Commissioning

This ceremony, in which the new Officers take their commissioning oaths, marks the end of a four-year journey of education, training, and self-discovery and the beginning of a journey of military service.

The May 2021 Joint ROTC Commissioning Ceremony is currently scheduled for Saturday, May 15 at 9:00 a.m. in Foster Stadium and will be available via livestream on this page.

Following the formal oath ceremony, each ROTC component will conduct individual "pin on" ceremonies in designated areas on VMI Post in accordance with their service traditions.

Branch-specific pinning ceremonies will be in the following locations:

  • Army ROTC – Marshall Hall (Inclement weather location – CPTF)
  • Naval ROTC – Cameron Hall
  • Air Force ROTC – Memorial Gardens (Inclement weather location – JM Hall & Cocke Hall)

All persons attending should be seated 15 minutes before the start. 

All attendees and participants in Graduation weekend events must wear face coverings and maintain social distance as per the Governor's orders.