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The Virginia Military Institute believes that the measure of a college lies in the quality and performance of its graduates and their contributions to society. Established in 1839, VMI has shaped leaders and individuals whose daily lives reflect the integrity, fairness, and appreciation for the value of work that is instilled here.

Since 1839, VMI has shaped leaders and individuals whose daily lives reflect the integrity, fairness, and appreciation for the value of work that is instilled here.

VMI Community Updates

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

  • Save the Date! Family Weekend 2023 is currently scheduled for Oct. 20-22. More information and daily schedules are now available.
  • The Institute strives to offer the best available aid package for each applicant and each cadet. This includes not only working with those students who without such aid would be unable to attend, but also providing aid to cadets with superior academic abilities and commitment to military service. Learn more about grants, scholarships and loans today!
  • NEW THIS YEAR! VMI is now on Common App. All first-year students (high school seniors) have the option to apply to VMI through VMI’s system application or the Common App. College transfer students will continue to apply through VMI’s system application. Apply now to join the Corps of Cadets for Fall 2024 admission!
  • The latest Institute Report is now available. Stories include Cadre Week, Matriculation, and new additions to Chaplain's Office.

  VMI Community: To receive important information concerning emergencies, weather, traffic, and parking, text the word "Keydet" to 772-95.

VMI athletes celebrate their win in men's soccer over Division 1 competition for the first time in nine years. Photo courtesy of VMI Athletics

Competing to Win: Keydets defeat Radford in game's final minutes!

Congratulations to VMI men's soccer on their exciting recent 1-0 win over Radford, VMI's first over a Division I opponent since the 2014 season. The Corps was on hand to celebrate the event as rat Kyle Grant scored the late winner and goalkeeper Dylan Holbach '26, who started the season as team manager, recorded a shutout in his first ever start.

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News from Post

Apple Day Returns to the Jackson House Museum

Festivities include cider pressing, period music and dancing, storytelling, games, and crafts for children of all ages. All demonstrations and activities are free.  

VMI Again Ranked Highly by U.S. News and World Report

VMI retained its high placing among the nation’s best colleges, according to the 2024 Best Colleges Rankings released Sept. 18 by U.S. News and World Report.

Art Expert to Speak on Michelangelo at VMI

Dr. Anne E. Proctor, associate dean for the School of Humanities, Arts, and Education at Roger Williams University (RWU) in Bristol, Rhode Island, will present “Dearly Beloved? Michelangelo’s Funeral and the First Arts Academy in Europe,” at VMI Thurs., Sept. 28 at 7:45 p.m.

VMI Welcomes New Emergency Manager

Retired Army National Guard Col. Paul Kastner has joined Virginia Military Institute as the new Director of Emergency Management. Kastner has nearly 40 years of experience working in both the military and private sector, most recently served as the chief of emergency response at the Pentagon.

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