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Department of Residence Life
Creighton University
Omaha, NE 68178
Voice (402) 280-3900
Fax (402) 280-1275

ResidenceLife@Creighton.edu

Frequently Asked Questions About Living at Creighton

WHAT IS CREIGHTON'S PHILOSOPHY ABOUT LIVING ON CAMPUS?
Creighton is committed to providing an outstanding community experience through its class-year housing structure. All new students are highly encouraged to live on campus during their years at Creighton. Living on campus with so many people your own age from so many different backgrounds in a community setting can be a tremendous asset to your educational experience. At Creighton, Freshmen and Transfer students receive a high amount of attention and support. To help provide this support, we cluster the newest students in the residence halls to help create long-lasting friendships and community.  This clustering leads to some halls being all First-Year Freshman, and in others just a floor or two. Sophomores are also housed in clusters in an effort to help support students through the transition of no longer being "new" to college.  Again, this leads to some halls being only Sophomores. This housing philosophy is intended to slowly give students who live on campus more freedom, while encouraging more accountability and responsibility.  For more information on our housing philosophy, please refer to the Department of Residence Life Mission Statement.

DOES CREIGHTON HAVE A TWO-YEAR RESIDENCY REQUIREMENT?
Yes.  All full-time unmarried, undergraduate students from outside the immediate Omaha area are required to live in University residence halls during their first two years at Creighton. Students from the Omaha area may live on campus, however, they may also live with a parent or guardian. For more information on this requirement, please read our Residence Hall and Food Service Agreement.

CAN I PREFERENCE WHO I WILL LIVE WITH?
The Department of Residence Life's Housing Assignment Office makes every effort to give student's the preferences marked on their housing application.  Students desiring to live together must both request each other on their housing applications.

CAN I HAVE MY OWN ROOM?
In Gallagher, Kiewit, Swanson, Deglman, Heider, McGloin and Kenefick, all rooms are considered double occupancy.  Private rooms are offered at an additional cost only if space is available.  As for Opus Hall and Davis Square, all apartments have private bedrooms.

WHEN WILL I KNOW MY ROOM ASSIGNMENT?
We strive to have housing assignment letters sent early in July to new students who are deposited with the University as of May 1st of that year.

WHEN CAN I MOVE IN?
New Student Orientation will provide information on dates you can move in as a new student. You can find general information at their home page. For final information please refer to the information they will mail you in early August.

CAN I MOVE IN EARLY?
NO. We ask that you adhere to the dates provided in the materials you will receive. If you have questions or a special concern we can help with, please call the Housing Assignments Office.

ARE ALL HALLS AND APARTMENTS AIR-CONDITIONED?
Yes. 100% of our residence halls and apartment buildings are air-conditioned for your comfort.

WHAT SHOULD I BRING?  HOW LONG ARE THE BEDS?
The beds are extra-long twin mattresses.  For more information on what to bring, visit our Life on Campus page.

CAN I HAVE A LOFT?
No.  All our residence hall rooms have loftable furniture and we do not allow homemade lofts or lofts by a third party.

WHAT APPLIANCES CAN I BRING TO CAMPUS?
Creighton permits microwave ovens, small refrigerators, TVs, CD Players, VCRs, PS2s, X-Box, etc.  Anything with "open coils" that could cause a fire such as toasters, George Forman grills, etc. should be left at home as they are prohibited.  For more on things to bring, please refer to our guide.

CAN I DECORATE MY ROOM?
Yes!  This is your home, make it your own with pictures, posters, microwave ovens, TVs, stereos, bedspreads, etc.  Some roommates even have fun designing a unique decor for their room.  Have fun with it!

CAN I SMOKE IN MY ROOM?
No.  All of our residence halls and apartments are 100% smoke-free.

WHERE WILL I GET MY MAIL?
Students have a mailbox in their hall or apartment where they live.  Mailboxes are generally assigned within the first few days upon move-in.  If you have questions related directly to mail contact mail services at (402) 280-3002.

WHERE CAN I DO MY LAUNDRY?
All residence halls and apartments have a laundry room for students to use.  Creighton's laundry rooms take both coin and Student ID card for payment.

IS THERE STORAGE SPACE AVAILABLE ON CAMPUS?
No.  There is no storage space available on campus for student use.

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