Welcome Week


  • 7am - New Jays Move-In
  • 3pm - Required First Meeting*


* - All New Jays are required and Families encouraged to attend the 3pm meeting with their Faculty Advisor.



Welcome Class of 2022

Welcome, New Jays!  Welcome Week is a student-run, student-focused program sponsored by the Division of Student Life.  Welcome Week serves as Creighton's official welcome to all New Jays during the fall semester. 

Parents & Families

Don't feel like you need to get out of the way after move-in!  Saturday is full of events for families.  Starting at 3pm until 9pm  we have a number of activities planned for Families!  There is a chance to meet your student's faculty advisor, hear welcomes from the President and your student's Dean, and then attend our annual, free Welcome Picnic!  After the picnic we have Mass and other religious services followed by the annual "Sundaes on Saturday" dessert event!  Families are encouraged to participate in all activities on Saturday and then may depart on Sunday.


Welcome Week 2018 Begins Saturday, August 18th

First Required RSP Session
When:  Saturday, August 18th at 3:00pm-5:00pm
Where:  Various Locations depending on the RSP Section.
What:  The new student’s first meeting with their RSP Group. This will include their Faculty Advisor, Peer Leader, Decurion, and Guide. Family Members are also invited to attend as their University Welcome follows. From this event, students will go with their RSP groups around campus to get to know each other better.

University Welcome to Families
When:  Saturday, August 18th at 4:15pm – 5:15pm
Where:  Kiewit Fitness Center
What:  The University’s formal welcome to parents and families in which Father Hendrickson and the Vice Provost of Student Life provide a welcome and information related to the New Student Orientation theme: Dare Greatly.  

Annual Welcome Week President’s Picnic
When:  Saturday, August 18th at 5:15pm – 7:00pm
Where:  Creighton Mall
What:  The University’s formal welcome picnic for new students and their families.

Annual Welcome Week Mass
When:  Saturday, August 18th at 7:15pm – 8:30pm
Where:  St. John’s Church
What:  The University’s Welcoming Mass for new students and families.

Sundaes on Saturday
When:  Saturday, August 18th at 8:15pm – 9:30pm
Where:  The Skinner Mall, Skutt Student Center as the rain location
What:  A final goodbye for students and families with ice cream.

Be a Bluejay!
When:  Sunday, August 19th at 1:00pm
Where:  Kiewit Fitness Center
What:  This session allows for the Class of 2022 to learn the expectations both in and out of the classroom by hearing from a variety of speakers.

Call to Creighton
When:  Monday, August 20th from 9:00am- 4:00pm
Where:  Harper Auditorium, Skutt Student Center Ballroom, Rigge 120, and St. John’s 
What:  During the Called to Creighton day, new students are working within their RSP groups to take in the values and mission that Creighton showcase through our session Call to Conversation, Call to Change, Call to Community, and Call to Critical Thinking.

The Creighton Pathway
When:  Tuesday, August 21st at 10:00am – 11:00am
Where:  Steps of St. John’s Church
What:  The Pathway will process down the mall, past Billy the Bluejay, and then head into the Ryan Center and Sokol Arena.  (If there is rain that day, a decision will be made by 9am the morning of the event as to whether or not to cancel the Creighton Pathway. If it is cancelled, we will still hold the Academic Convocation at 11:15am in the Sokol Arena.)

Academic Convocation & Academic Picnic
When:  Tuesday, August 21st at 11:15am – 12:00pm
Where: D.J. Sokol Arena in the Wayne and Eileen Ryan Athletic Center
What:  The new academic convocation welcomes and charges the Class of 2022 to Creighton and is followed by a Picnic.

CU Survival
When:  Wednesday, August 22nd and Thursday, August 23rd from 6:00pm- 9:00
Where:  Lied Center for the Performing Arts
What:  The CU Survival program incorporates topics of transition through a live act. This series of skits is performed by our student leaders for the new students to see a glimpse into some of the situations they may be faced with during their first year at college.

CU for and With Others
When:  Saturday, August 25th at 9:00am 
Where:  Harper Center
What:  Our new students will engage in service as a class, led by our Peer Leaders and Guides. This will introduce them to our passion for service and being Men and Women For and With Others.

For more detailed information, download our New Jays 2018 Guidebook app! The Guidebook includes detailed schedules, University information, and more! Click here to learn more.