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Marshall Hall Public Access is Closed

To ensure the health and well-being of cadets, faculty and staff, and visitors to VMI and in keeping with state and CDC recommended protocols, the Institute has implemented policies for accessing post and the buildings therein. All post buildings will remain closed to the general public in order to prioritize cadet access while following social distancing guidelines. 

Hosting for conferences scheduled for the 2020-21 academic year will take place online as a virtual event.

About Marshall Hall

The Environment Virginia Symposium will be all virtual in 2021.


Marshall Hall is the home of the VMI Center for Leadership and Ethics department, which promotes a variety of leadership and ethics initiatives at VMI. It is a Virginia Green event venue.

The facility is named in honor of General George C. Marshall, a graduate of VMI in 1901, an exemplar of leadership and ethics.  The facility is used primarily for meetings, banquets, conferences and symposia, press conferences and a variety of Post events including the annual Ring Figure Ball.

The Hall of Valor, Gillis Theater, break-out rooms, Board Room, and Gallery may be rented by outside organizations on a fee schedule, with Administrative and Technologist support costs being additive to rental fees. Proof of liability insurance is required.

VMI staff and faculty (internal employees) can login with their network credentials and make a building request using by filling out the CLE Usage Request form on Etrieve:  

Forms | Etrieve Central | Home | Etrieve Central ( [requires VMI log-in credentials]

The Leslie J. Gillis Theater is a 500-seat facility.  The theater provides state of the art appointments in audiovisual and information technology and comfortable seating. Its design ensures multi-functional use as an arts theater for cadet and community performances as well as a high quality auditorium for large lectures.

VMI Theatre

The Hall of Valor is an up to 640 seat adaptive assembly hall.  The Hall of Valor commemorates the service and sacrifice of VMI Alumni in time of war through the permanent display of medals of valor earned by VMI graduates.

floor plan of the Hall of Valor


The Hall of Valor is complemented with four well-appointed and technologically advanced breakout rooms of flexible design that can be requested/reserved as part of a HoV request or reserved individually based on HoV use. 

  • Large Break out rooms’ seat 63 theater style and up to 24 board room style
    • New Market
    • Shenandoah

  • Small break out rooms’ seat 21 theater style and up to 16 board room style
    • Alleghany
    • Blue Ridge

The Board Room is a formal meeting room with table capacity to seat 16, with 14 chairs along the walls for overflow for a total capacity of 30. The room is equipped with a conference phone, and has a VGA and an HDMI connection for laptops.

The Gallery is a tribute to one of VMI’s most revered graduates, General George C. Marshall VMI 1901. The Gallery is available for reservation as a receiving area for functions occurring in the HoV and for small dining events (less than 30 persons).

The Courtyard is treated as an extension of the building and is also available for use / reservation as part of functions held in the HoV or the Marshall Center.