Incoming International Students

Welcome to Creighton University!

You are now part of an internationally rich and diverse student body of over 200 international students representing more than 45 countries among the 8,000 Creighton students.  Everyone in the Global Engagement Office (GEO) is glad that you have chosen to study here. We wish you much success as you fulfill your academic goals and as you learn more about yourself and your place in the world.

International Student Orientation: 17-19 August 2017

Please keep in mind that attendance at this orientation program is mandatory.  The U.S. Federal Government requires that every international student check-in and failure to do so may result in the termination of your SEVIS (Student Exchange Visitor Program) record (for F-1 and J-1 students). The purpose of this orientation is to acquaint you with the university and ease your transition to the U.S. and student life at Creighton University

The Orientation will begin on Thursday, 17 August at 8:00 a.m. in the Harper Center, Room 3023
A campus map can be viewed at:

During orientation you will receive help and information on the following:

  • Meet the Global Engagement Office team
  • Get to know other international students
  • Meet campus administrators
  • Learn about campus resources
  • Learn important information regarding your Immigration Status
  • Receive your student I.D. card
  • Campus tour
  • Shopping trip
  • Join activities in Omaha
  • Social Security Number (if working on campus)
  • Banking information
  • Learn about on-campus student employment options

Please complete the form at the link below to provide us with some information, including dietary needs, during orientation. Meals will be provided on the first day of orientation, August 17, 2017, and the morning of August 18, 2017.


Make Up Orientation for Professional/Graduate Students

Graduate and Professional students admitted within the School of Pharmacy and Health Professions (Pharmacy, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy programs), Dentistry, Law School or other programs who cannot attend the mandatory International Student Orientation because of Departmental Orientations, are required to attend the Make-Up Orientation.  This orientation will take place on Friday, August 25, from 4-6 p.m. in the Global Engagement Office, located in Creighton Hall, Suite 324.  Please bring your I-20 and passport to the orientation.  Refreshments will be served.

Airport Pickup for New International Students

Airport pickups will be available on Tuesday, August 15 and Wednesday, August 16 from 9:00am to 11:00pm (9:00 to 23:00). Please request your airport pickup by completing the Airport Pick-Up Request Form no later than August 4, 2017 to ensure someone is at the airport to pick you up. Please click here to be directed to the Form or copy and paste this link into your browser: Any student arriving before or after the dates above must arrange their own transportation from the airport.

If you do not request a pickup, you may use a local taxi or car company:

  • Uber* ( – approximately $7-10 to Creighton campus
  • Lyft* ( – approximately $8-13 to Creighton campus
  • City Taxi ( – approximately $20-25 to Creighton campus
  • Happy Cab ( – approximately $20-25 to Creighton campus

*If using Uber or Lyft, it is best to download the app prior to your departure or upon arrival to the U.S.


Fall 2017 Dormitory Move-in Date

Undergraduate international students (freshmen) are required to live in student residences on campus.  You may move into the residence halls beginning Wednesday, August 16.  This is one day before the mandatory International Student Orientation begins.

The Department of Residence Life  ( should be in contact with you about your application for a dorm room. Please visit the website of the Department of Residence Life if you have not yet made housing arrangements to live on campus.

If you unexpectedly arrive in Omaha early, you may need to arrange to stay in either a hotel or with acquaintances because you may not move into on-campus housing before August 16.  A list of hotels near the Creighton University campus is available here. (

Off-Campus Housing

Graduate students and junior / senior students live off-campus. There are some on-campus housing opportunities for these students.  Please contact Daniel Steiner in the Department of Residence Life tat to determine if any on-campus housing is available

The Department of Residence Life has an Off Campus Living Resource Page we recommend you visit before finalizing any rental agreements off-campus.