Apply today for priority consideration

Virginia Military Institute believes that the measure of a college lies in the quality and performance of its graduates and their contributions to society. Are you ready to accept the challenge and join this historic Institute? All applications and supporting documents for regular decision applicants should be received by February 1 for priority consideration. Applications received after Feb. 1 will be considered so long as spaces remain available. 

VMI Community Updates

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

  • The VMI Board of Visitors is conducting a meeting January 27-29, 2022. A public notice, agenda, and schedule, including locations, are available on the BOV’s Upcoming Meetings page. Additionally, information regarding public comment protocols and procedures has been posted.
  • Approximately 700 cadets will be participating in a training activity on the Chessie Nature Trail on Sunday, Jan. 30 from 8 a.m. until approximately 3 p.m. The trail will be congested through the day, and there will be brief street closures as cadets leave and return to post. 
  • 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 12 noon. Please note, this time is a change from previous tour starts.
  • We are looking forward to a special day in Cameron Hall on Jan. 29, as VMI Athletics celebrates National Girls and Women in Sports Day! VMI Alumnae receive one complimentary admission for this Southern Conference showdown. Advanced registration is required and can be done Tickets may be picked up at will call on game day. Girls ages 3 -18 wearing any scout uniform or athletic uniform receive free admission! Additional tickets can be purchased on game day at the ticket office. For more information on VMI Basketball tickets, please visit
  • To best protect cadets, faculty, staff, alumni, and visitors, VMI has implemented protocols, procedures, and policies related to COVID-19 health and safety. Details, including testing data, are available in the COVID-19 Info Portal. Updated booster and vaccine clinic information has been made available.

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

Jack McCown '24 and family of alumni from Fall 2021

Begin your next chapter in Lexington this fall

Every picture tells a story, and this picture from an alumni reunion last fall depicts the VMI legacy of the McCown family. Originally from Lexington, Virginia, members of the McCown family have attended VMI since the 1920s.  Jack McCown '24 is a history and English major from Richmond, Virginia. After graduation, he hopes to become a JAG officer in the Marine Corps.  For McCown, seeing the lasting impact VMI had on his family inspired him to attend.   

See how VMI can become part of your story. 

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Cadet Credits VMI Training for Quick Response in an Emergency

Excited to see family and loved ones over furlough and take a break from classes, Adam Gild '24 never expected to find himself in the middle of a life-or-death first aid situation on the side of a highway. Gild credits his VMI training for developing the mental fortitude to respond to a man in need.

Cadets March in Inaugural Parade

The VMI Corps of Cadets proudly participated in the inaugural ceremony of Gov. Glenn Youngkin, Virginia’s 74th governor, which is a tradition at VMI for nearly every class.

Family Inspiration Leads to Law School Aspirations

John Wang '22 is a psychology major who grew up in Taiwan and California. After graduation, he hopes to go to law school like his uncle, John Kao '91. On post, Wang currently serves as an assistant investigator for the OGA.

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