Vassar Student Association


Fall Elections 2016

Information Session: Tuesday, September 6, 7pm (Location TBD)
Filing: Friday, September, 9, 12pm -- Wednesday, September 14, 12pm
Mandatory Candidate's Meeting: Wednesday, September 14, 5pm
Campaigning Begins immediately following the Candidate's Meeting
Campaigning Concludes: Monday, September 19, 12pm
Voting: Monday, September 19, 12pm --Wednesday, September 21, 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

  • Let's Talk
    8:00 PM to 9:30 PM - College Center 223-Multi Purpose Room Let's Talk: The Campus Life and Diversity team and the President’s Office invite Vassar students to gather together and talk about the recent posters found on campus during October break. These posters were created by a national organization known to target campuses with active discussions and debates around the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and other issues. On at least one of the posters, the names of members of our Vassar community were listed. As referenced in the campus email from the President's Office the day the posters appeared, this type of material and targeting of specific individuals are not welcome on our Campus. Please join us for a conversation about the recent posters and how they impact the Vassar Community. Let's Talk about how we can move forward together.Let's Talk is a Campus Life and Diversity program that is both a planned and responsive dialogue series in the wake of campus, national and global events.*Campus only and Students only
  • MVB Fall Non-Traditional (Event canceled)
    8:00 PM to 10:00 PM - Athletics and Fitness Center 102-Fit Center Gymnasium
  • Table Tennis
    8:00 PM to 10:00 PM - Walker Field House MPR/Boxing Room
  • Aikido w/Jun
    8:00 PM to 10:00 PM - Athletics and Fitness Center 216-MultiPurpose Room
  • Mixed Fitness w/Norman
    7:00 PM to 8:00 PM - Athletics and Fitness Center 216-MultiPurpose Room
  • Fr Kevin McDonald
    7:00 PM to 8:30 PM - College Center Villard Room Fr. Kevin McDonald is performing a free concert in the Villard Room at Vassar College on Tuesday, October 25th at 7:00 pm. All are welcome! Fr .McDonald is a Catholic priest and professional musician who holds a doctorate degree in musical composition from the University of Miami and has played in venues from Europe to Carnegie Hall in NYC. Fr.McDonald's music is incredibly uplifting and touches upon genres ranging from gospel, country, reggae, jazz, and others. Each originally composed work holds an exciting story and moral context to the listener. Fr.McDonald's music explores numerous perspectives, and is music for all! Please join us for this wonderful experience.
  • Cross Country Practice
    6:00 PM to 7:00 PM - Outdoor Space Ballantine Field
  • Birth Control 101
    6:00 PM to 7:00 PM - Main Building Faculty Parlor Get your questions answered about all forms of birth control---IUDs, the difference between a combination pill vs. minipill, other hormonal methods beyond the pill, different barrier methods, and emergency contraception.
  • LGBTQCenter Autumn Reception (Event canceled)
    6:00 PM to 8:00 PM - Kenyon Hall 205-Club Room
  • Boxing
    6:00 PM to 8:00 PM - Walker Field House MPR/Boxing Room
  • Field Hockey (W) Practice
    6:00 PM to 8:15 PM - Prentiss Sports Complex Weinberg Turf Field All
  • First Year LGBTQQIA and Allies Dinner (Event canceled)
    5:30 PM to 7:00 PM - College Center 223-Multi Purpose Room
  • ECVC Free For all Supper
    5:30 PM to 7:30 PM - Main Building Jade Parlor ECVC Free For all Supper All are welcome
  • Talk with David Cosby
    5:00 PM to 5:30 PM - New England Building 206-Lecture/Seminar Room Join us to listen to David Cosby from Bastien Capital speak about his career journey. He will also share advice with students on how they should best position themselves for recruiting in finance and consulting.This event is NOT open to the public.
  • Rugby Practice
    5:00 PM to 7:00 PM - Outdoor Space Rugby Field at the Farm
  • Qi Gong
    5:00 PM to 7:15 PM - Library Quiet Room
  • Harry Roseman Lecture (Event canceled)
    5:00 PM to 7:30 PM - Taylor Hall 203-Auditorium
  • Swimming (M/W) Practice
    4:45 PM to 6:45 PM - Walker Field House Kresge Pool
  • Cross Country Practice
    4:45 PM to 7:00 PM - Outdoor Space Cross Country at the Farm
  • Cross Country Practice
    4:45 PM to 7:00 PM - Prentiss Sports Complex Outdoor Track


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