2020 Commencement Events

Congratulations to the Class of 2020!

To mark the occasion until we can be together to applaud our graduates as a community in December, the Institute will release a number of videos in lieu of the various ceremonies that are typically held in conjunction with the commencement exercises.

Additionally, we will be streaming live the Army, Marine Corps, and Naval ROTC virtual commissioning ceremonies. The Air Force commissioning will be recorded and shown immediately upon its completion.

The schedule is as follows: 

14 May – Thursday

1100 – Institute Awards video released via vmi.edu

15 May – Friday

0900 – New Market Ceremony released via vmi.edu

ROTC Commissioning Ceremonies
Videos of these livestreamed events can all be found in a playlist on the VMI YouTube Channel.

1000 – Army Commissioning streamed live via vmi.edu

1200 – Marine Corps Commissioning streamed live via vmi.edu

1300 – Navy Commissioning streamed live via vmi.edu

1530 – Air Force Commissioning (recorded at 1300) released via vmi.edu


16 May – Saturday

1000 – Congratulations Class of 2020 video released via vmi.edu

This schedule is also available in downloadable format: May 2020 Graduation Digital Event Schedule

Additionally, cadets and their families can visit the Class of 2020 commemorative page, which includes PDF and video downloads.


*Note: All times are listed as Eastern Standard Time (EST) and livestream videos will be captioned at a later date.