Family Weekend

All You Need to Know to Prepare for Family Weekend 2015

It's not too late to sign up for Family Weekend activities!

Family Weekend is just around the corner. Make sure you have made plans to join us September 18-20! For a full schedule of events please visit

Don't forget to book your hotel. For a full list of area hotels, click here.

Weekend Event Highlights:

Come catch the 'Bradley Spirit' with the Athletic Director, Men's Basketball Coach, Kaboom!, Bravettes Dance Team and more! At the Pre-Game BBQ Picnic, the Parent of the Year Award will also be announced by the Bradley Parent Association. Tickets are $7 in advance or $10 at door. Come early for the Bradley Tailgate, and then after head to the Coliseum to watch the Bradley Volleyball Team (5-1) take on DePaul!

In addition to John Cassidy... the Bradley Programming Board (ACBU) has a unique screening of Disney Pixar's Inside Out on Olin Quad at 9pm. View a trailer of the movie below. Grab your blankets and/or camping chairs, and we'll see you on the quad!

Inside Out Official Trailer #2 (2015) - Disney Pixar Movie HD


Where do I stay when I visit?

A complete list of area hotels are available here:

If I plan on coming but not doing any of the events that require pre-registration, do I need to register?

No. If you are coming but unsure of what you will be doing that weekend you can register on the spot for most events. Pre-Registration locks in a lesser rate for some events to aid us in planning or in taking advantage of group rates.

Can I still get tickets to the "Sold Out" Haunted Peoria Bus Tour?

Unfortunately, all the buses are full and we are not able to secure any more of the Trained Ghost Tour Guides for that day.

If my student is not a freshmen, should we still come?

Absolutely! It is a great chance to reconnect with your son or daughter and check in on how things are going!

Where do I park?

You may park in any spot on campus over the weekend that is not designated Handicapped or Student Only Parking.

Do I have to do all the events?

No! We tried to put together events that would appeal to a variety of people. Some events may not interest you or your student, so feel free to use that time adventuring on your own!

Do I need to buy tickets for my student?

Our helpful staff will guide you through the process when you register. Students get in free to the Friday Night Screening of Inside Out and the Cram the Coliseum Volleyball Match. Other events that have fees, the student will need to have a ticket for those events.

What is the "Little Braves Club" and why should I register my students younger sibling?

If you have any child that is in 8th grade or less, you should consider registering them for the Little Braves Club. Membership has its benefits, which include a FREE membercard good for FREE admission for the card holder for all home Soccer, Volleyball, Women's Basketball, Baseball, Softball and select Men's Basketball games, as well as a FREE Bradley T-Shirt and access to other member only opportunities!

How do I get my tickets and registration items?

We will contact your son or daughter beginning Tuesday, September 15th for them to come by and pick up the packet of registration materials. If for any reason they do not pick them up, we will have them available at Dueling Piano's on Friday evening and the Farmer's Market Saturday morning. After that, they will then be available for pick up at the Markin Recreation Center Control Desk.