Future Commencement Dates:

  • 2018 Mid-Year Commencement: December 15, 2018 Renaissance Coliseum; 9:30 am
  • 2019 Spring Commencement: SUNDAY, May 19, 2019….Please note this Commencement will be on SUNDAY, Peoria Civic Center; 11:30 am
  • Mid-Year Commencement: December 21, 2019 Renaissance Coliseum; 9:30 am
  • 2020 Spring Commencement: Saturday, May 16, 2020; Peoria Civic Center; 9 am

Questions regarding cap and gown orders: (309) 677-2320

Questions regarding your application to graduate: (309) 677-3101

Questions for the Graduate School: (309) 677-2375
Graduate School Information

Questions regarding Commencement day logistics: (309) 677-2245

Please check back for updates and additional information.



Video Stream

A live video stream of the commencement ceremonies will be available online the day of the event at bradley.edu.

2018 Mid Year Commencement Ceremony

Undergraduate & Graduate Combined Ceremony

  • Saturday December 15, 2018
  • Bradley University 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.

Graduation Fair/Cap & Gown Pick Up

The Graduation Fair will be on Thursday, December 6 from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Michel Student Center Ballroom. Pick-up your cap and gown, have graduation portraits taken, record your name for correct pronunciation at the ceremony, enjoy free snacks and door prizes

Senior Celebration

Thursday, December 13th at 9:00 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 14th from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the Michel Student Center Ballroom. Refreshments will be served.

Cap and Gown Orders can be purchased on-line at https://www.herffjones.com/college/bradley or in the bookstore by October 28. After October 28, the cost will increase and all orders must be placed through the bookstore. Any questions, please feel free to call Brian Murphy at 309-677-2320.

Commencement Day Information & Parent/Guest Information