New Students

Welcome new jays!

Creighton University

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 empower students and families with the skills, knowledge, and resources to be successful at Creighton academically, socially, spiritually, and recreationally.


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. This year’s theme, DISCOVER, challenges you to engage intentionally with new opportunities.

Welcome from the Vice Provost for Student Life

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.

Warmest regards,
Dr. Tanya Winegard
Vice Provost for Student Life