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Virginia State University will open at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, December 11. Final exams will also begin at 10 a.m. Please adhere to the revised final exam schedule below.

Revised Final Exam

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

10 a.m. - Noon - Class meeting at 8 a.m. MWF

12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. - Class meeting at noon MWF
3 p.m. - 5 p.m. - Class meeting at 4 p.m. MWF

Dining services will operate on a Brunch & Dinner schedule on Monday, December 10, 2018, at Jones Dining Hall, due to school closure.
Brunch (10:30am to 1:00pm)
Dinner (4:30pm to 6:30pm)

Foster Hall and Gateway Dining will be closed.

Please continue to monitor the University's website, social media platforms, RAVE alerts and email for further updates.

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Alumni and Awards

VSU ROTC General Officers

Four Star General Officers

  • Dennis F. ViaDennis L. Via

Three Star General Officers

  • alonzoAlonzo E. Short, Jr.

Two Star General Officers

  • Ernest R. MorganErnest R. Morgan
  • Leo A. BrooksLeo A. Brooks
  • W. Montague WinfieldW. Montague Winfield

One Star General Officers

  • AlfredAlfred J. Cade
  • Bert W. Holmes, Jr.Bert W. Holmes, Jr.
  • Sheila R. BaxterSheila R. Baxter
  • BG Charles R. HamiltonBG Charles R. Hamilton
  • BG Alfred F. Abramson IIIAlfred F. Abramson III
  • BG William L. ThigpenBG William L. Thigpen
  • BG James S. Moore JrBG James S. Moore Jr

Notable Facts

  1. LTC (Ret) Irene F. Logan, first female commissioned in the ROTC program in 1976.
  2. COL Sheila R. Baxter, 1978 graduate, is the first female promoted to BG.
  3. MAJ Ester Sharpe, 1987 graduate, first female from Virginia State University deployed to Kuwait in support of Operation Desert Shield
  4. COL Velma Richardson, Assistant Professor of Military Science '80-'83, first female from the ROTC Staff promoted to BG.
  5. LTC (Ret) Veronica L. Baker first female to serve as PMS since the program originated in 1947 by LTC (Ret) Robert M. Hendrick, Jr.
  6. MG Leo A. Brooks is the father of BG (Ret) Leo A. Brooks, Jr. and GEN Vincent K. Brooks, currently the Commander, U.S. Army Pacific.


  • 2000 General Douglas MacArthur Award, Best Battalion US Army Cadet Command, Medium School Category
  • 2009 Thurgood Marshall College Fund Outstanding ROTC Program Award 
  • 2010 Thurgood Marshall College Fund Outstanding ROTC Program Award

Distinguished Alumni

VSU graduate, 1LT Ruppert Sargent, was the first Black officer in history to be awarded the Medal of Honor.
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