Bradley University Transitions to Online Courses

Because of the extraordinary circumstances of the worldwide Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Bradley University is taking the following actions that will impact our community significantly. These decisions were made with the best interests for the health of our community using all current COVID-19 information available from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the World Health Organization, and state and local health officials. We are working around the clock to respond to this historic outbreak.

  • The university will extend Spring Break by one week. Classes will go online from March 30 through April 12. We will assess where things stand with COVID-19 daily and provide updates as new decisions are made.
  • Bradley University operations will continue. Faculty and staff are to report to work as under regular conditions.
  • Faculty should be prepared to deliver their courses online beginning March 30.
  • All university-sponsored travel is suspended until further notice.
  • We recommend students return home to their permanent address beginning Saturday, March 14. The university will work with those students who need to remain on campus. Details will be forthcoming.
  • Food service will operate on a limited basis during this time.
  • Library access will remain available online.
  • Health Services will remain open. Any student who feels ill should visit Health Services and not the emergency room per OSF recommendations. Please call first to make an appointment. Walk-ins will not be accepted per CDC recommendation.
  • Any event or meeting that includes more than 25 people will be canceled. This remains in effect through April 13. This decision will be reevaluated daily and the community will be updated of any changes.
  • A hotline (309-677-1111) will be available starting March 16 to address any campus inquiries. The hotline will be available from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays.
  • We are still working through some of the more specific details and will communicate those as needed.

We believe these actions are our best options to ensure our community’s health and safety. We will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation closely with local, state and federal health officials.

For more information regarding this unprecedented outbreak, visit The university will also communicate changes on as many channels as possible.

Some media in Bradley University's current print, video and online materials was acquired before the COVID-19 pandemic. Media acquired after the pandemic began was done so in compliance with Bradley's COVID-19 safety protocols at the time. The ongoing safety of our faculty, staff and students is of the utmost concern during these unprecedented times.