At a VSA council meeting, representatives agreed to request $10,000 from the Great Works fund in order to create a recording facility for student use. The fund was dedicated to creating new facilities available to Vassar students. The recording facility was set to open in April 2004 for a trial run before being officially opened in the Fall 2004 semester. Students would have to attend a class in order to learn how to use the equipment in the facility first, which included a Mac computer system.