UPDATES TO FALL 2020 - Operational updates and official communication from VMI Superintendent Gen. J.H. Binford Peay III '62 are available. More

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

Update on Parents Weekend and Post Visitation

Changes have been made in order to protect the health and well-being of our cadets, faculty, and staff while preserving the in-person, academic and military mission of the Institute.

Official Portrait of Vice President Pence

VMI to welcome Vice President Pence, Army Secretary

Virginia Military Institute is set to host a special guest speaker event featuring Vice President of the United States Mike Pence and Secretary of the Army Ryan McCarthy ’96 on Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020.

VP Mike Pence waves to cadets in Cameron Hall during his visit on September 10, 2020

Pence Praises Honor, Military Service in Speech at VMI

Vice President of the United States Michael R. Pence, accompanied by Secretary of the Army Ryan McCarthy ’96 and U.S. Rep. Michael Waltz ’96, visited VMI. Pence addressed the Corps of Cadets in Cameron Hall.

Cadets put canned food into a large orange barrel.

VMI Highly Ranked by Major Publications

For the sixth year in a row, VMI places favorably in the fall college rankings, maintaining its status among the top liberal arts colleges nationwide.

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.

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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.

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.

.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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

Rats participating in a women's section of PE 102 - VMI Photo by Mary Price

Boxing Adapts to COVID Era

Thanks to the efforts of Col. James “Jimmy” Coale, professor of physical education, and his colleagues, rats enrolled in Physical Education 102, the required boxing course, are learning to box in a way that’s designed to minimize health risks while maximizing skill development.

An Update on Fall 2020 from the Superintendent, Oct. 15, 2020

Gen. Peay updates the VMI community on changes to operational procedures for Fall 2020.

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A Letter from the President of the Board of Visitors to Gov. Northam

Mr. John W. Boland, President of the VMI Board of Visitors, responds to the letter from Governor Ralph Northam regarding review of culture, policies, procedures, and equity at VMI

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VMI Board of Visitors Official Acceptance of the Resignation of Gen. J.H. Binford Peay III '62

Letter from John William Boland, President of the Board of Visitors, accepting the resignation of Gen. J. H. Binford Peay III '62, VMI Superintendent

Gen. J.H. Binford Peay III '62 Resigns as VMI Superintendent

Gen. J.H. Binford Peay III '62, VMI Superintendent, submitted his resignation letter to the VMI Board of Visitors on Oct. 26, 2020.

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Statement of the President of the VMI Board of Visitors John William Boland, October 26, 2020

Today, the Superintendent tendered his resignation to the Board of Visitors. The Board of Visitors accepted it with deep regret.