Undergraduate students are encouraged to meet with their academic advisor to discuss their course schedule and create a plan for time away from school. Mary Higgins, Assistant Vice-President for Student Retention is another great resource and can assist in contacting faculty or your advisor to discuss any academic concerns. Mary can be reached at the Center for Student Success and Retention: 402-280-5566.
Non-traditional students, including students over the age of 24, are encouraged to contact Mary Bestenlehner in University College to discuss any academic concerns. Mary can be reached at 402-280-2730.
Undergraduate students are encouraged to visit the Department of Residence Life, located in Swanson Hall, room 136 to discuss housing options. Heider Hall is an apartment style building available to freshmen and sophomore students who have a child or who are expecting a child. Heider Hall has limited availability for juniors, seniors, and graduate students so please contact Residence Life as soon as you know you are expecting. Contact Carol Isham for more information at 402-280-3900.
Having a child will bring financial changes to your life and it's important to consider your financial aid, student employment, and work study opportunities. please contact the Office of Financial Aid at 402-280-2731.
Additionally, Dean Obenauer in the Office of Financial Aid is available to meet with students to discuss financial literacy. If you need assistance with budgeting or money management as you prepare for a child, Dean would be happy to help.
Many undergraduates and low-income families qualify for Title XX (Nebraska Child Care Subsidy). Contact 402-595-3400 or visit Nebraska DHHS online to learn more. The online assessment tool can also help you determine if you qualify for additional assistance with food, health care or housing. Additionally, some graduate students may qualify for child care loans, which can be discussed with the Office of Financial Aid.
Verify the license of the center or in-home care and find out if any complaints have been filed against them through the Dept. of Health and Human Services
Expecting a child while in school can be stressful and the Center for Health and Counseling is available to help. Student Counseling Services offers free counseling sessions to Creighton students in a confidential environment. For more information, visit them online or contact 402-280-2735 for an appointment.