Interested students and families hear from VMI cadet during post tour.

An Inside Look

Open house weekends offer a chance to learn about rigorous academic and ROTC programs and daily cadet life that make VMI No Ordinary College. An overnight in barracks allows interested students to speak directly with current cadets about the benefits of VMI.  Register for remaining slots for Nov. 4-5 as well as spring open houses today!

VMI Community Updates

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

  • Fall is a beautiful time on post and in the surrounding area, and a great time for prospective cadets to visit VMI. Connect with the Office of Admissions to schedule a visit, attend an open house, and learn about the benefits of a VMI education.
  • FAFSA® Applications for 2023-24 are now open. Learn more about financial aid opportunities and requirements for both prospective and current cadets.
  • Football tickets for VMI's game against ETSU during Family Weekend are going fast - secure your spot today by purchasing through, the official ticket marketplace of VMI Athletics.
  • Founders Day this year will celebrate the 183rd year of VMI and its continued mission of developing the next generation of leaders in military, government, and civilian life. This year's events include the presentation of the New Market Medal to Gen. J.H. Binford Peay III ’62, superintendent emeritus.

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

Cadets and family members on parade ground

Family Weekend Oct. 7-9

The VMI community is looking forward to hosting cadet families this October for a fun and memorable family weekend! The schedule is full of exciting events from athletic competitions, to performing arts productions, to interactions with faculty and staff. Find detailed schedules and information about visiting the Lexington area to start your planning today!

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News from Post

VMI Professor Solves Artwork Mystery

Lt. Col. Catharine Ingersoll, associate professor of art history, was recently instrumental in solving a similar mystery when she was called upon to confirm the identity of two 16th century stained-glass panels discovered in storage at the Reading Public Museum (RPM) in Reading, Pennsylvania.

VMI Welcomes New Pipe Band Director

The VMI Pipe Band, which serves as musical ambassadors throughout the United States, has recently added Scottish authenticity to its ranks in the form of its new director, Maj. Brian Donaldson.

VMI Theatre Presents “The Lighter Side of Military Life”

The show is a revue of military life in sketches that include satire, humor, poetry, drama, and music. This year marks the eighth edition of the show, and features lively moments from the American Revolution through World War II, and offers a variety of tunes that were popular during those times.

VMI Cadet Earns Conference Recognition

Chris Kushner ’24, a biology major and honors student at Virginia Military Institute, took his research and some creativity to a recent virtual conference and came away with deserved recognition from the judges.

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