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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


AlumniMay 26, 2020

Nike Leads the Comeback Charge

Brandcenter alum Lee Jennings (AD, 2005) and his team at Wieden + Kennedy Portland are behind the inspiring new work from Nike, "Never Too Far Down, You Can't Stop Us.” Narrated by LeBron James, it’s an uplifting reminder for a world grappling with the impact of COVID-19.

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AnnouncementsMay 18, 2020

Brandcenter Students Win Gold and Bronze at The One Club’s Young Ones Student Awards

Two Brandcenter student teams were named winners in the 2020 Young Ones Student Awards, a program by The One Club for Creativity.

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In the NewsMay 13, 2020

Incrementalism won't do. We need to reinvent

Despite not being able to deliver his remarks in person, commencement speaker Philippe Krakowsky (Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, IPG) shared his words of wisdom with the Brandcenter Class of 2020 via email on what would have been graduation day. An edited version of his speech was published in Campaign.

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AnnouncementsMay 11, 2020

Brandcenter Virtual Recruiter Session Week with Working Not Working

Introducing the Brandcenter Class of 2020.

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AnnouncementsMay 1, 2020

Brandcenter Virtual Recruiter Session Week with Working Not Working

Brandcenter is partnering with Working Not Working, an online, curated community featuring our industry’s top full-time and freelance talent, to debut the Class of 2020.

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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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