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Directory Information Policy

The following items are considered directory information/data and may be disclosed at the discretion of the Institute in response to inquiries concerning individual cadets, whether the inquiries are in person, in writing, over the telephone, or otherwise:

  • Name
  • Affirmation of whether currently enrolled
  • Dates of enrollment
  • Academic major
  • Academic and Matriculation Year
  • VMI Email Address
  • VMI Box Number
  • Home Address & Phone Number
  • Degrees received or Anticipated Degree Date
  • Academic and Graduation Honors received
  • Participation in officially recognized activities and athletics
  • Weight and height of members of athletic teams.
  • Cadet Pictures

A yearly notification is sent to all cadets in the Fall semester notifying cadets and the post community of directory information policies and non-disclosure procedures. In accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, individuals have the right to request that directory information not be released. To do so, cadets must file an Information Waiver Form at the Communications and Marketing Office, Smith Hall, within one week of the start of the fall semester, and within one week of the start of the spring semester for readmitted cadets, new students or cross-enrolled students. This information waiver will remain in effect for one academic year following the request, and must be renewed yearly during the fall semester for returning cadets and students.

POLICY PERTAINING TO EXTERNAL OR COMMERCIAL REQUESTS: VMI reserves the right to deny requests from external companies using the information for commercial gain. All requests external to the Institute will be charged at the appropriate processing rates in effect set by the Institute.