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.

Cap and Gown Information

Caps and gowns are worn at commencement. Cap and gown orders must be submitted online at https://www.herffjones.com/college/bradley or at the Bradley University Bookstore by midnight on November 3, 2019 to get the discounted rate of $59.92. All orders placed after November 3, 2019, must be submitted directly through the bookstore at a cost of $70.82. The bookstore hours are Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, Saturday 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Graduation Fair/Cap and Gown Pick Up

The Graduation Fair will be on Thursday, December 12 from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm in the Peplow Pavilion/Hayden-Clark Alumni Center. 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, December 19 from 9:00 am to 10:30 am in Student Center Ballroom.

Graduation Reception

A reception for all graduates, their families, faculty and staff will be on Friday, December 20 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm in the Student Center Ballroom. Refreshments will be served.

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