Weather Update, Sept. 23, 2023 - Due to inclement weather, there will be no tailgating on the parade ground today, and the parade has been canceled. More


High school students solve a mystery by decoding encrypted messages during the second annual CyberSmart Workshop held June 6-10 at VMI. —VMI Photo by Kelly Nye.

Teens Solve Fictional Murder Mystery at VMI

A group of 17 local high school students solved a fictional murder mystery using the skills they learned during the second annual CyberSmart Workshop held June 6-10 by the Cyber Defense Laboratory at Virginia Military Institute.

Nearly 300 motorcycle riders participate in the annual Run For The Wall from California to Washington D.C.-VMI Photo by Marianne Hause.

Motorcycle Group Makes Memorial Day Run - Honors Battlefield Site Director

Nearly 300 riders participating in Run For The Wall, the longest cross-country motorcycle run in the world, stop at the Virginia Museum of the Civil War in New Market to pay tribute to the late Lt. Col. Troy Marshall on their way to Washington D.C.

Grayson Galeone ’22 serves as moderator during a debate in, “Democracy and Elections,” a course taught by Col. Howard Sanborn. -VMI Photo by Kelly Nye.

Democracy Class Run Democratically

Cadets learned the meaning of democracy, how scholars define it, and how different forms are implemented by running their own course and democratically determining course rules, reading topics and assignments.

Noah Kirk ’22, president of the Class of 2022, addresses his brother rats during commencement on May 16.—VMI Photo by H. Lockwood McLaughlin.

VMI Holds Commencement for Class of 2022

Pride, honor, and tradition filled Cameron Hall as Virginia Military Institute held its commencement ceremony and conferred degrees on the Class of 2022 on Monday, May 16.

Cadet receives her shoulder boards during ceremony for Navy in Memorial Hall May 15 2022

New Officers Encouraged to Put Service Over Self

Nearly 200 young men and women, most of them VMI cadets, commissioned into the armed services in Cameron Hall on Sunday, May 15 in the annual ROTC Joint Commissioning Ceremony. The ceremony was also livestreamed for family and friends who could not attend the event in person.

VMI cadets march with red VMI flags on parade ground for Memorial Parade 2022

VMI Ranks No. 5 in Money Magazine Best Colleges List

Virginia Military Institute came in at No. 5 overall out of more than 620 colleges ranked on Money magazine’s 2022 Best Colleges list. The rankings include U.S. colleges reviewed on 24 factors in three main categories.

Military exchange cadets Mateusz Wos from Poland, Jaehyun Lee from South Korea, Rokas Sarkus from Lithuania, Hyemin Koo from South Korea, and Wiktor Koteras from Poland, spent spring semester studying and forming friendships at VMI. -VMI Photo by Eric Moore.

International Exchange Cadets Inspire Camaraderie

Six military exchange cadets from South Korea, Lithuania, and Poland spent spring semester studying and forming friendships at VMI.

Richard Stacpoole ’22 wraps Matthew Ehret’s hands with tape for protection.

4,046 pull-ups. 17 hours. Nearly $2,000 raised for Warriors Heart Foundation

Matthew Ehret ’22 sets pull-up record with 4,046 reps within 24 hours to raise money for Warriors Heart Foundation.

The cast of “Tom Jones” poses together after the April 30 performance in Gillis Theater.—VMI Photo by H. Lockwood McLaughlin.

VMI Theatre Finally Celebrates 50th Anniversary

VMI Theatre celebrated its 50th plus 2 anniversary with a reunion of past performers, both cadets and community members, at a reception on Saturday, April 30 in Marshall Hall, prior to the performance of “Tom Jones” by Henry Fielding, adapted by David Rogers.

Maj. Jeff Kozak welcomes cadets to the final Fieldwork class of the semester May 3 in Preston Library.—VMI Photo by Kelly Nye.

Website Shares Cadets' "Rewarding" Research

Cadets delve into the wealth of VMI archives held at Preston Library to share Cadet Life Over Time fieldwork project online.

VMI: Forging 21st Century Leaders