Vassar Student Association


Spring Elections

Running for the VSA can provide you with the opportunity to make voices heard and get involved.

Tue 4/7 12p - 4/14 12p - Filing.
Tue 4/14 7pm - Candidates Meeting
Tue 4/14 8p - 4/20 12p - Campaigning.
Mon 4/20 12p - 4/22 12p - Voting.
Wed 4/22 10p - 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.

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, 8p. CC240.

Academics: Wednesdays, 8p.

Activities: Thursdays, 9p.

Finance: Wednesdays, 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

  • Protestant Sunday Worship
    7:00 PM to 8:00 PM - CP CTF
  • Catholic Mass
    5:00 PM to 6:00 PM - Chapel Main Chapel
  • Through the Looking Glass: Daguerreotype Masterworks from the Dawn of Photography
    1:00 PM to 5:00 PM - Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center Temporary Exhibition Galleries The daguerreotype, the earliest successful photographic technique, was introduced in France in 1839 by Louis-Jacques-Mandé Daguerre, and was exported to the United States later that year.Through the Looking Glass brings together a comprehensive collection of nearly 150 daguerreotypes from America, France, England, and the Middle East, and features subject matter as diverse as landscapes, architectural studies, occupationals, post-mortem images, and portraiture. The exhibition offers a window into history as captured by the cutting-edge imaging technology of the day. All the works are generously lent from the collection of Michael Mattis and Judith Hochberg.
  • Embodying Compassion in Buddhist Art: Image, Pilgrimage, Practice
    1:00 PM to 5:00 PM - Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center Project Gallery Embodying Compassion in Buddhist Art is the first transcultural exhibition in America solely devoted to the bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara, who emerged from ancient India to become an exemplar of unbiased benevolence throughout Asia. Known as Chenrezig in Tibet, Guanyin in China, and Kannon in Japan, this figure has inspired some of the most beautiful images in the history of Buddhist art. The exhibition reveals the inspired artistry and profound meanings that underlie Avalokiteshvara’s many rich and varied manifestations.
  • Vassar College Studio Art Department student exhibitions
    12:00 PM to 6:00 PM - College Center Palmer Gallery Rotating schedule. The Art Department presents: Student Sculpture, Computer Animation, and Video Art. May 14-27th in the Palmer Gallery in the College Center.
  • Building Opens at Noon (Event canceled)
    8:30 AM to 12:00 PM - College Center 237 - Seminar Room
  • Building Opens at Noon (Event canceled)
    8:30 AM to 12:00 PM - College Center 240 - Conference Room
  • Building Opens at Noon (Event canceled)
    8:30 AM to 12:00 PM - College Center 204 - Conference Room
  • Building Opens at Noon (Event canceled)
    8:30 AM to 12:00 PM - College Center Villard Room
  • Building Opens at Noon (Event canceled)
    8:30 AM to 12:00 PM - College Center 223-Multi Purpose Room


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