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2023-24 school year

Aug. 18, 2023

Brandcenter Orientation

Aug. 22, 2023

Fall classes begin

Sep. 4, 2023

Labor Day / Closed

Oct. 20, 2023

Reading Day

Nov. 7, 2023

Election Day / Closed

Nov. 20 -Nov. 26, 2023

Fall/Thanksgiving Break

Nov. 27, 2023

Classes resume

Dec. 11, 2023

Last day of classes

Dec. 11 -Dec. 15, 2023

Final projects/presentations

Dec. 20 -Jan. 16, 2024

Winter Break

Dec. 22 -Jan. 1, 2024

University closed for Winter Break

Jan. 8 -Jan. 12, 2024

BC Sprint

Jan. 15, 2024

Martin Luther King Jr. Day / Closed

Jan. 16, 2024

Spring classes begin

Mar. 3 -Mar. 10, 2024

Spring Break

Mar. 11, 2024

Classes resume

Apr. 30, 2024

Last day of classes

May. 1, 2024

Reading Day

May. 2 -May. 9, 2024

Final projects/presentations

May. 10 -May. 10, 2024


In the NewsSeptember 27, 2023

Tales from SIXTY: Jade Chen (Art Direction, 2024)

It opened my eyes to the full breadth of creativity in advertising around the world: Jade Chen (Art Direction, 2024) reflects on her experience as one of 37 students around the world selected to participate in the Roger Hatchuel Student Academy at Cannes Lions 2023.

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Photo by Jonathan Spiers with Richmond BizSense

In the NewsJuly 7, 2023

Creative Q&A: Ad Person of the Year, Charles Hodges of Arts & Letters

Charles Hodges (Copywriting, 2009), Founder and Executive Creative Director of Arts & Letters Creative Co., talks with Richmond BizSense on winning Ad Person of the Year

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In the NewsJuly 5, 2023

Five from Brandcenter Win in D&AD New Blood Portfolios Competition

Only 184 Portfolios from young creatives around the world were selected; five of those are from the Brandcenter Class of 2023

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In the NewsJune 20, 2023

Grace Hudson (Art Direction, 2023) among winners of Communications Arts 64th Design Annual Competition

Hudson wins twice in the most exclusive major design competition in the world

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In the NewsJune 20, 2023

Brandcenter alumna Sara Singh named in Adweek's Creative 100 and Ad Age Leading Women Rising Stars for 2023

Sara Singh (Creative Brand Management, 2018), Strategy Director at Deutsch LA and the mastermind behind the Taco Bell x Doja Cat: Return of the Mexican Pizza collaboration, named to two of the most selective lists for emerging creatives.

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Charles Hodges (left), 2022 Ad Person of the Year. Photography credits: On Three Photography

In the NewsJune 16, 2023

Brandcenter Students and Alumni Win Big at Richmond Ad Show

Charles Hodges (Copywriting, 2009) named Ad Person of the Year, and Brandcenter students, alumni, and current faculty and staff win awards at the 2023 Richmond Ad Show

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In the NewsJune 15, 2023

Five Brandcenter Class of 2023 teams awarded Pencils in the 2023 D&AD New Blood Awards

Pencil levels will be revealed at the D&AD New Blood Awards ceremony in July.

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In the NewsJune 12, 2023

Brandcenter student Jade Chen excited to attend the 2023 Cannes Lions Festival

Brandcenter student Jade Chen (Art Direction, 2024) is one of 37 students from around the world to be chosen to participate in the 2023 Roger Hatchuel Student Academy (RHSA) at Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity.

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A Brandcenter team helped bring the new TwinTail beverage to market. From left to right: KT Schaeffer, a Brandcenter professor, with students Martin Rees, Nica Mendoza, Peyton Spangler and Jamie Ikley. Not pictured from the team is Meaghan McFarland. (Tom Kojcsich, Enterprise Marketing and Communications)

In the NewsMay 22, 2023

Brandcenter team helps undergrads from UR bring a new drink to market

Via VCU News: University of Richmond students enlisted Brandcenter students to help them bring a product to market

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Brandcenter Commencement 2023 Keynote Speaker: Sofia Hernandez, Global Head of Business Marketing at TikTok

In the NewsMay 18, 2023

Disrupting rooms of sameness: Sofia Hernandez, TikTok's Global Head of Business Marketing, delivers keynote address at Brandcenter commencement

Sofia Hernandez, Global Head of Business Marketing at TikTok, served as the keynote speaker for the Brandcenter's Commencement 2023 ceremony.

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In the NewsMay 18, 2023

Brandcenter Celebrates 2023 Commencement

The Brandcenter Class of 2023 graduated on May 12, 2023.

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Students from the Brandcenter Class of 2023, from left, Ryan King, Eleni Alafoginis, Alex Fried, and Will Russell. Alafoginis and Fried transferred from The Creative Circus.

In the NewsMay 18, 2023

VCU Brandcenter’s Class of 2023 included a Circus act of kindness

Via VCU News: Transfer students from renowned Atlanta ad school The Creative Circus completed their education at the Brandcenter at VCU.

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