Coronavirus Updates - All events on Post through May 14 are cancelled, and Post is closed to the general public. More

Coronavirus Updates

Information current as of March 27, 2020

To members of the VMI Community:

VMI is no stranger to adversity. There have been times when we had to send the Corps home only to resume our training and academics months later, and numerous times when wars have interrupted the journey to graduation. However, none of these obstacles, nor will this one, deter the Institute from delivering on our mission. Read more in the letter from Gen. J.H. Binford Peay III '62.

This website will be updated as new information is available and is the primary vehicle of communication for cadets and their families, and for faculty and staff. You are encouraged to bookmark this website and check it throughout spring furlough and as the situation continues to evolve. Cadets are also encouraged to be signed up for emergency alerts through the VMI Mass Notification System to receive a phone call and text with emergency information. Visit the site to sign up. For questions or more information, contact

Additional, audience-specific pages have been added to streamline access to pertinent information. The items can be accessed using the page's sub-menu or by visiting: For Cadets, , For Employees, For the Community, or Frequently Asked Questions.

 Operational Status Updates and Cancellations

  • On-Post classes are cancelled. All classes will move to a distance learning environment beginning March 25, 2020, and continue until the end of the semester. Cadets will not report to post during this time.
  • All public events on Post through May 14 are cancelled.
  • All Post buildings will be locked until further notice. Employees may use their VMI IDs to access their offices. Availability of spaces in many Post buildings will be reduced to accommodate for available staffing and to reduce maintenance.

VMI cancellations, including events for Alumni Agencies, our museums, VMI athletics, and the Center for Leadership and Ethics will be shared here. 

VMI Facility Status

Cocke Hall CLOSED for fitness activities
Cormack Hall CLOSED for fitness activities
Corps Physical Training Facility CLOSED for fitness activities
George C. Marshall Museum CLOSED until further notice
Preston Library CLOSED until further notice
VMI Museums CLOSED until further notice

VMI Event Cancellations & Status Updates

Name of EventDate(s)Sponsor
Admissions Open House - CANCELLED March 27-28, 2020 Admissions
History Day - CANCELLED March 28, 2020 Virginia Museum of the Civil War
Environment Virginia - CANCELLED March 31-April 2, 2020 Center for Leadership and Ethics
Spring Board of Directors meeting - MOVED ONLINE April 2-3, 2020 VMI Alumni Agencies
Benefactors Luncheon - CANCELLED April 3, 2020 VMI Alumni Agencies
Spring FTX - CANCELLED April 3-7, 2020 Commandant
Special Olympics - CANCELLED April 6, 2020 Special Olympics 
Jackson-Hope Board Meeting- MOVED ONLINE April 13-14, 2020 VMI Alumni Agencies
Legacy Day - CANCELLED April 18, 2020 VMI Alumni Agencies
Class Reunions - Postponed April 20-21 and April 24-25, 2020 VMI Alumni Agencies
Director’s Guided Battlefield Tour - CANCELLED May 15, 2020 Virginia Museum of the Civil War
Annual Reenactment - CANCELLED May 16-17, 2020 Virginia Museum of the Civil War

VMI thanks you for your patience and understanding as decisions are made and as we continue to operate as an educational institution. Previous post-wide notices can be found on our news page.