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.

International Student Orientation: 15-17 August 2019

International Student Orientation: 15-17 August 2019

The New International Student Orientation Program will be held Thursday through Saturday, August 15-17, 2019. This program consists of a series of lectures and activities designed to help you become acquainted with studies at Creighton University and life in Omaha.

Orientation will begin with breakfast promptly at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, August 15, 2019. During the day, we will provide you with information about academic life at Creighton and the basics about the immigration rules and regulations you must follow while in the United States. You will also complete final documents required by the University and the U.S. government. Please bring your passport and I-20 to the Orientation Program.

The Orientation Program on Thursday will last until 5:00 p.m., followed immediately by the New International Student Welcome Picnic from 5:00-7:00 PM. If you will have family in the area and would like to invite them, please let us know how many people will be joining you so we can plan for food accordingly.

Please let us know if you have any food restrictions and we will do our best to accommodate your needs during the days when meals are provided. Vegetarian options are always included. Please e-mail Lucy Hancock (lucyhancock@creighton.edu) no later than Friday, August 9, 2019.

The following day of the Orientation Program will include a resource fair with various University personnel, including on-campus employers, banking, etc. Attendance from 9:00 AM to 10:40 AM on Thursday, August 15, 2019 is also mandatory. The New International Student Orientation Program will be held Thursday through Saturday, August 15-16, 2019. This program consists of a series of lectures and activities designed to help you become acquainted with studies at Creighton University and life in Omaha.

Airport Pickup for New International Students

Airport Pickup for New International Students

Airport pickups will be available on Sunday, August 11, 2019 from 9:00am to 10:00pm (9:00 to 22:00) through Wednesday, August 14 at 10:00pm. Please fill out the form in your Slate Admission portal to let us know when you will be arriving in Omaha, even if you do not need someone from the Global Engagement Office to pick you up at the airport. It is very helpful for us to know when you are planning to arrive. Please have this filled out by August 1. Any student arriving before or after these dates/times will have to arrange their own transportation from the following options:

  • Uber* (www.uber.com) – approximately $7-10 to Creighton campus
  • Lyft* (www.lyft.com) – approximately $8-13 to Creighton campus
  • City Taxi (www.citytaxiinc.com) – approximately $20-25 to Creighton campus
  • Happy Cab (www.happycab.com) – approximately $20-25 to Creighton campus

*If using Uber or Lyft, it is best to download the app prior to your departure or upon arrival to the U.S.

Fall 2019 Dormitory Move-in Date

Fall 2019 Dormitory Move-in Date

Undergraduate international students (freshmen) are required to live in student residences on campus.  You may move into the residence halls beginning Wednesday, August 14th. This is one day before the mandatory International Student Orientation begins. If you are not a freshmen and are living in Opus or Davis Hall, you are welcome to move in before this date. 

The Department of Residence Life  (https://www.creighton.edu/studentlife/departmentofresidencelife/housinginformation/) should be in contact with you about your application for a dorm room. Please visit the website of the Department of Residence Life if you have not yet made housing arrangements to live on campus.

If you unexpectedly arrive in Omaha early, you may need to arrange to stay in either a hotel or with acquaintances because you may not move into on-campus housing before August 14th.  A list of hotels near the Creighton University campus is available here. (http://www.campustravel.com/university/creighton/visit_hotels.htm)

Off-Campus Housing

Off-Campus Housing

Graduate students and junior / senior students live off-campus. There are some on-campus housing opportunities for these students.  Please contact Daniel Steiner in the Department of Residence Life tat danielsteiner@creighton.edu to determine if any on-campus housing is available

The Department of Residence Life has an Off Campus Living Resource Page we recommend you visit before finalizing any rental agreements off-campus.

Finally, Muse Omaha is a fully-furnished, all-inclusive apartment complex that is walking distance from campus. Get more information online or by e-mailing cmund@peakcampus.com.