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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Col. Troy Siemers and Maj. Jessica Libertini brainstorm ideas for the new math curriculum while looking at suggestions from other academic departments. – VMI Photo by Kelly Nye.

Math That Matters Teaches Interdisciplinary Skills

A new and reinvigorated math curriculum for 4th Class cadets whose majors do not require calculus will be launched in the fall of 2018.

Marc Howe ’17 and Brian Colitti '17 put the final touches on an interactive map of Post that will be used by visitors on VMI’s website. – VMI Photo by Ashlie Walter.

Cadet-Created Map Improves Visitor Experience

Two cadets majoring in computer and information sciences recently created an interactive map of the VMI post as their senior capstone project, which is now available for use on VMI's website.

Col. Stacey Vargas, professor of physics/astronomy, received an award for “Innovation in Higher Education” from the Shenandoah Valley Technology Council in May. – Photo courtesy of James Madison University.

Vargas Wins Technology Award for Laser Research

Col. Stacey Vargas, professor of physics and astronomy, won the Innovation in Higher Education award from the Shenandoah Valley Technology Council for her research of ultra-short-pulse lasers.

Valedictorian Drew Borinstein speaks at the podium

‘Thirst to Do the Right Thing’

In commencement exercises held earlier today in Cameron Hall, 319 graduates were exhorted to live lives of character, honor, and service.

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Watch Live as Cadets Cross the Stage

Watch as 319 cadets cross the stage and receive their diplomas at VMI’s 2017 spring graduation ceremony Tuesday morning in Cameron Hall.

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Cadets Take Oath, Give First Salutes

New second lieutenants and ensigns took their commissioning oaths this morning in Cameron Hall, marking the end of four years of serious study and work and the beginning of a life of service to the nation.

A map showing the flow of traffic to VMI.

Visitors to Access Post via Jordan’s Point

Due to the high volume of traffic expected for the commencement ceremony May 16, all traffic must enter post through the Jordan’s Point entrance by way of Saunders Drive.

VMI Board of Visitors Sets Tuition and Fees, Budget

The Board of Visitors approved tuition and fee increases for the next academic year at its meeting on May 6. Tuition and fees will increase 3.7 percent for Virginia residents and 4.7 percent for out-of-state residents.

Spencer Jefferson ’17 and Philip Jewett ’17 fit the prosthetic leg they constructed as part of their capstone project onto a volunteer subject. – VMI Photo by Kelly Nye.

Research Aims to Provide Affordable Prosthetics

A project underway in the mechanical engineering lab at VMI may someday help amputees in developing countries.

Chase Antony ’18 accepts his award for 3rd place at the Model UN conference at the U.S. Military Academy. – VMI Photo courtesy of Ryan Nagatoshi ’18.

Model UN Makes an Impression

Two cadets recently received awards at the United States Military Academy's Model UN conference, an impressive accomplishment considering that Model UN is a relatively new activity at VMI.

A cadet reads to elementary school students.

Cadets Serve the Community

During the first weekend of April, hundreds of Virginia Military Institute cadets fanned out to over a dozen local sites and worked hard for their community.

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VMI Ranked Among Top Public Colleges

Virginia Military Institute is ranked 45th out of nearly 500 four-year public colleges and universities nationwide in a report released this week by Business First magazine.

Gov. Terry McAuliffe speaks at a podium.

‘We’re Leaning In’

Gov. Terry McAuliffe showcased the state’s progress on environmental issues during the Environment Virginia Symposium held in Marshall Hall today.