2019 Mid-year Commencement Ceremony

Undergraduate and Graduate Combined Ceremony

  Saturday, December 21, 2019
  Bradley University Renaissance Coliseum
  9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Get Your Spirit Tassell

Where will Commencement
Be Held?

Renaissance Coliseum
1600 West Main Street
Peoria, Illinois 61606


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

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 long will the ceremony last?

It will conclude at approximately 12:00 p.m.

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 12 from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. 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, December 19 at 9:30 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 20 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the Michel Student Center Ballroom. Refreshments will be served.

Cap and Gown Orders – information will be forthcoming in the fall 2019.

Please check back for updates and additional information.

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