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
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Coming to Council

Council convenes every Sunday at 7pm. Anyone is welcome to attend.

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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.

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

  • URSI Workshop
    5:00 PM to 6:30 PM - Bridge for Laboratory Sciences 101-Laybourne Visualization Lab (Sci-Vis Lab)
  • “A Photographic Diary of Joseph Bertolozzi's '81 Tower Music/Musique de la Tour"
    11:00 AM to 4:00 PM - College Center Palmer Gallery A new photography and video exhibition at Vassar College’s James W. Palmer Gallery explores Hudson Valley musician Joseph Bertolozzi’s “Tower Music” project.“A Photographic Diary of Joseph Bertolozzi's '81 Tower Music/Musique de la Tour' will be on view June 14-July 28. The exhibition features photographs by local artist Franc Palaia and a video by Joseph Redwood Martinez '11, who documented Hudson Valley musician Bertolozzi’s ambitious project to create music from sounds collected while working and recording at the Eiffel Tower in Paris in 2013.The exhibition kicks-off with an opening reception on Tuesday June 14, 4:30-6:30pm. Palaia’s Tower Music book and Bertolozzi’s Tower Music CD will be available for purchase and signing. This event and the exhibition itself are free and open to the public.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
  • Touch the Sky: Art and Astronomy
    10:00 AM to 5:00 PM - Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center Temporary Exhibition Galleries April 29-August 21Exhibition: Touch the Sky: Art and AstronomyAstronomy can be traced back to antiquity with its origins in religious and mythological beliefs; its study has been closely linked to artistic endeavors since the Renaissance. Touch the Sky is a multi-media exhibition of images of the moon, sun, planets, and stars made by artists since the nineteenth century. Artistic observation of the skies was advanced by the dawn of photography in 1839, when Louis-Jacques-Mandé Daguerre attempted to capture an image of the moon, and in 1865 when Lewis Rutherfurd, inventor of the first telescope designed for astrophotography, made top-quality spectroscopic images of the moon. Since then, artists’ enthusiasm for recording and interpreting the grandeur and mystery of the cosmos has not waned. The exhibition comprises historical works from the Art Center’s collection as well as several more contemporary works on loan; artists include Vija Celmins, Chris McCaw, Sharon Harper, David Milan, Mungo Thomson, Lisa Oppenheim, and Trevor Paglen. Touch the Sky is part of a campus-wide celebration of the sciences. Support for the exhibition is provided by the Evelyn Metzger Exhibition Fund.Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Temporary Exhibition Gallery
  • 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
  • Soccer (M) Camp (Event canceled)
    9:00 AM to 11:45 AM - Walker Field House Bay 1
  • Soccer (M) Camp (Event canceled)
    9:00 AM to 11:45 AM - Walker Field House Bay 5


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