VMI Day of Giving: One Extra Day for VMI

This leap year, we have one extra day—Feb. 29. Give now to benefit today’s cadets and tomorrow’s leaders.

Do you have what it takes?

Join the Corps of Cadets.


Join the Corps of Cadets


Few colleges offer a first year as challenging as VMI. None offer the unique education, rewards, and "Brother Rat" spirit found here.

Few colleges offer a first year as challenging as VMI. None offer the unique education, rewards, and "Brother Rat" spirit found here.

VMI Community Updates

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

  • The February 2024 Institute Report is now available to read and download. Catch up on winter news from VMI, take a look back at 50 years of the Institute Report, and test your VMI knowledge with trivia questions.
  • VOTE FOR MOE - VMI's beloved mascot is vying to top the competition in The Ingles Southern Conference Mascot Challenge. Vote daily now through the SoCon basketball tournament to make sure Moe and VMI are #1. ETSU is currently in the lead.
  • Cadet event reminder: A Summer Undergraduate Entrepreneurship Program info and recruitment session will be held Tues., Feb. 29 at 8 p.m. in Scott Shipp Hall Room 268 to learn more about our partners and the summer program. RSVP today!
  • The lower level of the VMI Museum exhibits will not be available for viewing February 9 - 25, 2024 during renovations.  The Main Level and Museum Store will be open for our regular hours daily 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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

VMI’s Day of Giving is Today!

Support the Corps by participating in VMI’s Day of Giving! Make a gift to the fund of your choice before midnight tonight, and help us reach our goal of 500 donors.

Generous donations from alumni, family, and friends help VMI set the standard for excellence and provide a top-notch academic experience, professional military training, and high-quality athletic facilities. There are eight different ways you can donate and make an impact that cadets will be able to see and experience every day. Rah Virginia Mil!

Upcoming Events

More Events

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.

Superintendent's Newsletter More News

VMI: Forging 21st Century Leaders