RAH '24

Congratulations to VMI's most recent graduates, including over 170 who have proudly commissioned into the armed forces.

Congratulations to VMI's most recent graduates, including over 170 who have proudly commissioned into the armed forces.

Ranked the #4 public liberal arts college by U.S. News and World Report, the Virginia Military Institute offers small class sizes, academically challenging undergraduate programs, Division I athletics, and the largest ROTC program in the nation.

Ranked the #4 public liberal arts college by U.S. News and World Report, the Virginia Military Institute offers small class sizes, academically challenging undergraduate programs, Division I athletics, and the largest ROTC program in the nation.



VMI Community Updates

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

  • Fall 2024 open house registration is now open! These overnight events are the best way for high school juniors and seniors to see and experience first-hand what it's like being cadet at VMI. Register today for one of three weekends at VMI: Oct. 11-12, Oct. 25-26, or Nov. 15-16.
  • Season tickets for VMI football are now available to purchase. Visit vmikeydets.com/tickets, call the ticket office at 540-464-7266 or email Antoine Prather.
  • Matriculation will occur Saturday, Aug. 17 on post. A schedule of event is available along with other resources and information for new VMI families.
  • VMI is proud to be part of the exceptional education system in Virginia, ranked No. 1 in the nation as part of a recent study by CNBC, which also ranked Virginia as the top state for business.
  • VMI is currently operating on summer hours through Thursday, Aug. 15. The Institute will be open Monday - Thursday from 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Visitors to VMI's museums are encouraged to visit each museum's website for specific hours and tour availability.

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


Get ready to matriculate!

Incoming matriculants will need to purchase one of four authorized boots prior to Matriculation. Boots and retailers, sizing and fit information, and guidance on breaking in your new boots before arriving to VMI are available on the 'What to Bring' page. Matriculants and families are also encouraged to review other guidance on the page and in the New Cadet Handbook before August.

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News from Post

Author Chooses to Make a Difference With COW Program Youth

The College Orientation Workshop, Inc. (COW) program returned to Virginia Military Institute this summer, marking its 38th year of transforming the lives of promising, male, minority and at-risk high school students.

VMI Alum Tapped as New Commandant

Retired U.S. Air Force Col. Lawrence Havird ’90 has been named commandant for Virginia Military Institute, assuming the position Aug. 5 following Col. Adrian T. Bogart III ’81, who retired June 30 after three years.

VMI Community Theatre Presents “The Foreigner”

The VMI Community Theatre presents, “The Foreigner,” Friday, July 26 and Saturday, July 27 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, July 28 at 2:00 p.m. in Gillis Theater.  

VMI Naval ROTC Unit Turns 50

The Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps (NROTC) unit at Virginia Military Institute celebrated its 50th anniversary July 1 in Kilbourne Hall. The unit has commissioned 2,032 Navy ensigns and Marine second lieutenants — producing the largest class this past May with 59 officers.

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