Welcome Back Week

January 18-28, 2023

Student Involvement is excited to announce Welcome Back Week 2023, coming to you January 18 - January 28, 2023! It is the perfect time to jump back into campus and kick off your spring semester.

For more information for if you have questions please contact Student Activities (studentactivities@fsmail.bradley.edu).

All events are open to students, faculty, and staff. Please note that some events require you to register in advance. Links to registration can be found below!

Event Schedule

Date Event Location Time
1/15/23 Residence Halls Open
Welcome Back! Residence Halls officially reopen at 1 p.m.
Bradley Campus After 1 p.m.
1/18/23 First Day of Classes Bradley Campus
1/18/23 Free Coffee in BECC Lobby

Students can connect with Turner Center for Entrepreneurship and Turner School of Entrepreneurship and Innovation on Wednesday morning over FREE COFFEE in the BECC Lobby. Learn more about the entrepreneurial scene in Peoria and how you can get connected to people and resources. Also hear about about the BIG MONEY competitions on campus! Sponsored by Distillery Labs. For more information: jtalkington@bradley.edu.
BECC Lobby 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
1/18/23 IFC and Panhel Info Session

Interested in learning more about our fraternities and sororities on campus? Stop in for this info session put on by the Interfraternity Council and Panhellenic Council to learn more. Council officers will be available to answer questions regarding joining a fraternity or sorority. For more information you can reach out to Andi Zabotka (azabotka@mail.bradley.edu) or Tadgh Spillane (tspillane@mail.bradley.edu).
Student Center Ballroom 7:00 p.m.
1/19/23 ACBU presents Tom Kennedy- Mentalist

Spend an hour with us to “ban the boring” with mentalist Tom Kennedy! He’s coming to perform some amazing tricks that will mess with your mind and leave you astonished!
Kick off your semester with us at 8 pm on Thursday in the Student Center Ballroom for this free show! You don’t want to miss it!
Student Center Ballroom 8:00 p.m.
1/20/23 Women's Basketball vs Evansville

Cheer on your Bradley women's basketball team as they take on Evansville! Don't forget your Bradley ID! Be sure to check out bradleybraves.com/feature/students for more Athletic events and news!
Renassiance Coliseum 7:00 p.m.
1/20/23 Late Night BU

Join us for the first Late Night BU of 2023 and the Spring semester for our New Year's Eve Bash! We will be celebrating the start of a new semester and a new year with roller skating, trivia, mocktails, crafts, and more! We can't wait to see you there!
Markin 9 p.m. - 1 a.m.
1/21/23 MLK Day of Service with LJB and BSA

Come join the Lewis J. Burger Center and the Black Student Alliance for an afternoon of card making and MLK Jr. trivia!

Cards will be donated to a local homeless shelter. All attendees are welcome to bring gently used clothing for donation.
Westlake 116 1:00.m. - 3:00 p.m.
1/21/23 Men's Basketball vs Belmont

Head down to Carver Arena as the Bradley Braves take on Belmont! A free student shuttle to Carver Arena at the Peoria Civic Center is available starting one hour prior to the game. The shuttle will pick up and drop off in front of the Michel Student Center and take you directly to the Grand Hall entrance. Don't forget your Bradley ID and you can learn online at bradleybraves.com/feature/students.
Carver Arena 3:00 p.m.
1/22/23 Women's Basketball vs. Indiana State

Cheer on your Bradley women's basketball team as they take on Indiana State! Do't gorget your Bradley ID! Be sure to check out bradleybraves.com/feature/students for more Athletic events and news!
Renassiance Coliseum 2:00 p.m.
1/22/23 ACBU: Dive-In Movie Ferris Bueller's Day Off

Join ACBU in the Markin pool for its return of one of its most famous events: the Dive-In Movie! Movie shown will be Ferris Bueller's Day Off. Be sure to bring your swimsuits! Pool Floaties and Drinks provided.
Markin Pool 6:00 p.m.
1/23/23 ALPFA Elotes Fundraiser

ALPFA welcomes students back with delicious corn in a cup for purchase. We will have a presale link and a limited amount for purchase the day of. Some toppings include butter, mayo, chili powder, tajin, and cheese. *All funds will be used to attend the 2023 National Convention.
Student Center 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
1/23/23 Hot Cocoa with Epsilon Sigma Alpha

Interested in joining ESA Service Sorority? Join us for a Hot Cocoa Bar, fun conversation with current members, and meet others interested! In addition, this is a great opportunity to find out what our Service Sorority is all about!! If you have any questions, please reach out to Kate Hampton (khampton@mail.bradley.edu).
BECC 1170/1180 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
1/24/23 Sports with ALPFA

ALPFA will be hosting this event to help students start the semester with a good sweat playing volleyball or soccer and help create new relationships. ALPFA is a professional organization and we believe in building a strong network, so come out and have a good time with us!
Markin Recreation Center 7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
1/25/23 Vision Boards

Start your spring semester right by creating vision boards with Active Minds!
Student Center Executive Suite 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
1/25/23 Men's Basketball vs. Illinois State

Head down to Carver Arena as the Bradley Braves take on I-74 rival Illinois State! A free student shuttle to Carver Arena at the Peoria Civic Center is available starting one hour prior to the game. The shuttle will pick up and drop off in front of the Michel Student Center and take you directly to the Grand Hall entrance. Don't forget your Bradley ID and you can learn online at bradleybraves.com/feature/students.
Carver Arena 7:00 p.m.
1/26/23 Activities Fair

Kick off your spring semester with some new activities! Come meet some student organizations and campus departments.
Markin Recreation Center 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
1/27/23 Volunteer Fair

Want to help the community? Here is your chance to see who in Peoria is in need of volunteers!
Student Center Ballroom 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
1/27/23 Hazlo tu Hogar: 2nd Annual Latinx Student Community Retreat

The purpose of this retreat is to connect Latinx students, reflect on being a Latino/a/e at a predominantly white institution (PWI), and affirm experiences to make this place your home. For more information contact Jhoanna Vega-Rocha (jvegarocha@bradley.edu).
Garrett Center 8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.