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Two VMI mothers unloading care package boxes

Pandemic Package Corps Delivers Treats—and Caring

The idea began in early September in an online forum for the mothers of cadets—how do they show cadets that they are cared for in spite of Parents Weekend being canceled this year?

A drawing of cadets in their Barracks room,

Astronauts, Kangaroos—and the Pony Express? VMI Archives Has Unexpected Finds

From photographs taken in the mid-19th century to an account of the construction of the Panama Canal and even letters by two founding fathers of the United States, the VMI Archives offers a treasure trove of history spread out over four centuries.

A photo of Col. Piegari during a faculty meeting

TAPS–Col. George Piegari

The Superintendent regrets to inform the VMI community of the death of Col. George Piegari at the age of 79.

Gen. James C. McConville 0th chief of staff of the U.S. Army, addressed faculty, staff, and the Corps of Cadets of Virginia Military Institute in Cameron Hall on Wednesday, Sept. 30.

Army Chief of Staff Stresses People First

Gen. James C. McConville, 40th chief of staff of the U.S. Army, addressed masked, socially distanced faculty, staff, and the Corps of Cadets of Virginia Military Institute on Wednesday, Sept. 30.

Col. Atin Basu Choudhary, Ph.D.

VMI Professor to Discuss Civil Conflict on With Good Reason

Col. Atin Basuchoudhary, professor of economics and business at Virginia Military Institute, will discuss the likelihood of civil conflict in the U.S. on With Good Reason Oct. 3-9.

Photo of cadets walking on post in the fall with VMI logo and text of Fall 2020 Operational Update

Details on Sept. 25 – 27 General Permit and Dine by Invite

VMI will begin to allow cadets limited general permit privileges this weekend, Sept. 25 – 27, 2020. All leave privileges will be limited to Rockbridge County.

.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg during an on-stage interview at VMI's Cameron Hall in 2017.

A Statement on the Passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

VMI is saddened to hear of the passing of Justice Ginsburg. She was a courageous legal scholar whose impact on our Institute and our nation is an inspiration for all.

A Message from the Superintendent, Sept. 18, 2020

Gen. Peay praises the VMI community for their efforts to stem the spread of COVID-19 but acknowledges there's more to do.

Image of the official VMI seal

Statement by the President of the Board of Visitors, Sept. 15, 2020

Mr. John W. Boland, President of the VMI Board of Visitors, addresses the Board's discussion on the “Way Forward” as set out in General Peay’s July 29, 2020, letter.

Mr. Louis H. Blair

TAPS—Mr. Louis H. Blair

The Superintendent regrets to inform the VMI community of the death of Mr. Louis H. Blair at the age of 81. He passed away on September 5 at his farm in Rockbridge Baths.