Creighton is well known for its strong men's basketball program. Led by Naismith finalist Doug McDerrmot, the Bluejays continued their winning tradition and claimed the 2011-12 Missouri Valley Conference Championship. The Bluejay's 26-9 campaign ended with a loss to North Carolina in the third round of the 2012 NCAA Tournament.
In the 2011-12 season, Creighton home games at the CenturyLink Center Omaha (formerly Qwest Center Omaha) drew an average of 16,665 fans, ranking Creighton 6th in the nation in home game attendance last season.
The Creighton women's basketball program has also enjoyed recent success. Last season, the team won the Missouri Valley Conference Championship and made its first appearance in the women's NCAA tournament since 2002. The women's basketball team won the 2004 Women's NIT, the only national title Creighton has won to date.
Creighton men's soccer came close to a national title last season, making a run to the College Cup (soccer's version of the Final Four). Both men's and women's soccer play in Morrison Stadium on the east end of Creighton's campus. Morrison is considered among the best soccer venues in the nation.
Creighton baseball also enjoyed success last season, winning the 2012 MVC tournament title. The Bluejays also won the 2011 MVC regular season and tournament championships. The baseball team plays in TD Ameritrade Park Omaha, home of the College World Series.
Three of Creighton's athletic programs ranked in the top 10 in average home game attendance last year--men's basketball, men's soccer, and baseball.
The remainder of Creighton's 14 Division I sports are men's and women's golf, men's and women's tennis, men's and women's cross country, women's crew, softball, and volleyball.
For more information on all our teams, check out the Athletics webpage.
Yes, even if you do not qualify for work study, you will still have an opportunity to obtain an on-campus job. Having an on-campus job is a great way to earn some spending money and more easily fit working into your academic schedule.
Jobs are listed with the Student Employment Office.
All full-time undergraduate students that are unmarried from outside the immediate Omaha area are required to live in University residence halls during their first two years at Creighton. Students from the Omaha area may live on campus, but they may instead choose to live with a parent or guardian.
Yes, grounded in Creighton's Jesuit tradition, the Creighton Center for Service and Justice offers many opportunities for involvement in service ranging from service trips to daily local volunteer opportunities. This involvement can range from a nursing home to a day care to a church.
About 40% of the Creighton students are involved in intramural sports, including flag football, basketball, volleyball, racquetball and ultimate frisbee--adding up to hundreds of intramural teams.
Students are admitted free of charge to all Division I regular athletic events hosted by Creighton, including basketball.
Yes, you are allowed to have a car on campus. The cost for a parking tag for 2013 - 14 is $315.
You can select your roommate when you fill out your Residence Hall contract. If the two of you pick each other and deposit prior to May 1, you will more than likely be matched together.
For those wishing to join a nationally recognized social fraternity or sorority, there are 11 at Creighton University. Greek Life opportunities are available at Creighton University for those wishing to participate.
Once you have been admitted to Creighton, you will receive a message asking you to reserve your spot in the freshman class and residence halls. You will need to fill out and submit this form by May 1.
You can request a room and make your deposit online.
While the rooms are different for each hall, there are some "standard features" to the rooms. All rooms are fully air conditioned (and, of course, heated). They are all equipped with basic cable and two high speed internet lines. All rooms also have the basics: two beds, two desks, two closets, dresser space, shelf space and a sink.