Local Open Houses

Attending a VMI local open house is a chance to get a feel for the Institute, meet cadets and staff, and ask questions about life at Virginia Military Institute.

Learn More About VMI

If you are unable to plan a trip to Lexington for a VMI open house but would still like to hear from cadets and staff about the Institute, you can now register for VMI’s local open houses. Local open house events provide an opportunity for high school seniors and juniors to learn more about VMI firsthand. They will have the opportunity to speak with VMI staff, current cadets, and local alumni. Plenty of time is provided for parents and prospective cadets to ask questions in a one-on-one setting.

A map of the United States with icons highlighting the different locations of Local Open Houses in 2023

Not seeing an event near you? More locations and dates will be added for the fall during the summer months.

Spring Local Open House Events

Click the location to register for the event.

  • March 29 – Richmond
  • April 11 – Chicago
  • April 13 – San Antonio
  • April 20 – Northern Virginia
  • April 25 – New York City/Long Island – This event has been canceled.
  • April 27 – Detroit – This event has been canceled.
  • May 2 – Phoenix – This event has been canceled.
  • May 18 – Atlanta
  • May 23 – Lynchburg
  • May 24 – Roanoke
  • Los Angeles – This event has been postponed until fall 2023.

Virtual Open House

If you’re unable to attend a Local Open House you can attend the next Virtual Open House scheduled for Tuesday, May 2 at 7 p.m. (EST). This event is designed to provide students with an inside look at VMI and how the Institute develops tomorrow’s leaders. Register today!

Have Any Questions?

If you’re looking for more information regarding these events, contact Brandon Bissell ’98.

  • Brandon Bissell

    Brandon Bissell '98 Director of Alumni Outreach

    The director of alumni outreach will be responsible for the planning and implementation of strategies, programs and projects that increase alumni engagement and involvement with VMI and the Alumni Association. Further, this position will assist the chief operating officer in being the face of the VMI Alumni Association at various events and engagements around the country.