Academic 2020-2021: COVID-19 Response

Academic 2020-2021: COVID-19 Response

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Creighton University’s winter term begins Dec. 14 for the majority of our courses, will be entirely online and will conclude Jan. 11.

Spring 2021 schedule: For our traditional on-campus undergraduate students, spring semester classes will begin on Jan. 27. The first day of classes may differ for our professional schools and other programs. Updated spring academic calendars for undergraduate, graduate and professional programs are posted on the Office of the Registrar website.

For traditional on-campus undergraduate students, the last day of classes will be May 4; final semester exams will begin May 6 and conclude on May 12. There will be one break in the semester, for Easter on Friday, April 2. Classes following Easter Break will resume on Monday, April 5.

For the health and safety of our campus community, all students, faculty, staff and visitors must agree to abide by Creighton University’s COVID-19 Community Standards. Our guidelines will continue to follow national, state and local health recommendations and directives.

COVID-19 Testing Center Open on Campus

Creighton’s COVID-19 Testing Center is open Mondays and Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. until 11 a.m. This schedule will continue until Thursday, Dec. 17, which will be the final testing day for the 2020 calendar year. Learn more and register for a test.

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.

Report to Campus Screening Stations

From Monday, Nov. 30, through Friday, Dec. 18, Creighton’s general-campus Temperature Check-In/Screening Stations will be open at the following locations and hours.

  • Skutt Student Center, ground-level information desk, M-F, 7 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Harper Center Building front desk, M-F, 7 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Hixson-Lied Science Building atrium; M-F, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Public Safety Office, after 5 p.m. M-F and weekends

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Students and Families

  • Winter term begins Dec. 14
  • Classes are offered in person, with hybrid, remote and online options under certain circumstances. Learn more.
  • Face coverings have been provided and are 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 have been classified as “on premises,” “reduced on premises” or “remote” to help reduce campus density.
  • 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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Frequently Asked Questions and Video Updates

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Campus and Residential Life

  • On-campus students receive thermal imaging temperature scans daily as they leave their residence hall.
  • Recreation and Wellness is reopening facilities and programs in phases.
  • Library spaces are limited to 50% total occupancy.
  • Shuttle Services is offering full service with a maximum capacity of 12 passengers.

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If You Get Sick

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Mind, Body, Spirit

Have questions? Email CoronavirusResponse [at] creighton [dot] edu or call 402.280.2152.