Vassar Student Association


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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

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

  • Lacrosse (M) vs. Montclair State University
    7:30 PM to 10:00 PM - Prentiss Sports Complex Weinberg Turf Field All
  • Volleyball (M) @ Hunter College
    7:00 PM to 9:30 PM - Away Away
  • Claflin Lecture: Sangram Majumdar - "Gray, Middle, and Things"
    5:30 PM to 7:00 PM - Taylor Hall 203-Auditorium Sangram Majumdar was born in Kolkata, India. Majumdar has an MFA from Indiana University and a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design. He has exhibited extensively both nationally and internationally and has lectured on his work at numerous colleges including RISD, PAFA, SUNY-Purchase, Princeton University and the New York Studio School, and most recently at the Vermont Studio Center. Recent solo exhibitions include Steven Harvey Fine Art Projects, NY; Rothschild Fine Art, Tel Aviv, Israel; the Jerusalem Studio School, Israel, and the Kresge Art Museum, MI. Recent selected group exhibition venues include Morgan Lehman Gallery, NY; Katzen Arts Center, American University, DC ; Salon Zürcher, Paris, France; Tracey WIlliams Ltd, NY; the 2010 Invitational Exhibition of Visual Arts, American Academy of Arts and Letters, NY; US Embassy, Sierra Leone; the International School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture, Montecastello di Vibio, Italy and the Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art, Nagoya, Japan. His awards include a MacDowell Fellowship, a residency at Yaddo, the 2009-10 Marie Walsh Sharpe Studio Space Program Grant, a MICA Trustees Award for Excellence in Teaching, two Maryland State Art Council Individual Grants in Painting, and two Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grants. His work has been published in drawing textbooks: Drawing Essentials: A Guide to Drawing from Observation (Oxford University Press, 2008), Drawing: Structure and Vision, (Prentice Hall, 2008) and Exploring Life Drawing (Thompson Delmar Publishing, 2007). Majumdar lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. Since 2003 he has been teaching painting and drawing full time at the Maryland Institute College of Art. He is represented by Steven Harvey Fine Art Projects, NY.
  • Color of Violence Series
    5:30 PM to 7:30 PM - Rockefeller Hall 300-Auditorium Adrienne Keene, creator of the Native Appropriations blog, will be speaking.
  • GRE General Practice Test
    5:30 PM to 7:30 PM - Library 160-Electronic Classroom Accommodation requests are required in advance.Registration: email Karen Getter, Academic Support and Learning Resources
  • RSL Lecture (Event canceled)
    5:00 PM to 9:00 PM - College Center Villard Room
  • Fencing (M/W) Practice
    5:00 PM to 7:00 PM - Walker Field House Bay 5
  • Baseball Practice
    3:00 PM to 5:00 PM - Walker Field House Bays-All
  • Tea Service
    3:00 PM to 5:00 PM - Main Building Rose Parlor
  • RSL Lecture (Event canceled)
    2:00 PM to 9:00 PM - Chapel Main Chapel
  • 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.
  • Tabling for Bardavon Gala
    10:00 AM to 3:30 PM - College Center College Ctr North Atrium Tabling to sell tickets for the Bardavon Gala
  • Exhibition: XL: Large-Scale Paintings from the Permanent Collection
    10:00 AM to 5:00 PM - Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center Temporary Exhibition Galleries Exhibition: XL: Large-Scale Paintings from the Permanent CollectionIn the mid-twentieth century, New York School painters pushed the boundaries of museum walls to their limits. In 1947, at the height of the Abstract Expressionist era, the Museum of Modern Art mounted an exhibition called Large-Scale Modern Paintings; to qualify for inclusion, paintings had to measure at least six feet in one direction. Today, a similar set of criteria has been applied to the Art Center's permanent collection to arrive at a group of monumental paintings that are at once impressive and daunting. These larger-than-life canvases invite an extraordinary visual experience in which the viewer is immersed in the field of painting. XL, which includes work by Kevin Appel, Roger Brown, Nancy Graves, Joyce Kozloff, Alfred Leslie, Agnes Martin, Joan Mitchell, Jules Olitski and others, is a testament to the enduring visual power of mural-sized painting.


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