The Strength of the VMI Relationship

There is a closeness at VMI that is rare in American colleges. Much is shared among members of a class – the boredom of guard duty and penalty tours, intense preparation for parades and inspections, late-night study sessions, downtime in barracks. And when the celebrations come – the ceremony to receive your class ring, for instance – you’ll find that the people you’re celebrating with, your brother rats, are the ones closest to you, who know life as you know it, who share your values.



Connect with Cadets, Faculty, and Admissions Staff


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Open House

Fall 2021 Open House Programs are currently scheduled to be two-day overnight programs. Students wishing to spend the night in barracks will be required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination. The overnight portion and overall itinerary are subject to change.

Available Dates:
**All Fall 2021 Open Houses are currently full. Spring Open House dates will be listed here once finalized, and registration will reopen at that time.

Sample Open House Itinerary


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Personal Interview

Personal interviews are a good opportunity to speak one-on-one with an admissions counselor and learn more about VMI.

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Photo of VMI cadets giving tours to visitors.

Tour VMI's Historic Post

In the Lexington area? Cadet Guided Post Tours are available daily. Anyone interested in these 40-50 minute walking tours of the historic VMI Post can gather in the lobby of the VMI Museum (2nd floor , Memorial Hall) at 12:15 p.m.

You can also learn more about VMI's history and cadet life since 1839 by visiting the digital collections of the VMI Archives.