Move-in Weekend

Friday, August 16th, 2024

 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. — Honors Floor Move-in

Saturday, August 17th, 2024

 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. — New Student Move-in

Sunday, August 18th, 2024

 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. — Returning/Upperclass Move-in

Questions About Residential Life? Getting To Bradley PACKING LIST

We look forward to your arrival! Residence Hall Offices will be open during the designated times. Please arrive during your move-in appointment. To sign up for a move-in appointment, visit starting July 29th. Move-in helpers are available on Saturday, Aug 17, for new student move-in only.

If you’re a residential student and are unable to return to campus during the designated move-in times, Saturday, Aug. 17 or Sunday, Aug. 18, please fill out a request for move-in accommodation by Aug. 5, 2024.

If you’re returning to the residence halls as a part of Orientation, an athletic team, or approved department or organization, please follow their plans and arrangements. If you are unsure if you are a part of an early approved group, please reach out to your advisor/supervisor and follow their instructions.

At the time of your check-in, you’ll be required to pay the $40 Residence Hall Association Activity fee. Payment can be made by cash (exact amount, no change available) or check (made out to RHA); you must pay this fee prior to receiving your room key.

For questions regarding the meal plan, please visit Residential students are required to have a meal plan. If no meal plan is selected, your meal plan will default to the 14-Per-Week meal plan. You can make changes to your meal plan beginning Aug. 18 - Sept. 1. Login to, click on the ‘Change my Meal Plan’ link at the top of the page to view and change your meal plan during that time. Note: Meal Plan changes must be processed manually and may take up to 48 hours to process.

Getting Unloaded

On Saturday, August 17, all traffic to campus will be diverted along N. University St to W. Bradley Ave (see above map). As you arrive on campus, you’ll be given a vehicle form to complete. You can fill out the form in advance, print it, and place it on your dashboard. Click here for the fillable Drop-Off Form.

When you pull up to your residence hall, we’ll have helpers ready to get you unloaded and help move your items to your room. Once your car is unloaded, find a parking spot and enjoy the rest of the day.

You’re required to follow the move-in route as many streets surrounding campus will be closed and rerouted. Bradley Police will direct traffic to keep a steady flow. Please follow their lead.

Getting the Most Out of Your Visit

Seeing and experiencing the university first-hand is the best way to familiarize yourself with all Bradley has to offer and to feel comfortable about your new home away from home. We suggest some of the following activities to help everyone feel at ease:

  • Drink lots of water and get plenty of rest.
  • Take a walk around the campus and locate some of the offices and/or classrooms you will go to during the upcoming semester.
  • Go on a short outing off-campus to learn about the Peoria area.

Dining Services

Dining Services will have limited hours at various locations during Move-In Day and Welcome Week. Visit to see your on-campus dining options.

Public Restrooms (Saturday, Aug 17, 2024 Only)

Michel Student Center – 8 a.m. to midnight.

Additional restrooms are available throughout the day in the residence halls.


ATMs on campus are located outside the Bookstore and in the Michel Student Center.

Welcome Week

Welcome Week is a time for students to connect and reconnect with the Bradley family! The week is filled with opportunities to engage safely with students, faculty and staff. We are excited to have you at Bradley and can't wait to launch the new year with you. Click here for more information regarding Welcome Week!

QuickCard Pick-Up

Students must provide a valid government issued ID to receive their Bradley ID card.

For students who have already submitted a photo:

  • You can pick up your ID card at the IT Service Desk in the Cullom-Davis Library, Mon-Fri, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., and during move-in weekend, Saturday, Aug. 17 from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. in the library; Sunday, Aug. 18 from noon - 5 p.m.
  • After-hours, ID cards will be located in the BUPD Dispatch Center located in MacMillan Hall, 1308 W. Bradley Avenue.

For students who have not submitted a photo:

  • Please go to the IT Service Desk in the library during regular business hours (Mon-Fri, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.) and Saturday, Aug. 17, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. to have an ID printed; Sunday, Aug. 18 from noon - 5 p.m.
  • After-hours, students may get a temporary card at the BUPD Dispatch Center located in MacMillan Hall, 1308 W. Bradley Avenue. The temporary card will need to be turned in within 24 hours at the IT Service Desk when your permanent ID is made.

If you have any QuickCard or meal plan related questions or if you are looking to add a meal plan, please call the QuickCard office in Swords Hall at (309) 677-3463 or email and they can assist you. For questions related to dietary needs, dining locations, please contact Dining Services at (309) 677-3210 or you can go here for more information.

Parking Permits

Parking permits are distributed from the Cashier windows of Swords Hall. The Cashier windows will have expanded hours Aug. 19 through Aug. 23, and the hours will be 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Regular hours for Swords Hall are 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Regular hours for the Cashier windows are 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Parking citations for not displaying a valid permit will begin on the first day of classes, Wednesday, Aug. 21. However, parking citations may be issued before Aug. 21 for other parking infractions (e.g., parking in a handicap space without a handicap placard or license plate, parking in a restricted space or no parking zone, etc).

Please note the parking restrictions, lot closures, and road closures listed below.


Friday, August 16, 2024

  • Student Access Services, Heitz Hall 100 – 9 a.m. - 11 a.m; 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Bookstore – 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • IT Help Desk - 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Cullom-Davis Library – 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Hayden-Clark Alumni Center – 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Vice President for Student Affairs, Sisson Hall 100 – 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Residential Living, Sisson Hall 133 – 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Markin Center – 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Payroll Office - 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Financial Services - 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Saturday, August 17, 2024

  • Student Access Services, Heitz Hall 100 – 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Bookstore – 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • IT Help Desk - 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Cullom-Davis Library – 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Hayden-Clark Alumni Center – 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Vice President for Student Affairs, Sisson Hall 100 – 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Residential Living, Sisson Hall 133 – 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Markin Center – Noon - 7 p.m.
  • Admissions Office – 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.