2019 May Commencement Ceremony

Undergraduate and Graduate Combined Ceremony

  Sunday, May 19, 2019
  Peoria Civic Center
  11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.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

Cap and gown orders must be submitted online at https://www.herffjones.com/college/bradley or at the Bradley University Bookstore by March 31 to receive the discounted price. After March 31, you must go to the bookstore to place your order. The bookstore hours are Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, Saturday 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Cap and Gowns ordered before midnight on March 31 are $59.92 tax included; Orders after March 31 are $70.82 tax included. You may also order personalized graduation announcements, note cards, souvenir tassels and more.

Graduation Fair/Cap & Gown Pick Up

The Graduation Fair will be on Thursday, May 9 from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm and Friday, May 10 from 11 am to 3 pm in the Hayden Clark Alumni Center – Peplow Pavilion. 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, May 16 from 8:30-10:00 am in the Renaissance Coliseum. Brunch will be served.

Graduation Reception

A reception for all graduates, their guests, faculty and staff will be on Saturday, May 18 from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm at the Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center located at 100 Conference Center Drive, East Peoria, Illinois 61611. Refreshments will be served.

Commencement Day Information & 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