Schedule of Events

Friday, August 16

Parents Council Welcome Reception
Marshall Hall from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

The VMI Parents Council hosts a pre-matriculation reception for parents of new cadets. Information about this reception and will be mailed directly to parents of new cadets in early July.

Col. Jeff Boobar, Superintendent’s liaison to the Parents Council, is the coordinator for this event and he can be contacted for additional information at (540) 464-7072 or


Saturday, August 17

Parents should give their cadets spending money, credit cards, checkbooks, etc. prior to arriving at Cameron Hall for the beginning of the Superintendent's Welcome ceremony at 2:00 p.m.  

Cameron Hall Reporting Times

A-L : 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

M-Z :  9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

  • Matriculation Fair: 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
    Cocke Hall 

    Various VMI agencies, local bankers, local ministers and representatives from several other organizations will be present from the VMI community.  

  • Barracks Check-In must be done after Matriculation in Cameron Hall and the Matriculation Fair.

  • Superintendent's Welcome - 2:00 p.m.
    Cameron Hall

    New cadets and their families will be welcomed by VMI's Superintendent, General J.H. Binford Peay, III '62 and introduced to key personnel. New cadets leave their families following the ceremony to begin their nine-day cadre period.

  • March Off - 2:30 p.m
    Cameron Hall

    New cadets leave their families and are formed into companies inside Cameron Hall to begin their nine-day cadre training period. Family and friends may stay to watch the march off in Cameron Hall.

  • Finish - 3:00 p.m.
    Friends and family members are not allowed in barracks after the 2:30 March Off.