Coronavirus Information:
Bradley University will continue on-campus, in-person classes for the spring 2021 semester with limited restrictions.

Information for Graduate Assistants

Payroll Dates

Graduate assistants are paid every two weeks in equally divided paychecks throughout the semester.  The specific payroll dates change each semester.  You can find the payroll dates for students on the Controller's Office website. The graduate assistant payroll dates for 2018-19 are listed below:

Fall Spring
09/07/18 02/08/19
09/21/18 02/22/19
10/07/18 03/08/19
10/19/18 03/22/19
11/02/18 04/05/19
11/16/18 04/19/19
11/30/18 05/03/19
12/14/18 05/17/19

Bradley does not issue GA paychecks between Dec. 15, 2018 and Feb. 8, 2019, so please plan your budget accordingly.

Your GA start date is stated in your award letter. You are expected to report to your supervisor one week before that date and have the necessary paperwork completed in the Payroll Office before you start working.

The end date for Fall 2018 is Saturday, Dec. 15 and for Spring 2019, it is Saturday, May 18. You are not expected to work after Dec. 15 until your Spring semester start date.

You can contact the Payroll Office by calling (309) 677-3115.

Graduate Assistantship Guidelines

All Graduate Assistants should read the Graduate Assistantship Guidelines.  These guidelines provide important information on university policies and procedures.

Graduate Assistantship Guidelines (PDF)


If you have questions or concerns about your graduate assistantship please contact Jeffrey Bakken in the Graduate School, 200 Bradley Hall at (309) 677-2375 or