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

  • Baseball Practice
    8:00 PM to 9:30 PM - Walker Field House Bay 5
  • Golf (W) Practice
    7:00 PM to 8:00 PM - Walker Field House Bay 5
  • Vassar Chadwick Chess Club
    7:00 PM to 11:00 PM - Rockefeller Hall 101-Seminar Room The Stanley Chadwick Chess Club was founded in the 1930’s and featured many of the best chess players in the Mid-Hudson Valley. Our membership includes youngsters, teenagers, college students, and adults from all areas of Dutchess County (and Orange, Ulster, and Putnam). Our activities include free lessons for youngsters up through college graduates, nationally rated tournaments, team chess, inter-club matches, prestigious guest speakers and simultaneous chess exhibitions from grandmaster or international master level players, and generally fun chess matches. Weekly meetings are held every Monday while the College is open in Rockefeller Hall, rooms 101 and 104 from 7-11pm. For questions please contact Craig Fisher Craig W. Fisher, PhD at
  • All College Days 2017 Keynote Lecture
    5:30 PM to 7:00 PM - College Center Villard Room Rev. angel Kyodo Williams is a writer, ordained Zen priest and the author of Being Black: Zen and the Art of Living with Fearlessness and Grace and Radical Dharma: Talking Race, Love and Liberation. She is the Spiritual Director of the meditation-based new Dharma Community and founder of the Center for Transformative Change in Berkeley, California. Her work has been featured on the Oxygen Channel and CNN, and has appeared in major publications such as the New York Times, Boston Globe, Village Voice, Wired and Essence. Re. angel Kyodo Williams devotes her time to the emerging field of 'transformational social change' as a means of outer and inner change toward social justice.
  • Fencing (M/W) Practice
    5:00 PM to 7:00 PM - Walker Field House Bay 5
  • Rugby Skills for All (Event canceled)
    5:00 PM to 7:00 PM - Kenyon Hall Gymnasium Open to any member of the Vassar Community.Non-contact rugby skills.
  • Swim (M/W) practice
    3:30 PM to 5:30 PM - Walker Field House Kresge Pool
  • Tea Service
    3:00 PM to 5:00 PM - Main Building Rose Parlor Invite a friend to join you for an afternoon break and enjoy some tea and cookies as part of one of Vassar's traditions. Open to all in the Vassar community.
  • Lacrosse (M) Practice (Event canceled)
    3:00 PM to 5:30 PM - Prentiss Sports Complex Weinberg Turf Field All
  • African American Author Read-In
    2:00 PM to 4:00 PM - Library Class of '51 Reading Room Join us in Celebrating Black History Month and the National African American Read-In!We'll be reading excerpts from novels, poems, stories, essays, etc. written by African Americans. Bring a favorite or look through some of the examples we'll have on hand. Pop in from 2pm - 4pm in the Library Class of 1951 Reading Room. Refreshments will be served.
  • India In Miniature
    10:00 AM to 5:00 PM - Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center Landing Gallery India in Miniature: Works from the Permanent CollectionJanuary 24-April 23, 2017This Focus Gallery exhibition presents, on an intimate scale, works on paper from India comprised of miniature compositions in a rich spectrum of colors, patterns, and types. Dutch botanicals, Indian war elephants, Judeo-Christian angels, Rajput princes, European linear perspective, British colonials, and Hindu yogis mingle in these scenes. Some come from imperial centers like Delhi, Agra, or Lahore; most originated in the semi-independent kingdoms of the Punjab hills, Malwa plateau, or Rajasthan. Organized by the Art Center and Julie E. Hughes (History Department).
  • The Art of Devastation
    10:00 AM to 5:00 PM - Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center Temporary Exhibition Galleries The Art of Devastation: Medals and Posters of the Great WarJanuary 27-April 9, 2017Rare today, art medals thrived for centuries and rose to new heights during World War I. This exhibition of over 100 medals from both sides of the Great War reasserts their significance as works of art. The medals come from the collection of the American Numismatic Society in New York, which co-organized the exhibition with the Art Center. Interspersed are war posters on loan from MFA Boston and Vassar Library Special Collections. The exhibition is made possible by the Smart Family Foundation.
  • Swim (M/W) practice
    6:45 AM to 8:15 AM - Walker Field House Kresge Pool
  • Lacrosse (M) Practice (Event canceled)
    6:30 AM to 8:30 AM - Prentiss Sports Complex Weinberg Turf Field All Rescheduled from 3:00-5:30 PM


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