Frequent Questions

ATM Location - There is only one ATM machine located on Post; which is located in Daniel's Courtyard.

Shuttle - The Shuttle departs from the corner of Parade Avenue and Letcher Avenue, in front of Moody Hall, and will drop off passengers at Cameron Hall (corner of Diamond and Main Street). 

When to change into gym uniform - Cadets should change into athletic uniform after lunch. They are required to be in their athletic uniform with a name tag for the Superintendent’s Welcome in Cameron Hall. Cadets should keep one set of civilian clothes (appropriate for traveling) with them and store items with their luggage.

Restrooms - Restroom facilities are available in Cameron Hall, Lejeune Hall.

Where to put luggage - Personal items should remain in the vehicle until the Matriculation and the Matriculation Fair processes are completed, and then cadets will be allowed to check into Barracks. 

Can parents/family/friends help carry luggage to the room?  Yes, family members and friends are allowed into Barracks to assist their cadet with Barracks Check-in.  All family members will be requested to wait so everyone can go up to the room at one time.

Parents Council - Information regarding the Parents Council can be found at

Network cable and other needs - Information Technology will have a table to answer questions as a part of the Matriculation Fair.

When can rats read/send an email?  New cadets have email access once classes begin.

When can parents visit their rat?  Parents are invited to visit upon during home football games on Saturdays and during Parents Weekend, 18-20 October 2024.

How do weekend permits work?  Permits are special requests submitted by cadets through the Deputy Commandant as directed by the VMI Blue Book (rules for cadets). Rats are not normally allowed to “take” weekends during the first semester.



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