Ring Figure

The most anticipated event of the cadetship besides breakout and graduation is Ring Figure, typically held in November during the second class year. During that weekend, cadets receive their class rings.

Each class’ ring is unique, with one side containing pictorial representations and symbols of the things that define the class as a whole, such as memorable events of the ratline or certain aspects of the Institute that the class holds particularly dear. The other side typically contains an arrangement of VMI images.

 

Date Time Location Event
Friday      
11/20 1330 Cameron Hall Ring Presentation
11/20 2000 Marshall Hall for cadets and dates only Ring Figure Ball
Saturday      
11/21 1035 Parade Ground Parade
11/21 1330 Foster Stadium Football Game

Date Time Location Event Attire
11/20 1330 Cameron Hall Ring Presentation Casual
11/20 2000 Marshall Hall Ring Figure Ball - for cadets and dates only Formal
11/21 1035 Parade Ground Parade Casual
11/21 1330 Foster Stadium Football Game vs. Western Carolina Casual

Date Time Location Event Attire
11/20 1330 Cameron Hall Ring Presentation Casual/Business
11/21 1035 Parade Ground Parade Casual
11/21 1300 Foster Stadium Football Game vs. Western Carolina Casual

The Ring Figure Presentation will take place in Cameron Hall.  The door to Cameron Hall opens at 1215 hours.

The Ring Figure Ball is for cadets and dates only.  

At the Ring Figure Ball

Dates:

  • Women: Attire for non cadet ladies is white floor-length evening dress, white shoes, elbow length white gloves. Please practice wearing your dress and walking around in it. You will be walking down dark stairs, so also think about what shoes you will be wearing. We suggest dresses be lined, since you will be in the spotlight both front and back when walking through the ring.

  • Men: White tuxedo with black tie, cummerbund or vest, and black shoes, or mess dress if so desired by respective military personnel.

  • Underclass cadet dates: Coatee, white ducks/long skirt for women

  • Military personnel: May wear mess dress if so desired

 

At the Ring Presentation Ceremony

  • Male / Female: Attire for dates attending the Ring Presentation is jacket, shirt and tie for gentlemen and dress slacks and nice blouse/shirt/sweater for ladies.