Future Commencement Dates:

2018 Spring Commencement: May 12, 2018, 9:00 am Peoria Civic Center

2018 Mid-Year Commencement: December 15, 2018, 9:30 am Renaissance Coliseum

2019 Spring Commencement: SUNDAY, May 19, 2019...Please note this Commencement will be on SUNDAY, Peoria Civic Center

2019 Mid-Year Commencement: December 21, 2019 Renaissance Coliseum


2017 Mid-Year Commencement

Undergraduate & Graduate Combined Ceremony

  • Saturday, December 16, 2017
  • Renaissance Coliseum
  • Start time: 9:30 a.m.

Where will commencement be held?

Renaissance Coliseum 1600 West Main Street, Peoria, IL 61606

How long will the ceremony last?

It will conclude at approximately 12:00 p.m.

Where should we park?

Parking for Commencement is available in the Parking Deck located on the southwest corner of Main Street and Maplewood adjacent to the Coliseum. The address of the parking deck is 900 N. Maplewood, Peoria, IL 61625

How do we get tickets?

Tickets are not required for Commencement. There are no restrictions limiting the number of guests who can attend.

Cap and Gown Orders

The Cap and Gown website will be open on October 1. Cap and gown orders must be submitted online at https://www.herffjones.com/college/bradley or at the Bradley University Bookstore by October 29 to receive the discounted price. After October 29, you must go to the bookstore to place your order. The bookstore hours are Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Cap and Gowns ordered before October 29 are $59.92; Orders after October 29 are $70.82.

Graduation Fair/Cap & Gown Pick Up

The Graduation Fair will be on Thursday, December 7 from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Hayden-Clark Alumni Center – Peplow Pavilion. Pick-up your cap and gown, have graduation portraits taken, enjoy free snacks and door prizes. You may also pick up your cap and gown at the bookstore during regular hours from December 8-15. 

Senior Celebration

Thursday, December 14th at 9:30 a.m. in the Michel Student Center Ballroom. Brunch will be served.

Graduation Reception

A reception for all graduates, their families, faculty and staff will be on Friday, December 15th from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the Michel Student Center Ballroom. Refreshments will be served.

Commencement Day Information & Parent/Guest Information