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.

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

  • Queen Nanny Movie Screening
    8:30 PM to 11:00 PM - Rockefeller Hall 300-Auditorium Queen Nanny: Legendary Maroon Chieftainess is a groundbreaking film on one of the most celebrated, but least recognized heroines in the resistance history of the New World. This is the story of the legendary Queen Nanny, National Hero of Jamaica*Not Open to the Public
  • ARABIC MOVIE (Event canceled)
    8:00 PM to 9:30 PM - Chicago Hall Screening Auditorium
  • Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day
    7:30 PM to 8:30 PM - Rockefeller Hall 200-Auditorium Holocaust survivor Agnes Vertes tells her story to mark Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day.
  • Vassar College Majors Concert
    7:00 PM to 8:00 PM - College Center Villard Room Majors, Vassar’s newest student-run choir, presents its final concert of the year, “The Music of Many Nations.” featuring works by Orazio Vecchi, Mozart, William Dawson, and others. Nick Ruggeri ’18, conductor, and Nick Ginsburg '18, piano. A dinner of a variety of foods from local vendors will be served upon conclusion of the performance in the Rose Parlor.
  • Tarantino'd (Event canceled)
    6:00 PM to 12:00 AM - Blodgett Hall Aud-Nora Ann Wallace 73 Auditorium Please join ViCE Film and VC Filmmakers in celebrating Tarantino at our screening of Pulp Fiction and Inglorious Basterds! Food will be served!
  • Professor Holly Edwards (Event canceled)
    5:30 PM to 7:30 PM - Taylor Hall 203-Auditorium
  • Art and Soul
    5:30 PM to 8:00 PM - Alumnae/i House Living Room Art and Soul is a reception dedicated to the Vassar Haiti Project's health initiative. Aside from a presentation about the initiative, we will be having an art sale as well.
  • Rugby Practice
    5:00 PM to 7:00 PM - Outdoor Space Rugby Field 1 at the Farm
  • Rugby Practice
    5:00 PM to 7:00 PM - Outdoor Space Rugby Field 2 at the Farm
  • Holocaust Survivor
    5:00 PM to 9:00 PM - Taylor Hall 203-Auditorium Come hear a Holocaust survivor speak about their experience in honor of Yom Hashoah.
  • Tennis (M) Practice
    4:30 PM to 6:30 PM - Outdoor Space Joss Tenn Cts-Varsity
  • Baseball Practice
    4:30 PM to 6:30 PM - Prentiss Sports Complex Baseball Field
  • Track M/W Practice
    4:30 PM to 7:30 PM - Prentiss Sports Complex Outdoor Track
  • 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.
  • 4.48 Psychosis rehearsal
    12:00 PM to 12:00 AM - Susan Stein Shiva Theater Susan Stein Shiva Theater “This is a play that exists in the mind of a depressed person. We are given a view into their struggle with the isolation, fear, anger, love, hope, and pain they experience in life.”*Not Open to the Public
  • UNICEF Mile of Change
    10:30 AM to 3:00 PM - College Center College Center Circle UNICEF’s Mile of Change event will raise money and awareness for the UNICEF organization, which helps children around the world. Bring your spare change to donate and place on a “mile” outlined on the College Center Circle!
  • Fluid Ecologies: Hispanic Caribbean Art from the Permanent Collection
    10:00 AM to 5:00 PM - Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center Project Gallery January 26-May 8Exhibition: Fluid Ecologies: Hispanic Caribbean Art from the Permanent CollectionFluid Ecologies features works on paper by nine twentieth-century artists including Wifredo Lam (Cuban, 1902-1980), Marisol (American, b. France, 1930), Rafael Ferrer (Puerto Rican, b. 1933), Luis Fernando Roldán (Colombia, b. 1955), and José Bedia (Cuban, b. 1959).Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Focus Gallery
  • Touch the Sky: Art and Astronomy
    10:00 AM to 5:00 PM - Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center Temporary Exhibition Galleries April 29-August 21Exhibition: Touch the Sky: Art and AstronomyAstronomy can be traced back to antiquity with its origins in religious and mythological beliefs; its study has been closely linked to artistic endeavors since the Renaissance. Touch the Sky is a multi-media exhibition of images of the moon, sun, planets, and stars made by artists since the nineteenth century. Artistic observation of the skies was advanced by the dawn of photography in 1839, when Louis-Jacques-Mandé Daguerre attempted to capture an image of the moon, and in 1865 when Lewis Rutherfurd, inventor of the first telescope designed for astrophotography, made top-quality spectroscopic images of the moon. Since then, artists’ enthusiasm for recording and interpreting the grandeur and mystery of the cosmos has not waned. The exhibition comprises historical works from the Art Center’s collection as well as several more contemporary works on loan; artists include Vija Celmins, Chris McCaw, Sharon Harper, David Milan, Mungo Thomson, Lisa Oppenheim, and Trevor Paglen. Touch the Sky is part of a campus-wide celebration of the sciences. Support for the exhibition is provided by the Evelyn Metzger Exhibition Fund.Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Temporary Exhibition Gallery
  • Vassar College Studio Art Department student exhibitions
    10:00 AM to 6:00 PM - College Center Palmer Gallery These exhibitions will be on rotating schedules from Mar 28 - May 29, 2016. More information will be posted soon.James W. Palmer III ”90 GalleryCollege Center, Vassar College,Poughkeepsie, 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
  • Spread the Love Week: Self-Love
    9:00 AM to 3:00 PM - College Center Retreat Patio COME LOVE YOURSELF WITH US.


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