Congratulations Class of 2022

The Institute wishes the very best to our newest graduates as they transition to life beyond Lexington and join the prestigious ranks of VMI Alumni. Rah '22! #RahVaMil

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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:

  • Summer Hours of Business Operation: The Institute has implemented a modified business schedule from May 23-August 12. Business hours during this time period will be Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. and Friday, 8 a.m. to 12 noon.
  • The Department of Information Technology (IT) has recently updated cadet computer recommendations and requirements. Please review these expectations, and pay close attention to the separate minimum system requirements for engineering majors.
  • The May Institute Report is now available for viewing and download. Topics include Honors Week, Spring FTX, rank announcements, and progress on the Aquatic Center.
  • VMI Post Tours Summer Schedule - Tours will meet at 12 noon in the VMI Museum, located in Memorial Hall. The summer schedule runs through June 22, 2022.
  • For 2022, incoming cadets will need to purchase one of four authorized boots prior to Matriculation. Authorized boots, as well as sizing/fit information, can be found in Boot Guidance for Incoming Cadets and on the 'What to Bring' section of Matriculation.

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


Team portrait of Baja SAE competition team 2022

Cadets Rise to the Challenge

A team of 26 mechanical engineering cadets recently competed in the Baja Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) vehicle design competition at Tennessee Tech in Cookeville, Tennessee.  

Mentored by Maj. Craig Altmann, who has a background in automotive engineering, cadets designed and built a single-seat, all-terrain sporting vehicle that went head-to-head against vehicles built by approximately 100 teams from universities across the country and world. The VMI team consists of nine 1st Class cadets, five 2nd Class cadets, and 12 3rd Class cadets. 

Photo: Katherine Missar ’22 

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