Save the Date - Family Weekend

The VMI community is looking forward to hosting you for a fun and memorable family weekend October 8-10, 2021! Whether you stay on post or venture into downtown Lexington and surrounding areas our main hope is that you find enjoyment in reconnecting with your cadet.

Let's Go Keydets!

VMI's cadet athletes continue to COMPETE TO WIN this fall. Be sure to visit the VMI Athletics calendar to find where and when you can cheer on the Keydets in Lexington and on the road! During Family Weekend, October 8-10 in Lexington, women's soccer faces The Citadel and Mercer, while the SoCon Champion football team faces Chattanooga. is the official ticket marketplace of VMI Athletics.

Never Forget

On Saturday September 11th, 25 representatives of the 1st Class will march 46 miles to recognize and commemorate the 40 passengers who lost their lives on United Flight 93, the 4 planes that went down on 9/11, and 2 VMI alumni who lost their lives on September 11th, 2001. The 9/11 stair climb at VMI this weekend will serve as a way to honor those who lost their lives on 9/11/2021, and those who lost their lives during the Global War on Terror.


VMI Community Updates

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

  • Save the Date! Family Weekend 2021 will be held October 8-10. Details for daily events, parking, tailgating, and more are now available.
  • Virginia Military Institute has retained its high placing among the nation’s best colleges, according to 2022 college rankings released this fall by nationwide publications.
  • To best protect cadets, faculty, staff, alumni, and visitors, Virginia Military Institute requires cadets to get a COVID-19 vaccine. Recent communications from Maj. Gen. Wins '85, VMI's superintendent, are available for cadets and faculty/staff. More information regarding protocols, procedures, policies, and testing are available in the COVID-19 Info Portal.
  • The latest edition of the Institute Report is now available for viewing and download.
  • As our cadet athletes continue their fall seasons, be sure to visit for all the latest news, schedules, and ticket information for VMI Athletics. Let's Go Keydets!
  • Significant construction projects continue through the 2021-2022 academic year and may impact traffic and parking on the post of Virginia Military Institute as well as downtown Lexington. 

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

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More Than 180 Commission in Joint Ceremony

Under blue skies in Foster Stadium, more than 180 young men and women, most of them VMI cadets, commissioned into the armed services May 15 in the annual ROTC Joint Commissioning Ceremony. The ceremony was also livestreamed for family and friends who could not attend the event in person.

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