Community Notification - VMI cadets will be participating in Spring Field Training Exercises (Spring FTX) Friday, March 31 through Tuesday, April 4. Trainings will occur throughout Rockbridge County, including the Goshen Boy Scout Camp, the Chessie Nature Trail, and on/around VMI post. There may be traffic delays in the area. Weapons training may also be heard.

Claire Curtis ’23, a biology major at VMI, presents her senior thesis on learning differences, including dyslexia.

Academic Excellence on Display

From the Greek resistance, to preventing cyber-attacks, to exploring ways to better understand and tackle disabilities and learning differences, Honors Week highlighted the remarkable academic efforts of VMI cadets. Learn more about the Institute Honors program at VMI and explore these impressive thesis projects.

VMI Community Updates

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

  • Information for May graduation events is now available. Find schedules and livestream links where applicable.
  • Calling all appointed students! Get a head start on your VMI journey by enrolling in the Summer Transition Program (STP). Enrolling in STP allows you to come to post early, meet others getting ready to start their first year at VMI, get one course completed ahead of fall semester, and start to build friendships that will last a lifetime. Registration is now open.
  • Interested in attending VMI but unable to plan a trip to Lexington to attend an in-person open house? Find a local open house near you to speak with VMI staff, current cadets, and local alumni about the benefits of a VMI education.
  • A public notice for the April 27-29 VMI Board of Visitors Meeting has been posted.
  • Let's Go Keydets! Get your gear to show your support for VMI's cadet-athletes and find all team schedules at

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

Two students, known as cadets at VMI, hold hot dogs in Crozet Hall at an event celebrating the opening day of Major League Baseball.

Baseball Opening Day Welcomed with Event in Crozet

To celebrate the opening day of Major League Baseball, several employees joined forces to prepare and produce a hot dog bar in Crozet Hall. As a fan of the MLB and ballpark fare, Tracy Hiner, Parkhurst Dining general manager, worked with a team to produce a new experience for cadets. Learn more in a recent featured story.

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News from Post

Arndt Part of With Good Reason Segment

Lt. Col. Jochen Arndt, associate professor in the history department at Virginia Military Institute, will discuss the complex histories of the Zulu and Xhosa peoples of South Africa, including the violent clashes between them in the 1990s, on the public radio program, With Good Reason, April 1-7.

VMI Pistol Makes History at Intercollegiate Pistol Nationals

For the first time in history, Virginia Military Institute Club Pistol Team attended the Scholastic Action Shooting Program Intercollegiate Pistol Nationals.

Boonshoft Part of With Good Reason Segment

Lt. Col. Mark Boonshoft, associate professor in the history department at Virginia Military Institute, will discuss the literacy tests that denied many Black Americans the right to vote during Jim Crow on the public radio program, "With Good Reason," March 18-24.

VMI Ethics Team Competes in National Competition

The two-day, multi-institutional collegiate competition included 36 teams. During the preliminary round, VMI scored three wins beating teams from the United States Military Academy West Point, Rollins College, and William & Mary.

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