CORPS OF CADETS
VIRGINIA MILITARY INSTITUTE
24 JANUARY 2008
Midwinter Formal Hop
1. EVENT. The VMI Corps of Cadets is permitted to attend the Midwinter Formal (MWF) in Cocke Hall on Saturday, 9 Feb from 1900-2300 in accordance with the following eligibility requirements.
a. A cadet must have a date to attend the MWF.
b. A cadet must make a reservation with the S7 staff to attend the MWF because of the limited capacity of Cocke Hall.
c. A cadet with restrictions who has a date and made a reservation will have restrictions lifted from CMD Saturday 9 Feb 08 until noon Sunday 10 Feb 08.
d. A limited number of cadets without dates may sign up with the S7 to work at the hop to earn hop privileges.
a. Eligible cadets must stay at least three hours at the MWF to take advantage of the hop privilege which is a free in-county weekend as per Blue Book regulations. Cadets may only be in civilian clothes:
i. En route to and from Zollmans
ii. At the hotel
b. Cadets with restrictions must return to Post by noon Sunday. Cadets with FCP must return to Post by taps Sunday.
c. There is no charge for admission to the hop.
d. Uniform for cadets is coatee with white ducks for men and long white skirt for women, no cover or gloves. Uniform for military attendees is mess dress. Dress for civilian guests is long gown for ladies and tuxedo for gentlemen.
e. Regardless of restrictions, eligible cadets may depart at CMD Saturday, 9 Feb 08 in the hop uniform or gray blouse to spend time with their dates prior to the hop, but they must then stay at the hop for at least three hours.
f. Eligible cadets with drill vehicles may use their vehicles for activities relating to the formal from Friday, 8 Feb through Sunday, 10 Feb. Cadets must be accompanied by their dates or meeting their dates while using their vehicles.
g. Reservations and work sign-ups will be accepted by the S7 beginning noon, Monday 29 Jan 08 for firsts; noon Tuesday for seconds; noon Wednesday for thirds; and noon Thursday 31 Jan 08 for fourths.
h. The S-7 Captain may authorize 1 for 1 PTs and haydowns to facilitate execution of the event.
Cadet Christopher N. Malta ‘08
Regimental S-7 Captain ‘07-‘08