Frequently Asked Questions

Preparing for a safe transition to campus.

Student moving in

We’re preparing tirelessly to create a safe and engaging Creighton experience from the minute you arrive on campus. Please review the frequently asked move-in and Welcome Week questions below. 

Click here to review more information regarding campus reopening and the impact of COVID-19 on campus operations.

What do I need to do to prepare for move-in?

Please click here to view a full overview of the move-in process, including steps to take before arriving.

When is move-in?

Freshman students will be assigned a move-in time August 12-15. Please click here to learn more.

Sophomore residence halls may select a move-in time August 14-16. Please click here to learn more.

Housing contracts for juniors and seniors living in Davis and Opus began July 1.

How will social distancing be maintained during Welcome Week activities? 

Freshmen will be placed into RSP groups based on their college. They will engage in Welcome Week activities with these small groups to limit exposure to larger groups of students. The RSP groups are designed to provide a sense of community and support from the beginning of the Creighton experience. 

Can residence hall items be shipped to campus in advance?

Yes. Items may be shipped to Creighton prior to your arrival to make the move-in process easier. It is recommended that items be shipped no later than July 20. The mail rooms will be open during move-in to collect your packages when you arrive. All boxes should include the student’s assigned residence hall name to ensure it is sent to the correct location. Please address boxes as follows:

(Student Name)
(Residence Hall Name)
2500 California Plaza
Omaha, NE 68178

A two-hour move-in slot seems short. Is there more time available?

The two-hour move in time reserves families a parking spot adjacent to their student’s residence hall and is intended to allow families to unload cars, utilize university carts and move items up to the room. 

Once the vehicle has been unloaded and moved to a parking lot, families are welcome to return to the residence hall to continue to assist students.

Are visitors allowed after the move-in dates?

No. After move-in, each residence hall will be accessible only to students assigned to that hall – no guests or visitors will be allowed – for at least the first 30 days of the academic semester.

Will students be able to leave belongings in their residence hall rooms after the end of the first semester on Nov. 25? 

Yes. As of now, students who intend to return to Creighton as full-time students in the spring semester will be able to keep their belongings in their residence hall rooms over winter break.  

What is the undergraduate academic calendar for the fall semester? 

Classes for undergraduate students will begin Aug. 17, and finals will conclude Nov. 25. For the most up-to-date information, please see the 2020-2021 academic calendar

What is the undergraduate academic calendar for the spring semester? 

The spring semester is scheduled to start Jan. 13. For the most up-to-date information, please see the 2020-2021 academic calendar

Will students be required to wear face coverings during classes? 

Yes, in line with public health recommendations, students will be required to wear face coverings in public spaces on campus, including classrooms. 

Will students be required to wear face coverings in their rooms? 

No, students will not be required to wear face coverings in their own residence hall rooms. 

Will students be required to get a flu vaccine? 

Yes, students will be required to obtain a flu vaccine by Nov. 1. Free flu shots will be offered on campus throughout the fall semester. 

Will there be extra costs associated with COVID-19 prevention efforts? 

There will be no additional costs incurred by students. Tuition, room and board fees are published and will not change. For students living in the residence halls, please note your packing list may include some new items; we recommend bringing sanitizing wipes, extra face coverings (Creighton will provide two for each student) and hand sanitizer (a small, refillable container will be helpful to carry around campus). 

How will campus dining be affected by COVID-19? 

When students arrive in the fall, the dining halls will offer a full, all-you-care-to-eat menu in a to-go-only format. Dining hall seating that complies with social distancing guidelines will be allowed as it is deemed safe. While dining halls are to-go only, students will be encouraged to utilize outdoor spaces, socially distant common spaces across campus and their residence hall rooms to enjoy meals.

How will extracurriculars (intramurals, clubs, etc.) be impacted by COVID-19? 

Engagement opportunities will continue with modifications to meet current health recommendations. For specific information, please use the contact information on the webpage(s) of your area of interest, or email dslcommunications [at] creighton [dot] edu for assistance. 

Will students be allowed to travel home during the semester? 

Yes, at this time the University does not plan to restrict student travel. Students and families are encouraged to be cognizant of the health and safety of the Creighton community when making travel decisions. 

If campus closes mid-year, will room and board be refunded?

Yes, partial refunds would be granted in the event of a campus closure (this includes third-party microwave/fridge rental costs).

Are there areas students should avoid in Omaha?

We encourage students to become engaged citizens of Omaha. There are a variety of neighborhoods in town that have dining, museums, entertainment, and trails to explore. Students are encouraged to sign up for a neighborhood immersion with the Schlegel Center for Service and Justice or take a food tour with Creighton Students Union’s Program Board. Campus Ministry maintains a list of places to worship throughout town. Students are encouraged to practice common sense and walk in groups. Public Safety also sells POM (Peace of Mind) personal safety devices