Interested students and families hear from VMI cadet during post tour.

An Inside Look

Open house weekends offer a chance to learn about rigorous academic and ROTC programs and daily cadet life that make VMI No Ordinary College. An overnight in barracks allows interested students to speak directly with current cadets about the benefits of VMI.  Register for remaining slots for Nov. 4-5 as well as spring open houses today!

VMI Community Updates

Institute leadership continues to communicate important information for cadets, their families, faculty & staff, and the VMI community at-large:

  • Fall is a beautiful time on post and in the surrounding area, and a great time for prospective cadets to visit VMI. Connect with the Office of Admissions to schedule a visit, attend an open house, and learn about the benefits of a VMI education.
  • VMI cadets will be participating in Fall Field Training Exercises (Fall FTX) Friday, Oct. 14 through Sunday, Oct. 16. Trainings will occur at locations throughout Rockbridge County, including the Chessie Nature Trail, McKethan Park, the Goshen Boy Scout Camp, and on VMI post. Please note there will be brief traffic delays due to buses and marches to their locations. Weapons training may also be heard in various parts of the county.
  • VMI will resume the firing the evening gun today, Oct. 10. It will be fired each evening, Monday through Friday, at 6:30 p.m., and then at 5 p.m. starting Nov. 7.  The cannon may be heard throughout the City of Lexington and parts of Rockbridge County near VMI post.
  • FAFSA® Applications for 2023-24 are now open. Learn more about financial aid opportunities and requirements for both prospective and current cadets.
  • Founders Day this year will celebrate the 183rd year of VMI and its continued mission of developing the next generation of leaders in military, government, and civilian life. This year's events include the presentation of the New Market Medal to Gen. J.H. Binford Peay III ’62, superintendent emeritus.

  VMI Community: To receive important information concerning emergencies, weather, traffic, and parking, text the word "Keydet" to 772-95.


    Members of Rat Mass visit the D-Day Memorial, carrying a wreath to lay.

    Saluting Sacrifice

    The Rat Mass recently visited the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford, Virginia, to learn about the sacrifices made by Allied soldiers during the invasion of Normandy on June 6, 1944. While there, rats heard the story of the invasion and about the incredible loss of life, which especially impacted the small community of Bedford. Afterwards, they participated in a wreath-laying ceremony. More photos from this and past years are on Tumblr.

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    News from Post

    VMI Cadet Works with Refugees

    Harris Burton ’23 uses her fluency with the French language to personally connect with children from a French speaking African nation.

    Former Marine Corps Commandant to Speak at VMI

    Gen. Robert B. Neller, a retired four-star general who served as the 37th commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps, will appear at 澳门金沙娱乐城’s annual Leadership and Ethics Conference as a H.B. Johnson, Class of 1926 Distinguished Lecture Series speaker on Tuesday, Nov. 1 at 11:00 a.m.

    VMI Professor Solves Artwork Mystery

    Lt. Col. Catharine Ingersoll, associate professor of art history, was recently instrumental in solving a similar mystery when she was called upon to confirm the identity of two 16th century stained-glass panels discovered in storage at the Reading Public Museum (RPM) in Reading, Pennsylvania.

    VMI Welcomes New Pipe Band Director

    The VMI Pipe Band, which serves as musical ambassadors throughout the United States, has recently added Scottish authenticity to its ranks in the form of its new director, Maj. Brian Donaldson.

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