It's time for a new chapter.
Your student has made the commitment to attend Creighton for the next step in their education. Are you excited for their future? Relieved to have the decision made? Sad to see them grow up so quickly? Stressed about all of the little things that need to be done? You aren’t alone.
Creighton University is planning to reopen campus and return to in-person courses for the fall semester. Because of concerns about a second wave of the virus during the traditional beginning of the flu season in late November or December, we are planning to both start and complete most in-person, on-campus learning earlier than in previous years.
In order to provide students with the same amount of instruction time, we plan to begin the semester early and forgo fall break. Fall semester classes will begin on August 17. The last day of classes will be November 17; final semester exams will begin November 19 and conclude at noon on November 25. There will be one break in the semester, for Labor Day, on September 7.
We will spread out move-in dates over multiple days and make other adjustments to lessen issues related to large gatherings as students move into the residence halls. More information will be provided by June 8.
For more information on how we are keeping the Creighton community safe, please see the measures we are taking in this COVID-19 care overview.
The student portal has lots of valuable information tailored to your student’s next steps. Encourage them to check it often for updates and resources. In the meantime, review a checklist of items to tackle.
If your student is new to Omaha (along with 90% of our incoming freshman class), you may have some questions about getting settled in a new city. Be sure to check out our map of places to shop for college supplies, pick up prescriptions, or grab a bite to eat. Omaha balances plenty to do with a cost of living that is friendly to a college budget.
Your student has an assigned move-in time. Be sure to come during the assigned move-in time. These have been emailed and are also available in the student portal. Move-in day is designed to lighten your load - literally. All of our Welcome Week students will carry all of your student’s belongings up to their dorm room, assembly-line style. This is why we encourage students to label all of their belongings with masking tape that has their last name, residence hall, and room number (i.e. Jones K910). You will be directed to the appropriate lane of cars to wait in, depending on which residence hall and floor your student is moving into. Once you get to the front of the line, you’ll be amazing how quickly the process goes! The average car is unloaded in about 10 minutes. You will then be directed where to park your car so you can join your student in unpacking, getting settled, and the greatest joy of all - discerning Ikea assembly directions.
Welcome Week is the orientation process that all students go through. Your student will be in small student groups, according to their freshman advisor (or RSP advisor), who will lead them through a one-credit class called RSP (Ratio Studiorum Program).
Dates to Keep in Mind
Week of July 8, 2020: Roommate information and housing assignments sent to student’s Creighton email address
August 1, 2020: Immunization records due
August 15, 2020: Move-in day and start of Welcome Week*
August 17, 2020: First day of classes
August 19, 2020: Tuition bill due (paid to Business Office)
September 7, 2020: Labor Day (no classes)
September 25-27, 2020: Family Weekend
*We will spread out move-in dates over multiple days and make other adjustments to lessen issues related to large gatherings as students move into the residence halls. More information will be provided by June 8.
Payment Plan Options
Tuition is billed by semester. You can choose to pay tuition in one lump sum or in a payment plan. If you choose to pay tuition in one lump sum, it is due by the first day of class. If you choose to use the payment plan, the first due date can be as early as June 10 (depending on how many payments you choose to split it up into).
If you are in the market for a laptop as a graduation gift, be sure to check out the world’s only student-run Apple store and the student technology requirements. You can even make a purchase through the iJay online!
Campus Resources & Offices
Learn about various offices and resources for your student in the 2019-2020 BlueView, which covers everything from student health to study abroad.