Events held in past years at the Institute, including a fireworks display and a balloon rally, will be held at the Virginia Horse Center.
Virginia Military Institute ranked 24th among public colleges across the country in Money Magazine’s annual college rankings that were released today.
Col. Jim Hentz, professor of international studies at Virginia Military Institute, will speak on the public radio program With Good Reason the week of July 22-28.
The Chessie Nature Trail has been rerouted onto Old Buena Vista Road for a short distance near Route 11. The detour will be in place indefinitely on the trail.
Forbes, an American business magazine, has ranked VMI No. 11 on its list of “Top 25 Public Colleges with The Highest Earning Graduates” released on Wednesday.
Two VMI cadets—Caroline Wojtas ’19 and Seth Shank ’18—spent the summer gaining experience outside the classroom with organizations focused on alleviating poverty.
Ten cadets traveled to the French capital as part of a VMI-sponsored summer study program, French Language & Culture in Paris.
Marine 1st Lt. Benjamin Cross ’13 is presumed dead along with two other Marines after his MV-22 Osprey crashed off the northeast coast of Australia Saturday.
Though Lexington is not in the path of totality, if the skies are clear, local viewers can still expect an impressive show during the partial eclipse Aug. 21.
Anthony Boese, an instructor in the Department of English, Rhetoric, and Humanistic Studies will speak on the implications of rising sea levels Aug. 12-18.
For her senior capstone project, Bethany King ’18 is studying the caloric cost of the Rat Line under the guidance of Capt. Katherine Gorman of the physical education department.
The 504 matriculants hail from 34 different states and four foreign countries, with 60 percent coming from Virginia.
Army ROTC sent 150 3rd Class cadets to Army ROTC Advanced Camp and 65 1st Class and 2nd Class cadets to Basic Camp, in addition to specialized training schools.
Several cadets majoring in mechanical engineering have participated this year in projects designed to improve today's military.
Television journalist Bob Woodruff will speak at Virginia Military Institute’s academic convocation, to be held Wednesday, Sept. 6, at 11 a.m. in Cameron Hall.
New cadets will learn about VMI’s heritage in a program held in New Market and will have three opportunities to visit with family throughout the weekend.
Television journalist and traumatic brain injury survivor Bob Woodruff chronicled his comeback and emphasized the healing power of family and friends during remarks given at Virginia Military Institute’s academic convocation earlier today.
VMI climbed seven places among national liberal arts colleges in the U.S. News & World Report rankings, claiming the 65th spot, up from 72nd in 2016.
The president of the VMI Board of Visitors, John William Boland, and the Institute’s superintendent, Gen. J.H. Binford Peay III ’62, issued a statement on VMI's history and its mission today.
North Post will be closed to all vehicular through traffic during physical training time in order to ensure the safety of participating cadets.
VMI announced its participation in the Growth4VA campaign, which will focus on promoting reform and reinvestment in Virginia’s higher education system.
Dr. Walter McDougall, a Pulitzer Prize winning historian and Vietnam veteran, will speak at VMI Thursday, Sept. 28, at 8 p.m. in Jackson Memorial Hall.
Nearly 300 school teachers and administrators arrived at the STEM Education Conference this week to learn about new techniques and ideas to take back to their classrooms.
At this fall’s orientation for new faculty and staff, a few faculty members needed less help than most in learning about VMI culture, customs, and history.
Dr. Dekuwmini "Dee" Mornah is planning to lead a group of cadets in Ghana next summer—and he's passionate about teaching entrepreneurship on post.
Col. Geoff Jensen is teaching this fall at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, while Dr. Klaus Schmider, a member of the Sandhurst faculty, is teaching at VMI.
For the first time since the event was established three years ago, VMI took home the top spot at the Shenandoah Valley Math Modeling Challenge.
Walter McDougall offered insight into how civil religion has guided U.S. foreign policy since the nation's founding in a lecture held in Jackson Memorial Hall.
Starting with VMI’s homecoming football game against Western Carolina, the Institute will be utilizing a new clear bag policy at Foster Stadium, similar to policies at other NCAA games nationwide.
Judge and Fox News judicial commentator Andrew Napolitano spoke Monday, Oct. 30, as part of the eighth annual leadership and ethics conference.
Nearly 300 VMI cadets, students from other institutions of higher education, and members of the public heard viewpoints from across the political spectrum this week.
Rat Challenge, an intensive 10-week program that pushes the limits of physicality and mental strength for new cadets, will culminate in Rat Olympics.
VMI's rugby team has qualified for the national semifinals for the first time in the program’s 50-year history, and will take on Norwich University in Greenville, South Carolina, Dec. 2.
The VMI Ethics Team won two rounds at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl on Nov. 18, defeating the University of North Georgia and Davidson College.
For commissioning cadets, the link between academic learning and the real world becomes closer than ever over the winter months, as many learn their branch assignments in the armed services.
VMI rugby reached the highest level of play in its 50-year history, defeating Norwich before falling to University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in the Division II championship.
Nattachat “Nina” Srikongyos graduated from Ranger School in November to become the eighth woman and the first Thai-American woman to successfully complete the training.
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.
Over winter furlough, VMI’s new food services vendor, Parkhurst Dining, will be working hard to install new equipment in Crozet, train staff, and stock the shelves before cadets return Jan. 10.
Members of the December 2017 graduating class added their names to the short list of cadets who have graduated from VMI. Eugene Williams '74 spoke to the graduates about their unique accomplishment.
A long-awaited bridge on the Chessie Nature Trail may be a reality as early as 2019. In the meantime, VMI is improving parking and cadets are engaged in projects to support trail events and develop interpretive signage.
Brig. Gen. Jeff Smith, Jr. ’79, deputy superintendent for academics and dean of the faculty, will resign from his position at the conclusion of this academic year.
The Corps of Cadets will march in the Gubernatorial inaugural parade in Richmond Jan. 13 for the first VMI graduate to serve as governor in a century.
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.
Journalist and author Liza Mundy will be giving a lecture at VMI about the women on the home front who played a key role in World War II.
Retired Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. John P. Jumper ’66 will be recognized May 15 for a lifetime of public service that reflects the values of the Institute.
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.
Beth Hunt, an investigator with the VMI Police Department, recently donated half of her liver. For Hunt, a native of Amherst who’s worked at VMI for six years, it was the fulfillment of a childhood dream.
At its January meeting, the Board of Visitors approved the Post Facilities Master Plan, which guides the Institute in its decisions about facilities and building maintenance.
Lt. Col. John W. Hall, an early American historian who currently serves as historian for the Joint Chiefs of Staff, will speak Feb. 15 at 8 p.m. in Gillis Theater in Marshall Hall.
Col. James J. Hentz, head of the Institute's Department of International Studies and Political Science, died Feb. 17 at the age of 62.
Sgt. Maj. William T. Sowers, a 30-year veteran of the Marine Corps, has been named Institute and Corps Sergeant Major and will assume his new position this fall.
Former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will speak at graduation exercises for the Class of 2018, to be held May 16 in Cameron Hall.
Dr. Stanley Hauerwas, prominent theologian and former professor at Duke University, will give a lecture Thursday, March 1, at 8 p.m. in Jackson Memorial Hall.
Nearly 250 participants from colleges and universities across the state attended the second annual Cyber Fusion conference at the Center for Leadership and Ethics.
Dr. Michael Seidman, a history professor at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, will speak Thursday, March 8, at 8 p.m. in the Turman Room in Preston Library.
Research currently underway in VMI’s biomechanics laboratory could someday be used to prevent falls among the elderly.
Maj. Abbey Carrico and three of her cadets recently hosted a children's introduction to French class at Lexington's Discovery Heights Children's Museum.
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 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.
The Virginia Military Institute Board of Visitors is expected to take action on tuition and mandatory fees for all in-state and out-of-state students at its May 5 meeting.
Lt. Col. Emily Lilly's Blue Ridge Reptile Rescue offers a safe haven for reptiles and is the only licensed nonprofit organization in the state dedicated solely to reptiles.
Lt. Col. Paul Moosman ’98 recently led eight cadets into the swamps of Chesterfield County to look for look for species not found in the mountains.
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.
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 Board of Visitors approved tuition and fee increases of 3.3 percent for Virginia residents and 3.9 percent for out of state residents for the next academic year.
Numerous events are offered in the final days of the academic year, culminating with commencement on Wednesday, May 16.
Rex Tillerson urged the 373 graduates of Virginia Military Institute to take their part in upholding the nation’s democracy by guarding truth and integrity.
The Rat Line isn't just mentally stressful—it also produces changes in physiology. Researchers quantified those training effects in the months following Matriculation.
Col. Robert Moreschi, chair of the economics and business department since 2013, has been chosen as deputy superintendent for academics and dean of the faculty.
Gov. Ralph Northam announced today the appointment of one new member to the Virginia Military Institute Board of Visitors and the reappointment of three current board members.
Amy Horney ’18 and Kristen Whitehurst ’17 are members of the U.S. Armed Forces women’s soccer team competing in the World Military Women’s Football Championship.
At the new Girls Leadership Exchange Camp, hosted by VMI cadets and faculty, local girls learn about academic opportunities available to them in the STEAM fields.
As the beginning of a new semester approaches at the Institute, members of the VMI community will be receiving the 2018-19 Superintendent’s Newsletter.
This fall, astronomy cadets will have a new tool to aid in their studies—a remotely controlled solar telescope just installed on the roof of Maury-Brooke Hall.
This summer, Miyah Boyd ’20 learned how to program a robot, but her ultimate goal is to provide a companion for people with autism and social anxiety disorder.
The President of the Board of Visitors and the Superintendent regret to inform the VMI community of the death of retired Army General Ronald H. Griffith.
Summer Transition Program has two new academic offerings this year which connect students’ classroom experience to real-world challenges.