Future Commencement Dates:

  • 2018 Spring Commencement: May 12, 2018, 9:00 am Peoria Civic Center (approx. 3 hours)
  • 2018 Mid-Year Commencement: December 15, 2018, 9:30 am Renaissance Coliseum (approx. 2 ½ hours)
  • 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

Summary Timeline:

  • Cap and Gown Orders by March 25
  • Cap and Gown Pick Up: May 3-11
  • Graduation Fair: May 3. 9:30 am – 5:30 pm, Peplow Pavilion Hayden-Clark Alumni Center
  • Senior Celebration: May 10, 8:30-10:00 Renaissance Coliseum
  • Graduation Reception: May 11, 4-6 pm Hayden-Clark Alumni Center Quad
  • Commencement: May 12, Graduates must be lined up by 8:30 am for a 9:00 am start, Peoria Civic Center

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

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

Questions for the Graduate School: (309) 677-3487

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

Please check back for updates and additional information.

Directions to Campus

The easiest way to find Bradley University is to enter Peoria by way of Interstate 74. Feel free to download a print friendly campus map with parking and other important information.

From the East

(Chicago, Bloomington/Normal, St. Louis)
At the I-74/I-474 split, stay to the right and continue on I-74 West. After entering the Peoria Metro area, take the University Street exit (91) and stay in the left lane. Turn left on to University Street and continue south for approximately four blocks. After going through the intersection of University and Main Streets, stay in the right lane and enter Bradley's campus.

From the West

(Galesburg, Quad Cities)
Just outside of Peoria, at the I-74/I-474 split, continue on I-74 East. After entering the Peoria Metro area, take the University Street exit (91) and turn right heading south on University Street for approximately four blocks. After going through the intersection of University and Main Streets, stay in the right lane and enter Bradley's campus.


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