U.S. Army pins from ROTC Branch Night for cadets at VMI.

“Cadets, open your envelopes.”

1st Class cadets planning to commission in the U.S. Army participated in Branch Night, where they receive the branch assignment for their upcoming service. Over half of the commissioning class will be branching Combat Arms, and every branch was represented. VMI boasts the largest Army ROTC program in the country, commissioning more than 110 in May 2022.

VMI Community Updates

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

  • Details for December graduation events have been updated, including event schedules and protocols.
  • 130 cadets of the Regimental Band and Pipe Band will march Saturday, Dec. 3rd in the Dominion Richmond Christmas Parade. The parade is televised rain or shine on WTVR-CBS6. For those who do not live in the Central Virginia area, CBS6 will stream the Christmas Parade on their website (CBS streaming channel, Apple TV, and Roku). It will also be rebroadcast on Christmas Day.
  • Open house weekends offer a chance to learn about rigorous academic and ROTC programs and daily cadet life that make VMI No Ordinary College. Register for spring open houses today!
  • Interested in attending Virginia Military Institute in Fall 2023? Connect with the Office of Admissions to schedule a visit. Ready to apply? Instructions, supplemental document information, and guidance are available to guide you through the process.

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


One Corps One VMI signs on Post with autumnal leaves

Thank you for your support

In this season of thanksgiving, the Institute would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to the families, alumni, donors, and extended VMI community for their support of our cadets as they rise to the challenges of no ordinary college experience, and continue their path towards a life of leadership and excellence.

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News from Post

Christmas at the Jackson House Museum

The Jackson House Museum will share Christmas traditions during “Christmas at the Jacksons” on Saturday, Dec. 10 beginning at 5:00 p.m. Visitors will interact with first-person interpreters and can participate in an 1859 Christmas by enjoying caroling in the parlor and more activities.

Marshall Foundation Honors Rice and Griffin

The George C. Marshall Foundation Award was presented to Dr. Condoleezza Rice, the 66th U.S. Secretary of State, and current director of the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. Located at VMI, the Foundation is a nonprofit named for Gen. George C. Marshall, Class of 1901.

VMI Class of 2024 Celebrates Ring Figure

Prior to heading home for Thanksgiving furlough, the Virginia Military Institute Class of 2024 celebrated Ring Figure, a highly anticipated milestone, on Nov. 17 and 18.

VMI Ethics and Debate Team Places Well in Regional Competition

For the first time ever, the VMI Ethics and Debate Team finished in the top four at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl Competition. By winning 4th place, the team qualified for the 27th Annual Association for Practical and Professional Ethics Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl.

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