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


Planning to graduate in May 2021?

April 1, 2021, is the last day to apply online through Webster or with the paper application for graduation. After April 1st, graduation applications for May 2021 will not be accepted.

Special Note: Students are required to be registered in the Spring 2021 term if they are planning to graduate in May 2021. Contact your Program Coordinator about registering. Remember to check the Schedule of Classes for the registration deadlines.

Important Graduate School Deadlines!

Download the PDF below for the appropriate deadlines for degree programs:

Download the PDF below for the appropriate deadlines for certificate programs:

Commencement Regalia

All graduate students participating in Commencement must rent academic regalia (cap/tam, gown and hood) from Herff Jones. You will not be able to use a cap, gown, or hood used by friends in other Commencements nor is it permitted to use regalia purchased from sources outside of Bradley University.

For more information on academic regalia including costs and deadlines, please visit: All orders will be shipped to the address you provide upon ordering and will include a shipping fee of $12.95 if ordering before April 19, 2021. All orders placed after April 19, 2021 will incur an expedited shipping fee of $19.95. All ordering will close on May 1, 2021. Please note, each separate order will incur a shipping fee.

If you have any questions or need assistance completing the cap and gown order form, please call the Bookstore at 309-677-2320.

Application for Graduation
(Includes Commencement Participation Information)

Students who will complete their course of study and wish to graduate must complete the Graduate Application for Graduation.

Application for Graduation Apply Online

Application for Certificate Completion

Students who will complete the required course of study for a certificate must complete the Application for Certificate Completion and submit it to the Graduate School. Students cannot apply for certificate completion online at this time.

Application for Certificate Completion

Graduate Concentration Completion Form

Students who will complete the required courses for a concentration within their program must complete the Graduate Concentration Completion Form, obtain their Graduate Coordinator's signature, and submit the form to the Graduate School. Students cannot apply for concentration completion online at this time.

Concentration Completion Form

Contact the Graduation Staff

You can contact the Graduate School graduation/commencement staff directly by sending an email to They will respond to you as soon as possible.