Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

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Creighton University continues to field a number of questions from students, parents, faculty and staff with the reopening of campus for in-person instruction this fall. We ask that you check back with this website frequently for the latest updates. Have a question? Contact us at CoronavirusResponse [at] creighton [dot] edu or 402.280.2152.

Returning for the fall 2020 semester

Do I need to complete the #CampusClear app even if I’m not coming to campus?

Yes, all students, faculty and staff are required to complete the #CampusClear app daily for at least the first 30 days of the semester. Completing the app every day allows the University to track trends.

I don’t have a smartphone. How do I complete the #CampusClear self-screening?

#CampusClear also has a web interface, which allows users to complete the self-screening online.

What if after filling out the #CampusClear app, it denies me access to campus?

Please stay home or in your residence hall room and contact CoronavirusResponse [at] creighton [dot] eduStudents should contact their professors and employees their manager.

Are the recreational facilities open on campus?

Creighton Recreation and Wellness programs, services and facilities are opening in a phased approach. The Kiewit Fitness Center is open Monday through Friday, 6 a.m.-10 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.

Is the University offering hybrid class options?

Yes, while the University is making every effort to deliver classes in-person, circumstances such as gathering-size restrictions or student isolation/quarantine, may require hybrid options. Every effort will be made to ensure online and hybrid courses maintain parity with traditional in-person courses.

What PPE will people be required to wear?

Individuals must wear face coverings in public spaces on campus (including classrooms and labs). Personal protective equipment (PPE), on the other hand (such as an N95 respirator), is reserved for faculty, staff and students in health care and laboratory settings where these items are required.

Do departments need to order their own face coverings, hand sanitizer and other items related to COVID-19 mitigation?

Creighton-branded, washable cloth face coverings are provided for all faculty, staff and students. Additional hand sanitizer stations have been placed at the entrances to buildings on campus. COVID-19 supplies and PPE need to be ordered through school, college and department facilitators.

Have classrooms been adjusted to reduce capacity?

Yes, classroom, laboratory and venue spaces on campus were analyzed to determine the maximum capacity of each room based on public health directives around social distancing and gathering sizes.

Students

What are the changes to the fall semester calendar?

Traditional on-campus undergraduate students began fall semester classes on Aug. 17. Creighton will not have a fall break, and the term will conclude on Nov. 25, the day before Thanksgiving.

Updated fall academic calendars for undergraduate, graduate and professional programs are posted on the Office of the Registrar website.

Can I still use the Creighton libraries?

Creighton’s Reinert-Alumni Memorial Library and Health Sciences Library are currently open to all students weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., with extended fall semester hours beginning Aug. 24. New processes are in place for COVID-19 precautions.

Are the dining halls open and operational?

Campus dining locations are providing exclusively “to-go” service for at least the first 30 days of the fall semester. See hours of operation and daily menus.

With no fall break will there still be Service & Justice Trips?

With no fall break, the Schlegel Center for Service and Justice (SCSJ) is adapting its Service & Justice Trips program to offer two weekend experiences in September and October centered on migration justice and racial justice. Learn more and register.