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COVID-19 Update

Update 14 April 2020

A message from Gen. J. H. Binford Peay III ’62 to members of the VMI Community:
Read Letter (PDF) 

Update 19 March 2020

These are unprecedented times for our nation and our beloved community. The uncertainty and unpredictability of this global pandemic creates a worldwide challenge unlike anything most of us have ever experienced. Yet in a recent communication from Gen. Peay ’62 to the community on post, he mentioned that no community is better suited to overcome adversity than are we.

With that in mind, please allow me to echo the sentiments of our national leaders and the medical experts by encouraging all of us to wash our hands, avoid crowds, hunker down as able and lean on tried and true VMI brother rats and the broader VMI community.

The networks upon which we rely in ordinary circumstances are the same upon which we rely today – maybe more so. Are we willing/able to take proper care of ourselves and resolve to be as helpful as possible to those in need? I believe we can and will, because the same VMI mission that produces educated and honorable difference-makers in times of peril and in times of tranquility is intact. Given this, can we help you connect with local alumni or a brother rat?

Your VMI Alumni Agencies staff is working remotely, and we are open for business. While events and travel are suspended, we are determined to continue our important work by phone, letter and digital communications. The Corps of Cadets is doing likewise, as unprecedented distance learning begins for them March 25. A summary of VMI’s course of action can be found at www.vmi.edu/covid. Please refer to our web page here for alumni related announcements. Both are refreshed daily at 4:00 p.m.

Let us know if hardship comes to you or befalls another member of the VMI family. Perhaps we can help identify available resources and find the assistance you/they need.

We will get through this difficult time together. We will learn from this experience, and armed with those lessons learned, we will be better positioned to support VMI, the Corps of Cadets and our alumni.

Rah Virginia Mil!

Steve Maconi
VMI Alumni Agencies
Chief Executive Officer

Update 17 March 2020

As part of the Alumni Agencies ongoing effort to reduce community spread of COVID-19, all employees are now working remotely for the foreseeable future. However, we are still fully operational and remain committed to supporting you in the coming weeks.

In order to get in touch with any member of our staff, please use our online directory to find the email address and phone extension of the person you are trying to reach.

We will announce any changes to this plan via this web page daily at 4:00 p.m.

We appreciate your continued understanding and support of VMI and the VMI Alumni Agencies.

Update 11 March 2020

As the situation regarding COVID-19, otherwise known as the coronavirus, continues to develop, the VMI Alumni Agencies are gathering information and monitoring reliable sources in order to establish proper response plans. Agencies representatives are also members of the VMI Pandemic Task Force which is actively considering a wide range of issues and possible responses. Information related to the Institute’s response to coronavirus-related issues may be found at vmi.edu/covid.

The VMI Alumni Agencies will act in full accordance with any decisions that the Institute may make in regard to access to post and other issues.

We will announce any changes to the plan via this web page each day at 4:00 p.m.

Thank you for your understanding of this situation and your support of VMI and the VMI Alumni Agencies. If you have any questions related to the VMI Alumni Agencies’ responses, please contact Steve Maconi, VMI Alumni Agencies chief executive officer, at help@vmiaa.org.

Status of Upcoming Events

We will post all updates regarding major upcoming events on this page.

Through June 1o – Moody Hall Events and Alumni Lodging

All Events and Lodging Cancelled

This policy reflects the governor’s stay at home order. More information on specific events is below.
For further questions, contact Thom Brashears ’95 at tbrashears@vmiaa.org

April 20-21 – Class of 1945, 1950, 1955, 1960, 1965 Reunions

Postponed – Rescheduled for October 5/6, 2020

Please visit the Reunions page for more information.

April 24-25 – Class of 1970, 1980, 1990, 2000 Reunions

Postponed – Rescheduled for October 23-24, October 29-November 1 and December 4-5

Please visit the Reunions page for more information.

May 28-30 – VMI Foundation Board of Trustees Meeting in Williamsburg

Williamsburg Meeting Cancelled, Continuing as Planned via Online Meetings

June 11-13 – Keydet Club Board of Governors Meeting

Continuing as Planned via Online Meetings

June 11-13 – Keydet Club Leadership Outing