Institute leadership continues to communicate important information for cadets, their families, faculty & staff, and the VMI community at-large:
Graduation at the Virginia Military Institute is an exciting time for cadets, family, faculty, staff, and the VMI community to celebrate the achievements of 1st class cadets as they complete their journey at the Institute. The Joint ROTC Commissioning Ceremony will be held Wednesday, Dec. 20 at 6:00 p.m. in Memorial Hall. The speaker for this event will be MG Christopher C. LaNeve, commanding general of the 82nd Airborne Division, United States Army. Commencement will be held Thursday, Dec. 21, 2023 at 11 a.m., Memorial Hall, with the address given by Mr. John Adams.
Cadets taking this new course study risk factors that youth can face, and how those risks manifest in the physical body, particularly the brain. Cadets also learn to identify conditions that safeguard against risk, and examine programs and policies that focus on positive youth development.
The Institute will host and participate in a variety of holiday-themed events in November and December, on post, at our museums, and in Lexington and Richmond. Come celebrate the season with VMI!
The custom of 2nd Class cadets receiving the class ring was established in 1907, and the addition of the Ring Figure dance started in 1927 with the Class of 1928. On Friday, Nov. 17, cadets received their individualized rings in Cameron Hall.
VMI held events to commemorate Founders Day - a snowy day, Nov. 11, 1839, when the first cadets arrived to relieve the guard at what had been a state arsenal. Since then, VMI has remained committed to educating and developing honorable leaders of tomorrow through its unique system.