Frequently Asked Questions
ARH Activity Fee
On move in day, all residents must pay a non-refundable $40 activity fee before they receive their room key. This activity fee will fund their floor funds (floor bonding), their building's hall council (creates events every Sunday night), and the Association of Residence Halls (improves hall life). We will accept only cash or checks.
All residence halls have two high-speed network connections available per room. When you arrive on campus, set-up your computer and attach it to the ethernet outlet. Then click on your Web browser and you will immediately follow the directions to register your computer with the University. There is no additional charge for internet use in the residence halls. Also, be sure to view the Responsible Computing website at helpdesk.bradley.edu and click on new student.
If you are purchasing a futon, you will want to be sure to check-out the room dimensions to be sure the futon will fit in the room. Not all futon sizes will fit in all the rooms.
Local telephone service may be purchased for approximately $180 per year by contacting the Telecommunications office. Please call 309-677- 2788.
Every residence hall room comes equipped with standard definition television service as a standard feature. Residents need to bring a cable cord to hook up their television for the basic cable service.
Each Residence Hall is equipped with both coin-operated and Quick Cash operated washers and dryers. If you deposit money in a unit and it fails to function, please contact the hall office in your building for a refund. Depending on the residence hall, the location of the laundry machine varies.
There are housekeepers provided in each hall who clean the common areas of each building such as hallways, bathrooms, lobbies, and lounges. They do not clean individual student rooms. Keep in mind, however, the cleanliness of the hall and building is as much the responsibility of the students as it is the housekeepers.
Each residence hall room has a mailbox with the room number located in the lobby of the building. A resident's room key will open his or her own mailbox. All incoming mail is distributed to the boxes Monday- Saturday. Students who have packages sent to them will have a package notification email asking them to pick it up at the residence hall office.
All packages are kept in a locked office closet. When you have mail sent to you, please do not include "Bradley University" in the address because it will delay delivery to your specific Residence Hall. Mail should be addressed and include: the student's name, building, street address, room number, Peoria, IL 61606. Be sure to include your room number on all mail being sent to you.
Room Keys/Student IDs
We have upgraded the safety of our buildings by installing swipe-card access to the entrances, hallways, elevators, stairwells, and in some cases the room doors. Your student ID acts as the key for all of these swipe-card access points. Heitz is the only residence hall that has a swipe-card access in order to enter your room, while in every other residence hall your actual room key is needed for your room. You will be issued a room key when you check into your Residence Hall. Your key will open your room, and your mailbox. Please keep in mind that if you lose your key, it will require a lock change for which you will be charged. Also, if you are ever locked out of your room, your RA can let you in to your room for a small fee ($1). If you lose or break your ID, you can get a replacement ID at the Quick Card Office located in Swords Hall for an additional fee.
Students are welcome to bring refrigerators for their rooms without exceeding 4.2 cubic feet capacity. This would limits size of the unit to approximately 36 inches in height.
The Association of Residence Halls has teamed up with Campus Fridges Etc. in order to make the process of purchasing a refrigerator and microwave as easy as possible. Simply place an order at www.campusfridges.com and the refrigerator will be in your room when you arrive on campus. When you are ready to leave campus just leave it in your room and it will be taken care of!
Each Residence Hall has vending machines with a wide variety of snack items. Any vending problems should be reported to the residence hall office. Each hall also has an ice machine located conveniently in the facility and can be pointed out by any residence hall staff member.