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

Orientation

While we strongly encourage all students to attend a session in June or July, we have held the final two sessions in August for international students and those students that live outside the contiguous Illinois states. We recognize traveling from greater distances can be inconvenient and financially taxing. Students that attend an August session will move into their assigned residence hall for the fall. The office of Residential Living and Student Conduct will send housing assignments and more information about the move-in process for all students in early to mid-August.

On this page, you can also view last year’s orientation program for a better idea of how the sessions will flow but there will be time and educational session changes so please only use this as a guide. Please check back later for 2021 orientation schedules, COVID-19 guest expectations, and 2021 program contacts that will be of value after your session concludes.

The programs below have openings in our registration system. To begin completing the next steps, please scroll down the page under the listed sessions to begin the process.

Session 1 Monday, June 14
Session 2 Tuesday, June 15
Session 3 Thursday, June 17
Session 4 Friday, June 18
Session 5 Monday, June 21
Session 6 Tuesday, June 22
Session 7 Thursday, June 24
Session 8 Friday, June 25
Session 9 Monday, June 28
Session 10 Tuesday, June 29
Session 11 Wednesday, June 30
Session 12 Thursday, July 1
Session 13 Tuesday, July 6
Session 14 Wednesday, July 7
Session 15 Thursday, July 8
Session 16 Friday, July 9
Session 17 Monday, July 12
Session 18 Thursday, August 19
Session 19 Friday, August 20

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

Students MUST activate their BUnetID and set a password in order to register for an orientation session. 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.

Once activated, students MUST opt in or opt out of the foreWarn Emergency Text Messaging system on their MyBU page by hovering over the “My Info” tab and clicking onto the third item down titled “Emergency Text Messaging”.

STEP 2: Discuss preferred session with parent/guest

Before registering for an orientation session, talk with the parent, family member or supporter who is coming with you, and the date that works best for you both. Once you begin the registration process, we will ask you for this information. You can make certain changes in the reservation system up to 72 hours prior to your assigned session. Within 72 hours, you will need to contact the orientation office. Our contact information is above.

STEP 3: Print and review confirmation e-mail after registering for Orientation

You will receive a confirmation email immediately after you complete the registration process. Within this email, you will find information about payment, orientation reminders and a checklist of “to do” items prior to your session. A final email with additional reminders will be sent within one week prior to your session. If you are having trouble locating either of these messages, please review messages in spam, promotions folders, especially if you have a Gmail account, or other folders these emails may have been assigned..

STEP 4: Completing Math and World Language assessments

Math Placement Test

All students MUST take their math assessment in order to register for classes in the fall, including those that took an AP exam or that are coming in with Dual Credit.
Students are able to retake the math test up to three times. Completing the math assessment ASAP will allow you to remediate and test again, which can result in an improved placement score and the most accurate math course on your fall schedule.
Learn more general information about the Bradley ALEKS Math Placement Assessment.

Language Placement Test

Bradley currently offers language coursework in French, Spanish, and German. Please review this section to determine whether or not a language placement test is right for you:

  • Students who wish to take a language course above the 101 (introductory) level MUST complete the appropriate language placement test.
  • Not all students are required to complete language coursework. Consult with your major plan to determine whether or not it’s required in your program.
  • If language courses are not required in your major, you may still want to consider developing your language skills or pursuing a language minor. Even as elective credits, time spent in language coursework may improve your marketability after graduation.
  • If you are unsure whether or not to take the language placement test, we generally recommend you complete the brief assessment and have the score on file. There is no cost to you for the test, and having the score may increase your options for course offerings in the future.

Both assessments, and instructions on how to access them, will be available in mid-March so please make a note to check back for updated information. Students should prepare to take both assessments as soon as they become available. Only after the necessary assessments are complete will students be eligible to register for fall classes.

STEP 5: Registering for Fall 2021 classes

Students should have the opportunity to begin registering for fall classes in mid-May once the assessments are complete. Checklists, tutorials, and virtual help sessions will allow students to begin registering for classes. During Orientation, students will meet with an academic advisor to finalize their schedule. All students are required to meet with an academic advisor at Orientation to finalize this process. More information on the registration process will be provided here in mid-May so please make a note to check back then.

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. Download the form. These forms should be completed and returned to Bradley Health Services, Bradley University, 1501 W. Bradley Avenue, Peoria, IL 61606-9986, or brought with you when you come to campus. For questions on the health form please contact (309) 677-2700 or bradleyhealthservices@bradley.edu

STEP 7: Register for your orientation session

Now that you have become more familiar with the Orientation process, we invite you to register for your preferred session! Once you click on the link below, you will sign into your Bradley Bound Status page. You will see the link to Orientation Registration toward the top of the page within 24 hours after your BUnetID and password have been activated. Parent/guardian/guest payments can be made once you have completed the registration form. Simply return to the main Bradley Bound Status Page and you will see the balance due link where payment can be made.

Register for your Orientation session