Academic 2020-2021: COVID-19 Response

Academic 2020-2021: COVID-19 Response

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Spring 2021 Schedule

Spring semester classes will begin on Jan. 27 for traditional on-campus undergraduate students. First day of classes may differ for professional schools and other programs. Updated spring academic calendars for undergraduate, graduate and professional programs are posted on the Office of the Registrar website.

Residence halls reopen to students with nine-month housing contracts on Jan. 23; see spring move-in information. Students with concerns or questions about move-in should contact living [at] creighton [dot] edu.

All students coming to campus for the spring semester are required to complete an on-campus COVID-19 test upon arrival. Students are also encouraged to take a COVID-19 test before traveling to campus and submit the result to covidresults [at] creighton [dot] edu.

On-Campus COVID-19 Testing Center

Creighton’s COVID-19 on-campus testing center is open Monday through Friday (no weekends), 9:30 a.m. to noon, in KFC Suite 225, through Jan. 22.

In preparation for the spring 2021 semester, all members of the Creighton community must complete “HIPAA Authorization for Use and Disclosure” and “Text Message Opt-In/Opt-Out” forms in the BirdHouse by Feb. 1, 2021.

The COVID-19 Testing Center will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 23, and Sunday, Jan. 24; 8:30 to 4 p.m., Jan. 25-27; and 9:30 a.m. to noon, Jan. 28 and 29. The Testing Center will be closed the weekend of Jan. 30 and 31, and then reopen for its regular hours beginning Monday, Feb. 1, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday through Friday.

The center also will be closed Jan. 18 for the University’s observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday.

Report Symptoms through #CampusClear Self-Screening

All students, faculty and staff coming to campus are required to complete a daily self-screening and report COVID-19 symptoms and exposure through the #CampusClear app or the #CampusClear web interface.

If you are not cleared to access campus or are feeling ill, please stay home and contact CoronavirusResponse [at] creighton [dot] edu.

Temperature Check-In/Screening Stations

Creighton’s general-campus Temperature Check-In/Screening Stations are open at the following locations and hours.

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Students and Families

  • The 2021 spring semester begins Jan. 27 for traditional undergraduate students. See the spring academic calendars.
  • Students will be required to take a COVID-19 test before returning to campus for the spring semester; details are forthcoming.
  • Classes will be offered in person, with hybrid, remote and online options under certain circumstances.
  • Face coverings will be required in all public spaces on campus, indoors and outdoors.
  • Classrooms have been arranged for social distancing.
  • Planning an event? All in-person gatherings, on and off campus, must be reviewed by the Events Review Task Group and approved by the COVID-19 Strategy and Implementation Team.
  •  Requests for visitors, including parents, to access campus must follow this process.

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Faculty and Staff

  • Employees will continue in their current classifications, unless otherwise notified: “on premises,” “reduced on premises” or “remote.”
  • Requests for COVID-19-related supplies and PPE must be made through school, college and department facilitators.
  • Cleaning and sanitizing workspaces is everyone’s responsibility.
  • Requests for remote workers and visitors, vendors and contractors to access campus must follow this process.
  • Planning an event? All in-person gatherings, on and off campus, must be reviewed by the Events Review Task Group and approved by the COVID-19 Strategy and Implementation Team.

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Screening Program

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Campus and Residential Life

  • Residence hall move-in appointments for the spring semester are scheduled to begin Jan. 23, 2021. Students will receive all information about the move-in process via email. See move-in information.

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If You Get Sick

  • Stay home if you are sick.
  • Creighton will provide quarantine and isolation for students living on campus.
  • If you are experiencing symptoms and think you have been exposed, you must contact the Student Health Education and Compliance office at
  • Read about prevention methods and tips on hand-washing.

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Mind, Body, Spirit

Have questions? Email or call 402.280.2152.