Commencement

Congratulations Graduates!

Creighton Plans for In-Person Commencement Ceremonies in May

Creighton University is planning in-person spring commencement and professional hooding ceremonies, along with baccalaureate Mass, for graduates and a limited number of their guests May 13-15. The ceremonies also will be livestreamed.

Each graduate will be allocated no more than two tickets for guests. Information on e-tickets has been shared with graduates.

All graduates and guests will be required to follow Creighton’s COVID-19 Community Standards, which include not participating in or attending events if you are ill or if you have been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 within 14 days of the event. Participants and guests will also be required to wear a face covering, maintain proper social distancing and practice good hand hygiene.

Cap and Gown Pickup

Students who still need to pick up their regalia may do so on one of the following dates and times:

Dates

Location

Thursday, May 13

7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Ruth Scott Training Center

Friday, May 14

7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Ruth Scott Training Center

Saturday, May 15

7 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Ruth Scott Training Center

Commencement Speaker and Honorary Degrees

Richard H. FrankRichard H. Frank, former managing director of the World Bank Group and CFO of the International Finance Corporation (IFC), both in Washington, D.C., will be the featured speaker at Creighton University’s undergraduate commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 15. Frank, who will also receive an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree at the ceremony, currently chairs Darby/Franklin Templeton-Colpatria Group Joint Venture infrastructure fund management firm (Colombia) and serves on three investment committees for Darby-managed private debt funds in Latin America.

Thomas Warren Sr.Thomas H. Warren Sr., president and CEO of the Urban League of Nebraska and former chief of police for the Omaha Police Department (OPD), will receive an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree at Creighton’s undergraduate commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 15, in recognition of his enduring devotion to community betterment and public service throughout his life.


Schedule

Find Ceremony Programs

View Livestream Videos

THURSDAY, MAY 13

9 a.m.

School of Law
Hooding and Commencement

Ryan Athletics Center and D. J. Sokol Arena

1 p.m.

School of Dentistry
Hooding and Commencement

Ryan Athletics Center and D. J. Sokol Arena

FRIDAY, MAY 14

9 a.m.

College of Nursing (graduate programs)
Hooding and Commencement

Ryan Athletics Center and D. J. Sokol Arena

9 a.m.

ROTC
Commissioning Ceremony

Memorial Park

1 p.m.

School of Medicine
Hooding and Commencement

Ryan Athletics Center and D. J. Sokol Arena

4:30 p.m.

School of Pharmacy and Health Professions
Hooding and Commencement

CHI Health Center Omaha

7:30 p.m.

Baccalaureate Mass
Open to All Graduates

TD Ameritrade Park (rain location TBD)

SATURDAY, MAY 15

9 a.m.

College of Arts and Sciences
Heider College of Business
College of Nursing
College of Professional Studies

Undergraduate Commencement

CHI Health Center Omaha

2 p.m.

Graduate School (includes Heider College of Business graduate programs)
Hooding and Commencement

CHI Health Center Omaha


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Diplomas

Diplomas of May graduates will be mailed in mid-June.


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