Welcome Week

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

For information specifically on Residential Move In, please go visit our move in page.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 20

Time Event
  Welcome Week Food Drive
It’s Great to B Giving!
Bradley is an integral part of the city of Peoria, and we hope all Bradley students are active members of the local community, making a positive impact. When moving in, please consider bringing goods to benefit Heart of Illinois United Way's Back to School Food Drive. Drop off locations and a list of items can be found on our Food Drive website.
9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Upperclass-student Move In, See email for details
7 p.m. Early Arrival Social sponsored by Campus Life Ambassadors (CLA) and President Standifird, Olin Quad
Join the President and his family as he welcomes back all upperclassman and early arrivals. Free Kona Ice and music provided by Nashville Musician Steve Everrett!

SATURDAY, AUGUST 21

Time Event
  Welcome Week Food Drive
It’s Great to B Giving!
Bradley is an integral part of the city of Peoria, and we hope all Bradley students are active members of the local community, making a positive impact. When moving in, please consider bringing goods to benefit Heart of Illinois United Way's Back to School Food Drive. Drop off locations and a list of items can be found on our Food Drive website.
8 a.m. - 4 p.m. First-year Student Move In, See email for location
10 a.m. - 2 p.m Welcome Village, Olin Quad
  It’s Great to B Here!
Connect with some great resources while you are getting moved in! Pick up parking passes, grab free Bradley swag, check in with dining services, and much more!
11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Legacy Luncheon, Peplow Pavilion, 3rd floor of the Hayden-Clark Alumni Center
It’s Great to B a Legacy
Rest your brain and your heels a little on move-in weekend. Stop by the 3rd floor of the Alumni Center between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., and join other legacy families for good conversation and a complimentary lunch that includes Avanti’s gondolas. Please RSVP online before Aug. 18 at: https://bit.ly/2021LegacyLunch or call 309-677-2240.
2 p.m. - 4 p.m. Office of Diversity and Inclusion First-Year Student Welcome and Open House, Garrett Center
It’s Great to B Connected!
Come meet the Office of Diversity and Inclusion's staff and learn about how our programs serve your success.
4:30 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. Welcome Week Mass, St. Mark's Church, 1113 W Bradley Ave
5:30 p.m. Residential Floor Meeting, See Resident Advisor for locations
7 p.m. CLA Meeting 1, See email for details
It’s Great to B Connected!
7:30 p.m. Opening Session with Joe Martin co-sponsored by NPHC, Renaissance Coliseum
It’s Great to B Motivated!
Get fired up with the award-winning, inspirational speaker, Dr. Joe Martin! Joe will help make sure you are prepared Bradley with academic tricks and will inspire you to succeed!
8:45 p.m. Late Night BU, Markin Recreation Center
Late Night BU is a signature program of the Student Activities Office. Kick off your year with us! Highlights include: inflatables, games, wax hands, airbrush tattoos, crafts, food, and giveaways!

SUNDAY, AUGUST 22

Time Event
  Welcome Week Food Drive
It’s Great to B Giving!
Bradley is an integral part of the city of Peoria, and we hope all Bradley students are active members of the local community, making a positive impact. When moving in, please consider bringing goods to benefit Heart of Illinois United Way's Back to School Food Drive. Drop off locations and a list of items can be found on our Food Drive website.
9 a.m. CLA Meeting 2, See email for location
It’s Great to B Here!
10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Building a More Inclusive Bradley 2021, Renaissance Coliseum
It’s Great to B a Part of Our Community!
Did you know this year’s incoming class is the most diverse in Bradley’s History? How do you fit into this mosaic of the Bradley campus?
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Lunch in CLA Groups, Alumni Quad
It’s Great to B Social!
Take some down time and relax with your CLA Group while having a meal from Bradley Dining Services!
1 p.m. Healthy Relationships, Renaissance Coliseum
It’s Great to B Healthy!
Come to the hottest part of Orientation, Hot Topics! Lindsay Fram and Marshall Miller teach sex education unlike any you've had before — this is definitely NOT your high school health class. Beginners and sexperts of all genders and sexual orientations are welcome, whether you're choosing abstinence, sexually active, or somewhere in between. Come prepared to laugh and learn!
2:30 p.m. CLA Meeting 4, See email for location
It’s Great to B Here!
3:45 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. Block Party, Fredonia Ave
It’s Great to B Connected!
Join our social fraternities and sororities on Fredonia Ave for a welcome back to campus bash. Come enjoy activities and music with our 30 fraternities and sororities.
5 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Taste of Bradley, Founder’s Circle and Olin Quad
It’s Great to Have a Good Time!
Explore some of the best eats of Peoria! Check out local food trucks and restaurants. Cash, credit, debit accepted. Bonus: ACBU will provide music entertainment on the Quad!
7:30 p.m. NPHC Yard show with Guest - Olin Quad, Rain Location Markin
It’s Great to B In the Know!
National Pan-Hellenic Council's annual yard show features all six of our divine nine fraternities and sororities. Come experience their unique cultural showing of rhythmic percussive movement while also learning more about the history of each chapter. Special guests include our three multicultural fraternities and sororities.
9 p.m. Hall Programming/Hall Council Kick Off, Residential Areas
It’s Great to B Home!
Meet your neighbors at our building wide kick off events!

MONDAY, AUGUST 23

Time Event
  Welcome Week Food Drive
It’s Great to B Giving!
Bradley is an integral part of the city of Peoria, and we hope all Bradley students are active members of the local community, making a positive impact. When moving in, please consider bringing goods to benefit Heart of Illinois United Way's Back to School Food Drive. Drop off locations and a list of items can be found on our Food Drive website.
6 a.m. Markin Fall Hours Begin, Markin Recreation Center
10 a.m. Fitness on the Quad - Body Sculpt with Adrianna, Olin Quad
11 a.m. Fitness on the Quad - Boot Camp with Emily, Olin Quad
11 a.m. Water Balloon Fight at Meinen Field (arrive at 10:45am)
Bradley's Biggest Water Balloon Fight
11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Dining Free Samples, Give-aways, and more!, Student Center Patio
12:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Transfer Student Orientation, Hayden Clark Peplow Pavilion
It’s Great to B Here!
All new transfer students are welcome to attend our Transfer Student Orientation session where we’ll begin to acclimate you to campus, tell you about the resources available and begin having you meet other fellow transfer students. Invitations to register for the event will be sent via email later in July. As a new transfer student, we hope you’ll join us!
1 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. LAS Welcome Event, Bradley Hall, Neumiller Lecture Hall
3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. CLA Meeting 5, See email for location
3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. B Back - Back to Campus Connections, various location (Upperclass students only)
It’s Great to B Back!
Get connected with multiple offices around campus to see their locations, understand how to work with them, and enter for a chance to win a prize!
5 p.m. Safety on and Near Campus, Neumiller Lecture Hall in Bradley Hall
It’s Great to B Safe!
All incoming students need to attend one of the three Safety Sessions offered by BUPD! Come learn about the safety measures in place and details on campus alerts!
6 p.m. Lydia's Luau, Olin Quad
Looking for something fun to do? Come stop by Lydia's Luau, play games and enjoy time getting to know the fraternity and sorority members on campus more in depth.
6 p.m. Safety on and Near Campus, Neumiller Lecture Hall in Bradley Hall
All incoming students need to attend one of the three Safety Sessions offered by BUPD! Come learn about the safety measures in place and details on campus alerts!
9 p.m. ACBU Outdoor Movie: A Quiet Place 2, Olin Quad
Bring your friends, snacks, and /or blankets so you can enjoy the movies under the stars.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 24

Time Event
  Welcome Week Food Drive
It’s Great to B Giving!
Bradley is an integral part of the city of Peoria, and we hope all Bradley students are active members of the local community, making a positive impact. When moving in, please consider bringing goods to benefit Heart of Illinois United Way's Back to School Food Drive. Drop off locations and a list of items can be found on our Food Drive website.
9 a.m. Fitness on the Quad - Body Tone with Emily B, Alumni Quad
Join Emily for the full body, high intensity class, Body Tone. This class uses body weight and high reps! Be sure to sign up for Get Fit Stay Fit to start earning points toward awesome fitness prizes! Rain Location Markin Center
10 a.m. Fitness on the Quad - Butts and Guts with Leah, Alumni Quad
Join Leah for a combination of lower body, abs, and lower back exercises to tone, sculpt, and strengthen the lower body and core. Be sure to sign up for Get Fit Stay Fit to start earning points towards awesome fitness prizes! Rain Location Markin Center
10 a.m. - 11 a.m. Nursing Freshmen Welcome, Student Center Ballroom - This session is to welcome our nursing freshman, introduce them to nursing faculty, meet their academic advisor, and get to know their nursing student peers.
11 a.m. Fitness on the Quad - Dance Fit with Marisa, Alumni Quad
Join Marisa for a dance-inspired workout incorporating basic movements. The class takes students step-by-step through each movement, so you don’t have to be a dancer to feel the benefits of the class. Be sure to sign up for Get Fit Stay Fit to start earning points towards awesome fitness prizes! Rain Location Markin Center
10 a.m. - Noon Part-Time Employment Expo, Renaissance Coliseum
It’s Great to B Planning for Your Future!
Open to all Bradley students who are seeking paid, part-time jobs and internships. Employers will feature on-campus and off-campus jobs students can work throughout the year. Get more information on the Expo and the updated list of employers attending!
11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Dining Free Samples, Give-aways, and more!, Student Center Patio
1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. CFA Freshmen Welcome Event, GCC 126 - Welcome to CFA and meet all the people you need to know! After that we will move outside to the GCC lawn for the CFA info activities fair, with snacks and music.
1 p.m. - 3 p.m. FCB Welcome Reception, 1150/1160 Business and Engineering Convergence Center
1 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. LAS Welcome Back Sophomore Event, 168 Olin Hall
1 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Academic Receptions, See email for locations
It’s Great to B Informed!
2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. English Department New Student Welcome, 139 Bradley Hall
4 p.m. Convocation, Renaissance Coliseum
It’s Great to B Here!
Let’s make it official, you’re part of the Bradley Family! President Stephen Standifird, faculty and staff will officially induct all new Bradley students into the Bradley Family!
4:45 p.m. “The Walk,” Hausler Lane
It’s Great to B Celebrated!
The newest members of campus will get to participate in Bradley’s Inaugural hosting of “The Walk,” where they’ll be welcomed by students, faculty and staff before heading to the Welcome Reception!
4:45 p.m. Welcome Reception, Alumni Quad
It’s Great to B Here!
Take a moment to relax before classes start Wednesday! Music provided by ACBU and snacks from Fraternity and Sorority Life
6 p.m. Latinx Community Mixer, Garrett Center
It’s Great to B Connected!
Looking for the Hispanic/Latinx community at Bradley? Come learn about and connect with Bradley's vibrant Hispanic/Latinx community and student organizations. Food will be provided. This event is brought to you by the Association of Latin American Students (ALAS), the Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI), and the Latinx Caucus.
7 p.m Ice Cream Socal at Newman Center (1116 College Street)
7:30 p.m. NPHC’s Black Greek 101, Marty Theater
It’s Great to B Greek!
Want to learn more about our National Pan-Hellenic Council fraternities and sororities? These historically black fraternities and sororities want to share more about their chapters and their contributions to campus and the community. This is also a great preview if you’re interested in joining any of these chapters!

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 25

Time Event
  Welcome Week Food Drive
It’s Great to B Giving!
Bradley is an integral part of the city of Peoria, and we hope all Bradley students are active members of the local community, making a positive impact. When moving in, please consider bringing goods to benefit Heart of Illinois United Way's Back to School Food Drive. Drop off locations and a list of items can be found on our Food Drive website.
  First Day of Classes!
5 p.m. Safety on and Near Campus, Neumiller Lecture Hall in Bradley Hall >
It’s Great to B Safe!
All incoming students need to attend one of the three Safety Sessions offered by BUPD! Come learn about the safety measures in place and details on campus alerts! This is your last chance to attend.
6 p.m. Black Community Mixer, Garrett Center
It’s Great to B Connected!
Wondering where the Black community at Bradley is? Show up here to connect with Black Bradley and learn about the Black community and organizations at Bradley. Food will be provided. This event is brought to you by the Black Student Alliance (BSA), the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, and the National Panhellenic Council (NPHC), also known as the “historically Black fraternities and sororities.”
8 p.m. Multicultural Greek 101, Garrett Center - Come learn all about our Historically Latino and Multicultural Fraternities and Sororites! A great way to learn all that we have to offer, requirement to join and how to join!
8 p.m. ACBU Movie On the Quad: The Fast Saga (F9), Olin Quad
Bring your friends, snacks, and /or blankets so you can enjoy the movies under the stars.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 26

Time Event
12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Peoria Browse, Olin Quad
It’s Great to B Part of Peoria!
Come check out our Peoria non-profit agencies and area merchants fair. This fair is an opportunity for you to learn about volunteer opportunities and services local agencies and merchants provide.
7 p.m. Bradley Soccer vs. Omaha, Shea Stadium
It is the Bradley Home Opener! Free to Bradley Students with their ID's. Free shirts and hats while quanties last! Go Bradley!
8 p.m. LGBTQ+ Community Mixer, Garrett Center
It’s Great to B Connected!
You’re invited to join us in connecting with the Bradley community of LGBTQ+ students and allies. This event is brought to you by Bradley's Common Ground and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI).

FRIDAY, AUGUST 27

Time Event
4 p.m. - 9 p.m. WVB Tournament, Renaissance Coliseum
It’s Great to B Brave!
4 p.m. Asian Community Mixer, Garrett Center
It’s Great to B Connected!
The Asian community at Bradley is growing. Sponsored by the Asian American Association (AAA) and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI), this event will connect you to the Asian community and student organizations on campus.
5 p.m. - 8 p.m. RECFEST, Markin Recreation Center
It’s Great to B at Markin!
This carnival style event will feature games and prizes in the Markin Family Recreation Center. Come and socialize and meet new people, while having fun!
7 p.m. IFC Recruitment Orientation, Neumiller Lecture Hall Student Center Ballroom
It’s Great to B Greek!
Want to know more about how to join one of our 14 IFC fraternities? Learn more about how to navigate Bradley's IFC Recruitment experience.
9 p.m - 1 a.m. Black and White Party sponsored by NPHC, Student Center Ballroom
It’s Great to B Social!
This annual back to school bash is open for all students. Dress up in your favorite Black and White clothes to enjoy music and dancing.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 28

Time Event
9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Welcome Week Service Project, Markin Recreation Center
It’s Great to B Giving!
Welcome Week Service Project (WWSP) is a way for you to start giving back to the Peoria community at the beginning of the academic year. It will be a morning of service, fun, and getting to know non-profit agencies in the Peoria community! Register on Braves Volunteer.
10 a.m. - 9 p.m. WVB Tournament, Renaissance Coliseum
It’s Great to B Brave!
2 p.m. - 4 p.m. Activities Fair, Olin Quad
It’s Great to B Involved
Looking to BInvolved at Bradley? Look no further! The Activities Fair is your opportunity to meet student organizations and campus departments!
5 p.m. - 9 p.m. PHC Open House, Bradley Hall Fredonia Ave/Individual Chapter Houses
It’s Great to B Greek!
Come meet the women of our 7 Panhellenic sororities and tour the house before recruitment. Get to know more about the members and what they have to offer to your Bradley experience.
5 p.m. - 9 p.m. IFC Open House, Bradley Hall/Fredonia Fredonia Ave/Individual Chapter Houses
It’s Great to B Greek!
Want to learn more about our 14 IFC fraternities? Drop by to get to know each of these chapters between two days. Complete your recruitment punch card during these events to meet each chapter.
8 p.m. ACBU Presents: Hypnotist Josh McVicar, Alumni Quad - ACBU invites you to kick off an exciting semester of events with a hypnosis show that is sure to make you laugh and have a good time!

SUNDAY, AUGUST 29

Time Event
3 p.m. - 5 p.m. Activities Fair, Rain Date, Olin Quad
It’s Great to B Involved!
It’s Great to B Involved! Looking to BInvolved at Bradley? Look no further! The Activities Fair is your opportunity to meet student organizations and campus departments!
4:30 p.m. - 7p.m. Dinner at Newman Center (1116 College Street)
Dinner provided (free event, no tickets necessary)
5 p.m. PHC Sorority Recruitment Orientation, Neumiller Lecture Hall
It’s Great to B Greek!
Join the Panhellenic Council for this formal introduction to PHC's Formal Recruitment process. Learn all the ins and outs of formal recruitment. You can even sign up for recruitment at orientation. Participation is required to join Formal Recruitment.
7 p.m. AKA Girls Night In, Garrett Center
5 p.m. - 9 p.m. IFC Open House, Bradley Hall/Fredonia Fredonia Ave/Individual Chapter Houses
Want to learn more about our 14 IFC fraternities? Drop by to get to know each of these chapters between two days. Complete your recruitment punch card during these events to meet each chapter.

MONDAY, AUGUST 30

Time Event
  IFC Fraternity Recruitment Begins
12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Peoria Browse, Rain Date, Olin Quad
It’s Great to B Part of Peoria!
Come check out our Peoria non-profit agencies and area merchants fair. This fair is an opportunity for you to learn about volunteer opportunities and services local agencies and merchants provide.
5 p.m. Student Senate Meet and Greet, Student Center Ballroom
It’s Great to Lead!
This is not your high school student government. Come learn about the work of Student Senate, share your concerns and learn more about getting involved!
7 p.m. Financial Literacy with AKA, Garrett Center

TUESDAY, AUGUST 31

Time Event
  IFC Fraternity Recruitment Continues
6 p.m. Freshmen Rim Rocker Tournament, Markin Center
6 p.m. PHC Recruitment Meet and Greet, Neumiller Hall
It’s Great to B Greek!
Want to know more about our 7 Panhellenic sororities? Come learn about what makes each of them unique prior to sorority recruitment.
8 p.m. PHC Sorority Recruitment Orientation, Neumiller Hall
Did you miss the first recruitment orientation? Join the Panhellenic Council for this formal introduction to PHC's formal recruitment process. Learn all the ins and outs of formal recruitment. You can even sign up for recruitment at orientation. Participation is required to join.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1

Time Event
  IFC Fraternity Recruitment Continues
4 p.m. - 8p.m. Bussing to the Levee District, Outside Student Center
Bussing to the Levee District, Outside Student Center - Buses will be running to and from the East Peoria where you can shop, eat and more! For full details on the shops of the Levee District visit: https://www.theleveedistrict.com/

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 2

Time Event
  IFC Fraternity Recruitment Continues
  Panhellenic Formal Recruitment, Pre-Registration Required

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 3

Time Event
  IFC Fraternity Recruitment Continues
2:30 p.m. Student Senate Rise of the Red Giveaway, Alumni Quad
On Friday's Bradley Students Wear Red! Bradley Student Senate rewards students for showing their school spirit with great give aways.
3 p.m. Tie Diversity by Sigma Lambda Gamma, Olin Quad
6 p.m. Phirst Phriday on Olin Quad with AKA, APhiA, Olin Quad
  Panhellenic Formal Recruitment, Pre-Registration Required

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 4

Time Event
  IFC Recruitment Finishes
  Panhellenic Formal Recruitment, Pre-Registration Required
7 p.m. ACBU Live on Main, Renaissance Coliseum

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 5

Time Event
  Panhellenic Formal Recruitment, Pre-Registration Required