Katrina Butner
Office Manager

Ph: (540) 464-7104
Fax: (540) 464-7660

201 Smith Hall
Virginia Military Institute
Lexington, VA 24450

Email the Office
Holly Leech   
Commandant Office Manager

P:  (540) 464-7313
F: (540) 464-7748
E: leechhc@vmi.edu

Commandant's Office
Virginia Military Institute
Jackson Arch, Barracks
Lexington, VA 24450

Parents Weekend Events & Activities

The Parade Ground will be open for parking on Saturday at 7:00 a.m. (weather permitting). The cost for parking will be $10 per car. This includes the fee for spaces for tailgating (one 10’x10’ tent per family). If you want to set up with other families, you must enter the Parade Ground together. Overnight parking is not permitted. Parking crews will be on site, please follow their instructions when entering the area.

Alcohol is not permitted on Post to include the tailgating events on the Parade Ground. This policy is strictly enforced. Tailgating on the Parade Ground ends at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday.

Game Day Information can be found on the web at www.vmi.edu/gameday.

Cadets may leave Post with their families after the parade on Friday and after the football game on Saturday in accordance with the Parents Weekend Permit.

VMI 2015 Parents Weekend Brochure 

 2015 Parents Weekend Permit

Parents may attend classes and the parade on Friday, Oct. 16; the Parents Weekend permit ends on Sunday, Oct. 18, at 8:30 p.m.  Restrictions are lifted only for cadets and rats who are in the company of an authorized adult, i.e., a parent or guardian, grandparent, aunt or uncle, brother or sister 23 years of age or older, full-time member of the VMI faculty or staff, or parent of another cadet.  Cadets and rats signed out on the "Parents Weekend" permit may leave the county but are not authorized to spend the night off post and must observe the following schedule:

  • Friday, Oct. 16 - return by midnight
  • Saturday, Oct. 17 - Breakfast Roll Call (BRC) at 7:00 a.m., parade at 10:30 a.m., football game march-down and football game at 1:00 p.m., and return by 1:00 a.m.
  • Sunday, Oct. 18 - cadets are released from quarters at 7:00 a.m., status check is at 8:30 p.m.