First Year Convocation

First Year Convocation

Welcome to your first year at Bradley University! I am thrilled to have you as a part of our community and look forward to the tremendous contributions you will make to our university. You are truly why we are here and what makes Bradley such a special place.

Tomorrow marks your first day of class. The next time you will likely see me in this formal setting is at your graduation. But, first things first and one day at a time. Please join me and Student Body President Emma Hoyhtya tonight for your First Year Convocation – 7PM.

Our faculty and staff have worked tirelessly to get us to classes beginning. I have no doubt they will continue these efforts to help you succeed as a student at Bradley. This will be OUR experience!



Stephen Standifird
Bradley University

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