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Step into cadet life and explore various extracurricular activities that are offered at VMI. See how cadets, faculty advisors and coaches, and post itself, reflect the ever-changing landscape of athletics, academics, community service, and interests beyond the classroom, going the extra mile.


Jamaal Walton '07 is named Virginia Military Institute's next director of intercollegiate athletics.

Jamaal Walton ’07 Named VMI Director of Intercollegiate Athletics

Maj. Gen. Cedric T. Wins '85, superintendent, named Jamaal Walton '07 as Virginia Military Institute's next director of intercollegiate athletics. A decorated graduate of the Institute, Walton will assume the role effective next month.

The VMI Community Theatre presents, “Night of January 16th, written by Russian American author Ayn Rand.

Auditions for VMI Community Theatre's 'The Foreigner'

Cadets and community members may audition for "The Foreigner" June 3-6 at 7:30 p.m. in Gillis Theater, Marshall Hall. Roles will be filled for five adult male and two adult female actors, plus minor roles. No experience needed. Performances will be July 26-28.

The pistol club at Virginia Military Institute competed in the National Collegiate Pistol Championship held at Fort Moore (formerly Fort Benning) Army post near Columbus, Georgia, in late March.

Pistol Club Competes in National Championship for VMI

The competition consisted of 60 shots fired in three different shooting disciplines: air pistol, sport pistol, and standard pistol. VMI came in 10th place for air pistol, 8th place for sport pistol, and 10th place for standard pistol. The team finished the competition in 10th place.

VMI baseball player Ty Swaim '24

Behind the Balance: Ty Swaim ’24 — Keydet Baseball

Ty Swaim '24 based his decision on attending VMI for the opportunity to play baseball, the trust he had with the coaching staff, and the expectations they had for him.

Students from VMI's Pre-Law Society are able to visit the University of Virginia Law School to learn more.

The Extra Mile: Pre-Law Society

Jon Krueger ’24 is the project manager of the club, which means he’s in charge of organizing events while working with other leadership within the club. In the past, the club has sat in on University of Virginia’s law students’ mock trials as jurors, along with tours of UVA Law School.  

Behind the Balance: Kyle Webster ’24 — Keydet Lacrosse

Leadership and regiment have been ingrained into Kyle Webster ’24 since beginning his time at Virginia Military Institute. In his last semester, he perfected the balance of academics and athletics. Although, he admits it was challenging. 

Ayn Rand's 'Night of January 16th' Performed by VMI Community Theatre

The play, written by Russian American author Ayn Rand, is a courtroom drama centered on the trial of a secretary accused of murdering her employer, who defrauded his company of millions of dollars to invest in the gold trade.

VMI’s Triathlon Club members test their endurance and teamwork with every pedal, stroke, and stride.

The Extra Mile: Triathlon

Discipline. It’s something that Virginia Military Institute instills in its cadets. Luke Rose ’24 said it’s integral in being part of the triathlon club.  

Devin Bulter, a basketball player at VMI, talks about his experience as a cadet student and athlete.

Behind the Balance: Devin Butler ’24 — Keydet Basketball

Devin Butler ’24 doesn’t remember a time when there wasn’t a basketball in his hands. He may not have been able to dribble it as a baby, but it was there.

Col. Dan Barr ’74 displays his awards from the United States Powerlifting Coalition.

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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