Cadet Activities

Four STP students take notes while surveying the Parade Ground.

STP Connects Student Learning to Real Life

Summer Transition Program has two new academic offerings this year which connect students’ classroom experience to real-world challenges.

Cadets take in the view from Masada, an ancient fortress in the Judean Desert of Israel, during the Olmsted sponsored trip over Spring Furlough.

‘Get Put Out of Your Comfort Zone’

This year eight cadets and three faculty members from the Department of History traveled to Israel over spring furlough for a trip sponsored by the Olmsted Foundation.

The club lacrosse players pose on the north post turf field.

Club Lacrosse Vies for Championship

VMI’s club lacrosse team is vying for the National College Lacrosse League championship. The championship games will be played this weekend, May 5-6, at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland.

The VMI Pipe Band marches down 5th Avenue in New York City in 2003.

VMI Band to Lead NYC St. Patrick's Day Parade

The VMI Regimental and Pipe Band will be among the first units in New York City’s St. Patrick’s Day parade as the Grand Marshal's band on Saturday, March 17.

Ian Morris ‘19 (left) and Zach Thoele ‘19 adjust a coupling on a tanker truck during an evening shift at the South River Volunteer Fire Department.

Cadet Firefighters Give Back

More than two dozen cadets are now members of the VMI Fire Club, and 20 are volunteering at local fire stations in Lexington and Rockbridge County.

The VMI Corps of Cadets marches past the State Capitol Building in Richmond during the inaugural parade of Ralph Northam '81.

Inaugural Parade ‘Extra Special’

The VMI Corps of Cadets marched through the streets of Richmond Saturday, Jan. 13, as part of the inaugural parade for Gov. Ralph Northam ’81.

Cadet Holly Njabo '20 deadlifts during the powerlifting competition in Cocke Hall.

Keydet Powerlifters Claim Team Titles

Seven VMI powerlifters took first place in their respective weight classes, and the Keydets claimed two team titles in one of their most successful competitions ever.

December graduates toss their gloves into the air following the commencement ceremonies.

Over 40 to Graduate Wednesday

Over 40 cadets will receive their diplomas and 11 will take the commissioning oath in ceremonies held Dec. 19 and 20 in Jackson Memorial Hall.

Marc Howe ’17 and Brian Colitti '17 put the final touches on an interactive map of Post that will be used by visitors on VMI’s website. – VMI Photo by Ashlie Walter.

Cadet-Created Map Improves Visitor Experience

Two cadets majoring in computer and information sciences recently created an interactive map of the VMI post as their senior capstone project, which is now available for use on VMI's website.

Chase Antony ’18 accepts his award for 3rd place at the Model UN conference at the U.S. Military Academy. – VMI Photo courtesy of Ryan Nagatoshi ’18.

Model UN Makes an Impression

Two cadets recently received awards at the United States Military Academy's Model UN conference, an impressive accomplishment considering that Model UN is a relatively new activity at VMI.

A cadet reads to elementary school students.

Cadets Serve the Community

During the first weekend of April, hundreds of Virginia Military Institute cadets fanned out to over a dozen local sites and worked hard for their community.

Sarah Hoover ’13, representing Norfolk Southern Corporation at the career fair, speaks with Allison Partin ‘17. – VMI Photos by Kelly Nye.

Career Ambassadors Guide Cadet Connections

Cadet career ambassadors play a vital role in helping their fellow cadets make a smooth transition to post-graduation employment.

VMI’s All-Americans Box in Cocke Hall

The USIBA national championships are currently underway at Virginia Military Institute, with semifinals set for tonight at 6 p.m. in Cocke Hall.

National Society of Black Engineers cadets visit Central Elementary School.

‘Open up New Bridges’

Four cadets in VMI's chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers recently attended a conference that allowed them to meet minorities with successful careers in both the military and the private sector.

Cadets march in the 2017 presidential inaugural parade.

VMI Marches in Presidential Inaugural Parade

The Corps of Cadets' participation in the parade was broadcast across the nation Friday, and it marks the 15th time the VMI Corps of Cadets has participated in a presidential inaugural parade.

A view of the Jordan Point entrance to Virginia Military Institute

Instructions for Return from Furlough

Events in downtown Lexington are expected to complicate traffic patterns Jan. 15, especially in the afternoon. It is recommended that the Jordan's Point entrance be used to access post.

Cadets march in the 2013 inaugural parade.

Corps to March in Presidential Inaugural

The Presidential Inaugural Committee has selected the VMI Corps of Cadets to march in the Jan. 20 inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States.

Richard Dow '18 crosses the stage today in the graduation ceremony held in Jackson Memorial Hall. Visit flickr.com/vmiphotos to see more images from December graduation. – VMI Photo by H. Lockwood McLaughlin.

41 Cross the Stage in Jackson Memorial Hall 

Among the 41 cadets to graduate today was Richard Dow '18, who received the Marine Corps Commandant’s Trophy as the top-ranked officer candidate in his class.

Response to Concerns About Behavioral Health Programs

The Virginia Military Institute is committed to the well-being of all VMI cadets, faculty, staff and our employees while adhering to the requirements of our rigorous, tough, Spartan environment.

Sgt. 1st Class Carmelo Echevarria gives instructions before the night ambush begins.

Night Ambush

Cadets try out patrol and ambush tactics taught by the commandant’s staff, complementing training provided by the ROTC units.