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Few colleges offer a first year as challenging as VMI. None offer the unique education, rewards, and "Brother Rat" spirit found here.

Few colleges offer a first year as challenging as VMI. None offer the unique education, rewards, and "Brother Rat" spirit found here.

VMI Community Updates

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

  • The February 2024 Institute Report is now available to read and download. Catch up on winter news from VMI, take a look back at 50 years of the Institute Report, and test your VMI knowledge with trivia questions.
  • VOTE FOR MOE - VMI's beloved mascot is vying to top the competition in The Ingles Southern Conference Mascot Challenge. Vote daily now through the SoCon basketball tournament to make sure Moe and VMI are #1. ETSU is currently in the lead.
  • Cadet event reminder: A Summer Undergraduate Entrepreneurship Program info and recruitment session will be held Thursday., Feb. 29 at 8 p.m. in Scott Shipp Hall Room 268 to learn more about our partners and the summer program. RSVP today!
  • The lower level of the VMI Museum exhibits will not be available for viewing February 9 - 25, 2024 during renovations.  The Main Level and Museum Store will be open for our regular hours daily 9am - 5pm.

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

Save the Date: Feb. 29 is VMI’s Day of Giving

This leap year, we have one extra day—Feb. 29. Use it to benefit today’s cadets and tomorrow’s leaders.

There are eight different ways you can donate and make an impact. Help reach our goal of 500 donors Feb. 29.

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News from Post

Commonwealth Cyber Fusion Event Hosted By VMI For 7th Year

The invitation-only event is for colleges that are National Security Agency (NSA) / Department of Homeland Security (DHS)-designated National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense. It was organized by the Center for Leadership and Ethics as part of its strategic engagement initiatives.

VMI Employee Creates Brine Sprayer Saving Taxpayers Thousands

The Department of Facilities Management at Virginia Military Institute is tasked with keeping all the roads on post clear of snow and ice and safe for driving. One grounds supervisor at VMI had a creative idea to save money and keep roads safe.

Author Shares Courageous Stories at VMI

Through a series of short biographical videos and his own words, author Robert Child shared an abbreviated version of the gallant stories of seven African American WWII soldiers chronicled in “Immortal Valor.”

Barr Sets National Powerlifting Records

Col. Dan Barr ’74 became interested in powerlifting last summer, after watching a young relative compete as a collegiate athlete. “I started probing around and looked at the state records for the bench-press, and I thought, my golly I do that in my workout for repetitions. Maybe I should compete..."

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