Auxiliary Services

Auxiliary Services provides services and products needed for everyday life by the Corps of Cadets, Faculty, Staff, Alumni, and outside constituents.

These services include meals and snacks, uniforms and accessories, weapons, textbooks and sundry items, tailoring and cleaning of uniforms, haircuts, and mail distribution.

Monday - Friday:  8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Open during Lunch

Location:  New Barracks Concourse C26
Cost:  Cadets - included in tuition; Faculty/Staff - $10.00
Contact:   Glenda Dudley, Barber Shop Manager,
Phone:  540-464-7792

VMI Dining makes eating a piece of cake! If you are looking to have a meal between classes in the Mess Hall or grab a combo or a cup of coffee in the PX food court , VMI Dining doesn’t disappoint.

Laundry and Dry Cleaning:  Monday – Friday 6:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Uniform Room:
Monday – Friday 7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (Closed 10:30 – 11:00 a.m.)

VMI ID Required to Pick up Bags and Uniforms

Laundry Throw Out: End of 3rd Barracks & front of JM Hall

Laundry Bags: Monday 6:30 a.m. - 7:30 a.m.

Ducks, Trousers and White Shirts: Monday and Thursday 6:30 a.m. – 7:30 a.m.

Wool Uniform Throw Out:  End of 3rd Barracks & front of JM Hall

Woolies & Black Shirts:   Monday 6:30 a.m. - 7:30 a.m.

Coatee, Blouse, Overcoat and Duty Jacket:  Must be taken to appropriate bin in breezeway outside of Uniform Pick-up room. Wool pants may also be placed in these bins.

Bags not thrown out on truck can be taken to the 100 level of Richardson Hall no later than 2:30 p.m. Tuesday.  Bags thrown out later will be processed the following week.

ACU's and Travel Suits may be thrown out in your laundry bag.  Make sure all ACU's have your laundry number in them.  ROTC ACU's should have your laundry number in the tag before throwing out.  Take all name tags, belts and patches off of your ACU's before throwing out.

Laundry Pick Up:  

Bags:  Monday 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. and Friday 11:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Uniforms:   Monday – Friday 7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (Closed 10:30 – 11:00 a.m.)

Uniforms are behind your number and under your number in bins.  Bag Bins 1501 - 1800 are located on the 200 level.

All lost and found items are taken to the Laundry Office.  If you have questions regarding this, please contact Beth McGrath in the Laundry Office. If office staff is unable to assist, a supervisor is available Monday through Friday 6:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.  There is a lost and found table located in the bag room on the 300 level for laundry items that do not have a laundry number on them.

Laundry and Dry Cleaning Director:  John Wilson
Supervisors:  Gerald Higgins, Troy Fitzgerald and Kathy Shanks
Phone:  540-464-7235

The VMI mail room serves as the equivalent of a U. S. Post Office for cadets as it receives and distributes their personal mail and packages as well as collecting and processing their outgoing mail and receives/distributes and collects/processes the official mail of the Institute.

The mail room has a customer service window for cadet customers open Monday through Friday 10:00 a.m. -2:15 p.m. and 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Please do not use P.O. Box in the address this may delay delivery and cause the letter/package to go into the Lexington City mail distribution.

Cards & Letters:

CADET (followed by name)
VMI BOX (see below)
LEXINGTON, VA  24450-0304


CADET (followed by name)
VMI BOX (see below)

Helpful Hints & Information

  • Check the VMI BOX # and address
  • Do not send cash
  • Do not send perishable items (fruit)
  • Cadets will receive an email when their package arrives
  • Cadets can only sign/pick-up their packages

 VMI Box Number Information

Use 800 prefix for two-digit box numbers (10 thru 99) Example: VMI Box 10 is 80010
Use 80 prefix for three-digit box numbers (100 thru 999) Example: VMI Box 100 is 80100
Use 8 prefix for four-digit box numbers (1000 thru 1999) Example: VMI Box 1000 is 81000

Customer Service Hours

  Monday - Friday:  Open:  10:00 a.m. - 2:15 p.m.
  Closed: 2:15 p.m. - 3: 00 p.m. (Dispatch to Lexington Post Office)
  Open:  3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.


  • James Hudson, Supervisor
  • Karen Ford, Lead Postal Clerk
  • Bill Clark, Postal Clerk
  • Sherrie Agnor, Postal Clerk
  • Katelyn Baker, Postal Clerk
  • Michael Hale, Postal Clerk

Phone:  540-464-7745

The Military Store provides quality service, quality uniforms, quality uniform accessories, and other ancillary items to the VMI Corps of Cadets in a timely manner so as to support the VMI educational and leadership missions.

Complimentary to this service is the initial issue of US Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps uniforms to faculty and staff members as well as management of the faculty/staff allotment program.

Hours:  Monday - Friday  - 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
QuartermasterLieutenant Colonel Michael Friski
Phone:  540-464-7303 or 540-464-7739

The VMI Tailor Shop provides specialized tailoring services in a timely manner to the Corps of Cadets, faculty and staff at VMI. By maintaining the appearance of the uniform, the VMI Tailor Shop aims to keep the Corps of Cadets, faculty, and staff looking their best.

Hours:  Monday - Friday - 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (closed for lunch 12:00 - 12:30 p.m.)
Supervisor:  Cindy Dudley

Uniform Tips

  1. Tie your laundry bag properly before throwing it out. As many as 25% of the bags are popping open on the laundry trucks. If your garments don't have your laundry number on them and they become separated from your bag, then they end up in the Laundry's Lost and Found on the second floor of Richardson Hall (one floor below the pick-up rooms).
  2. When authorized a replacement garment for one that's no longer serviceable, pick it up in a timely manner. Authorizations have an expiration date ( usually one week after issuance), and if they are not picked up in a timely manner, a "failure to comply" bone will be issued. Most of these garments must be turned in at graduation and if they are missing at that time, you will be billed for them.
  3. Don't loan out (or allow others to borrow) your uniforms. A BR who asks to borrow uniform items is not properly maintaining his/her own uniforms. By loaning your uniforms out, you'll probably end up short yourself!
  4. Exchange ill-fitting uniforms promptly. Don't keep wearing them until they become unserviceable. You can expect restriction on alterations of blouses and coatees until all new cadet uniforms are finished, but pants and shirts can be exchanged as soon as fit problems are noticed. You will probably have a bit of a wait at the beginning of the year due to the number of cadets who change sizes over the summer, so allow enough time for your fittings.
  5. Email Colonel David Williams, your uniform customer service representative, if your uniforms don't come back within one week of turning them into the laundry. Cadets occasionally pick up the wrong uniforms from the Laundry, and cadets with adjacent pick-up spots will be e-mailed to check their wall lockers.
  6. Inventory your uniforms promptly after returning to school. Requests for replacements for "summer shortages" must be submitted to Colonel David Williams by 15 September. After that, you will be told to "replace at your own expense."