Graduation events to be livestreamed

Due to crowd limits set by the governor's COVID-19 health and safety protocols, VMI will be livestreaming many events from the Class of 2021 graduation weekend: Cadet Change of Command, Memorial Parade, Joint Commissioning, Institute Awards, and Commencement. Full details are available at vmi.edu/graduation.

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VMI Community Updates

Institute leadership continues to communicate important information for cadets, their families, faculty & staff, and the VMI community at-large:

  • The May 2021 Schedule of Events is now available. Additional details and any necessary updates will be added to the Graduation page as they become available.
    • The Memorial Parade and Reading of Alumni Names livestream will now begin at 1 p.m. on Friday, May 14, 2021. NOTE: This is a change to the original start time. The parade will most likely still begin around 2 p.m., but viewers are encouraged to tune in early to ensure they can see the entire event.
  • Tailgating and picnics are still prohibited on post at this time. Home sporting events continue to have their own regulations regarding spectators, and the most up-to-date information can always be found on vmikeydets.com.
  • The latest Institute Report is now available for online reading and download.
  • Registration for summer classes for cadets and visiting students is now open, as is registration for the Summer Transition Program.
  • Construction projects are ongoing and visitors to the area surrounding VMI are encouraged to note all posted warnings and notices.

Maj Gen Cedric Wins speaking to the Corps

Wins '85 Appointed 15th Superintendent

Following a professional, thoughtful, and thorough search, the VMI Board of Visitors has voted to appoint Maj. Gen. Cedric T. Wins '85 to the position of superintendent. The Institute looks forward to the continued leadership of MG Wins, who has served as interim superintendent since November 2020.

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VMI Board of Visitors sets tuition and fees, elects new officers, approves name changes

In its first two-day, in-person meeting since the pandemic, the Virginia Military Institute Board of Visitors took action on a number of important items including setting tuition and fees for the 2021-22 academic year, electing new officers, and contextualizing a number of features on post.

Last Tour Ended - Wanovich Retires After 11 Years at VMI

Col. Bill Wanovich will retire July 1 after seven years as commandant of cadets. “I’ve really enjoyed working with the cadets,” said Wanovich. “I’ve enjoyed the professionalism I see in them. I feel like I’ve seen continued improvement and continued progress in cadets over the years, which is good.”

TAPS—Capt. Blair Turner

The Superintendent regrets to inform the VMI community of the death of Capt. Blair Turner. He passed away on 26 April 2021 at home. He was 73. Blair committed more than 38 years to the Institute until his retirement in November 2020.

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