Housing

The University owns and operates 12 residence halls with a total capacity of 2,140 beds for male and female students. The experience in group living that students who reside in these halls enjoy is a valuable part of their total educational experience. The University also owns the Student Apartment Complex located behind the Caterpillar Global Communication Center. Each of the 100 units is unfurnished and has its own living room, bedroom, bath, and kitchenette and can be rented by two students. For further information concerning costs and availability, contact the Center for Residential Living and Leadership.

Since the University takes no responsibility for personal property, each student should check to see if family insurance covers personal items while in residence on campus. If not, it is recommended that each student consider fire and/or theft insurance as a protection, regardless of living accommodation.

All non-veteran, single freshman and sophomore students shall reside in residence halls provided by Bradley University unless, as a sophomore, they live in a sorority or fraternity house. The following exceptions may be made:

  1. Students who are 21 by September 1 of the current school year.
  2. Students who desire to live with near relatives. (Near relatives are considered to be a brother or sister not enrolled at Bradley University; grandparents; and uncle or aunt).

Exceptions to these rules will be made by the Center for Residential Living and Leadership. Juniors and seniors, part-time students, and graduate students may choose to live in the residence halls.

Residence Halls

Application and Housing Deposits

To reserve a room in a University residence hall, a student must complete the Residence Hall Agreement. Agreement information is made available to students at the time of their admission to the University.

A housing deposit of $100 is required for all students who reside in a residence hall. The deposit will constitute a reserve to cover damage to or loss of University property as long as the student lives in one of the residence halls. When the student leaves the residence hall, deductions for loss or damage will be made at the end of the academic year, and the balance of the deposit will be returned in August. Housing deposits are refundable for incoming new students if requested prior to June 1.

All residence hall agreements are for the full academic year. If a student moves into a residence hall it is understood that he or she agrees to be responsible for room and board payments through the academic year, even if he or she has not filled out or signed a residence hall agreement. Students will have an opportunity to express their choice of a hall and roommate preference on the residence hall agreement, which will be made available to them at the time of admission. Students furnish their own linens, pillows, spreads, and blankets for twin-size beds, their own washcloths and towels, waste cans, desk lamps, and small personal items of furniture.

New Students

Entering students are urged to file their residence hall applications as soon as possible after they receive notice of their admission to the University. Application is made by the housing agreement, available online through admissions at YourBradley, admissions.bradley.edu/freshman. Those who apply earliest before the semester in which they plan to enroll are more likely to receive the assignment they wish. Applications will not be accepted until after admission is complete.

St. James Place Apartment Community

St. James Place is a 15-building residential complex for Bradley University upper-division students (those having completed four semesters of study). The approximately 9.5 acre site is just east of the main campus. The complex provides housing for 550 upper-division students in suite-type facilities. Zoning restricts occupancy by freshmen or sophomores. The apartment community improves housing options for Bradley students, eases student housing pressures in adjacent neighborhoods, and redevelops an important area immediately adjacent to the Bradley campus. The facilities have brick exteriors. Individual bedrooms each have wire for cable/phone/computer hook-ups. The University also provides Internet access and technology features presently available on campus. The suites each contain a breakfast bar, microwave, dishwasher, and are fully furnished. Laundry services are available in most buildings.

Off-Campus Housing

Private homes in Peoria provide rooms for some of the upperclassmen student population. The Center for Residential Living and Leadership maintains lists of housing, but does not make reservations for the students. The list changes so rapidly that it is impractical to mail it to prospective students. Students seeking private home accommodations should refer to the room list in person. It is also recommended that the student see the accommodations and interview the landlord before renting a room. The city of Peoria has codes that govern housing in the area. Bradley University expects all students to be knowledgeable about these laws and to abide by them. For information on these requirements contact the Center for Student Support Services in Sisson Hall. Students living off campus may eat in any residence hall on the same program that residence hall students use. Two meal plan options are available.

Married Students

Furnished houses and apartments for families with children are available in the Peoria area. We advise married students to visit Peoria in advance to look at the accommodations before they enter into any lease arrangements.

All correspondence in regard to living accommodations should be addressed to:

Executive Director, Residential Living and Leadership,
Bradley University, 1501 W. Bradley Ave., Peoria, IL 61625
(309) 677-3221 • housing@bradley.edu • bradley.edu/housing