VMI debate at the Center for Leadership and Ethics and in partnership with the Building BRIDGES club.

VMI Leads the Way in Civil Discourse in Higher Education

At VMI, the debates are organized through a partnership with the CLE and the Building BRIDGES club. Four cadets who went through an application process and subsequent training to become student debate fellows in the program, are joined by three faculty fellows in planning the debates.

College Orientation Workshop, Inc. (COW), a challenging four-week summer program that offers education, leadership, character building, and physical training to promising male minority high school students at no cost to them.

New VMI Psych Class Studies Risk in Youth

Cadets taking this new course study risk factors that youth can face, and how those risks manifest in the physical body, particularly the brain. Cadets also learn to identify conditions that safeguard against risk, and examine programs and policies that focus on positive youth development.

VMI cadets perform holiday Carols in the Courtyard during Spirit Night at VMI.

VMI Events for the Holiday Season

The Institute will host and participate in a variety of holiday-themed events in November and December, on post, at our museums, and in Lexington and Richmond. Come celebrate the season with VMI!

2nd Class cadets received their individualized rings in Cameron Hall Nov. 17, 2023.

VMI Class of 2025 Celebrates Ring Figure

The custom of 2nd Class cadets receiving the class ring was established in 1907, and the addition of the Ring Figure dance started in 1927 with the Class of 1928. On Friday, Nov. 17, cadets received their individualized rings in Cameron Hall.

VMI celebrated its 184th anniversary of its Founders Day Nov. 11, 2023

VMI Celebrates Founders Day, Honors Alumnus

VMI held events to commemorate Founders Day - a snowy day, Nov. 11, 1839, when the first cadets arrived to relieve the guard at what had been a state arsenal. Since then, VMI has remained committed to educating and developing honorable leaders of tomorrow through its unique system.

VMI’s Library Hosts Traveling Exhibit – 'Military Mapping Maidens'

Young women recruited to fill mapmaking roles for the AMS came from 22 colleges and universities where Parker’s cartography class was offered. Dubbed the Military Mapping Maidens, or 3M Girls, the mapmakers were housed first in temporary barracks-style housing in Arlington, Virginia.

14th annual Leadership and Ethics Conference at Virginia Military Institute

Leadership Conference Held at VMI

The 14th annual Leadership and Ethics Conference at Virginia Military Institute was held Oct. 30-31 in Marshall Hall. This year’s theme was “Leading During Crisis: Culture, Conflict, Collaboration,” and attracted students from across the country.

Cadets at Virginia Military Institute learned dining and conversation etiquette at an evening event sponsored by the school's Building BRIDGES club.

Politeness on Post: Cadets Learn Etiquette

Table manners, place settings, elevator pitches, and more were discussed during a dining and conversation etiquette event held in Moody Hall. Cadets had a four-course dinner and the opportunity to network with alumni and prominent members of the community.

Retired U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Chris Burns is the Gen. J. H. Binford Peay III '62 Leader-in-Residence (LIR) for the 2023-24 academic year at Virginia Military Institute.

Retired Green Beret Serves as VMI Leader-in-Residence

Retired U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Chris Burns, VMI's 2023-24 Leader-in-Residence, said true leadership is defined when it's raining, when it's hard. Sitting in on a few classes recently, Burns led cadets in discussions on effective leadership in both the military and private sector.

VMI hosted Family Weekend Oct. 20-22 with a variety of events and activities.

VMI Hosts Family Weekend

VMI hosted Family Weekend Oct. 20-22 with a variety of events and activities. Friday’s activities included the Parents Council fall meeting in Marshall Hall. In addition, parents were able to attend Friday classes with their cadets, and meet with faculty members and advisors.

VMI: Forging 21st Century Leaders