Institute leadership continues to communicate important information for cadets, their families, faculty & staff, and the VMI community at-large:
“The thing about VMI is that you’re growing at a rate faster than your peers. It’s hard to think on the long-term perspective of your life, by any means, but with a college experience, I’ve always reassured folks who are interested in VMI … they are experiencing something that their peers are not. They’re growing and becoming more mature and developed individuals who will become more successful in society as they move on.”
Learn about how Cole Cathcart ’24 made the decision to attend VMI, following in his family's footsteps, and the benefits he sees in the Institute, in a recent Corps Connection post from the VMI Alumni Agencies.
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The Institute will host and participate in a variety of holiday-themed events in November and December, on post, at our museums, and in Lexington and Richmond. Come celebrate the season with VMI!
The custom of 2nd Class cadets receiving the class ring was established in 1907, and the addition of the Ring Figure dance started in 1927 with the Class of 1928. On Friday, Nov. 17, cadets received their individualized rings in Cameron Hall.
VMI held events to commemorate Founders Day - a snowy day, Nov. 11, 1839, when the first cadets arrived to relieve the guard at what had been a state arsenal. Since then, VMI has remained committed to educating and developing honorable leaders of tomorrow through its unique system.
Young women recruited to fill mapmaking roles for the AMS came from 22 colleges and universities where Parker’s cartography class was offered. Dubbed the Military Mapping Maidens, or 3M Girls, the mapmakers were housed first in temporary barracks-style housing in Arlington, Virginia.