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Incoming International Students

Welcome to Creighton University!

You are now part of an internationally rich and diverse student body of over 200 international students representing more than 45 countries among the 8,000 Creighton students.  Everyone in the Global Engagement Office (GEO) is glad that you have chosen to study here. We wish you much success as you fulfill your academic goals and as you learn more about yourself and your place in the world.

New International Student Checklist

After you have obtained your visa, plane ticket, and all other necessary items for traveling, please follow this checklist.

  1. COVID-19 Guidelines
    Prior to departing your home country, please read through Creighton's COVID-19 Response page and the CDC travel advice to ensure you are following federal, state, and Creighton guidelines before your arrival to campus. 
  2. Arriving to Campus Safely
    Prior to your arrival to campus, please complete important health-related forms (please email with questions or concerns)
    • Verify immunization compliance
      • Prior to arrival, all new students must submit documentation that indicates compliance with the University’s immunization requirements. More information and instructions to submit can be found here.
    • Health Insurance Information details for students to know about their health insurance coverage
  3. Housing
    There a variety of on-campus living options (these are required for freshmen and sophomores), but there are also off-campus options for upperclassmen/women to explore. E-mail to ask questions about on-campus living and meal plans. 
  4. Orientation
    There are official ISSS Orientations conducted prior to the Fall and Spring semesters. Please email with questions about your upcoming Orientation timeline. Additionally, each program may have a separate Orientation, please email your program director to inquire.
    • Please view the Global Jays Portal to find the Orientation Agenda
    • International Orientation Playlist
      11 interactive videos are led by various leaders from different departments on campus. These videos will provide you with an overview of resources for you this semester and beyond - from how to use our laundry facility, to setting up a bank account on campus!
    • Student ID
      Your Creighton ID card allows you to access many services on campus. From your meal plan to building access, parking garages to vending machines, your ID card is the key. Please visit the Card Services website for instructions on requesting your ID card.  If you have any questions, please mail
  5. International Student Association
    • Do you want to make friends with other international students on campus? Follow Creighton_ISA on Instagram and keep an eye on your Friday International Student Newsletter for fun events going on!
  6. Omaha!