Family Weekend

Bradley University offers parents, siblings, and all family members a specific weekend to attend campus activities and events with their students.  Many of the student organizations showcase their work through displays and interactive demonstrations for their family members.  This weekend is an opportunity for family members to engage in the Bradley experience.

Parent(s) of the Year Award

Nominations are now being accepted for Parent(s) of the Year 2014.  Nominees and recipients will be recognized and announced during the Dessert Reception at 8:00 pm on Friday, September 19 (Family Weekend).  

All Bradley students are encouraged to nominate their parent(s).  Click here for the nomination form.  Submit nominations to the Office of Student Support Services, Sisson Hall 101, no later than noon on Friday, September 12.  Electronic submissions may be sent to

Hotel Accommodations

For families who plan to stay in a hotel during Family Weekend, we have compiled a list of hotels nearby campus offering discounts to those affiliated with Bradley University.  Mention that you're visiting for Bradley University Family Weekend to receive the discounted rate listed below.

Wingate by Wyndham ($114)
7708 N Route 91
Peoria, IL 61615
Phone: 309-589-0033 

Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites ($129)
101 Holiday St
East Peoria, IL 61611
Phone: 309-698-3333

Hampton Inn & Suites ($124)
7806 N Route 91
Peoria, IL 61615
Phone: 309-589-0001 

Candlewood Suites ($114)
5300 W Landens Way
Peoria, IL 61615
Phone: 309-691-1690

Country Inn & Suites ($114)
5309 W Landens Way
Peoria, IL 61615
Phone: 309-589-0044

Comfort Suites ($79)
1812 W War Memorial Dr
Peoria, IL 61614
Phone: 309-688-3800

Holiday Inn Express & Suites ($114)
140 Ashland Street
Morton, IL 61550
Phone: 309-263-4400


Click here for the most up to date tri-fold pamphlet schedule.

Any family who pre-registers below for the weekend's activities will be entered into a drawing for 1 of 20 red roll-up, fleece blankets.  Every family who pre-registers will receive free tickets to attend the Riverfront Museum; if tickets are still available, families can also pick these up at the dessert reception Friday night.

Registration Form

Reserve your tickets for a few of the ticketed events during Family Weekend.  After you submit the following online form, you will be contacted by a Student Activities staff member informing you of the ways in which you can pay for your desired tickets.  If you do not receive this email after a week of submitting your form, your form did not go through; please fill out the form again or call Student Activities at 309-677-3050.

Your student can pick up the tickets at the Student Activities Office starting Wednesday, September 17.  Tickets can also be picked up at the Student Center Ballroom 7-9pm on Friday, September 19 or the front desk of the Markin Center on Saturday.

Fellows' Pancake Breakfast (9/20; William's Cafeteria; 8am - 1pm)
Family Weekend 5K Race (9/20; Markin Center; 8am Check-in, 9am race start)
Haunted Peoria Bus Tour (9/20; departs from Student Center; 2pm - 3:30pm)