The Virginia Military Institute believes that the measure of a college lies in the quality and performance of its graduates and their contributions to society. Established in 1839, VMI has shaped leaders and individuals whose daily lives reflect the integrity, fairness, and appreciation for the value of work that is instilled here.

Since 1839, VMI has shaped leaders and individuals whose daily lives reflect the integrity, fairness, and appreciation for the value of work that is instilled here.

VMI Community Updates

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

  • Information for Matriculation 2023 has been updated. Information includes a schedule of events, guidance on what to bring, and the 2023 New Cadet Handbook.
  • Interested in joining the Corps of Cadets? Applications for fall 2024 admission will open soon. Start preparing by completing VMI's inquiry form to connect with the admissions team.
  • SURI projects, internships, employment, and cadets abroad: Learn more about how VMI cadets are spending their summers in recent featured stories
  • The VMI Board of Visitors Executive Committee will be holding an in-person meeting July 13 at 1:30 p.m. More information regarding the meeting can be found on the BOV page.
  • VMI Summer Business Hours are Mon. – Thurs., 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. and Friday, 8 a.m. - noon. This schedule will be in place May 19 - Aug. 17.

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

Supporting VMI Sports

The VMI Alumni Agencies invite you to participate in their Compete to Win campaign for 2023. Support your favorite VMI sports team, multiple teams, or the athletics program as a whole by donating today. Visit the campaign website to learn about what each team can receive with your support and show these cadet-athletes that you are rooting for them. 

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News from Post

TAPS – Col. Patrick “Pat” Mayerchak

The Superintendent regrets to inform the VMI community of the death of Col. Patrick “Pat” Mayerchak, professor emeritus, who passed away on Dec. 28, 2022, at the age of 79.

VMI Welcomes NFL’s Shaquem Griffin

VMI welcomes guest speaker Shaquem Griffin on Feb. 1 at 7:45 p.m. in Gillis Theater, Marshall Hall. Griffin, who played in the NFL for the Seattle Seahawks as a linebacker, has only one hand. The event is free and open to the public as part of the CLE’s Courageous Leadership speaker series.

All-Southern Conference Faculty and Staff Team Announced: Two from VMI Recognized

Col. Tom Timmes ’92, professor of civil and environmental engineering, and Institute and Corps Sgt. Maj. Tom Sowers, were recognized recently by Jim Schaus, Southern Conference league commissioner for being named members of the All-Southern Conference Faculty and Staff Team for AY22-23.

Jackson House Museum Seeks Volunteers

The Jackson House Museum seeks volunteers to assist in the museum gift shop. Volunteering at the local historic site provides unique opportunities to interact with visitors from across the country, promote local history, and gain experience working in a museum as well as in retail.

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