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RAH '24

Congratulations to VMI's most recent graduates, including over 170 who have proudly commissioned into the armed forces.

Congratulations to VMI's most recent graduates, including over 170 who have proudly commissioned into the armed forces.

Ranked the #4 public liberal arts college by U.S. News and World Report, the Virginia Military Institute offers small class sizes, academically challenging undergraduate programs, Division I athletics, and the largest ROTC program in the nation.

Ranked the #4 public liberal arts college by U.S. News and World Report, the Virginia Military Institute offers small class sizes, academically challenging undergraduate programs, Division I athletics, and the largest ROTC program in the nation.



VMI Community Updates

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

  • VMI is currently operating on summer hours through Thursday, Aug. 15. The Institute will be open Monday - Thursday from 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Visitors to VMI's museums are encouraged to visit each museum's website for specific hours and tour availability.
  • VMI's payment system will undergo maintenance Friday June 28 - Monday July 1. During that time, no payments can be made. A note will be posted on vmi.edu when the system is back up and running.
  • The Virginia Military Institute Board of Visitors and Executive Committee will meet June 26-27, 2024, at various times. A public notice and agenda are available on the BOV's upcoming meetings page
  • Take a look back at major events and news from VMI: The Institute Report offers news and features on cadet, faculty, and staff activities on and off post and is published eight times each academic year.
  • VMI offices will be closed July 4-5, 2024.

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


The Cadet Collective: Benjamin Fong '27

Traveling from California to the East Coast before Matriculation, Benjamin Fong '27 found himself unsure of how to get to Virginia Military Institute. But the long journey was filled with unexpected kindness and support.

Through the generosity of the VMI Parents Council and the Thomas family, who became his host family, Fong not only found a way to get to VMI but also a supportive community that helped him through the challenges of his first year. Learn more in a recent featured story.

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News from Post

VMI Chaplain’s Office Grows by Four Feet

The chaplain’s office at Virginia Military Institute recently welcomed a new staff member in the form of a warm, furry, and faithful facility dog named CAVU. CAVU’s occupational specialty is to assist the Institute chaplain in bringing morale, welfare, and care to cadets.

History Major Studies Ancient Roman Tablets

Jack Conley ’25, a history major is researching the hand-written letter, along with other ancient tablets, for his Summer Undergraduate Research Institute (SURI) project titled, “The Vindolanda Tablets: Understanding the Roman Frontier in Northern Britain.”

American Legion Riders Stop at VMI

Twenty-four motorcycles carrying 34 riders, roared up Letcher Avenue and onto the Virginia Military Institute post June 14, as part of the 7th annual Legacy Run of the Virginia American Legion Riders.

VMI Receives 5 Stars in Money Magazine Best Colleges List

Virginia Military Institute has been rated a 5-star college in Money magazine’s Best Colleges in America list for 2024, in the magazine’s tenth year of publishing a Best Colleges list.

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