Lydia Moss Bradley returns to campus as students prepare to come back

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After being gone for a little more than 2 months, Lydia Moss Bradley is finally back home on Bradley’s campus. 

Lydia was struck by a sleepy driver on June 10th. 

Since then, she’s been rehabilitated and even has some new features.

Students say, she’s more than just a statue. 

“Lydia just represents a lot about the university,” says Abby Everson, junior at Bradley. “I mean, she’s the founder. She was an awesome woman. She did so many good things. Passing her everyday, seeing her, it’s just a really important thing and you now, we love her.”

You can take your picture with her and use the hashtag #WelcomeHomeLydia. 

She isn’t the only one returning to campus though.

Bradley students will soon be flocking back to the River City for fall classes.     

On Saturday, more than 1,200 students are expected to unpack their bags in to dorms, houses and apartments with Bradley Police officers assisting with traffic flow

BU staff and facility say they are excited to meet all the families and are looking forward to another successful school year.

“It’s exciting,” says Renee Charles, Bradley Spokesperson. “You know, we’re going to take good care of your kids. We have lots of things for them to do to get them acclimated and they’re coming to a great institution where we care very much about them, their safety, their futures. They’re in good hands when they come here.”

Bradley staff is asking everyone to drive extra carefully through next week, with more pedestrians walking around campus.

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