Social Work Commencement

We're excited to be celebrating our Commencement for the Class of 2021 on Friday, May 14. Only registered graduates and guests (maximum of four) may attend, but you can watch a live stream of both our ceremonies here or on Facebook

  • M.S.W. - 9 a.m. ET
  • B.S.W. - 1 p.m. ET


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Jake Branigan, M.F.A.

Student success advisor


Phone: (804) 827-8124

M.F.A., Virginia Commonwealth University
M.A.T., James Madison University

Jake Branigan, the lower-level student success advisor in the Office of Student Success, works with students who are in the process of completing their foundation curriculum coursework.  A former high school English teacher, he joined The School of Social work in 2017 as the writing advisor before entering the academic advising field. Jake also teaches fiction writing at Virginia Commonwealth University.