Orientation

Welcome to the class of 2023! We look forward to spending time with you and your families or supporters during one of our summer orientation sessions. Registration is now open. The information below and on the First-Year Student Orientation and Parent & Family Orientation tabs will answer many of your questions. Otherwise, the sessions listed below are available for you to register for.

June 9-11 Sunday-Tuesday
June 12-14 Wednesday-Friday
June 16-18 Sunday-Tuesday
June 23-25 Sunday-Tuesday
June 26-28 Wednesday-Friday
June 30-July 2 Sunday-Tuesday
July 7-9 Sunday-Tuesday
July 10-12 Wednesday-Friday
July 14-16 Sunday-Tuesday
July 21-23 Sunday-Tuesday
July 24-26 Wednesday-Friday
July 28-30 Sunday-Tuesday
August 21-23 Wednesday-Friday

STEP 1: BUnetID Activation, setting a new password, Forewarn notifications

Students MUST activate their BUnetID and set a password to complete the registration process for orientation. To activate your BUnetID, please go to your Bradley Bound Status Page and log in with the e-mail address you have been using. If you are having trouble activating your BUnetID and password please refer to the following tutorial video for further assistance.

Students MUST opt in or out of the Forewarn Emergency Text Messaging system on their MyBU page by clicking onto the “My Info” box. Once complete, please return to this site to register for orientation.

STEP 2: Orientation sign-up, making changes to your reservation or payments

Before logging in to register for an orientation session, talk with your parents/family members/guests about who is coming with you and the dates that work best for everyone. Once you begin the registration process, we will ask you for this information. Siblings 17 years old and under cannot attend an orientation session without a parent or family member.

PLEASE NOTE: Please allow 48 hours for your payment to be credited to your account. We expect you will have questions throughout this process and before coming to campus for your session. If you have general questions about the program please start by clicking onto the FAQ link above or by contacting your Admission Counselor at 309-677-1000. If you need to make a change to your session reservation, make a payment or have specific in-depth questions about Orientation please e-mail or call us. Our contact information is above!

Click here to get begin registering for your Orientation session.

STEP 3: Review orientation schedules

Below, you will find first-year student and parent/family/guest 2018 orientation schedules. Minor changes will be made throughout the summer but these will give you a better understanding of when the program will start and conclude, when you and your student will be together and apart, and what you will be doing throughout your 2.5 day visit to campus!

STEP 4: Valuable programmatic information

Please click on the links below for more in-depth details regarding orientation. Many of the questions you have can likely be answered by reading through the information provided here.

STEP 5: Print and review confirmation e-mail

Within two-three business days you will receive a confirmation e-mail that provides the following information: Payment status, important reminders, a check list of “to do” items prior to attending and items to bring. The information listed here is important, please thoroughly review and print a copy.

STEP 6: Student Health Form

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 Bradley Health Services, Bradley University, 1501 W. Bradley Avenue, Peoria, IL 61606-9986 or brought to orientation with you. For questions on the health form please contact (309) 677-2700 or bradleyhealthservices@bradley.edu

STEP 7: Mathematics assessment assistance

The Mathematics Department has created new practice tests, practice modules styled in a more tutorial fashion and a collection of videos gathered from the internet to help prepare you for the mathematics assessment you will be taking at your orientation session. These resources will not only assist you during orientation, but can help you be better prepared for success in college math. Please visit mathhost.org/bumath to take advantage of the support tools available—instructions at the bottom of the page will explain how you can log in with a guest account or with your six digit Bradley ID number. Please be aware that calculators are not allowed during the math placement test at orientation.