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.
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 and read the BlueView, which is packed full of information about offices across campus, from athletics to Public Safety.
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 9, 2018: Roommate information and housing assignments sent to student’s Creighton email address
August 18, 2018: Start of Welcome Week
August 22, 2018: Tuition bill due (paid to Business Office)
August 30, 2018: Skutt Shutdown (involvement fair) from 8 pm - 11 pm
September 14-16, 2018: Family Weekend
October 14-21, 2018: Fall break
December 16, 2018 - January 15, 2019: Semester break
January 14, 2019: Women’s Formal Greek Life Recruitment begins
January 16, 2019: Classes begin
January 20, 2019: Men’s Formal Greek Life Recruitment begins
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!