Who’s a Commuter Student?
A commuter student is any student who drives, bikes, or takes public transportation to get to campus.
Are There Resources for Commuter Students?
Absolutely! At Creighton, we strive to make it easy for commuter students to feel connected with the Creighton experience and welcome in all campus spaces. If you commute to campus, check out the resources below:
Be sure to connect with your Dean’s Office to learn about your college’s specific recommendations for orientation. Undergraduate students are encouraged to attend:
Summer Preview is Creighton’s summer orientation program, designed to provide you with everything you need for a great transition to college. Undergraduate commuter students are welcome at any of the four sessions, but are especially welcome at the second session to get connected with fellow commuter students.
Welcome Week is an important part of transitioning to Creighton, but it can be difficult to balance the schedule as a commuter student. Undergraduate commuter students are welcome to, but are not required to, attend all of the Welcome Week programs – but are required to attend the following programs. Check the Creighton Guidebook for an up to date Welcome Week schedule and full event details.
- Commuter Student Welcome
- RSP Welcome Session for Students and Families
- Be a Bluejay
- The Event
- Called to Creighton
- CU Survival
- Creighton For and With Others
All students are welcome to bring their cars to campus in so long as they purchase a parking pass. Learn more about parking lot access, parking passes and more here.
Omaha’s Metro bus system can take you all across the city. Learn more about routes, how to ride and more here. And, stop by the Student Leadership and Involvement Center, Skutt Student Center 120, to inquire about free buses passes offered by Creighton Students Union.
Creighton offers a free shuttle services to locations all around campus and in the neighborhoods west of campus. Learn more about the shuttle route and where you can catch a ride here.
Between 11 p.m. and 2 a.m., JayRide is a free taxi service provided to students. Call JayRide at 402.546.8294 for a free ride on campus and in the area immediately surrounding. Learn more here.
If you need a car for a short period of time, you can rent a ZipCar at an hourly rate. ZipCars are parked at the center of campus outside the Lied Education Center for the Arts. Learn more here.
If you’re on campus for an extended period of time or are in between classes, consider stopping by any of these spaces on campus:
CU Involved is Creighton’s hub for on-campus opportunities. Learn about student organizations and browse upcoming events here.
All students receive a bi-weekly email newsletter highlighting upcoming events, volunteer opportunities, free food, and more. Be sure to check your inbox!
Coffee with Commuters
Coffee with Commuters is a program designed to connect commuter students with one another and opportunities on campus. Come grab a cup of coffee at one of the upcoming events!
On-Campus Dining Choices
Traditional dining halls and retail dining options are open to all students, whether or not you have a meal plan. See the options and what’s open now here.
Commuter Student Meal Plan
While food insecurity isn’t always easily noticeable, it’s an issue that impacts a significant number of college students. If you’re having trouble consistently affording a healthy diet, the Creighton Cupboard may be a resource for you.
Off-Campus Housing Search
If you’re looking for a place to live close to campus, consider Creighton’s official off-campus housing catalog.
You’ll be a part of the Creighton community no matter where you live, but you’ll also be part of a neighborhood community. Use this resource to learn about how you can become an active and engaged member of your current or future neighborhood.
Good Neighbor Guidelines
Living off-campus means representing Creighton in local communities, which incurs the responsibility to be a good neighbor. Learn about how to be a good neighbor here.
The Department of Public Safety protects and serves the Creighton community through proactive patrolling, rapid response, community outreach, security technology, and safe transportation options. If you’re on campus and have a flat tire, a dead car battery, or any other car complication, call 402.280.2104. If you ever feel that your personal safety is in jeopardy, call 402.280.2911. Learn more about Public Safety here.
CU Alert is a comprehensive crisis plan that allows Public Safety to keep the Creighton community informed. If campus is closed or there is an event in which you should not come to campus, you receive messages via text, phone call, and email. Sign up here.
The EDGE is Creighton’s one-stop shop for academic coaching, tutoring, career advice, and pre-professional advising. Learn more here.
If you’re a professional student, be sure to check with your Dean’s Office about academic support services specific to you.
Office of Student Employment
The Office of Student Employment connects students to Federal Work Study and University-funded employment opportunities on campus. If you’re looking for an on-campus job, learn more here.
John P. Fahey Career Center
The John P. Fahey Career Center helps students explore their purpose, develop skills, and establish career goals. Learn more here.
Handshake is Creighton’s online career management system, where students can connect with on- and off-campus employers and browse employment opportunities. Learn more here.
Creighton Students Union
The Creighton Students Union is Creighton’s student government organization. Through the cooperative efforts of the nine colleges and schools at Creighton, the CSU is entrusted to advocate for the student body and is dedicated to the enhancement of the educational, social, and cultural environment on campus. Get involved or learn more about CSU here.
CSU Program Board
Program Board is a programming entity committed to providing the Creighton University community with multicultural, social, recreational, educational, and entertaining programs. Learn more and see upcoming events here.