2016 Summer Freshman Orientation Dates

June 5-7 Sunday-Tuesday
June 8-10


June 12-14 Sunday-Tuesday
June 19-21


June 22-24 Wednesday-Friday
June 26-28


July 6-8 Wednesday-Friday
July 10-12


July 17-19 Sunday-Tuesday
July 20-22


July 24-26 Sunday-Tuesday
August 17-19


To begin the Orientation reservation process, please complete the following steps:


Students MUST activate their BUnetID and set a password to complete the registration process for Orientation. If you haven't done this, please go to http://newaccounts.bradley.edu as soon as possible. Information you will need to complete this process was provided in the Orientation registration letter sent via mail.

Students MUST complete the Plagiarism Awareness Module and Quiz located at www.bradley.edu/sites/plagiarism/

Students MUST opt in or out of the Forewarn Emergency Text Messaging system on their MyBU site, then return to this site to register for Orientation (see Click here to get started under Step 4 below). 


We encourage you to visit the following websites for more in-depth details regarding Orientation. These details will help you in your registration process.


Before logging in to register, talk with your parents/family members/guests about who is coming with you! If you have not already selected an orientation session, also discuss what dates work best for you--refer to the list above for available dates.  Once you begin the registration process, we will ask you for this information.

  • After 30 minutes of inactivity on any registration page, the system will log you out.


If you have received your Orientation registration letter in the mail and have activated your BUnetID, you are now ready to make your online Orientation reservation. Click here to get started! 

If you have registered for Orientation you may make your payment online with your credit or debit card. Please allow 48 hours for your payment to be credited to your account.  Please do not email or fax credit card information. We are also happy to take your credit card payment over the phone by calling 309.677.2420. If you prefer to mail your payment, please send to: Bradley University, Orientation and Advisement, 1501 W Bradley Avenue, Heitz Hall 100, Peoria, IL 61625.  


Illinois State Law requires that students have a completed BU health form, including an immunization history, on file with Health Services. A doctor's physical is not required.  To download this form, please click here. These forms should be completed and returned to Student Health Services, Bradley University, 1501 W. Bradley Avenue, Peoria, IL 61606-9986 or bring forms with you to Orientation. For questions on the health form please contact 309-677-2700 or bradleyhealthservices@fsmail.bradley.edu


Upon arrival for Orientation sessions June 5-7 through July 24-26, please check-in between 10:00am and noon at University Hall (1307 W Bradley Ave). Students will be residing in University Hall during Orientation. Student Aides will be waiting to assist you.  Click here for a map showing where to check in.

For the August 17-19 session, please check-in at Bradley Hall between 9:00am-noon. Students will move into their permanent residence hall beginning at 9:00am after checking in at Orientation.

For students and parents/family members/guests staying in the residence halls for Orientation (except the August session), please bring the following items: extra pillow, extra blanket, alarm clock, extra towel, toiletries, casual clothes and shoes, recreation clothes, extra money for souvenirs and snacks, and a sweater or sweatshirt (many buildings on campus are very cold).  Flat sheets are provided; we suggest bringing twin fitted sheets.

Students are encouraged to submit a photo for their Bradley ID through the QuickCard website at quickcard.bradley.edu/photo. Your Bradley ID will be ready for pick-up when checking in at Orientation if you take advantage of this option. If students do not submit their photo through the QuickCard website, one will be taken during Orientation. Regardless the option, it is mandatory that students bring a government issued photo ID in order to obtain their Bradley ID.

Here are some other links that we encourage you to visit:

Orientation Questions or Concerns:

Please contact the Orientation and Advisement office Monday-Friday from 8:00am-5:00pm at 309.677.2420 or orientation@fsmail.bradley.edu