Welcome to the class of 2026!
We are happy to welcome you and a maximum of two additional parents and/or supporters to your session. Orientation registration is now open and the sessions listed below are available to register for. All sessions are first come, first serve, including our final August session. The August session has been primarily for international students, domestic students and families coming from great distances and those local commuter students that cannot come to an overnight session in June/July. When a session reaches its capacity it will be removed from the list.
Welcome to the class of 2026!
We are happy to welcome you and up to two additional family members, guests and/or supporters to your session. Orientation registration is now open and the sessions listed below are available to register for. All sessions are first come, first serve, including our final August session. The August session has been primarily for international students, domestic students and families coming from great distances and those local commuter students that cannot come to an overnight session in June/July. When a session reaches its capacity it will be removed from the list.
|Session 13||Wednesday-Thursday, August 17-18|
Students and their parents/supporters are not required to provide evidence of COVID-19 vaccination or a Bradley approved religious or medical exemption to attend Orientation. However, if you or your parent(s)/supporter(s) are displaying COVID-19 symptoms or test positive for COVID-19 within 5 days of your scheduled session, please contact the Orientation office and we will work with you to reschedule your session. Evidence of vaccination or a Bradley approved religious or medical exemption will be required to attend Bradley in the fall. All students and parents/supporters are required to wear masks or facial coverings when indoors at all Orientation events. We will send a final reminder email within a week of your scheduled session and/or post any COVID-19 campus updates/changes on these pages as well.
The 2022 Orientation schedules will be made available closer to the beginning of summer sessions so please continue to check back. However, for student and parent/supporter schedule highlights, check-in location, tentative programmatic start and finish times and a brief explanation of the parent/supporter fee please click onto the Programmatic Details tab.
Below, please read through the step-by-step orientation registration process:
Students MUST activate their BUnetID and set a new password in order to register for an orientation session. A short 90 second tutorial video is available below. Once you have finished watching, please go to your Bradley Bound page and log in with the email address you have been using. Please note it may take up to 24 hours for our systems to recognize that your BUnetID was activated and before you can register for an orientation session under Step #6 at the bottom of the page. In the meantime, please review the remaining steps to see what is needed from you throughout the orientation process.
Students MUST opt in or out of the foreWarn Emergency Text Messaging system on their MyBU page by hovering over the “My Info” tab, clicking onto the third item down titled “Emergency Text Messaging” and following the prompts. Students will have a hold placed on their account until this step is complete.
Before registering for an orientation session, talk with the one or two guests who are coming with you, and the date that works best for everyone. Once you begin the registration process, we will ask you to select an orientation session. Again, you are allowed to have a maximum of two additional people accompany you to your session. You can make certain changes in the reservation system up to two weeks prior to your assigned session, the changes you can make will be listed in your confirmation email after you register. Within two weeks, you will need to contact the orientation office for any changes. Please note, to add an additional guest any time after you initially register for a session you will have to call or email us. Our contact information is listed above.
Refund Policy: Meals, staffing, materials and linens are ordered in advance. To cancel a reservation, either call or email our office. A 72-hour cancellation notice BEFORE the assigned Orientation session begins is required for a refund. No refunds can be issued within 72 hours of your scheduled session.
You will receive a confirmation email immediately after you complete the registration process, which is at the bottom of the page under Step #6. Within the confirmation, you will find information about payment, pre-orientation action items and links to click onto for what to bring, hotel accommodations for guests, and programmatic details. If you are having trouble locating our emails, please review trash, spam, and/or promotions folders, especially if you have a Gmail account.
All students are required to take the math assessment, even those with AP, Dual or IB credit one to two weeks prior to your orientation session. The sooner this is completed, the sooner required math and science courses for your major can be added to your fall class schedule. Within 48 hours of registering for a session under Step #6, you will be eligible to take the math assessment. You must do so ASAP as advisors and academic departments may be reaching out to discuss these scores with you, which will determine placement into math and chemistry courses in the fall, if needed.
Students are able to retake the math test up to three times but the first attempt must be completed as soon as possible. Even if you are taking a math course currently that would boost your score later, you are encouraged to complete the math assessment ASAP. This will allow you to view your placement and determine if you should test again, which will likely result in an improved score and the most accurate math and chemistry if needed. Students will need to complete a prep-and-learning module before they can test again, the total time required here is approximately 10 hours and should be completed in 2-3 hour blocks per day.
If you were to change your major into a program of study that requires higher than Bradley Core Curriculum math, we need to have a score on file for you. Learn more general information about the Bradley ALEKS Math Placement Assessment.
The assessment is housed in our Canvas course called “Starting Off”. The instructions with screenshots to access "Starting Off" are below. Please check your computer's setup and installation for Lockdown Browser. If you are having difficulty with the Lockdown Browser, please shut down and restart your computer to make sure no other programs are running besides the Lockdown Browser. It is recommended to take this assessment on a computer or tablet versus your phone. Additionally, some students have run into past issues using a Chromebook. If these or other issues are preventing you from taking the assessment, please email the Academic Success Center at firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
Bradley currently offers an online language assessment in French, Spanish, and Chinese. Students who have taken Arabic previously and wish to continue in the language should contact the Department Chair. Please review this section to determine whether or not a language placement test is right for you:
The World Language Placement Exam is now available and needs to be completed by one to two weeks prior to your orientation session. Unlike the math assessment, students only take the language placement exam once.