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2021-22 school year

Aug. 20, 2021


Aug. 24, 2021

Fall classes begin

Sep. 6, 2021

Closed for Labor Day

Oct. 22, 2021

Closed for Reading Day

Nov. 2, 2021

Closed for Election Day

Nov. 22 -Nov. 28, 2021

Closed for Fall / Thanksgiving Break

Dec. 13 -Dec. 17, 2021

Final projects/presentations

Dec. 23 -Jan. 2, 2022

Closed for winter break

Jan. 17, 2022

Closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Jan. 18, 2022

Spring classes begin

Mar. 6 -Mar. 13, 2022

Spring break, no classes

May. 2 -May. 6, 2022

Final projects

May. 14, 2022


AlumniApril 9, 2020

Supporting Restaurants During Coronavirus

Brandcenter alum Jerry Hoak (AD, 2005) and his team at The Martin Agency produced two campaigns supporting clients DoorDash and Buffalo Wild Wings.

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AnnouncementsMarch 25, 2020

Ticket to Cannes

First-year experience designer Marissa Liu was selected to attend the Roger Hatchuel Student Academy, a component of the Cannes Lions Festival in Cannes, France.

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In the NewsMarch 23, 2020

Connecting a Community During Coronavirus

As the spread of COVID-19 began to increase across the U.S. in early March, Brandcenter student Lex Coelho (XD, 2021) created a resource for her community to keep people connected.

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AnnouncementsMarch 18, 2020

COVID-19 Update: Brandcenter Building, Classes, and Events

VCU Brandcenter COVID-19 update regarding building operations and upcoming events.

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AlumniFebruary 14, 2020

Love and Business at Brandcenter

Once upon a time, Rachel Scott Everett and Brian Gibson were dates to the Brandcenter Prom. Fast-forward 20 years, and they aren’t just husband and wife — they’re business partners.

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AnnouncementsFebruary 6, 2020

Brandcenter Welcomes Dr. Brian Brown, Creative Brand Management Professor

Dr. Brian Brown joins the Brandfam from the VCU School of Business where he teaches brand strategy and marketing management. Two of our second-year students sat down with Dr. Brown to talk about running, work rituals and joining Brandcenter.

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AlumniFebruary 3, 2020

Brandcenter Boasts Record Number of Alumni Ads in Super Bowl 2020

Brandcenter students gathered in the lecture hall last Sunday for the program’s first annual Super Bowl Watch Party. Of course, unlike the average football party, it wasn’t the football that captured everyone’s attention. This watch party was all about the ads.

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AlumniJanuary 29, 2020

Top Five Alumni Super Bowl Ads of the Last Decade

Super Bowl LIV is this Sunday, making this week one of the most exciting times of the year for our industry. We asked longtime Brandcenterer Ashley Sommardahl for her take on the best Brandcenter alumni Super Bowl ads from the last decade.

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AnnouncementsJanuary 14, 2020

Brandcenter Hosts Second Annual Sprint Competition

Second years came together in teams to pitch two national brands — with only four days from start to finish.

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In the NewsJanuary 11, 2020

The Boom List: Brandcenter Edition

The Boom List is all about celebrating extraordinary diverse talent — something we have a lot of here at the Brandcenter.

This month, we were thrilled to partner with The Boom List to feature some of our talented alumni. These folks are, quite frankly, blowing up the industry, and we couldn’t be prouder to shout it from the rooftops (or in your inbox).

Congratulations Troy Gary (CBM, ‘17), Nima Khalilian (CMB, ‘16), Andrew Kong (CW, ‘13) and Elly Taura (AD, ‘15). Click the link to view the email feature.

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In the NewsJanuary 9, 2020

Six Alums Named to Business Insider’s "36 Rising Stars of Madison Avenue Revolutionizing Advertising"

A huge shout out to the six Brandcenter alums named to Business Insider’s "36 Rising Stars of Madison Avenue Revolutionizing Advertising" this month.

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In the NewsDecember 19, 2019

Student internship work is live for the holidays thanks to alumni at Coca-Cola

Having a Coke this holiday season?

Check out new work from alum Dheeraj Govindraju (XD '17), KO:OP, and our current students who interned at Coke this summer (Arielle Bryant AD '20, Michelle Lee CBM '20, and Kelsey Cowan XD '20). 



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