Applications now open for 2022-23

Applications for the 2022-23 academic year are now being accepted. Learn more about VMI, admissions requirements, and the application process to join the VMI community. Our Admissions Team is standing by to answer your questions and assist you on your journey!


VMI Community Updates

Institute leadership continues to communicate important information for cadets, their families, faculty & staff, and the VMI community at-large:

  • REMINDER: Cadets are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have an approved medical or religious waiver in order to return to post for the Fall 2021 semester. VMI’s policy is in accordance with the Commonwealth of Virginia Attorney General’s 26 April 2021 opinion regarding public institutions of higher education requiring the COVID-19 vaccination for in-person attendance. More information and instructions are available on the Safe Return page.
  • Auxiliary Services has updated the mailing address used for sending packages to cadets on post. Parents and families - Please be sure to review prior to sending any packages. 
  • Matriculation information has been posted for this year's event on August 21. Details include a full event schedule, answers to frequently asked questions, and information for matriculants and families on what to bring and where to park. Additionally, the 2021-22 New Cadet Handbook is now available for download.
  • VMI has released its first 30-day report reviewing current and future efforts related to diversity, equity, and inclusion at the Institute, including status reports on specific recommendations from the Commonwealth's June report.
  • Keydet Football tickets are now on sale. Details for this and all other Keydet schedule and ticket information can be found at


  VMI Community: To receive important information concerning emergencies, weather, traffic, and parking, text the word "Keydet" to 772-95.

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Countdown to Matriculation

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

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’.

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News from Post

Cadet Project Could Help with Lunar Return

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.

Shepherd Internships Show Challenges of Poverty

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.

Plastics Reduction Effort Leads to Postwide Changes

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.

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