As you prepare to arrive at Bradley, you should coordinate your housing arrangements in advance. Students who plan ahead have more choices in their housing and then can move directly into the location upon their arrival. If you choose to wait to find housing until you arrive on campus, you must make temporary housing plans for your first couple of days in Peoria. 

Here are different options for housing on and around Bradley University’s campus.


There are various residence halls located on-campus, which is where the majority of first and second-year undergraduate students are required to live. Residence halls offer on-campus housing and meal plans for all students. Learn more about on-campus housing through the Office of Residential Living. Undergraduate students can apply for on-campus housing through their BradleyBound portal by completing the Housing Sign Up Form. For fall arrivals, students will be notified of their residence hall assignment around August 10th. For spring arrivals, students will be notified of their residence hall assignment after January 2nd. 

Students who have on-campus housing can request to move into their residence hall early by completing the Request Move-In Accommodation and receiving permission from the Office of Residence Life.


Junior and senior students may choose to live off-campus and all graduate students live off-campus.Two off-campus properties have an affiliation with Bradley University:

These options are dependent upon availability.

There are various off-campus housing options around campus. Please note that Bradley does not sponsor or endorse any of the following landlords or property management companies and is not responsible for the accuracy of their content. Below are websites that you can use to find houses and apartments: 

Specialize in student rentals: 

General rentals within the Peoria Area: 

Keep in mind that different rentals may include different utilities in the rent. Utilities could include electricity, gas, water, heating, sewer, garbage pick-up, or internet/cable. Make sure you carefully review your lease agreement and request to have a physical paper copy for your personal records. It is essential that you ask questions during the leasing process if there is any confusion. Lease agreements are legal binding documents.

Temporary Housing

Students who have not secured their off-campus housing before arrival or have arrived before their housing is available will need to make temporary accommodations. Students who need temporary housing can look at booking a hotel near campus. Graduate and International Admission may also be able to connect you with a student to help coordinate a place to sleep during your initial days in Peoria.