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.

Presentations by administrators, Speech Team, sororities and fraternities, athletic events, band and choral concerts, and much more is planned for our students’ families.

Parent(s) of the Year Award

Nominations are now being accepted for Parent(s) of the Year 2013.  Nominees and recipients will be recognized and announced during the Dessert Reception at 8:00 pm on Friday, November 1st (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, October 18.  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.

Wingate by Wyndham
7708 N Route 91
Peoria, IL 61615
Phone: 309-589-0033
$109 (if you mention you're visiting for BU Family Weekend)

Holiday Inn & Suites
101 Holiday Street
East Peoria, IL 61611
Phone: 309-698-3333
$109 (if you request the Bradley Family Weekend rate)

Embassy Suites
100 Conference Center
East Peoria, IL 61611
Phone: 309-694-0200
$174 (short drive to campus and an excellent brunch provided)