Parents Weekend Events & Activities

post map buttonThe Parade Ground will be open for parking on Saturday at 7:00 a.m. (weather permitting). The cost for parking will be $10 per car. This includes the fee for spaces for tailgating (one 10’x10’ tent per family). If you want to set up with other families, you must enter the Parade Ground together. Overnight parking is not permitted. Parking crews will be on site, please follow their instructions when entering the area.

Alcohol is not permitted on Post to include the tailgating events on the Parade Ground. This policy is strictly enforced. Tailgating on the Parade Ground ends at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday.

Game Day Information can be found on the web at www.vmi.edu/gameday.

Cadets may leave Post with their families after the parade on Friday and after the football game on Saturday in accordance with the Parents Weekend Permit.

Friday, October 11, 2013
  • 8:00 a.m. ‐ 4:00 p.m. : Information available at the Visitors Center - Lejeune Hall
  • 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. : Academic duty. Parents are welcome to join cadets in their classrooms.
  • 1:00 p.m. ‐ 4:00 p.m. : Appointments with Faculty and Advisors - Individual Offices (Cadets must arrange each appointment)
  • 1:30 p.m. ‐ 3:30 p.m. : Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) Information Sessions - Kilbourne Hall
  • 2:30 p.m. ‐ 3:15 p.m. : Workshop: “Parenting Your VMI Cadet for Success” ‐ Cadet Counseling & Office of Disabilities Services Auditorium, Nichols Engineering Hall
  • 4:35 p.m. - Parade - Parade Ground
  • 7:30 p.m. - VMI Jazz Ensemble & Glee Club Concert - Jackson Memorial Hall
  • 8:00 p.m. - Play "Much Ado About Nothing" - Gillis Theater, Marshall Hall

VMI Theatre general admission is $10 for adults, $5 for students & senior citizens. Cadets are free of charge. Reservations are not necessary. For additional information, please email blandjk@vmi.edu.

Saturday, October 12, 2013
  • 8:00 a.m. ‐ 4:00 p.m. - Information available at Visitors Center - Lejeune Hall
  • 8:00 a.m. - Rifle Match vs. Loyola & IUP - Kilbourne Hall
  • 8:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. - Appointments with Faculty & Advisors - Individual Offices (Cadets must arrange each appointment)
  • 8:00 a.m. ‐ 9:00 a.m. - Barracks Open House -  Barracks
  • 10:30 a.m. ‐ Parade - Parade Ground
  • 11:00 a.m. ‐ 12:30 p.m. - Luncheon - Cost: $8 adult, $5.75 children 7 to 12 Crozet Hall
  • 1:00 p.m.  - Corps March Down to Alumni Memorial Field
  • 1:30 p.m. - Football Game: Charleston Southern University vs. VMI - Tickets Required - Alumni Memorial Field
  • 8:00 p.m. - Play "Much Ado About Nothing" - Gillis Theater, Marshall Hall

VMI Theatre general admission is $10 for adults, $5 for students & senior citizens. Cadets are free of charge. Reservations are not necessary. For additional information, please email blandjk@vmi.edu.

 To purchase football tickets for anyone other than cadets please contact the ticket office at www.vmitickets.com or call (540) 464-7266.

Sunday, October 13, 2013
  • 10:00 a.m. ‐ 1:30 p.m.- Family Brunch - Crozet Hall
  • 10:30 a.m. Worship Service - Jackson Memorial Hall
  • 12:00 p.m. - Chaplain’s Lunch - Moody Hall Cost: Adults $10, cadets & children under 12 free
    (Make reservations via check payable to: Chaplain’s Fund and mail to the Office of the Chaplain, VMI, Lexington, VA or call 540‐464‐7390 or email parkjs@vmi.edu)
  • 2:00 p.m. - Play "Much Ado About Nothing" - Gillis Theater, Marshall Hall

VMI Theatre general admission is $10 for adults, $5 for students & senior citizens. Cadets are free of charge. Reservations are not necessary. For additional information, please email blandjk@vmi.edu.