Events and Traditions

In addition to the big events, cadets enjoy several social events throughout the year such as movie nights, concerts, Midwinter Formal, Ring Figure formal, and the Homecoming Hop.

Matriculation

Your first days at VMI include matriculation day and military training. Matriculation is the day you report to VMI’s Cameron Hall to register for classes and sign the matriculation book. The New Cadet Oath Ceremony is held at New Market Battlefield State Historical Park in New Market, Virginia, which will not take place in 2020.

Matriculation Day Information

Ring Figure 

The most anticipated event of the cadetship besides breakout and graduation is Ring Figure, typically held in November during the second class year. During that weekend, cadets receive their class rings.

Ring Figure Information

Graduation

The entire cadetship of a VMI man or woman culminates in graduation, held in May and December. The entire Corps of Cadets attends, and the graduating first class embodies for all attending the virtues of hard work, dedication, and excellence that a VMI diploma represents.

Graduation Information