Dress and Appearance
Throughout the STP a neat personal appearance and adherence to the other VMI Summer Session rules and regulations are required. Appropriate dress in the dining hall and in classes is as follows: for men, shoes, jeans or slacks, dress shorts, and shirts with sleeves designed for outer garment wear are required; for women, shoes, jeans, slacks, skirts, dresses, dress shorts, and blouses with sleeves designed for outer garment wear are required.
Both men and women are expected to wear either shoes or sandals with straps. Flip flop or shower shoes are not authorized. With the exception of females, who are authorized to wear earrings, students are not allowed to wear body-piercing adornments while on Post.
All students should also bring running shoes and clothing for physical training.
Attendance is required at all classes, physical training sessions, and announced meetings.
Non-cadet visitors are not permitted in barracks.
While honor is sacred to cadets it must be remembered there may be people in the barracks during the summer who do not hold honor and integrity in the same esteem. For the past few summers we have had a problem with thefts. We recommend a combination lock to secure barracks rooms and the use of bankcards or checks instead of cash.
Dating and Socializing
VMI upperclassmen are prohibited from dating, or attempting to date, students in the STP. Likewise, STP students are prohibited from dating, or attempting to date, VMI upperclassmen.
Students will be assigned a post office box when they arrive which will serve as their mailing address while at VMI.
Students may keep a motor vehicle on Post but it must be registered with the Summer Session Office. Use of cars by STP students is restricted to weekends. (NOTE: A registration fee of $30 is required.)
The VMI Infirmary, staffed by nurses with a physician on call, will be open to treat STP students between 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Monday-Friday during the STP term.
There is no laundry service at VMI during the summer. However, coin operated washers and dryers are available on Post and in the community within walking distance of the Post.
There are many opportunities for students to pursue recreational activities at VMI and the surrounding areas. At VMI there are racquetball courts, tennis courts, a swimming pool, a weight room, indoor and outdoor running tracks, outdoor fields, and jogging trails. In the surrounding area there is a golf course where students can play at reduced rates.