Bradley University Plans to Return to Traditional Residential In-Person Education for Fall 2021

Dear Bradley Community,

Assuming the trend of declining numbers of positive COVID-19 cases and low positivity rates continues on campus and throughout our region and nation, Bradley University plans to return to the traditional residential education with in-person, face-to-face, on-campus learning and activities for the fall 2021 semester and beyond.

We are committed to being fully back on campus in the fall, but the specifics are still being worked out. We plan to return to in-person learning as our primary delivery method, while following all federal, state and local guidelines including those regarding masks, physical distancing, testing protocols, gathering sizes and any new guidelines that may be added.

Our decisions have been based on science since the start of the pandemic, and that will not change. We are still closely monitoring the virus, the vaccination process and the multiple variants that are popping up around the globe. We will remain agile and ready to modify our behaviors and operations if warranted.

You have shown a high level of resilience, and your ability to pivot and adapt during the pandemic has been met with success. With the lessons learned during the past year and success in our mitigation efforts, I am confident we will have a successful spring and will continue to be resilient and sustainable as we move toward fall 2021.

In true Bradley spirit, we remain dedicated to providing a quality educational experience, empowering students for immediate and sustained success in their personal and professional lives and making the entire campus community’s health and wellbeing a priority.


Stephen Standifird