The Strength of the VMI Relationship

There is a closeness at VMI that is rare in American colleges. Much is shared among members of a class – the boredom of guard duty and penalty tours, intense preparation for parades and inspections, late-night study sessions, downtime in barracks. And when the celebrations come – the ceremony to receive your class ring, for instance – you’ll find that the people you’re celebrating with, your brother rats, are the ones closest to you, who know life as you know it, who share your values.



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Open House

Fall 2022 Open House Programs are currently scheduled to be two-day overnight programs. The overnight portion and overall itinerary are subject to change. Registration for the 2022 Fall Open House weekends is now open.

Dates: Sept. 23-24, Sept. 30 - Oct. 1, and Nov. 4-5

Sample Open House Itinerary

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Personal Interview

Personal interviews are a good opportunity to speak one-on-one with an admissions counselor and learn more about VMI.

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Photo of VMI cadets giving tours to visitors.

Tour VMI's Historic Post

In the Lexington area? Cadet Guided Post Tours are available daily. Anyone interested in these 40-50 minute walking tours of the historic VMI Post can gather in the lobby of the VMI Museum (2nd floor, Memorial Hall) at 12 noon. Post Tours will be offered during the Summer through July 26 with the exception of June 23 & 24. Tours take place Juneteenth on Monday, June 20 and Independence Day on Monday, July 4. Please call 540-464-7334 to confirm that a tour is available on the date you wish to visit.

You can also learn more about VMI's history and cadet life since 1839 by visiting the digital collections of the VMI Archives.