The main entrance to VMI for Matriculation will be through Jordan's Point. Follow the signs on Route 11. Baggage must be unloaded by 1:30 p.m. Room assignments will be provided at matriculation processing in Cameron Hall.
Friday, August 19
Parents Council Welcome Reception
Marshall Hall from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
The VMI Parents Council hosts a pre-matriculation reception for parents of new cadets. Tickets required.
The deadline for purchasing tickets, or canceling and receiving a refund, is August 1, 2016. Col. Jeff Boobar, Superintendent’s liaison to the Parents Council, is the coordinator for this event and he can be contacted for additional information at (540) 464-7072 or BoobarJR@vmi.edu.
Saturday, August 20
Parents should give their cadets spending money, credit cards, checkbooks, etc. prior to arriving at Cameron Hall for the beginning of the Superintendent's Welcome ceremony at 2:00 p.m.
Cameron Hall Reporting Times
A-L : 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
M-Z : 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
- Matriculation Fair: 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Crozet Hall (Mess Hall - Top Floor)
Various VMI agencies, local bankers, local ministers and representatives from several other organizations will be present from the VMI community.
- Superintendent's Welcome - 2:00 p.m.
New cadets and their parents will be welcomed by VMI's Superintendent, General J.H. Binford Peay, III '62 and introduced to the Dean of Faculty, the Commandant of Cadets, the Co-President of the VMI Parents Council, and the Class Advisor. New cadets leave their families following the ceremony to begin their nine-day cadre period.
- March Off - 2:30 p.m
New cadets leave their families and are formed into companies inside Cameron Hall to begin their nine-day cadre training period. Family and friends may stay to watch the march off in Cameron Hall.
- Finish - 3:00 p.m.
Friends and family members are not allowed in barracks after the 2:30 March Off.