Let's Go Keydets!

VMI's cadet athletes continue to COMPETE TO WIN this fall. Be sure to visit the VMI Athletics calendar to find where and when you can cheer on the Keydets in Lexington and on the road! During Family Weekend, October 8-10 in Lexington, women's soccer faces The Citadel and Mercer, while the SoCon Champion football team faces Chattanooga. VMITickets.com is the official ticket marketplace of VMI Athletics.

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VMI Community Updates

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

  • Save the Date! Family Weekend 2021 will be held October 8-10. Details for daily events, parking, tailgating, and more are now available.
  • Virginia Military Institute has retained its high placing among the nation’s best colleges, according to 2022 college rankings released this fall by nationwide publications.
  • To best protect cadets, faculty, staff, alumni, and visitors, Virginia Military Institute requires cadets to get a COVID-19 vaccine. Recent communications from Maj. Gen. Wins '85, VMI's superintendent, are available for cadets and faculty/staff. More information regarding protocols, procedures, policies, and testing are available in the COVID-19 Info Portal.
  • The latest edition of the Institute Report is now available for viewing and download.
  • Cadet Guided Post Tours have resumed. Anyone interested in taking a 40-50 minute walking tour of the historic VMI Post can gather in the lobby of the VMI Museum (2nd floor , Memorial Hall) at 1200. The tours will be offered daily.
  • As our cadet athletes continue their fall seasons, be sure to visit https://vmikeydets.com/ for all the latest news, schedules, and ticket information for VMI Athletics. Let's Go Keydets!
  • Significant construction projects continue through the 2020-2021 academic year and may impact traffic and parking on the post of Virginia Military Institute as well as downtown Lexington. 

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


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Calling all aspiring leaders...

Applications for the 2022-23 academic year at Virginia Military Institute are now being accepted. Learn more about life at VMI, admissions requirements, and the application process to join the VMI community. Our Admissions Team is standing by to answer your questions and assist you on your journey!

At VMI, we consider our financial aid program an investment in our cadets' futures, working diligently to provide assistance to cadets who without such aid would be unable to attend. There are also numerous competitive possibilities for cadets with superior academic abilities to find assistance at VMI. Additionally, our ROTC program provides another way for those who qualify to combine leadership training with scholarship opportunity.

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Arsenal Key Symbol of Stewardship

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