Cadet Sign In / Out
Holly Leech   
Commandant Office Manager

P:  (540) 464-7313
F: (540) 464-7748
OC: 540-464-7293 (OB 135)
Evening/Night OC:–540-464-7962 (OB 123) or 540-464-7285  (NB 496)
Guard Room:  540-464-7294 (Jackson Arch)

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

What to Wear

At the Ring Figure Ball


  • 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.