Institute leadership continues to communicate important information for cadets, their families, faculty & staff, and the VMI community at-large:
VMI will conduct matriculation for the inbound class of 2025 in a manner that not only ensures the health and safety of the newest incoming class, but also their families and the entire VMI community. Matriculants will be phased in throughout the day on Saturday, 21 August. They will be notified via their VMI email of the time to report. Full details, schedule, event map, and frequently asked questions are available at www.vmi.edu/matriculation.
Another important document to review prior to arrival on Post is the VMI Unifying Action Plan which reinforces the focus on the Cadet as an individual committed to the unifying principles of ‘One Corps, One VMI’.
As a high school student, Jacob Benny ’22 had a natural talent for math, and he’d also discovered an interest in physics. But work on a project for NASA before he’d even earned a college degree? That seemed to be an out-of-this-world ambition.
This summer, four cadets are taking part in internships designed to show them a side of life many have not seen before as they participate in a program through the Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty, which places students with nonprofits serving the economically disadvantaged.
As cadets and other members of the VMI community return to post for the fall semester, they will notice several changes being made in order for the Institute to comply with Executive Order #77, which directs all state agencies to reduce Virginia’s reliance on single-use plastics.