Vassar Student Association


Election timeline

Monday, April 4th (12pm): Campaigning ends; voting begins.

Wednesday, April 6th (12pm): Voting ends.

Wednesday, April 6th (7pm): Results released

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 StudentLife Operations
Academics Activities Finance

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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:: Wednesdays, 7p. CC240.

Academics: Thursdays, 6p.

Activities: Tuesdays, 7p.

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

  • Rugby Practice
    5:00 PM to 7:00 PM - Outdoor Space Rugby Field at the Farm
  • Cross Country Practice
    3:45 PM to 6:00 PM - Outdoor Space Cross Country at the Farm
  • VMSU Friday prayers
    12:30 PM to 3:30 PM - Library Quiet Room 1:30-2:30pm: VMSU Friday PrayersLocation: Library Quiet RoomThe Vassar Muslims Student Union (VMSU) will be holding our weekly Friday prayer led by an imam from the local Al Noor Masjid in Wappingers Falls, followed by a student led discussion on navigating Muslim life on college campuses.
  • Rugby Practice
    10:00 AM to 12:00 PM - Outdoor Space Rugby Field at the Farm Pre-season - times flexible depending on student-athlete welfare. Sometimes men and sometimes women.
  • "IF COLOR COULD KILL" curated by Jeff Frederick
    10:00 AM to 5:00 PM - College Center Palmer Gallery IF COLOR COULD KILLNew Painting From New York CityCurated by Jeff FrederickA new exhibition at Vassar College’s James W. Palmer gallery explores the power of color in abstract paintings. If Color Could Kill: New Paintings from New York City will be on view August 22-September 15. The show is free and open to the public.Curated by Vassar alumnus Jeff Frederick, If Color Could Kill features work by seven artists: Paul Behnke, Trudy Benson, Patrick Berran, Robert Otto Epstein, Brooke Moyse, Gary Petersen, and Craig Taylor. “Abstract painting can be a color delivery device,” says Frederick. “But when does color become dangerous? This exhibition imagines a world where color is power. Modern pigments free the painter from the boring colors of nature. Are these paintings immodest? Too exuberant? Are they, like an eclipse, too powerful to be observed by the naked eye? This is color so intense it overwhelms and electrifies our fragile, vulnerable humanity.”An artists’ reception will be held on Tuesday, September 6, 5:00-7:00pm, in the gallery.The Palmer Gallery is open Monday-Friday from 10 am -6 pm, Saturday - Sunday from 12pm -5pm. Calling ahead to the Office of Campus Activities is recommended. Monday August 22- Thursday September 15, 2016. James W. Palmer III ”90 GalleryCollege Center, Vassar College,Poughkeepsie, NY 12604For hours or information call (845) 437-5370Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations or information on accessibility should contact the Campus Activities (845) 437-5370
  • Universal Collection: A Mark Dion Project
    10:00 AM to 5:00 PM - Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center Atrium Gallery Exhibition: Universal Collection: A Mark Dion Project In spring 2016, the Art Center will host Mark Dion as Vassar artist-in-residence. Dion is a New York and Pennsylvania-based visual artist known for his “cabinets of curiosities” that incorporate found objects into site-specific installations. Dion will co-teach a course with anthropology professor Anne Pike-Tay, culminating in a work comprised of items drawn from the collections of the Art Center, Special Collections, and Vassar College Artifacts Project. This wealth of resources includes materials as diverse as nineteenth-century scientific instruments, Native American objects, Vassariana, examples of taxidermy, sculpture, geological specimens, and antique books. Dion writes, “For me it is always a personal pleasure treasure hunting for projects. Certainly we will uncover things never suspected.”The exhibition is generously supported by the Creative Arts Across Disciplines initiative of Vassar College, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; the Ralph E. Ogden Foundation; and the Friends of the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center Exhibition Fund. Additional support provided by the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA).Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Atrium Gallery
  • Campus Patrol Training (Event canceled)
    9:00 AM to 9:00 PM - Maria Mitchell Observatory 212-Dome Room
  • Campus Patrol Training (Event canceled)
    9:00 AM to 9:00 PM - Maria Mitchell Observatory 211-Seminar Room
  • Campus Patrol Training (Event canceled)
    9:00 AM to 9:00 PM - Ely Hall AULA
  • Sophomores of Color (Event canceled)
    9:00 AM to 12:00 AM - Ely Hall AULA Sophomores of color meeting
  • Field Hockey (W) Practice
    8:45 AM to 11:00 AM - Prentiss Sports Complex Weinberg Turf Field All
  • Shabbat (Event canceled)
    8:30 AM to 12:00 AM - Ely Hall AULA
  • Cross Country Practice
    8:00 AM to 10:30 AM - Outdoor Space Cross Country at the Farm


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