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New Cadets to Take Oath Sunday

New cadets will learn about VMI’s heritage in a program held in New Market and will have three opportunities to visit with family throughout the weekend.

Cadet Hannah Gillan Poses with a group of students in Vietnam.

Army Cadets Train across the Globe

Army ROTC sent 150 3rd Class cadets to Army ROTC Advanced Camp and 65 1st Class and 2nd Class cadets to Basic Camp, in addition to specialized training schools.

Cadets march up Main Street towards VMI

504 Matriculants Enter the Rat Line

The 504 matriculants hail from 34 different states and four foreign countries, with 60 percent coming from Virginia.

Capt. Katie Gorman and Bethany King '18 perform a VO2 max test on a study participant.

What is the Caloric Cost of the Rat Line?

For her senior capstone project, Bethany King ’18 is studying the caloric cost of the Rat Line under the guidance of Capt. Katherine Gorman of the physical education department.

An aerial image of Tangier Island

Boese to Speak on With Good Reason

Anthony Boese, an instructor in the Department of English, Rhetoric, and Humanistic Studies will speak on the implications of rising sea levels Aug. 12-18.

A map of Virginia showing stages of the Eclipse.

Partial Eclipse Coming to Lexington

Though Lexington is not in the path of totality, if the skies are clear, local viewers can still expect an impressive show during the partial eclipse Aug. 21.

Ben Cross smiles after receiving his diploma in May 2013.

Taps—First Lt. Benjamin Cross ’13

Marine 1st Lt. Benjamin Cross ’13 is presumed dead along with two other Marines after his MV-22 Osprey crashed off the northeast coast of Australia Saturday.

Cadets pose at the George Marshall Center in Paris.

‘Paris as the Classroom’

Ten cadets traveled to the French capital as part of a VMI-sponsored summer study program, French Language & Culture in Paris.

Two cadets pause with VMI's dean at the Shepherd Symposium.

Shepherd Interns Engage in Service

Two VMI cadets—Caroline Wojtas ’19 and Seth Shank ’18—spent the summer gaining experience outside the classroom with organizations focused on alleviating poverty.

Cadets look on as their professor teaches Arabic.

Forbes Ranks VMI for Alumni Earnings

Forbes, an American business magazine, has ranked VMI No. 11 on its list of “Top 25 Public Colleges with The Highest Earning Graduates” released on Wednesday.

A sign rerouting users of the Chessie Nature Trail.

Chessie Nature Trail Rerouted

The Chessie Nature Trail has been rerouted onto Old Buena Vista Road for a short distance near Route 11. The detour will be in place indefinitely on the trail.

An image of Col. Jim Hentz seated in his office.

Hentz to Speak on With Good Reason

Col. Jim Hentz, professor of international studies at Virginia Military Institute, will speak on the public radio program With Good Reason the week of July 22-28.

Contractors work in Crozet Hall, the Institute's main dining facility.

Post Construction Progresses

Among the projects currently underway are placing a new floor in Crozet Hall, putting a new roof on Cameron Hall, and fixing several leaks in the Clark King Pool.

A professor and cadet work in the chemistry lab.

Money Magazine Ranks VMI Highly

Virginia Military Institute ranked 24th among public colleges across the country in Money Magazine’s annual college rankings that were released today.

Fireworks fill the sky on July 4 as visitors watch from the Parade Ground.

Horse Center, Not VMI, To Host July 4 Events

Events held in past years at the Institute, including a fireworks display and a balloon rally, will be held at the Virginia Horse Center.

VMI Professor Amy Givler teaches a mathematics class

VMI Accreditation Reaffirmed

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools – Commission on Colleges has reaffirmed VMI’s accreditation for the next 10 years.

Sabres stacked with camouflage in the background.

An Uncommon Purpose Has Two Weeks to Go

The Campaign for VMI has raised $323.6 million from 15,244 alumni and friends as of the end of May, and two weeks remain before the effort draws to a close.

A composite image featuring headshots of Bill Boland and Fran Wilson

Members Named to VMI Board

The appointment of two new members of the Virginia Military Institute Board of Visitors and the reappointment of two current board members have been announced.

A photo from the Parade Ground showing barracks in fog.

VMI Ranks First in State for ROI

Virginia Military Institute ranked 33rd out of nearly 1,400 colleges and universities across the country in Payscale’s annual College Return on Investment Report.

Sabres stacked with camouflage in the background.

Campaign Enters Final Month

VMI's fundraising campaign will conclude on June 30. With donations still being accepted, the campaign has already raised more than $322 million in gifts and commitments.