Matriculation Day is August 20

Your first days at VMI include matriculation day and nine days of military training.
Get information about when to arrive, what to bring, and a schedule of events. 

Superintendent's Newsletter    Matriculation Day Info

VMI Theatre Presents Double Feature

The VMI Community Theatre will present an historical double feature July 20, 21, 22, and 23. 

"Secret Service", a One-Act Civil War spy melodrama, will start off each evening, followed by a revival of
"Heros, Hustlers, and Scamps: Curious Characters from Rockbridge County History"

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A Different Kind of College

The VMI education develops character, engenders a sense of responsibility to others,
and cultivates the ability to master adversity. VMI is not for everyone. This is no
ordinary college. But then, who wants to be ordinary?

More about VMI's Mission

VMI offers Choice

At VMI the Department of Defense maintains Army, Naval, and Air Force
Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) units. Every cadet must take ROTC
as an all-college program requirement for completion of their degree.

ROTC Requirement at VMI

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Focus on Faculty

Professor Greg Hartman in front of blackboard lecturing.

Graphics Go Interactive in VMI Calculus e-Textbook

College students need textbooks. But it’s no secret that the cost has been a thorn in the side of students for years. Col. Greg Hartman is among pioneering professors nationally developing e-textbooks, his for calculus. With the price of the book starting at free, cost is no longer a problem.

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News and Features

Coding Botany

A visiting Israeli engineering professor helps a VMI professor and cadet develop a new method to use computer imaging in research on soybean productivity.

Project Explores How Exercise Affects Self-Control

Summer Undergraduate Research Institute project looks at how physical exertion affects self-control.

VMI Appoints Deputy Superintendent for FAS

Rear Adm. Charles E. Smith ’79 has been named deputy superintendent for finance, administration, and support, to succeed Brig. Gen. Robert L. “Bob” Green ’67, who will retire after the fall 2016 semester.

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Different for a reason.

The VMI education develops character, engenders a sense of responsibility to others, and cultivates the ability to master adversity. VMI is not for everyone. This is no ordinary college. But then, who wants to be ordinary?