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.

VMI Community Updates

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

  • Virginia Military Institute’s thirty-first Sports Hall of Fame Banquet will be held at 6 p.m. on Jan. 21 in Marshall Hall, honoring the 10 new inductees of the 2022 Hall of Fame Class. Registration for this event closes on Jan. 11, 2023. Secure your spot today! Basketball tickets for the game against the Citadel at 1 p.m. in Cameron Hall are also available.
  • The VMI Board of Visitors Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Subcommittee is conducting an in-person meeting on Thursday, Jan. 12, 2023 beginning at 10:30 a.m. in the Marshall Hall Board Room. Institute business will be discussed by participating members.
  • Information regarding summer study abroad opportunities is available from the Office of Global Education. Some deposit due dates are approaching soon!

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

Cadets from VMI, military college in Virginia, cheer on their basketball team as they compete against rivals The Citadel. Photo courtesy of VMI Athletics.

Clash on the Court

The VMI basketball team will square up against The Citadel on Saturday, Jan 21, 2023 at 1:00 PM in Cameron Hall. Tickets are still available for purchase to support the Keydets against our rivals from Charleston. 

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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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