Authorized absence card. This card is placed on the cadet's door to indicate his/her whereabouts at all times
To max a test
Afternoon Call to Quarters. Quiet hours from 1300 - 1600.
A command given to new cadets meaning, "Come to Attention."
Breakfast Roll Call. Morning formation.
A fellow member of a class who underwent Cadet Basic Training with you. Usually ends in a lifelong friendship.
The large granite stone on the WWII Memorial located between the eight pylons
To have an excused absence from a Corps activity such as formation
The act in which a freshman bears to the right side of the hall while marching
Dinner Roll Call. Noon formation
White dress pants worn with the uniform
Evening Call to Quarters. 1800-2300 hours Sunday, and 1900-2300 Monday through Thursday, used as study time. During this time, freshmen do not sound off, and all cadets are expected to maintain quiet in the dorms.
Excessive belt material not properly aligned
A cadet who diligently enforce the regulations and enjoys ragging on freshmen
an activity of both unity and comradery that reaches far beyond the average profession relationship between cadets
Socializing outside of your class; being too friendly with superiors, subordinates; performing undue personal servitude
Lock to a cadet's room which prevents the door from closing
Morning meal; Breakfast Roll Call (BRC) formation
General Tightening Down, increased enforcement of regulations
A unit's flag or standard; the new cadet knowledge publication
The Regimental Band of the Corps of Cadets
Any Virginia Tech student or alumni
To get a fellow classmate into trouble; person who commits the act
VMI mascot, any VMI cadet or alumni
Any test, quiz, or homework saved to be used to study for future exams. Dates to early 40's.
Morning Call to Quarters, 0800-1100. More commonly used to refer to Marathon Call to Quarters, where ECQ standards are maintained through the entire day.
Any freshman cadet
Officer of the Day
Senior wrap where both maroon pieces are worn
Officer of the Guard
Senior wraps where one crossbelt with chest brass is worn with bottom maroon sash
A condition harder than present.
Male cadet's roommate. Used as far back as the 1880's
Female cadet's roommate
Hitting someone in the face with a shaving cream pie
Statues above the War Memorial Chapel
Quality Credit Average
Bed in a cadet's room
A fictional creature living in a cadet's room who induces the cadet to sleep through classes
The act of sleeping in a rack
To "chew out" a freshman guilty of an infraction
A cadet who went through the system in the Old Corps; used as far back as 1888.
A cadet between his/her freshman and sophomore years; any cadet without a new cadet class below them.
Upperclassman who protects freshmen from harassment
Storage area above the closets
Path behind Shultz Dining Hall used by freshmen
Evening formation where the flag is lowered
The WWI Memorial between Brodie and Rasche
A handkerchief or napkin with the unit's logo on it which is worn by freshmen while under the new cadet system until VPI beats VMI in a major sport
Area behind Shanks Hall
Area in front of Shultz Dining Hall
A senior without rank; the VTCC cannon
To give the proper freshmen call; to blow the bugle; to give a loud order
Supper Roll Call, evening formation
Stick or Treat
A tradition which occurs around Halloween when the freshmen give candy to upperclassmen
To be accepted as a candidate for membership into an organization
Lights out at 2300 hours; to pay tribute on a bugle to someone who has died
A period of time served as a punishment for excessive demerits
Area in front of Lane Hall
Entrance to Brodie Hall near the PAB, use is an upperclassman privilege