May 20, 2024  
2019 Summer Session Catalogue 
2019 Summer Session Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

General Information: Summer Session

Administration. The Director of the Summer Session is COL Jay Johnson. The Deputy Director for the first term is COL Merce Brooke and for the second term CAPT Ned Riester. The Summer Session office is located in 303 Shell Hall and is open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Phone: (540) 464-7213.

Academic Center. The Miller Academic Center in 202 Carroll Hall will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday.  Cadets are invited to stop by or make an appointment to talk with staff to discuss any questions or concerns about their academic performance or need to enhance relevant skills.

Barbershop. The Barbershop will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Bookstore. The VMI Bookstore will be open from 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Center for Cadet Counseling. The Center for Cadet Counseling (CCC) offers a range of services designed to develop awareness, values, knowledge and skills necessary for Cadets to make healthy choices, meet future challenges and lead meaningful lives. Services include health and wellness programs, individual assessment and counseling, crisis intervention, and consultation. Cadet Health and Wellness services and programs encourage cadets to strive for balance and well-being through various education, prevention, and awareness activities. Topics of interest to Cadets include maintaining emotional wellness, stress management, alcohol and drug abuse prevention, and building healthy relationships. Staff at the CCC view Cadets from a strength-based perspective and routinely encourage Cadets to develop resiliency skills to help them bounce back more quickly from adversity and rigors of the VMI system. Counseling services are confidential and conducted by licensed mental health professionals. For more information, please call 540-464-7667 or visit our website:

Disability Services. The Office of Disabilities Services (ODS) is committed to meeting ethical and legal responsibilities to ensure equitable educational access to cadets with documented disabilities. We support the academic success, personal growth and development of life and leadership skills for cadets in a manner that promotes self-awareness, self-determination, and self-advocacy. ODS also serves as a resource to the VMI community to encourage awareness and understanding regarding disabilities issues in higher education. Cadets with documented disabilities are encouraged to schedule a meeting with the Director of ODS as early as possible to allow adequate time for review of documentation, to allow for a thorough assessment of academic needs, and to familiarize new cadets with administrative procedures. For more information, please call (540-464-7667) or visit our website:

Drug and Alcohol Policies. The unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession, or use of a controlled substance or alcohol is prohibited on VMI-owned or VMI-controlled property or as part of any school activity, regardless of location.

Alcohol. VMI does not tolerate the abuse of alcohol by any VMI student. All students attending the VMI Summer Session will observe all state and local laws governing the possession, purchase, or use of alcoholic beverages. Students who make themselves conspicuous as a consequence of drinking alcoholic beverages may be dismissed from the summer session or otherwise punished. VMI Regulation, Part III, Chapter 23, specifically addresses the issue of drug and alcohol use.

Illicit Drugs. VMI does not tolerate drug abuse by any VMI student at any time or place, whether in a duty, leave, or furlough status at VMI or elsewhere. The Institute intends to exercise the utmost diligence in preventing the illegal introduction of marijuana, cocaine, narcotics, or other controlled substances on Post. VMI will impose disciplinary sanctions on students who unlawfully possess, use, or distribute illicit drugs (consistent with local, state, and federal laws) up to and including expulsion from the Institute and referral for prosecution. Students should be aware that most drug offenses are classified as felonies and that conviction of such an offense can have serious consequences, including destruction of any hope of pursuing a military or professional career.

Final Examinations. Final examinations for both terms of the Summer Session will be administered according to the following schedule. Changes may be made only under extenuating circumstances or emergencies and must be approved by the Director of the Summer Session.

First Day of Final Exams (1st term, June 19; 2nd term, July 25)

8:00 – 11:00 a.m. — Reading time
1:00 – 4:00 p.m. — All classes that began at 7:30 a.m.

Second Day of Final Exams (1st term, June 20; 2nd term, July 26)

8:00 – 11:00 a.m. — All classes that began at 9:45 a.m.
1:00 – 4:00 p.m. — All classes that began at 12:30 p.m.

Library.  Preston Library will be open during the following times:

Regular hours during summer sessions – Starting Monday, May 21st

Monday – Thursday: 8:00am* – 10:00pm
Friday: 8:00am* – 4:30pm
Saturday: 12:00pm – 5:00pm
Sunday: 7:00pm* – 10:00pm


Saturday – Monday, May 25-27 CLOSED (Memorial Day Weekend)

Reduced Hours Between Summer Sessions I and II:

Thursday, June 20 8:00am* – 4:30pm
Friday, June 21 8:00am* – 4:30pm
Saturday June 22 CLOSED
Sunday June 23 CLOSED

Summer Session Hours Resume Monday, June 24th

Monday – Thursday: 8:0am* – 10:00pm
Friday: 8:00am* – 4:30pm
Saturday: 12:00pm – 5:00pm
Sunday: 7:00pm* – 10:00pm

Thursday-Sunday, July 4-7 CLOSED (Independence Day Weekend)

Reduced Summer Hours – July 30th -August 27th

Monday – Friday 7:30am* – 4:30pm
Saturday – Sunday CLOSED

Mathematics Education and Resource Center (MERC) and the Open Math Lab (OML). The MERC will be open for both summer sessions, according to the schedule below. There will be tutors on-hand for help in the following mathematics courses: MA-101, MA-105/MA-106, MA- 114, MA-123/MA-124, MA-125/MA-126, MA-215, MA-220, and MA-311. There is no cost to VMI students for this service and no appointments are necessary. Tutoring is held in the OML, which is located on the 700-level of Preston Library.

Summer Session I:

  Week 1 (May 20): Monday and Thursday 1-4 and 7-10 p.m.; Friday 1-4 p.m.
  Week 2 (May 28): Tuesday through Thursday: 1-4 and 7-10 p.m.; Friday 1-4 p.m.
  Week 3 (June 3): Monday through Thursday: 1-4 and 7-10 p.m.; Friday 1-4 p.m.
  Week 4 (June 10): Monday through Thursday: 1-4 and 7-10 p.m.; Friday 1-4 p.m.
  Week 5 (June 17): Monday through Wednesday: 1-4 and 7-10 p.m.

Summer Session II and STP:

  Week 1 (June 24): Monday through Thursday: 1-4 and 7-10 p.m.; Friday 1-4 p.m.
  Week 2 (July 2): Monday through Wednesday: 1-4 and 7-10 p.m. (closed 4-July in observance of Independence Day)
  Week 3 (July 8): Monday through Thursday: 1-4 and 7-10 p.m.; Friday 1-4 p.m.
  Week 4 (July 15): Monday through Thursday: 1-4 and 7-10 p.m.; Friday 1-4 p.m.
  Week 5 (July 22): Monday through Thursday: 1-4 and 7-10 p.m.

Mail. The mailroom window will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Medical Services: The VMI Post Hospital will be open Monday – Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. for routine medical services. Illnesses or injuries requiring an overnight stay will be referred to the local hospital and students will be responsible for the cost of their care in that facility. Students should make every effort to have their medical needs cared for during the clinic hours. When the Post Hospital is closed students needing medical attention will have to go to the local emergency room for evaluation. All accidents, including automobile accidents, causing serious bodily harm or property damage are to be reported immediately to a Summer Session official.

Military Store. The Military Store will be open from 7:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Microcomputer Laboratories. Computer labs will be open as listed:

  117 Scott Shipp 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday
  414 Mallory 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday
  Barracks Study Room Open 24 hours, seven days a week

Motor Vehicle Parking. The following Summer Session Motor Vehicle Parking regulations are provided:

Registration:  All motor vehicles to include motorcycles must be registered. Failure to register a vehicle and to properly place the parking hang tag or motorcycle decal may result in either (1) the revocation of Post parking privileges or (2) a recommendation to the Superintendent that the offender be dismissed from the VMI Summer Session. The parking hangtag or motorcycle decal must be displayed as directed by VMI Police. Vehicles or motorcycles not displaying a parking hang tag or motorcycle decal are subject to being towed.

Permitted Parking. Monday through Friday parking is permitted only in the lots designated for Cadet/Student vehicles. Designated parking for Cadets/Students are: (1) designated perimeter parking spaces in the Marshall Hall lot, (2) designated spaces in the Paulette Hall parking lot, and the (3) Clarkson-McKenna parking lot. The Cadet/Student parking areas are available for parking on a first come first served basis. Please refer to the map, which will be issued with your parking hang tag or motorcycle decal for authorized parking areas.  On weekends (5:00 p.m. Friday until midnight, Sunday) parking is permitted in the spaces adjacent to Scott Shipp Hall, Cocke Hall, and the academic buildings along Letcher Ave.  Motorcycle parking is designated in the Marshall Hall parking lot only.

Prohibited Parking.   Cadet/Student parking is prohibited in the following areas:

  • Parallel to curbs painted yellow.
  • Reserved parking spaces.
  • Barracks - (1) in front of the bollards flanking the front side of Barracks, (2) along the Washington Arch side of Barracks, and (3) in front of the bollards separating Barracks and Shell Hall.
  • Parallel to Shell Hall, Carroll Hall, and the Old Hospital along the brick walkway.
  • Burma Road.
  • Parking spaces in front of Moody Hall, Smith Hall, the George C. Marshall Museum, and faculty residences surrounding the parade ground.
  • Corps Physical Training Facility parking garage.
  • Monday through Friday: All parking lots (1) surrounding Scott Shipp Hall and Cocke Hall, (2) in front of the academic buildings along Letcher Ave, (3) North Institute Hill parking lot, and (4) South Institute Hill parking lot.

Failure to Comply.  Violation of parking regulations will result in fines and/or towing. The Cadet/Student in whose name the vehicle/motorcycle is registered will be responsible for all fines and towing and storage charges. The location of the towed vehicle/motorcycle and the charges for towing and storage can be ascertained by contacting the VMI Police.

Bicycles:  The following Summer Session Bicycle Parking regulations are provided:

Locations:  The following locations are authorized for securing bicycles:

  • Backside of Scott Shipp Hall, adjacent to Cocke Hall.
  • Beside Cormack Hall.
  • Beside Corps Physical Training Facility.

Prohibited:  Bicycles are prohibited from being secured to hand railings or taken inside buildings.

Failure to Comply:  Violation of this guidance will result in the bicycle being removed from the unauthorized location.  The location of the bicycle and any associated charges for removal can be ascertained by contacting the VMI Police.

Post Exchange/Food Court.  Note: Renovations to the PX during the 2018 Summer Session will dictate a change in hours of operation and probable closure.  Please contact Auxiliary Services for updates.

The PX will be open during the following times (see note):

8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday – Friday

Recreational Facilities. The following VMI recreational facilities will be open during the hours indicated:

  Racquetball Courts 2:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday - Friday
  Swimming Pool CLOSED
  Weight Room 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday -Thursday;
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Friday

Washington & Lee Campus Off-Limits. In recent summers problems have arisen with participants of summer programs at VMI inappropriately interacting with participants of summer programs at Washington and Lee University. Consequently, the entire W&L campus is off limits to all VMI Summer Session students. The only exceptions are: a) students may walk through the campus on the concrete walkway immediately in front of Lee Chapel, and b) students who need to obtain or return a library book from the W&L library may do so before 6 p.m. by walking directly to or from the library. Students who violate this directive are subject to disciplinary action at VMI and arrest for trespassing at W&L.

Writing Center. The Writing Center will be open during the hours indicated:

Summer Session I:

  Week 1 (May 21-23): Tuesday through Thursday: 1-4 p.m.
  Week 2 (May 28-30): Tuesday through Thursday: 1-4 p.m. (closed 27-May for Memorial Day)
  Week 3 (June 3-6): Monday through Thursday: 1-4 p.m.
  Week 4 (June 10-13): Monday through Thursday: 1-4 p.m.
  Week 5 (June 17-18): Monday through Tuesday: 1-4 p.m.

Summer Session II:

Summer Session II: 24 June - 26 July, STP: 24 June - 19 July

  Week 1 (June 25-June 27): Tuesday through Thursday: 1-4 p.m.
  Week 2 (July 1-3): Tuesday through Wednesday: 1-4 p.m. and 7-10 p.m. (closed Thursday, 4-July in observance of Independence Day)
  Week 3 (July 8-11): Monday through Thursday: 1-4 p.m. and 7-10 p.m.
  Week 4 (July 15-18): Monday through Thursday: 1-4 p.m. and 7-10 p.m. (STP last week)
  Week 5 (July 22-24): Monday through Wednesday: 1-4 p.m. and 7-10 p.m.