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Renovation Update: Elevator Access in Preston Library
  Please be advised that beginning Thursday, October 17, 2019, elevator access in Preston Library will be extremely limited due to the ongoing renovation. The library staff has developed a procedure to assist patrons with accessing the elevator as efficiently as possible, but patrons may experi...

Banned Books Week!
  Banned Books Week is observed by libraries every year during the last week of September. The purpose of Banned Books week is to raise awareness about banned and challenged books and the harms of censorship. The week-long event also serves as an opportunity to demonstrate the importance of f...

Patriot Day: We Remember
Patriot Day commemorates the lost lives and sacrifices of countless victims, volunteers and service people on September 11, 2001, and in the weeks and months that followed. On this day, the American flag is flown half-staff at the White House and on all U.S. government buildings throughout the world....

The First Parade
The first parade of the year is scheduled to take place today. Parades at VMI have been a part of cadet life since the Institute’s founding in 1839. The first edition of The Regulations of the Virginia Military Institute stated, “There shall be a dress parade every evening when the weathe...

New Cadet Oath Ceremony
The Rats will travel to New Market today to learn about the Battle of New Market, take the Cadet Oath, re-enact the charge across the battlefield, and receive their shoulder boards. A visit to New Market has been part of the VMI Cadet experience for many years, but the current New Cadet Oath Ceremony...

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