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: 16-18 August 2018

All newly arriving international students are required to attend an orientation on the Creighton University campus. 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.  

Please keep in mind that attendance at this orientation program is mandatoryThe 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 Orientation will begin on Thursday, 16 August at 8:00 a.m. in the Harper Center in room 3029.

A campus map can be viewed at: http://www.creighton.edu/maps/

During orientation you will receive help and information on the following

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

Please plan your arrival to Creighton University accordingly so you can participate in this orientation. See below for additional information regarding arrival, airport pick-ups, and residence hall openings.

During orientation, you may use your dining plan to eat on campus.  Additional meals will be provided.  Please complete the form at the link below to provide us with some information, including dietary needs, during orientation.

COMPLETE THE ORIENTATION RSVP FORM

Airport Pickup for New International Students

Airport pickups will be available on Tuesday 14 August and Wednesday 15 August 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 1, 2018 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: https://blueq.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3sksAZgZqwG5XRH. 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* (www.uber.com) – approximately $7-10 to Creighton campus
  • Lyft* (www.lyft.com) – approximately $8-13 to Creighton campus
  • City Taxi (www.citytaxiinc.com) – approximately $20-25 to Creighton campus
  • Happy Cab (www.happycab.com) – 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 2018 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 15th. This is one day before the mandatory International Student Orientation begins. If you are not a freshmen and are living in Opus or Davis Hall, you are welcome to move in before this date. 

The Department of Residence Life  (https://www.creighton.edu/studentlife/departmentofresidencelife/housinginformation/) 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 15th.  A list of hotels near the Creighton University campus is available here. (http://www.campustravel.com/university/creighton/visit_hotels.htm)

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 danielsteiner@creighton.edu 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.