Katrina Butner
Office Manager 
or
Col. Gary Bissell
Deputy Chief of Staff and Operations

P: (540) 464-7104
F: (540) 464-7660
201 Smith Hall
Virginia Military Institute
Lexington, VA 24450
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Commencement Ceremony

Commencement is the culmination of four years of study at the Institute. The walk across the stage during this ceremony is a moment every graduate remembers.

Anticipate heavy traffic.  Parking is planned for the Parade Ground. Inclement weather could make the Parade Ground unavailable for parking. In the event of bad weather you may have to find alternate parking farther away.  Notices will be posted on the VMI website with further information. 

Shuttle service will run continuously from Moody Hall to Cameron Hall beginning at 0800 a.m. until 11:00 a.m..  The shuttles will resume following the ceremony.  

The doors to Cameron Hall will open at 0930.  Please arrive in time to be seated by 1045.  Seating is on a first-come, first served basis. 

Due to limited seating, no one will be admitted without a ticket. Due to space constraints and security reasons, coolers, backpacks and baskets are not allowed at any commencement ceremony location.  Strollers must be able to be folded and out of the aisles.  All carry-in items are subject to search at the door.

Wheelchair seating is available.  Handicap drop off is located in front of Cameron Hall. Please contact the Chief of Staff's Office at (540) 464-7104 if you have certain handicap seating needs.