2020 May Commencement Ceremony

Undergraduate and Graduate Combined Ceremony

  Saturday, May 16, 2020
  Peoria Civic Center
  9:00 a.m.

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Where will Commencement
Be Held?

Peoria Civic Center – Carver Arena
201 SW Jefferson Avenue
Peoria, Illinois 61602


Where Should We Park?

Parking is available on a fee related basis in the Peoria Civic Center Parking lots located on Wm. Kumpf Blvd. and on Fulton Street. Additional parking is available in the parking deck on Jefferson Street.

Parking Guide

Lineup and Processional Instructions

Commencement is a busy, exciting day for everyone. This video gives you instructions and tips to make the lineup and processional a stress-free experience.

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Video Stream

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

Social Media

Share your graduation excitement on social media using the hashtag #BradleyGrad. Be sure to follow Bradley on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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

Information Forthcoming

Graduation Fair/Cap and Gown Pick Up

The Graduation Fair will be on Thursday, May 7 from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm in the Hayden-Clark Alumni Center – Peplow Pavilion. Pick up your cap and gown, have graduation portraits taken, enjoy free snacks and enter to win door prizes. Representatives from the Registrar’s Office, The Career Center, Alumni Relations, the Bookstore, and GradImages will be present.

Senior Celebration

Graduating seniors can enjoy a complimentary brunch, pick-up a graduation gift, and have a chance for door prizes by attending the Senior Celebration on Thursday, May 14 from 8:30 am to 10:00 am (information about the location forthcoming).

Graduation Reception

A reception for all graduates, their families, faculty and staff will be on Friday, May 15 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm in the Heyden-Clark Alumni Center quad. Refreshments will be served. In the event of rain, the reception will be held in the Men’s Basketball Practice Court of the Renaissance Coliseum.

Commencement Day Information and Parent/Guest Information

Contact Information

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