Cadets attend the Ring Figure Ball after receiving their class rings, a tradition at military colleges.

Class of 2024 celebrates in style

The VMI Class of 2024 spent their last days before furlough celebrating an important cadetship milestone with a supper, ring presentation ceremony, and Ring Figure Ball. “When you feel the weight on your finger, or when the sparkle of the stone catches your eye, it will remind you of your achievements, and the bond with your brother rats. Wherever you go, the ring will be noticed, so wear it with honor, pride, and sense of duty.”—Maj. Gen. Cedric T. Wins '85. 

VMI Community Updates

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

  • Details for December graduation events have been updated, including event schedules and protocols.
  • Open house weekends offer a chance to learn about rigorous academic and ROTC programs and daily cadet life that make VMI No Ordinary College. Register for spring open houses today!
  • Interested in attending Virginia Military Institute in Fall 2023? Connect with the Office of Admissions to schedule a visit. Ready to apply? Instructions, supplemental document information, and guidance are available to guide you through the process.
  • Cadet-athletes continue to 'Compete to Win' as fall seasons wrap-up and winter sports get set to begin. Visit the official athletics site for the latest news and schedules, and find all your favorite fan gear at

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

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Thank you for your support

In this season of thanksgiving, the Institute would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to the families, alumni, donors, and extended VMI community for their support of our cadets as they rise to the challenges of no ordinary college experience, and continue their path towards a life of leadership and excellence.

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VMI Class of 2024 Celebrates Ring Figure

Prior to heading home for Thanksgiving furlough, the Virginia Military Institute Class of 2024 celebrated Ring Figure, a highly anticipated milestone, on Nov. 17 and 18.

VMI Ethics and Debate Team Places Well in Regional Competition

For the first time ever, the VMI Ethics and Debate Team finished in the top four at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl Competition. By winning 4th place, the team qualified for the 27th Annual Association for Practical and Professional Ethics Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl.

VMI Chemists Present Research in Puerto Rico

A contingency of two cadets and one professor recently presented research at the American Chemical Society Southeastern Regional Meeting in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The ACS is the world’s largest scientific association with a membership of over 154,000 chemists, chemical engineers, and others.

VMI Takes Part in Model Arab League Debate

Cadets participated in the annual three-day Appalachia Regional Model Arab League debate recently at Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia. MAL helps prepare students to be knowledgeable, well-trained, and effective citizens as well as civic and public affairs activists.

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