Vassar Student Association

Welcome



Have a
Wonderful Break!

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

President
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

LIBRARY

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

BOOKSTORE

Monday - Thursday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday: 11:00am – 3:30 pm
Sunday: Closed

ATHLETIC & FITNESS CENTER

Monday - Thursday: 6:00am - 10:00pm
Friday: 6:00am - 8:00pm
Saturday-Sunday: 10:00am - 8:00pm

ACDC

Monday - Friday: 7:00am - 3:30pm, 5:00pm - 8:30pm
Saturday - Sunday: 9:00am - 8:00pm

RETREAT

Monday – Friday: 8:30am – 11:00pm
Saturday - Sunday: 12:00pm – 11:00pm

POST OFFICE

Monday - Friday: 9:00am - 4:30pm
Saturday - Sunday: Closed

Poughkeepsie

SHUTTLE

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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NEIGHBORS

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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FIELD WORK

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

  • VCSS Mug Night
    10:30 PM to 1:30 AM - College Center Mug
  • Modfest Concert: Vassar Jazz Combos
    9:00 PM to 10:00 PM - College Center Villard Room The student ensembles present a colorful variety of jazz styles. James Osborn, director of the jazz groups.
  • VCPUNX
    8:30 PM to 1:30 AM - Sanders Classroom 212-Spitzer Auditorium VCPUNX shows a movie and helps you stud your hide.
  • Basketball (M) vs. Skidmore College
    8:00 PM to 10:00 PM - Athletics and Fitness Center 102-Fit Center Gymnasium
  • Vassar First Year Event
    7:00 PM to 9:00 PM - Ely Hall AULA Unpacking It All. An evening of fun, creativity, and snacks.Sponsored by Vassar First Year and Campus Life and Diversity. Contact the Campus Life & Diversity Office at campuslife@vassar.edu or 845-437-5426 for more information.
  • Basketball (W) vs. Skidmore College
    6:00 PM to 8:00 PM - Athletics and Fitness Center 102-Fit Center Gymnasium
  • Exhibition Opening Lecture and Reception: XL: Large-Scale Paintings from the Permanent Collection
    5:30 PM to 7:30 PM - Taylor Hall 102-Auditorium In 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.Artist Joyce Kozloff will give the opening lecture, “Maps and Patterns.” Beginning in 1970, Kozloff became an originating figure of the Pattern and Decoration movement, exploring applied and decorative arts, especially visual cultures of the nonwestern world, as source and inspiration. In the 1980s, she concentrated on ambitious public commissions in the US and abroad. By the 1990s, maps had become the foundation for Kozloff’s work, particularly the role of cartography in human knowledge and imperialism. Recently, her focus has shifted to the sky as she overlays antique cosmological charts with galaxies and satellite tracks found on the internet.A reception in the Art Center Atrium follows the lecture.Taylor Hall, Room 102 andThe Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center
  • Fencing (M/W) Lessons (Event canceled)
    5:00 PM to 7:00 PM - Walker Field House MPR/Boxing Room
  • Swim (M/W) Practice
    3:30 PM to 7:30 PM - Walker Field House Kresge Pool
  • Rugby (M/W) Practice (Event canceled)
    1:00 PM to 3:00 PM - Kenyon Hall Gymnasium
  • CDO Winter Workshop Series
    12:00 PM to 5:00 PM - RH 300 All workshops aim to help you fine-tune application materials and stand out as an applicant whether it's for an internship or job search. Light refreshments will be served. Please RSVP on VCLink so we plan accordingly! Below is the workshop schedule:12 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Workshop: Resumania!1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Workshop: Jumpstart Your Internship Search2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Event: Walk-in Resume and Cover Letter Reviews3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Workshop: Networkign or Not Working: Uncovering the Hidden Job Market4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Workshop: Landed the Interview...Now What?
  • Teen Visions '15 - An exhibition of work from the Art Institute of Mill Street Loft
    11:00 AM to 6:00 PM - College Center Palmer Gallery Teen Visions '15 - An exhibition of work from the Art Institute of Mill Street Loft. Paintings, drawings, mixed-media, photography and sculpture by students ages 11-19. The Art Institute of Mill Street Loft - A pre-college Portfolio Development Program. Through February 19th.
  • 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.
  • Rowing Captains Meeting
    8:00 AM to 9:00 AM - Athletics and Fitness Center 212-Conference Rm
  • Swim (M/W) Practice
    7:00 AM to 8:30 AM - Walker Field House Kresge Pool/Diving Well

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