Schedule of Events

Entering VMI

The main entrance to VMI for Matriculation will be through Jordan's Point. Follow the signs on Route 11. Baggage must be unloaded by 1:30 p.m.  Room assignments will be provided at matriculation processing in Cameron Hall. 

Matriculation coverage begins Saturday, August 19 at 2 p.m.

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Friday, August 18

Parents Council Welcome Reception
Marshall Hall from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

The VMI Parents Council hosts a pre-matriculation reception for parents of new cadets. Tickets required. 

The deadline for purchasing tickets, or canceling and receiving a refund, is August 4, 2016. Col. Jeff Boobar, Superintendent’s liaison to the Parents Council, is the coordinator for this event and he can be contacted for additional information at (540) 464-7072 or


Saturday, August 19

Parents should give their cadets spending money, credit cards, checkbooks, etc. prior to arriving at Cameron Hall for the beginning of the Superintendent's Welcome ceremony at 2:00 p.m.  

Cameron Hall Reporting Times

A-L : 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

M-Z :  9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

  • Matriculation Fair: 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
    Crozet Hall (Mess Hall - Top Floor)

    Various VMI agencies, local bankers, local ministers and representatives from several other organizations will be present from the VMI community.  

  • Superintendent's Welcome - 2:00 p.m.
    Cameron Hall

    New cadets and their parents will be welcomed by VMI's Superintendent, General J.H. Binford Peay, III '62 and introduced to the Dean of Faculty, the Commandant of Cadets, the Co-President of the VMI Parents Council, and the Class Advisor. New cadets leave their families following the ceremony to begin their nine-day cadre period.

  • March Off - 2:30 p.m
    Cameron Hall

    New cadets leave their families and are formed into companies inside Cameron Hall to begin their nine-day cadre training period. Family and friends may stay to watch the march off in Cameron Hall.

  • Finish - 3:00 p.m.
    Friends and family members are not allowed in barracks after the 2:30 March Off.