Residence Hall Agreement

The Residence Hall Agreement must be signed (electronically) by all students who will reside in Bradley University Housing. All residence hall agreements are for the entire academic year.

Residence Requirements

All full-time, first- and second-year students must live in the residence halls. Students can amend their residential choices to live in a sorority or fraternity house through a review process at the conclusion of each semester. The only exceptions include: veterans, those who are 21 years of age by September 1 of the current academic year, those who live with nearby immediate relatives (sister or brother who are non-Bradley students, aunt, uncle, parents, grandparents) within a 40-mile radius of the campus, or cases involving documented medical reasons for which accommodations cannot be made within the residence halls.

To live in the residence halls, you must be a Bradley University student. Part-time undergraduate students may live in the residence halls. Requests for exceptions to these rules should be sent to the office of Residential Living and Student Conduct.

Housing Agreement and Housing Fee

To reserve a room in a residence hall, new freshman and transfer students must submit a non-refundable $100 housing fee and the Residence Hall Agreement Form. This form will be made available at the student’s admission page by the admissions office after the housing fee is paid.

This agreement is binding for the entire academic year and includes room and board charges for both semesters. Students who enter the residence halls for the spring semester are only subject to the terms for that semester.

The halls will be closed to all students during Thanksgiving break, semester break and spring break.The halls close for the summer on the day following the last final exam in May.


  • If a returning student does not cancel their housing agreement by June 1, and enrolls in the fall, they will be subject to the terms of the agreement.
  • Returning students must register for classes by July 15 or they may have their fall housing assignment cancelled.
  • If a student does not register for the second semester, they will not remain eligible for university housing.


A Room Condition Report will be used by a staff person to determine what damages, if any, have occurred during the student’s stay. When the resident checks out of the room, the room will be inspected for any assessable damage.

Additional Terms

  • The agreement is terminated if an individual is no longer a student at Bradley University.
  • The university reserves the right of room assignment and of reassignment for the benefit of the individual student or group.
  • The university reserves the right to inspect residence rooms and to regulate the use of the premise in accordance with university rules and regulations.
  • Residence Hall rooms and apartments may not be leased or subleased by a student.
  • Students may have guests stay in their rooms. The university reserves the right to limit the frequency of guest visits. Guests must observe all regulations of the residence hall system, and the student host is responsible for any infractions or damage caused by their guest. Students planning to have guests should notify their resident advisor in advance in case of an emergency. Guests are prohibited from staying more than 72 consecutive hours.
  • Cooking in student rooms is prohibited.
  • Pets are not allowed in the residence halls.
  • The university is not liable for the loss of or damage to residents' property while on the premises. The university encourages residents to contact their own insurance carriers for coverage.
  • All residence halls are non-smoking facilities.
  • Student residents are issued a room key when they officially check into a residence hall. This key remains the property of the university and may not be loaned or duplicated. When residents check out of their residence hall room, they must turn in the room key to their residence hall advisor or designated drop off. If a resident loses the room key, the resident will be required to pay for a complete core change.
  • Student residents choosing to live in the Student Apartment Complex are responsible for the full amount of the room if a roommate moves out.

Students with alcohol violations are subject to the following housing regulations:

  • Students who are suspended from the university due to receiving three drug/alcohol-related violations will be required to live in the residence halls for a semester or year after their return.
  • Any student who requests an appeal of the two-year, on-campus residence requirement may not have received two drug/alcohol-related Municipal Ordinance Violation Notices (MOVNs), alcohol-related residence hall referrals, and/or an adverse decision of the student conduct system on this issue within their first year. Students may appeal this policy decision by contacting Residential Living.
  • Students who receive two drug/alcohol related MOVNs, drug/alcohol-related residence hall referrals, and/or by decision of the student conduct system within their first year will not be released to live in their respective sorority or fraternity house their second year. Additionally, first-year students who receive one of the above-mentioned violations will not be allowed to fill any vacancies in a sorority or fraternity house at the end of the fall semester of their first year.