What To Expect When You’re Visiting Bradley

Why Visit Bradley?

Your college decision is one of the most important you’ll make as a young adult, and we know you want to make an informed choice about where you’ll spend these pivotal years. Simply put, the best way to learn about Bradley is to see our campus up close on a visit.

Our students often tell us their college choice ultimately boiled down to feeling like they belonged. We welcome and encourage the singular voices of our students on a campus that’s the perfect size for a personalized educational experience. You’ll see those voices on display and so much more when you register for a summer visit day.

What Will My Visit Look Like?

We’ve broken up your visit day into bite-sized chunks that will give you the big picture look at Bradley and then delve into your specific interests. Here’s the breakdown of your itinerary:

Campus Tour

Led by a Bradley expert, our Summer Visit Day will have you walking the leafy pathways that crisscross campus while learning about the past and present of the university. The blend of historic buildings that reflect Bradley’s 19th-century founding and modern architectural marvels gives the campus a signature look and feel suited for the 21st century student.

The Bradley Presentation

You’ll hear directly from Bradley’s leadership and staff in a detailed presentation, including important information about admission timelines and taking the next steps in your college application. Plus, our friendly team of admission counselors will be on hand to answer all of your individual questions!

Academic Information Sessions and Majors Fair

Now you’re itching to learn more about what you’ll major in. On a Summer Visit Day, our Renaissance Coliseum floor will be lined with informational booths about each of our educational programs. You'll be able to explore your academic interests and get an in-depth look at specific majors with faculty members who can provide a personalized overview for you.

What To Do in Peoria?

Bradley University resides in the heart of Peoria, Illinois, a historic river valley city filled with parks, hiking and walking trails, renovated warehouse buildings, and a thriving food and coffee scene. Complete your Bradley visit day by stopping in at a few of these destinations.

Lunch Spots

  • One World - Right across the street from campus, this cozy cafe offers delicious multicultural dishes all day.
  • Ardor Breads and Provisions - Perched near the Peoria Riverfront, Ardor recently expanded from a cafe and bakery to a full service restaurant. The menu is locally sourced and ingredient-driven, featuring freshly baked bread and unique produce.
  • Sugar Wood-Fired Bistro - This Warehouse District restaurant is known for its wide variety of wood-fired pizzas. Don’t sleep on the tasty salads!
  • Cyd’s in the Park - Situated in an outdoor patio overlooking Donovan Park, Cyd’s offers familiar lunch fare with soups, salads and sandwiches in a picturesque North Peoria park.
  • Casa De Arte - Authentic, award-winning tacos and an art gallery make Casa De Arte one of the most unique destinations in Peoria.

But First, Coffee

  • Zion Coffee
  • CxT Roasting Company - Keller Station
  • Leaves ‘N Beans - Peoria Heights

Thomas Bruch