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Applications for the 2022-23 academic year will open on August 1, but it's never too early to get started on learning more about VMI, admissions requirements, and the application process. Our Admissions Team is standing by to answer your questions and assist you on your journey!


VMI Community Updates

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

  • Auxiliary Services has updated the mailing address used for sending packages to cadets on post. Parents and families - Please be sure to review prior to sending any packages. 
  • An important message from Major General Wins '85 has been added to VMI's COVID-19 vaccination protocols page. We encourage all returning cadets and incoming rats to use this resource to find answers to frequently asked questions, important required forms, and upcoming clinic dates.
  • Matriculation information has been posted for this year's event on August 21. Details include a full event schedule, answers to frequently asked questions, and information for matriculants and families on what to bring and where to park. Additionally, the 2021-22 New Cadet Handbook is now available for download.
  • VMI has released its first 30-day report reviewing current and future efforts related to diversity, equity, and inclusion at the Institute, including status reports on specific recommendations from the Commonwealth's June report.
  • Keydet Football tickets are now on sale. Details for this and all other Keydet schedule and ticket information can be found at


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

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Countdown to Matriculation

VMI will conduct matriculation for the inbound class of 2025 in a manner that not only ensures the health and safety of the newest incoming class, but also their families and the entire VMI community. Matriculants will be phased in throughout the day on Saturday, 21 August. They will be notified via their VMI email of the time to report. Full details, schedule, event map, and frequently asked questions are available at

Another important document to review prior to arrival on Post is the VMI Unifying Action Plan which reinforces the focus on the Cadet as an individual committed to the unifying principles of ‘One Corps, One VMI’.

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News from Post

VMI Professor Lt. Col. Rhamey to Speak on ‘With Good Reason’

Lt. Col. Patrick Rhamey, associate professor of international studies and political science at Virginia Military Institute, will discuss U.S.—China relations on public radio’s With Good Reason July 31-Aug. 6 in an episode titled “Entangling Alliances.”

From Brazil to Lexington to Tokyo: Commandant’s Staff Member Heads to Third Olympic Games

Col. Marcelo Goncalez has a well-worn passport and a track record of travel to a multitude of international competitions. At the end of this month, he will travel to Tokyo, Japan, as a technical delegate for modern pentathlon, a lesser-known Olympic sport that is a personal passion.

Maj. Gen. Wins’ Recent Statement to the Corps of Cadets

Maj. Gen. Wins ’85, VMI Superintendent, recently addressed the entire Corps of Cadets regarding his stance on Title IX violations, the recent article published by the Washington Post, and VMI’s commitment to each and every cadet’s success.

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