Family Weekend

Each fall and spring semester, Bradley University offers parents, siblings, and all family members a specific weekend to attend campus activities and events with their students.  Although some of the activities differ between fall and spring, many of the student organizations showcase their work through displays and interactive demonstrations for their family members.  These weekends are opportunities 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.  For details on the dates, events, and programs for each Parents Weekend, please click on the specific semester on the left hand menu.

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)