October 2023

Celebrating 125 Years

In October of 2023, Fork Union Military Academy will celebrate its 125th birthday, having opened its doors to students on October 15, 1898. Under the leadership of Dr. William E. Hatcher, the Baptist minister who founded the school and served as its first President, the Academy established the foundation of an education institution that would become one of the nation's leading college preparatory, Christian, military-style boarding school for boys.

We invite you to make a birthday gift to Fork Union Military Academy by joining us in the "125 for the 125th Campaign." Learn more about this special opportunity by clicking the link below.

The 125 for the 125th Campaign

Our 125th Anniversary Celebration

This October, Fork Union Military Academy will mark the celebration of our school's founding in 1898 with a number of special events.

October 13th

3:00PM: Home Football Game
5:00PM: BBQ Cookout with live music from Bennett Wales, class of 2009
7:00PM: Fireworks Display

October 14th

8:00AM: Fork Union 4-Miler - Register for this event at: https://runsignup.com/foundersday4miler
11:30AM: Lunch
12:30PM: Military Spectacle
1:30PM: Snead Hall and Memorial Hall Cornerstone Ceremony
6:30PM: Gala at The Westin Richmond

October 15th

10:00AM: Church service at stadium
11:00AM: Ribbon cutting at Press Box and Sabre Square
11:30AM: Group photos at stadium
12:00PM: Lunch
1:30PM: Parade and Change of Command Ceremony

After the parade there will be 125th Photo opportunity for all in attendance followed by a reception on Sabre Square.

Registration for 125th Anniversary Weekend Events

Hotel Blocks for 125th Anniversary Weekend

The Westin Richmond
6631 West Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23230
1-888-627-7786 | Fork Union Military Academy
Rate: $159-$179+tax


Courtyard by Marriott Richmond West
6400 W Broad St
Richmond, VA 23230
(804) 282-1881 | Fork Union Military Academy
Rate: $149+tax


Best Western Plus Executive Hotel
7007 W Broad St
Richmond, VA 23294
(804) 627-7007 | Fork Union Military Academy
Rate: $110+tax


Wingate by Wyndham –Short Pump
13991 N Gayton Rd
Richmond, VA 23233
(804) 381-0028 | Fork Union Military Academy
Rate: $125+tax


Best Western Plus Crossroads Inn & Suites
135 Wood Ridge Terrace
Zion Crossroads, VA 22942
**This is the closest hotel to campus, but we do not have a block available. It may be cheaper to book through Expedia or a similar website.