Since 1947, at the very first "Week of Welcome for Freshmen," Creighton has provided orientation and welcome sessions for its newest students. Today, our mission is to help New Jays with their transition into the Creighton Community. We hope to empower both students, and families, with the skills, knowledge, and resources that will enable our students to be successful at Creighton academically, socially, spiritually, and recreationally.
New Student Orientation
Meet your future classmates and professors and preview what’s to come in the fall during this summer orientation program for you and your family.
Move in to your residence hall and join us for a day-long celebration. Then, engage in a week full of fun activities, new friendships, and learning about all Creighton has to offer.
Transferring to Creighton in the spring? Make sure to attend Transfer Orientation. This student-only orientation will put you face-to-face with important campus representatives.
As a new student, you’ll have many opportunities to make new friends, learn new things, and get involved in the Creighton community—right from the start. After attending Creighton’s New Student Orientation Programs, students will be able to:
- Identify the University’s expectations and policies.
- Describe the Jesuit values of Creighton University.
- Recognize the importance of community at Creighton.
- Distinguish resources and services for success in college.
Each year, we choose an orientation theme that embodies our Jesuit values and encourages our new students. At orientation and beyond, you’ll see Jesuit values put into action in the interactions between our students, faculty and staff. You’ll see them in the way our students volunteer hundreds of hours each year to serve others. Each of the characteristics of a Jesuit education shapes the holistic approach to teaching and learning at Creighton.
Dear Creighton University Student,
Greetings and welcome to Creighton. As a Jesuit, Catholic University, Creighton promotes an academic learning environment that encourages you to engage in your community and to act with care and concern for each other.
One important resource for students is the Creighton University Student Handbook. The handbook encourages you to engage in the Creighton community with compassion, confidence and character. As you commit to learning in the classroom and to participating in the many co-curricular opportunities that Creighton offers, we encourage you to create meaningful relationships and to fully commit to being a part of our inclusive community. In return, you will find support and guidance. Seek us out if you need us.
We are here for you and are committed to your success.
Dr. Tanya Winegard
Vice Provost for Student Life