Congratulations Class of 2022

The Institute wishes the very best to our newest graduates as they transition to life beyond Lexington and join the prestigious ranks of VMI Alumni. Rah '22! #RahVaMil

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VMI Community Updates

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

  • The Department of Information Technology (IT) has recently updated cadet computer recommendations and requirements. Please review these expectations, and pay close attention to the separate minimum system requirements for engineering majors.
  • The May Institute Report is now available for viewing and download. Topics include Honors Week, Spring FTX, rank announcements, and progress on the Aquatic Center.
  • Did you miss any of the livestreams from Graduation Weekend? They are available for playback on the individual event pages.
  • VMI Post Tours - No tours are scheduled for May 15-22. Tours resume on May 23. Anyone interested in taking a 40-50 minute walking tour of the historic VMI Post can gather in the lobby of the VMI Museum (2nd floor , Memorial Hall) at 12 noon.
  • For 2022, incoming cadets will need to purchase one of four authorized boots prior to Matriculation. Authorized boots, as well as sizing/fit information, can be found in Boot Guidance for Incoming Cadets and on the 'What to Bring' section of Matriculation.

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


VMI cadet signing commissioning paperwork after Joint Commissioning ceremony

A Life of Service

This year nearly 200 VMI graduates have commissioned into the United States Armed Forces, continuing a proud tradition of service and military distinction. Maj. Gen. Cedric T. Wins ’85, superintendent, noted, “The Institute could not be prouder of you. Our country is fortunate to have more citizen-soldiers and leaders like yourselves.”

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VMI Holds Commencement for Class of 2022

Pride, honor, and tradition filled Cameron Hall as Virginia Military Institute held its commencement ceremony and conferred degrees on the Class of 2022 on Monday, May 16.

New Officers Encouraged to Put Service Over Self

Nearly 200 young men and women, most of them VMI cadets, commissioned into the armed services in Cameron Hall on Sunday, May 15 in the annual ROTC Joint Commissioning Ceremony. The ceremony was also livestreamed for family and friends who could not attend the event in person.

VMI Ranks No. 5 in Money Magazine Best Colleges List

Virginia Military Institute came in at No. 5 overall out of more than 620 colleges ranked on Money magazine’s 2022 Best Colleges list. The rankings include U.S. colleges reviewed on 24 factors in three main categories.

International Exchange Cadets Inspire Camaraderie

Six military exchange cadets from South Korea, Lithuania, and Poland spent spring semester studying and forming friendships at VMI.

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