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From the VMI Archives: Matriculation History

Since the the opening of VMI on November 11, 1839, new cadets have signed the matriculation book.  The VMI Archives houses all matriculation books except for the volume currently in use. The term “rat” as a reference to new cadets first appears in records around 1860.

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