Whether it’s falling in on the bricks for march down or counting them in the middle of the night on guard duty, bricks hold a unique station in VMI’s collective memory. Many hours of our past have been stamped into them. Understandably, a brick represents both one’s memory of the Institute and its memory of us. So it is appropriate to etch a tangible reminder of ourselves into the bricks for posterity.
Founded in 1998, the VMI Brick Program honors and memorializes those whose passion for VMI has generously manifested itself. After 25 years, the VMI Brick Program is ending June 30, 2023. Now is your opportunity to be recognized for your loyal support of the Institute and its Corps of Cadets.
Notice of Program Changes
Due to limited space available in the brick sidewalk in front of barracks, the ability to earn multiple brick credits has been suspended (to include all credits earned since July 1, 1998). From this point forward, all alumni can qualify for only one brick and only for themselves. Bricks already on order will be honored.
The allowance for placing bricks in memory of deceased alumni has also been suspended. Bricks for deceased individuals that have already been qualified for and on order will be honored.
The Friends and Family section of the bricks will no longer be placing new bricks. Due to limited space available, all remaining bricks are being reserved for VMI Alumni joining their class sections. Friends and family bricks already qualified for and on order will be honored.
If you have questions about these changes, please contact either:
Franklin Van Valkenburg ’13
Brick Program Coordinator
Meade King ’85
Chief Operating Officer
VMI Foundation & Keydet Club