Vassar Student Association


First Year Elections

Class of 2018 positions can provide you with the opportunity to make your voice heard and get involved.

Wed 9/10 12p - 9/17 12p - Filing.
Wed 9/17 5pm - Candidates Meeting
Wed 9/17 6p - 9/24 12p - Campaigning.
Wed 9/24 12p - 9/26 12p - Voting.
Wed 9/26 7p - Results Released, Retreat.

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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.

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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:: 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

  • Rugby (M/W) Practice (Event canceled)
    5:00 PM to 7:00 PM - Outdoor Space Rugby Field at the Farm
  • Late Night at the Lehman Loeb
    5:00 PM to 9:00 PM - Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center Permanent Collection Galleries Late Night at the Lehman Loeb offers extended gallery hours every Thursday evening, with a lively atmosphere and creative happenings. Late Night at the Lehman Loeb is made possible by the generous support of the Jane W. Nuhn Charitable Trust.
  • Swim (M/W) Practice
    3:30 PM to 5:30 PM - Walker Field House Kresge Pool
  • MidHudson Reading Council
    3:30 PM to 6:00 PM - Students' Building 2nd Floor MPR Mid-Hudson Reading Council, Vassar College Department of Education, and Mount Saint Mary College Division of Education Present Laconia Therio - Storyteller.Storytelling: Facilitating Learning from Inside OutIn this opening presentation of the MHRC academic year, Mr. Therio will explain “How stories, while entertaining, can be used to assist in students’ abilities to process educational information and values.” Oral literacy is a key area of the Common Core Learning Standards, beginning in preschool and extending through college and career readiness. Teachers of all grades and subject areas will have the opportunity to hear a nationally acclaimed storyteller explain his inspirations for facilitating oral language in students of all ages. Laconia Therio is not only an amazing storyteller, he has had experiences across the United States inspiring and helping teachers assist their students to find their own voices to tell stories. Learning how to tell a story will support all attendees and help teachers translate this experience into the classroom to practice and guide their students to create stories. Oral language is the inspiration for written language, and this presentation will support teachers to help their students find the words to tell wonderful stories.Come early at 3:45 to network with other area educators. Refreshments will be served.Members are welcome to attend at no charge. There is a $15.00 fee for non-members.
  • Tea Service (Event canceled)
    3:00 PM to 5:00 PM - Main Building Rose Parlor
  • Exhibition: Imperial Augsburg: Renaissance Prints and Drawings 1475-1540
    10:00 AM to 9:00 PM - Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center Temporary Exhibition Galleries Imperial Augsburg: Renaissance Prints and Drawings 1475-1540The city of Augsburg in southern Germany enjoyed a cultural golden age in the late fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries. Its artists created an astonishing range of work for the Habsburg court and the city's thriving market. The exhibition features prints, drawings, illustrated books, medals, and armor from Augsburg and addresses themes of religious devotion, moral conduct and everyday life, and art made for Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I. The exhibition was organized by the National Gallery of Art.
  • Swim (M/W) Practice
    9:00 AM to 11:00 AM - Walker Field House Kresge Pool


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