Vassar Student Association


Spring Elections 2017

Filing: Sat, 3/25 2:30p - Thur, 3/30, 2:30p

Candidate's Meeting:
Thur, 3/30, 6:30p (Location TBD)

Campaigning Begins:
immediately after Candidate's Meeting

Campaigning Ends: Tue, 4/4, 12pm

Voting: Tue, 4/4, 12pm - Thur, 4/6, 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

  • Blueprint for Counter Education
    1:00 PM to 5:00 PM - Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center Project Gallery Blueprint for Counter EducationFrances Lehman Loeb Art Center Focus Gallery, September 12 - October 2, 2017 “One of the most extraordinary books ever issued by an American commercial publisher,” Blueprint for Counter Education was designed as a portable, interdisciplinary learning environment for a new, politically active, process-based model of education. Originally issued by Doubleday in 1970, the publication offered a fluid cosmology of radical thought and syncretic bibliography conceived in the classrooms of the sociologists Maurice Stein and Larry Miller and given form by the designer Marshall Henrichs as a boxed set of three large graphic posters and a “Shooting Script.” Blueprint served as the blueprint for the humanities curriculum at Cal Arts in the early 1970’s, where Stein and Miller founded the School of Critical Studies. In 2016 Blueprint was reissued in facsimile with an added booklet of reflections and interviews about the original by Harvard’s Jeffrey T. Schnapp (VC’75) and the designer Adam Michaels, published by Michaels’ Inventory Press. A centerpiece of the Walker Art Center’s recent “Hippie Modernism” exhibition, Blueprint will be on display in the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center’s focus gallery. The exhibition is accompanied by a program which includes a presentation by Schnapp and Michaels on Thursday September 28 at 5:30 p.m. in Taylor Hall 203, followed by an opening reception in the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center. In addition, there will be a teach-in the following morning beginning at 9:00 a.m. on Friday September 29 in Taylor 203 on the theme: “Radical Pedagogy from Nixon to Trump.” Finally, an accompanying exhibit entitled “Inventory Press LLC and the Design of Contemporary Arts Publishing” will be on display in the Art Library through October 6.Sponsored by the Agnes Rindge Claflin Fund, The Department of Media Studies, and Creative Arts Across Disciplines (CAAD).
  • The First Students
    12:00 PM to 5:00 PM - College Center Palmer Gallery The First StudentsOn September 23, 1865, along with four women from Canada and one from Hawaii, 348 women between the ages of 15 and 27 from across the United States became the first students at Vassar College, hailed by the editor of the influential Godey’s Lady’s Book, as “the first of the kind ever established in the wide world.” Barely one-third of the accepted students were eligible for collegiate standing, and only toward the end of the second year were these students assigned class years. Forty-five freshmen, 40 sophomores or almost sophomores, 27 juniors or almost juniors, and 4 graduating seniors were the 116 students in the “collegiate” rank. “But,” President John Raymond later observed, “it was not until the close of its third year that the institution fully attained a collegiate character.”“The First Students” studies the 18 students among the original 353 who were graduates in that first “collegiate” year, providing where possible information about their backgrounds, their families, their preparation, their college activities and their lives after graduation. The project includes pictures of these students, facts and anecdotes about them, graphic material echoing questions and responses raised by Matthew Vassar’s bold experiment, along with the stories of these educational pioneers and their experiences.Heather Kettlewell ’18Geneva Toland ’15D. B. BrownColton Johnson, Vassar College Historian
  • Inauguration (Event canceled)
    12:00 PM to 12:00 PM - Athletics and Fitness Center Indoor Track
  • Inauguration (Event canceled)
    12:00 PM to 12:00 PM - Walker Field House MPR/Boxing Room
  • Inauguration (Event canceled)
    12:00 PM to 12:00 PM - Walker Field House Bays-All
  • Inauguration (Event canceled)
    12:00 PM to 12:00 PM - Walker Field House 231-Classroom
  • Inauguration (Event canceled)
    12:00 PM to 12:00 PM - Athletics and Fitness Center 216-MultiPurpose Room
  • Inauguration (Event canceled)
    12:00 PM to 12:00 PM - Athletics and Fitness Center 102-Fit Center Gymnasium
  • Tennis (W) Scramble
    7:30 AM to 5:00 PM - Away Skidmore


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