2019-2020

The press box atop Foster Stadium has been renovated this spring and summer.—VMI Photo by Kelly Nye.

Press Box Renovations to Allow Instant Replay

The press box atop Foster Stadium is undergoing a $1.7 million renovation designed to give the Keydets instant replay capabilities, plus make more room for coaches.

A portrait of Bill Boland

Board President to Address VMI’s December Graduates

Bill Boland '73, president of the VMI Board of Visitors, will address the Institute's December graduates.

A portrait of Nancy Giordano

Futurist to Kick Off VMI’s Academic Year

Nancy Giordano will speak at VMI's 2019-20 academic convocation, to be held Wednesday, Sept. 4, in Cameron Hall.

A Parents Council member walks and talks with the family member of an incoming cadet.

Class of 2023 Matriculates

The second largest class in VMI's history, numbering 515, arrived Saturday, Aug. 17, to begin their VMI cadetships and the Rat Line.

Cadets stand in front of barracks at the end of the day as the evening gun is fired.

VMI Highly Ranked by Two Media Outlets

VMI is ranked 22nd overall among national liberal arts colleges, and 11th nationwide for social mobility, in recently released 2019 college rankings.

Nancy Giordano speaks to the VMI community in Cameron Hall.

‘The Implications of the Human Cloud’

Strategic futurist Nancy Giordano, speaker at VMI's academic convocation, told cadets that qualities such as empathy and integrity will be essential in the future.

Cadets walk to class during the first week of classes at VMI.

VMI Again Highly Ranked by U.S. News, Wall Street Journal

The Institute maintains its status among the top four public colleges nationwide, according to U.S. News, and 72nd out of more than 200 national liberal arts colleges.

PE Students with Anatomage Table

VMI Endorses Growth4VA Campaign

VMI’s superintendent, Gen. J.H. Binford Peay III '62, announced his support for a business-inspired higher education campaign, Growth4VA.

New cadets pose for a photo atop House Mountain.

Rat Challenge Returns to House Mountain

This year, new cadets are once again scaling Lexington's iconic landmark, House Mountain, as part of Rat Challenge.

A headshot of Bruce Gottwald Jr.

TAPS—Bruce Gottwald '81

A memorial service for Gottwald, a prominent alumnus, will be held Friday, Oct. 25, at 10 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Richmond.

Army General (retired) Joseph Votel speaks in Cameron Hall.

'Trust is Vital'

Retired Gen. Joseph Votel spoke at the 10th annual VMI Leadership Conference. This year's conference was titled "Disruption: Challenging Leadership at Every Turn."

Former Air Force Secretary to Speak at VMI

A former secretary of the U.S. Air Force will address the Corps of Cadets at a convocation marking the 180th anniversary of the Founding of VMI on Nov. 11.

Former Air Force Secretary Deborah James stands at the podium in Gillis Theater.

'Lead Us into the Future'

Former Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James addressed the VMI community and outside guests on the 180th anniversary of the Institute's founding.

TAPS—Don Jamison ‘57

Col. Donald K. Jamison, VMI Class 1957, who returned to VMI after graduation and served the Institute for years with distinction, passed away on Nov. 19, 2019, at the age of 85.

Smythe to speak on With Good Reason

Lt. Col. Ashleigh Smythe, associate professor of biology, will discuss the migration of nematodes after the 2011 tsunami in Japan on public radio’s With Good Reason Nov. 29 – Dec. 5.