Parents Weekend

Parents Weekend 2018 will be held on October 11-13

The Parade Ground will be open for parking on Saturday at 7:00 a.m. (weather permitting). The cost for parking will be $20 per car. This includes the fee for spaces for tailgating (one 10’x10’ tent per family). If you want to set up with other families, you must enter the Parade Ground together. Overnight parking is not permitted. Parking crews will be on site; please follow their instructions when entering the area.

Alcohol is not permitted on Post to include the tailgating events on the Parade Ground. This policy is strictly enforced. Tailgating on the Parade Ground ends at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday.

On Post-Shuttle Service – this service will run continuously from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Friday.  Pick up locations are Moody Hall, JM Hall, Crozet Hall, and Cameron Hall.  During the football game on Saturday, shuttles will be positioned at Cameron Hall to transport spectators from the stadium back to the parade ground area.

Game Day Information can be found on the web at

For more information on where to stay in Lexington, go to the Lexington Visitor Center website.

Cadets may leave Post with their families after the parade on Friday and after the football game on Saturday in accordance with the Family  Weekend Permit.

Parents may attend classes and the parade on Friday; the Family Weekend permit ends on Sunday, at 8:30 p.m.  Restrictions are lifted only for cadets and rats who are in the company of an authorized adult, i.e., a parent or guardian, grandparent, aunt or uncle, brother or sister 23 years of age or older, full-time member of the VMI faculty or staff, or parent of another cadet.  Cadets and rats signed out on the "Parents Weekend" permit may leave the county but are not authorized to spend the night off post and must observe the following schedule:

  • Friday, - return by midnight
  • Saturday,  Breakfast Roll Call (BRC) at 7:00 a.m., parade at 10:30 a.m., football game march-down and football game at 1:30 p.m., and return by 1:00 a.m.
  • Sunday, cadets are released from quarters at 7:00 a.m., a status check is at 8:30 p.m.