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Enjoy Winter Furlough!
Following the demands of the fall semester and a week of exams, Winter Furlough allows cadets to get away from Post, take a break from their busy schedules, and enjoy the holidays with family and friends. Today’s cadets may be especially appreciative of the Winter Furlough after learning that i...

VMI's Ring Figure - A History
The tradition of class rings at VMI is nearly as old as the Institute itself. Over the years, the time at which cadets received their rings, the presentation ceremonies and related events, and even the class rings themselves have changed considerably. Members of the class of 1848 designed the first...

Founders Day & Veterans Day
At VMI, November 11 is Founders Day for the Institute. Nationally, November 11 is Veterans Day. Read on for information on both! Founders Day 180 years ago today, the Virginia Military Institute began its unique military education system when 25 young men from Virginia enrolled as the first ...

Constitution Day at VMI Archives
Constitution Day  commemorates the anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution 234 years ago on September 17, 1787. Visit the VMI Archives, located on the 4th floor of Preston Library to view a special facsimile of the U.S. Constitution that was produced for the bicentennial of the U.S. ...

20th Anniversary of September 11th
September 11th marks the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the United States. Two VMI alumni, LTCDR David L. Williams, class of 1991, and William Mathers, class of 1962, were among the 2,996 people killed. Over the years VMI has observed the anniversary of September 11th in different ways...

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