Cadet battery with MG Wins '85 Superintendent and Institute and Corps Sergeant Major Sowers posing on parade ground and VMI, a military college in Virginia

Don't Settle for Ordinary

Are you ready to train to become a leader and build lifelong connections and friendships with those sharing your journey? Apply to join the Corps of Cadets today for Fall 2023 admission. Appointment decision priority will be given to those who submit their application and all supporting documents by Feb 1.

VMI Community Updates

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

  • Did you know? Financial aid estimates are available to applicants who have submitted their FAFSA and necessary financial aid forms prior to receiving an admission decision.
  • VMI has resumed the firing the evening gun as of Jan. 23. It will be fired each evening, Monday through Friday, at 5 p.m.  The cannon may be heard throughout the City of Lexington and parts of Rockbridge County near VMI post.
  • The Virginia Military Institute Board of Visitors is conducting a meeting on 26 to 28 January 2023, from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, Virginia. Virginia Military Institute business will be discussed by the members in attendance. The meeting is open to the public. Details can be found on the Upcoming Meetings page.
  • Cadet-athletes continue to 'Compete to Win' in winter sports. Visit the official athletics site for the latest news and schedules, and find all your favorite fan gear at

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

Cadets on post

A smart financial decision

According to, Virginia Military Institute ranks #1 among in-state liberal arts colleges for the best value, and the Institute was included in Washington Monthly's 2022 "Best Bang for the Buck" list. The Office of Financial Aid is ready to answer any questions you may have as you complete financial aid forms, including the FAFSA, which is due March 1.

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News from Post

VMI Aquatic Center Dedication

The ribbon cutting and dedication of Virginia Military Institute’s Corps Physical Training Facility Phase III, the Aquatic Center took place Jan. 27. Maj. Gen. Cedric T. Wins ’85, superintendent celebrated the event with local dignitaries and special guests.

VMI Inducts 2022 Hall of Fame Class

With the coronavirus pandemic interrupting the standard three-year cycle of inductions, the 2022 Hall of Fame class consisted of 10: seven members plus a veteran honoree and two special citation honorees as voted on by the committee.

VMI English Professor Pens New Mystery with Help from Fellowship

Lt. Col. Mary “Polly” Stewart Atwell, associate professor in the Department of English, Rhetoric, and Humanistic Studies, received a highly competitive residency fellowship at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts where she devoted time working on her second and third novels.

VMI Cadet Assists in Avalanche Rescue

When Erik Gottmann ’25, a cadet at Virginia Military Institute boarded a flight to Austria for a ski trip with his family over winter furlough, he had no way of knowing he and his brothers would be an essential part of a Christmas miracle.

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