Mark your calendars!

  September 22 – 30

Get excited, and get ready for Homecoming 2023. You can find a full calendar of events below. We can’t wait to see you on campus! Until then, hopefully this look at Homecoming 2022 will hit the spot. Go Braves!!

Friday, September 22, 2023

Event Time Location Description Attendees
Painting of the Lydia's 1:00 p.m. BECC Quad
Student organizations across campus will come together to decorate a "Lydia" in honor of our founder Lydia Moss Bradley. These will be displayed on campus and voted on by students and staff to award a winner during Lighting of the B. Students, faculty & staff

Monday, September 25, 2023

Event Time Location Description Attendees
Campus Office Door Decorating Begins Campus wide Campus departments are invited to share their Bradley Pride during Homecoming week! Sign up to decorate your office door and be entered into our contest for a free lunch! Sign Up Now. Decorated doors will be shared on Bradley University social media Channels Wednesday-Friday for voting! The Winner will be annouced at Lighting of the B on Friday evening. Faculty/staff
Vote for your favorite Lydia Markin Lobby Come out and check out all of our Lydia submissions and to vote for your favorite "Lydia" through Thursday, 9/28 which will be awarded at our Lighting of the B celebration on Friday, September 29, 2023. Students, faculty & staff
Find the Hidden Gargoyle Campus wide Hidden gargoyles around campus - find one and turn it in for a prize! Students

Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Event Time Location Description Attendees
Homecoming Pageant 7:00 p.m. Student Center Ballroom Join us as we introduce our Homecoming 2023 Court. Court members will showcase their talents, achievements, and love of Bradley. Voting will open immediately following this event to select your 2023 Homecoming Royalty and Ambassadors! Students

Wednesday, September 27, 2023

Event Time Location Description Attendees
Canoe Battleship 6:30 p.m. Markin Pool Teams of 4 in a canoe take on 2 other teams at a time to see who can remain afloat. Students

Thursday, September 28, 2023

Event Time Location Description Attendees
Job & Internship Fair 11 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. RenCo Join us as a job seeker or recruit with your company! Join us at the Renaissance Coliseum for the Fall Job & Internship Fair. Click here to register your company for the fair. Students & Alumni
Centurion Society Dinner 5:30 - 8:00 p.m. Hayden-Clark Alumni Center President Standifird is honored to host this celebration of Bradley University's current and past Centurions as we induct three new alumni into the Centurion Society at this annual dinner. Invitation only
Class Color Wars 6 - 8 p.m. Markin Rec Center We hope you're just as hyped as BSA for Homecoming this year because The Black Student Alliance will be hosting a HUGE class color wars game night! We ask that each class represent by wearing different colors. We look forward to seeing you all there and get super excited for what's to come!
Freshman: Blue
Sophomore: Green
Junior: Black
Senior: Red
Grad Student: White

Friday, September 29, 2023

Event Time Location Description Attendees
Founder's Day Convocation 10:00 a.m. Dingeldine Music Center Ceremony to honor our Founder, as well as faculty and staff awardees, and Centurion Society inductees Students, faculty, staff, community & media
Founder's Day Luncheon 12:00 p.m. Student Center Ballroom The Bradley University Alumni Association is honored to celebrate our founder, Lydia Moss Bradley, and to recognize the recipients of our Distinguished Alumna/us, Lydia Moss Bradley, and Outstanding Young Graduate awards at this annual luncheon. This event is open to all alumni and friends and is $20 per guest on a first come first served basis. Contact bualum@bradley.edu for more information. Invitation only
50th Reunion Reception and Banquet 5 - 8 p.m. Hayden-Clark Alumni Center Cocktail hour (5-6), banquet & pinning ceremony (6-8). Learn more about the 50th Reunion for the Class of 1973 and 50+ Club! Invitation only
Lighting of the B 5 p.m. Olin Quad and Founder's Circle Come out and get pumped up for the big game on Saturday at our Lighting of the B Homecoming Pep Rally. Food and games will start at 5PM followed by the show at 7PM. This year's show will showcase several student organizations, athletic teams, and our 2023 Homecoming 2023 Court. The show concludes with the crowning of our 2023 Homecoming Royalty and Ambassadors and the Lighting of our B! Fireworks start at 9 p.m. Students, faculty, staff, community & media

Saturday, September 30, 2023

Event Time Location Description Attendees
Gary R Tippett Hilltop Trot Markin Center The annual Hilltop Trot 5K is now open for registration! The event will take place at 9 a.m., and will start at Markin Recreation Center. Register by September 10 to guarantee a shirt! Discount pricing is available for Bradley students, faculty, staff and alumni! To register, please go to https://raceroster.com/events/2023/71590/hilltop-trot Students, faculty, staff, community & media
Homecoming Team Comp Field Day 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Meinen Field Teams will sign up for an all-out battle of competitive games at Meinen Field. The winning team will be crowned Homecoming Champion. Students
30th Anniversary David N. Simon Scholarship 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. HCAC Peplow Pavilion Invitation only luncheon
50th Reunion Bus Tour 9:00 a.m. Breakfast
9:30 a.m. bus tour
RenCo Lobby Light breakfast in RenCo lobby then charter bus tour of Peoria Area (approx 1 hr). Learn more about the 50th Reunion for the Class of 1973 and 50+ Club! Invitation only
50th Reunion Luncheon 11:30 a.m. Country Club of Peoria Sit down and chat with fellow classmates at the Country Club of Peoria on Grandview Drive! Celebrating the Class of 1973 and prior. Learn more about the 50th Reunion for the Class of 1973 and 50+ Club! Invitation only
Homecoming Tailgate 3 - 7 p.m. Shea Stadium parking lot Celebration prior to the Soccer Game for the entire community including food trucks, beer tent, and family friendly activities. Reserve your tailgate space here. Community at large
Soccer game 7 p.m. Shea Stadium Bradley vs. Missouri State in Men's Soccer. Purchase tickets to the game here. Community at large
Post Soccer Game Hangout 9 p.m. Jimmy's Bar After the game, hang out at Jimmy's Community at large