VMI cadets at parade rest under trees in the sunlight while visiting the Citadel

Online Application Available

VMI's online application is now available for high school seniors, tranfer students, and international students to apply to join the Corps of Cadets for the 2023-24 academic year. Want a closer look at life as a VMI cadet? Register for one of the fall Open House weekends.

VMI Community Updates

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

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


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The countdown is on...

Matriculation Day is Saturday, August 20. This momentous occasion marks the start of the VMI journey for those who have answered the call of No Ordinary College and look to gain leadership skills, educational knowledge, and camaraderie to prepare them to succeed in the world. Find a schedule of events, notes on what to bring, and more.

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News from Post

VMI Cadet Awarded Scholarship to Study in Morocco

Antonio Ahanj ’24, an international studies major at VMI, spent the summer studying Arabic in Tangier, Morocco, after winning a highly competitive scholarship.

VMI Cadet Researches Stress in Rats

Life is full of stress. Everyone experiences stress in some form. It may be induced by your living environment. Noah Campbell ’24, a biology major at Virginia Military Institute is researching stress in his Summer Undergraduate Research Institute (SURI) project.

Scott Named First Female ROTC Commander at VMI

Col. Nichole K.A. Scott has assumed command of the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) at VMI. She is the first female commander of any ROTC military branch at VMI, and arrives during the 25th anniversary of the admittance of female cadets.

VMI Cadets Research Heavy Loads

Hiking up a mountain can be a lot of fun, but add a heavy rucksack to a hiker’s back, and the hike can become a strenuous workout for the heart and lungs. Two cadets majoring in biology at Virginia Military Institute, are exploring the subject in their Summer Undergraduate Research Institute (SURI)

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