VMI Matriculation Day 17+3

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  1. bruno

    bruno Retired Staff Member

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    Good luck to the new Rats who are even now scurrying to Lexington for Matriculation Day. Remembor Moms and Dads- despite your apprehension- they won't kill them, won't eat them and everything they will be going thru , tens of thousands have successfully gone before (and done so without parental helicoptering!)
    To the new Rats: just keep on plugging - it will be over before you know it and you definitely CAN DO IT. AND... remember that you are going to College. The Military and physical things are important to the VMI experience, but don't be confused about priorities- Academics have to be your top priority and sometimes- you just have to suck it up, prioritize and take the pain when you had to study instead of shine! GOOD LUCK and welcome to the Ratline!
    http://www.vmi.edu/

    Watch liverstream of Matriculation day events here: http://www.vmi.edu/cadet-life/life-on-post/corps-events/livestream/
     
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    bruno Retired Staff Member

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    Video of the new Rats marching into barracks for the first time. Parents and friends can play "Where's Waldo" - be forewarned : they will look different the next time you see them parading!
     
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  5. Dadof2

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    Thanks for the videos. Saw my new rat a few times. We dropped off DD at USNA on Thursday to start her youngster year and then off to VMI with DS for matriculation. The house is very quiet now. I guess we'll have to get used to that.
     
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    Rats are half way through Hell Week! Keep going Rats!!
     
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    Hell Week indeed! ...and looking for "meet your cadre" on youtube, I found this. Worth a look:
     
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