The VMI Community

VMI prides itself on preparing cadets for a life of leadership and service, and our connection to the local and global community is at the forefront of our mission to produce citizen-soldiers. There are many opportunities for cadets, parents, families, alumni, and the public to enjoy the programming, events, traditions, and camaraderie of the Virginia Military Institute in beautiful Lexington, Virginia.


A Day Out at VMI

Post is brimming with opportunities to see the Corps of Cadets in action, visit our museums and library, and take part in the traditions that make VMI ‘No Ordinary College’. Find your next outing on our Public Events calendar.

VMI Calendar

Athletes in Action

Get all your news and updates for VMI Keydets to root for the team! Take in a game on Post, stream the competition from home, or show your school spirit on the road, complete with the latest gear from our bookstore.

Let's Go Keydets

Public Conferences

VMI’s Center for Leadership and Ethics …… (focus on public)

Upcoming Conferences

Support Along the Journey

Parents Council

The Parents Council provides a forum for the interchange of ideas and information between parents, cadets and Institute officials.

Connect with the Council

On-Site Community Training

Corps Physical Training Facility

Interested in new leadership training? Programs are available for high school and business groups to engage in physical and tactical exercies at VMI.

Find a program

A Lifelong Bond

VMI Alumni Association

"The VMI Family." It is an expression that embraces not only the Institute's cadets and alumni, but also those who admire and support VMI and its historic mission.

Connect with your chapter

Preparing Future Leaders

Center for Leadership & Ethics

VMI’s Center for Leadership and Ethics educates, engages and inspires the VMI Corps of Cadets, faculty and staff and shares insights gleaned from the VMI programs with a broader national audience. 

Conferences & Programming

A Snapshot of Life on Post

Social Media

Nestled in the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains, day to day life at VMI is a college experience like no other. Connect with the Institute on social media to get a closer look at cadetship and excellence in Lexington.

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Finding Your Place

Admissions & Aid

VMI has shaped leaders, heroes, and individuals whose daily lives reflect the honor, fairness, and appreciation for the value of work that is instilled here. Ready to join the ranks?

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