Cadet Activities

The VMI Corps of Cadets marches past the State Capitol Building in Richmond during the inaugural parade of Ralph Northam '81.

Inaugural Parade ‘Extra Special’

The VMI Corps of Cadets marched through the streets of Richmond Saturday, Jan. 13, as part of the inaugural parade for Gov. Ralph Northam ’81.

Cadet Holly Njabo '20 deadlifts during the powerlifting competition in Cocke Hall.

Keydet Powerlifters Claim Team Titles

Seven VMI powerlifters took first place in their respective weight classes, and the Keydets claimed two team titles in one of their most successful competitions ever.

December graduates toss their gloves into the air following the commencement ceremonies.

Over 40 to Graduate Wednesday

Over 40 cadets will receive their diplomas and 11 will take the commissioning oath in ceremonies held Dec. 19 and 20 in Jackson Memorial Hall.

Marc Howe ’17 and Brian Colitti '17 put the final touches on an interactive map of Post that will be used by visitors on VMI’s website. – VMI Photo by Ashlie Walter.

Cadet-Created Map Improves Visitor Experience

Two cadets majoring in computer and information sciences recently created an interactive map of the VMI post as their senior capstone project, which is now available for use on VMI's website.

Chase Antony ’18 accepts his award for 3rd place at the Model UN conference at the U.S. Military Academy. – VMI Photo courtesy of Ryan Nagatoshi ’18.

Model UN Makes an Impression

Two cadets recently received awards at the United States Military Academy's Model UN conference, an impressive accomplishment considering that Model UN is a relatively new activity at VMI.

A cadet reads to elementary school students.

Cadets Serve the Community

During the first weekend of April, hundreds of Virginia Military Institute cadets fanned out to over a dozen local sites and worked hard for their community.

Sarah Hoover ’13, representing Norfolk Southern Corporation at the career fair, speaks with Allison Partin ‘17. – VMI Photos by Kelly Nye.

Career Ambassadors Guide Cadet Connections

Cadet career ambassadors play a vital role in helping their fellow cadets make a smooth transition to post-graduation employment.

VMI’s All-Americans Box in Cocke Hall

The USIBA national championships are currently underway at Virginia Military Institute, with semifinals set for tonight at 6 p.m. in Cocke Hall.

National Society of Black Engineers cadets visit Central Elementary School.

‘Open up New Bridges’

Four cadets in VMI's chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers recently attended a conference that allowed them to meet minorities with successful careers in both the military and the private sector.

Cadets march in the 2017 presidential inaugural parade.

VMI Marches in Presidential Inaugural Parade

The Corps of Cadets' participation in the parade was broadcast across the nation Friday, and it marks the 15th time the VMI Corps of Cadets has participated in a presidential inaugural parade.

A view of the Jordan Point entrance to Virginia Military Institute

Instructions for Return from Furlough

Events in downtown Lexington are expected to complicate traffic patterns Jan. 15, especially in the afternoon. It is recommended that the Jordan's Point entrance be used to access post.

Cadets march in the 2013 inaugural parade.

Corps to March in Presidential Inaugural

The Presidential Inaugural Committee has selected the VMI Corps of Cadets to march in the Jan. 20 inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States.

Richard Dow '18 crosses the stage today in the graduation ceremony held in Jackson Memorial Hall. Visit flickr.com/vmiphotos to see more images from December graduation. – VMI Photo by H. Lockwood McLaughlin.

41 Cross the Stage in Jackson Memorial Hall 

Among the 41 cadets to graduate today was Richard Dow '18, who received the Marine Corps Commandant’s Trophy as the top-ranked officer candidate in his class.

Response to Concerns About Behavioral Health Programs

The Virginia Military Institute is committed to the well-being of all VMI cadets, faculty, staff and our employees while adhering to the requirements of our rigorous, tough, Spartan environment.

Sgt. 1st Class Carmelo Echevarria gives instructions before the night ambush begins.

Night Ambush

Cadets try out patrol and ambush tactics taught by the commandant’s staff, complementing training provided by the ROTC units.

Image of a new cadet signing the Matriculation Book

506 Matriculate in Class of 2020

More than 500 new cadets matriculated with the Virginia Military Institute Class of 2020 this morning. At 506 cadets, the class is the third largest entering class.

Image of new cadet company formed up in Cameron Hall

VMI to Live Stream Matriculation Day Ceremony

Virginia Military Institute will again provide a live webcast of the Matriculation Day welcome ceremony this Saturday, Aug. 20, at 2 p.m. at www.vmi.edu/livestream.

Samantha Alexander sitting at her desk

Alleviating Poverty in the United States

Five cadets complete poverty-focused internships through the Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty.

Cadets work alongside Bolivian Villagers to construct eco latrines.

Eco Latrine Project Continues in Bolivia

Keydets without Borders travels to Pampoyo, Bolivia, to build eco latrines and solar showers alongside local villagers.