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Caldwell March

Cadets walk in a long line down a curved road with blooming trees in the background during the spring 2022 Caldwell March
Cadets participate in the spring 2022 Caldwell March

First-year cadets and their training cadre honor in the fall the first half of the 26-mile journey Addison Caldwell, Virginia Tech’s first student, made in 1872. They complete the second half in the spring.

Many alumni, families, and friends support the first-year cadets as they march as Caldwell March sponsors. Anyone who donates $500 or more to the Commandant’s Priorities Fund automatically becomes a sponsor. The deadline to support a cadet for the spring 2023 march is Friday, March 31. 

To honor a specific cadet, include his or her name in the comment section of the online gift form at

Please call 540-231-2892 for more information.