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New Students

Welcome New Jays!

Since 1947, at the very first “Week of Welcome for Freshmen,” Creighton has provided orientation and welcome sessions for its newest students. Today, our mission is to help New Jays with their transition into the Creighton community. We empower students and families with the skills, knowledge, and resources to be successful at Creighton academically, socially, spiritually, and recreationally.

The Beginning of a Great Relationship


Meet your future classmates and professors and preview what’s to come in the fall during this summer orientation program for you and your family.


Move in to your residence hall and join us for a day-long celebration. Then, engage in a week full of fun activities, new friendships, and learning about all Creighton has to offer.


Transferring to Creighton in the spring? Make sure to attend Transfer Orientation. This student-only orientation will put you face-to-face with important campus representatives.

Each year, we choose an orientation theme that embodies our Jesuit values and encourages our new students. You’ll see Jesuit values put into action in the interactions between our students, faculty and staff, and you’ll be challenged to engage intentionally with new opportunities.

Dear Creighton University Student,

Greetings and welcome to Creighton. As a Jesuit, Catholic University, Creighton promotes an academic learning environment that encourages you to engage in your community and to act with care and concern for each other.

One important resource for students is the Creighton University Student Handbook. The handbook encourages you to engage in the Creighton community with compassion, confidence and character. As you commit to learning in the classroom and to participating in the many co-curricular opportunities that Creighton offers, we encourage you to create meaningful relationships and to fully commit to being a part of our inclusive community. In return, you will find support and guidance. Seek us out if you need us.

We are here for you and are committed to your success.

Warmest regards,
Dr. Tanya Winegard
Vice Provost for Student Life

Contact Information

New Student Orientation
Division of Student Life
Skutt Student Center