Parents Weekend Events & Activities

post map buttonThe 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.

Friday, October 17, 2014
  • 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. : Academic duty. Parents are welcome to join cadets in their classrooms.
  • 11:00 a.m. ‐ 1:00 p.m. - Luncheon (Cost: $8.75, children under 5 eat free) - Crozet Hall 
  • 1:00 p.m. ‐ 4:00 p.m. : Appointments with Faculty and Advisors - Individual Offices (Cadets must arrange each appointment)
  • 1:30 p.m. ‐ 3:30 p.m. : Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) Information Sessions - Kilbourne Hall
  • 4:35 p.m. - Parade - Parade Ground
  • 7:30 p.m. - VMI Jazz Ensemble & Glee Club Concert - Jackson Memorial Hall (Free Admission)
  • 8:00 p.m. - Play "The Matchmaker" - Gillis Theater, Marshall Hall

VMI Theatre general admission is $10 for adults, $5 for students & senior citizens. Cadets are free of charge. Reservations are not necessary. For additional information, please email blandjk@vmi.edu.

Saturday, October 18, 2014
  • 8:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. - Appointments with Faculty & Advisors - Individual Offices (Cadets must arrange each appointment)
  • 8:00 a.m. ‐ 9:00 a.m. - Barracks Open House -  Barracks
  • 10:30 a.m. ‐ Parade - Parade Ground
  • 11:00 a.m. ‐ 1:00 p.m. - Luncheon (Cost: $8.75, children under 5 eat free) - Crozet Hall
  • 1:00 p.m.  - Corps March Down to Alumni Memorial Field
  • 1:30 p.m. - Football Game: VMI vs. Gardner-Webb  - Tickets Required - Alumni Memorial Field
  • 8:00 p.m. - Play "The Matchmaker" - Gillis Theater, Marshall Hall

VMI Theatre general admission is $10 for adults, $5 for students & senior citizens. Cadets are free of charge. Reservations are not necessary. For additional information, please email blandjk@vmi.edu.

 To purchase football tickets for anyone other than cadets please contact the ticket office at www.vmitickets.com or call (540) 464-7266.

Sunday, October 19, 2014
  • 10:00 a.m. ‐ 1:30 p.m.- Family Brunch - Crozet Hall (Cost:  $8.75, children under 5 eat free)
  • 10:30 a.m. Worship Service - Jackson Memorial Hall
  • 12:00 p.m. - Chaplain’s Lunch - Moody Hall. (Cost: Adults $10, cadets & children under 12 free)
    (Make reservations via check payable to: Chaplain’s Fund and mail to the Office of the Chaplain, VMI, Lexington, VA or call (540) 464‐7390 or email parkjs@vmi.edu)
  • 2:00 p.m. - Play "The Matchmaker" - Gillis Theater, Marshall Hall

VMI Theatre general admission is $10 for adults, $5 for students & senior citizens. Cadets are free of charge. Reservations are not necessary. For additional information, please email blandjk@vmi.edu.