During Summer Preview, you and your family will get a sneak peek into what’s to come in your fall semester at Creighton. During this fun and informative two-day event, you will receive all the information and resources you need to successfully transition to life at Creighton. You’ll also have the opportunity to meet your future classmates and professors.
2019 summer preview calendar & schedule
- June 3-4
- June 6-7
- June 10-11
- June 13-14
Summer in the city of Omaha is a busy time! There are numerous camps, conferences, and events that will also be happening throughout the area during the same dates as Summer Preview. One considerably busy event is the College World Series (hosted a few blocks from campus), which begins with opening ceremonies on June 14. Please make your reservations early, and make sure you get the Creighton Rate. Click here for a list of local hotel affiliates.
Frequently Asked Questions
Summer Preview 2019
- June 3-4
- June 6-7
- June 10-11
- June 13-14
Cost: Orientation fee, billed on the fall tuition statement
Additional campus housing the night before or after Summer Preview: $27/night.
Family Members & Other Guests
Due: When you register
On-campus housing during the program is not available for non-students. Creighton rates are available at several hotels near campus.
After you register for Summer Preview online and payment has been received, an email confirmation will be sent to you notifying you of the preview session you have been assigned.
Check-in for Summer Preview occurs at the Harper Center and begins at 8 a.m. the first day of the program. The program lasts until 2 p.m. on the second day. You may be able to leave early based on the student’s registration time, but you will not know this until you are on campus and have checked in. Please make travel plans accordingly.
Orientation events are casual! Dress for your own comfort. Air conditioning and summer heat can pose a comfort adjustment issue. Therefore, you should plan to wear layers to adjust to the different indoor and outdoor environments. Students are encouraged to wear tennis shoes because of many active events.
The Creighton Bookstore will be open for your convenience to purchase souvenirs and supplies.
No baby-sitting services or children’s programs are provided; if younger family members attend, they will be charged the full fee and be expected to room and attend meetings with their parents.
Registration materials for Summer Preview will be emailed to all deposited students in early spring. The online registration form will open May 1. To register, complete the registration form online. Payments will be made online during the program registration. Registration is not complete until we have received payment (if applicable).
Once registered, you will receive an email notice confirming your Summer Preview reservation and indicate the session that you have been assigned.
Each preview session is limited to 185 students. We adhere to this limit to accommodate individual advising appointments for each student. Therefore, please register early. The probability of granting your first choice is high, but sessions are filled as reservations are received.
Participation in Summer Preview is strongly encouraged due to course registration, but not required. If you are unable to attend, the fall Welcome Week program will provide many opportunities for you to become better acquainted with Creighton University.
All new freshmen and transfer students will attend Welcome Week in mid-August.
Students, parents, and guests who have prepaid reservations and are unable to attend Summer Preview may cancel subject to the following terms:
- Cancellations must be submitted 48 hours in advance.
- A $10 non-refundable registration fee will be charged per registration.
- The balance will be returned within approximately 10 days if the cancellation is received by letter or phone call in advance of the assigned preview date.
- No refunds will be granted for cancellations received less than 48 hours in advance of the assigned session.
Yes. Students can reserve additional nights in the residence halls for $27/night on a first come, first serve basis.
Please indicate your housing needs on the registration form.
Yes. Students are required to stay on campus because it gives them a chance to experience on-campus living and it also provides them with another opportunity to interact with their peers! Many students cite the overnight stay as one of their favorite parts of Summer Preview!
What to bring
- mobile phone
- alarm clock
What is provided
All rooms are equipped with necessary bed linens, towels, and soap.
Foreign Language Competency Exam
Yes. Students may take a Foreign Language Placement and Competency Exam during preview sessions. Advance registration for this exam is required. Please note that you must register for this exam. Please take time to review the language test information, you might want to take the online placement exam. A link to register for this exam will be made available in the spring.
Math Placement Exam
Yes. Heider College of Business Students will be able to take the Math Placement Test while they are at Summer Preview. They will have received information about this and will have time to take this in the afternoon of Day 1. Click here for placement and competency exam information.
Students will receive information about registration prior to Summer Preview, but during the program, they will have the opportunity to meet with their Faculty Advisor and create their schedule. Students will register for those classes on Day 2 of Summer Preview.
For the course registration process, we ask that new students bring a laptop or portable device that can connect to the internet with them to their course registration appointment.
All family members are welcome at Summer Preview! Registration for these guests can be completed online so that we can prepare for their meals.
Hotel accommodations for family
Unfortunately we do not have the room in our residence halls to accommodate all our family members, however we have a variety of hotel affiliates that give a special rate to Creighton students and families that are close to campus.
We do not provide daycare services and therefore younger siblings will be expected to attend sessions with parents/guardians.
The Guidebook App is an electronic application that we use to share information about New Student Orientation. It contains the schedules for Summer Preview, Welcome Week, Family Weekend and additional resources for students and families entering the Creighton community.
Download the Guidebook App
1. Download “Guidebook” in your app store.
2. Search “Creighton University” in the search bar (there is no passphrase required).
3. Search through the app for resources, session handouts, and the schedules for when you are on campus.