Student COVID-19 Update (sent to Students on 05/15/2020)
Congratulations on making it through the semester! We know it took a lot of work and an intense commitment on your part, and for that, we thank you. We’re working hard to get ready for fall and there will be many updates throughout the summer, so please continue to check your Bradley email and visit the coronavirus website often.
The window for changing letter grades to pass/fail will open Monday, May 18, at 8 a.m. CST. If you started the spring semester in an on-campus program, you’ll have until May 20 at 5 p.m. CST to identify those courses you’d like to convert. You should have received an email with detailed instructions earlier this week on how to request a grade be changed to pass/fail. Please read that message carefully as it explains the process with step-by-step directions also found here. One more time, requests must be made via Webster between May 18, 2020, at 8 a.m. CST and May 20, 2020, at 5 p.m. CST.
If you rented books from the bookstore, you’ll receive emails reminding you to return them. The email will have a link to the bookstore website where you’ll be able to print a UPS label for the returns.
You’ll have until August 26 to return any checked out items to the library. Up until this date, there won’t be any fines for late items. If you’re on campus, you may return any items through the exterior drop box at the library or mail them to Cullom-Davis Library, 1501 West Bradley Avenue, Peoria, IL 61625. If you do mail back the book(s), please keep the receipt in case the package gets lost in transit.
Student Workers Key Return
If you’re a student worker and have a key(s) to a building, you should return the key(s) to MacMillan Hall. If you won’t be on campus, please tape the key(s) securely to an index card or piece of cardboard and send it/them in a padded envelope to: Bradley University - Facilities, c/o Jayne Dant, 1501 W Bradley Ave., Peoria, IL 61625. Please note: if you don’t use a padded envelope your key will not make it back to the university. The postal machines will most likely rip the envelope and the key will fall out when being processed.
Since Commencement won't be held in person this May, Bradley has created several videos as well as an interactive toolkit (complete with Instagram GIF stickers, Zoom backgrounds, printable signs, Facebook frames, augmented reality filters and a Spotify playlist our graduates can use to share their Bradley experience proudly). Graduating seniors should have received an email last week with all of the details for the celebration. You can learn all about the plans at Bradley.edu/commencement.
Bradley is Committed to Returning to Campus This Fall
This week Bradley received national attention for its announcement and commitment to resume on-campus classes for the fall 2020 semester while keeping the health and safety of all students, faculty and staff as our top priority. The university is working through several action plans to reinstate campus operations.
The Return to Campus teams are looking at various campus areas to determine the safest and most efficient means of operation, according to governmental guidelines. Subcommittees are currently considering how to modify classroom setups, laboratory access, common area access, residential living and event protocols in an effort to incorporate physical distancing. Other plans may include hybrid learning, with some instructional elements continuing online while others resume on campus and in smaller class sizes.