Students & Parents

Our continued intent for the spring semester is to be on-campus, face-to-face, with classes beginning Jan. 19. Residence hall move-in begins Sunday, Jan. 16 as planned. We are not offering remote-learning options for students other than those already identified in the spring course schedule

You can find the full policy for Spring ‘22 here. Students who are in distance-education programs and who are not present on campus are exempt from these COVID-19 campus policies and guidelines.

If you are able, please self-quarantine for five days prior to your campus arrival. Additional guidance for the start of the semester was communicated Jan 7. Please note no campus events will be allowed between Jan.16-26. This includes official and unofficial events. All student organization meetings and campus activities should be rescheduled or conducted in a virtual environment.

Boosters

Bradley University urges students who are eligible for a booster shot to receive one. If you have already received your booster, please submit it to Health Services.

A Moderna Booster Clinic will take place on campus Wednesday, Jan. 26,( and more details about the clinic will be forthcoming)..

COVID-19 Testing

If you have any COVID-19 symptoms or have been identified as a close contact, we encourage you to receive a negative COVID-19 test prior to your return to campus for the spring semester. Keep in mind it may take longer than anticipated to get results due to an increase in cases and testing. If you will not be in the first day of classes due to symptoms or a positive/pending test, please contact Health Services at 309-677-2700.

When and where to test -

  1. Symptomatic - Available at Bradley Health Services by calling 309-677-2700.

  2. Close contact - Available at Bradley Health Services 3-5 days post exposure. Only those students identified as a close contact by Health Services will be able to test. Click here for information on close contacts and what to do if you are identified as one.

  3. Asymptomatic - Students who are asymptomatic and not a close contact, will not be able to test on campus. Testing locations throughout Peoria can be found here. We are exploring the potential availability of testing in the very near campus vicinity. We hope to have more information by the end of the month.

If you test positive off campus, with a home test, or are identified as a close contact by an outside entity you must contact Bradley Health Services at 309-677-2700. The business hours for Health Services are Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. They will respond to COVID-19 reports during business hours.

Students with an approved exemption will receive further communication in the coming days.

Missing Class

Your instructors will be notified, by an official university source, if you will be absent from class due to COVID-19 or other health issues. These notifications are typically sent each morning. Instructors will determine the best ways to accommodate students who have been placed in quarantine or isolation with COVID-19 or other longer-term illnesses. Instructors are not expected to provide virtual instruction (i.e., the ability to Zoom into class), but we are asking them to provide appropriate opportunities for you to continue to receive a high-quality Bradley education.

Quarantine & Isolation

Quarantine and isolation guidelines, as defined by the CDC, have changed since the fall semester. Bradley has made adjustments to best meet the guidelines and our campus needs.

To summarize these guidelines:

  • Students who are NOT up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccines and are identified as a close-contact by the Health Services will be required to quarantine for a five-day period. We are in the process of updating the quarantine and isolation guidelines here.
  • All students who test positive for COVID-19 will be required to isolate for a 5 day period.

We continue to monitor guidance from the CDC, IDPH, and other governing agencies regarding campus operations. The Bradley Unite site will be updated as quickly as possible when new guidance is released. We appreciate your patience as we do so. Send any questions to covid19concerns@bradley.edu.

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.