Orientation

Welcome to the class of 2024! We look forward to spending time with you and your families or supporters during one of our summer orientation sessions. Registration will be opening soon. The information below and on the First-Year Student Orientation and Parent and Family Orientation pages will answer many of your questions. Otherwise, the sessions listed below will be available for you to register for soon.

June 7-9 Sunday-Tuesday
June 10-12 Wednesday-Friday
June 14-16 Sunday-Tuesday
June 21-23 Sunday-Tuesday
June 24-26 Wednesday-Friday
June 28-30 Sunday-Tuesday
July 8-10 Wednesday-Friday
July 12-14 Sunday-Tuesday
July 15-17 Wednesday-Friday
July 22-24 Wednesday-Friday
July 26-28 Sunday-Tuesday
July 29-31 Wednesday-Friday
August 19-21 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: If you have general questions about the program please start by going to the FAQs page or by contacting your Admission Counselor at 309-677-1000. If you need to make any changes to your session reservation, you may do so in our reservation system up to two weeks prior to your assigned session. If you have specific in-depth questions about Orientation or need to make changes to your session reservation within the two weeks prior to your assigned session please e-mail or call us. Our contact information is above!

STEP 3: 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 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: Review orientation schedules

Below, you will find the first-year student and parent/family/guest orientation schedules from last year for your reference. The 2020 schedules will replace these sometime before the first session.

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 BU Math 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. Contact the Math Department at 309-677-2502 if you are having trouble accessing the practice math test or supporting materials. Please be aware that calculators are not allowed during the math placement test at orientation.