All students are required to eat in the mess hall and live in barracks. Two meal plans will be offered. The 15-meal plan provides breakfast, lunch and dinner, Monday through Friday only. The 19-meal plan provides breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Monday through Friday, and brunch and dinner on Saturday and Sunday. The 19-meal plan can be offered only if there is sufficient demand.
Students registering for the 19-meal plan will be notified only if it does not meet the enrollment cutoff. There has been no problem in meeting the minimum requirement in the past. Students are permitted to have cars on post and to leave VMI on weekends. The weekend begins after the completion of academic work on Friday and ends at 10:00 p.m. on Sunday evening.
VMI provides the furniture and mattress, but students must bring their own single-bed sheets, pillow, pillowcase, blanket, and towels. The information letter sent to STP students in June will also provide guidance for clothing.
The summers in Lexington can be quite warm so bringing a box fan is a good idea.