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Spirit and Traditions

Be part of Creighton traditions.

Traditions are important here. As part of our community, we want you to learn our school song, embrace our values and be part of the heart and soul of campus life.

Join Billy Bluejay and cheer for “The White and the Blue!”

Creighton Class of 2026 Move-In

Celebrating the Christmas Season

For decades, Creighton has celebrated Christmas with many beloved traditions — concerts, carols, holiday Masses, volunteering with local charities, and the annual lighting of the Christmas tree and Mall.

Christmas lights outside St. John's church at night.
Creighton students dancing to promote helping others.

Dancing for Others

The annual Dance Marathon is a 12-hour celebration of a yearlong fundraising effort benefiting Children’s Hospital and Medical Center in Omaha. The student-run program gives 100% of the funds raised to support local kids. Dancing, games, food, and stories from impacted families make the time fly by.

One Night Only: The Skutt Shutdown

Every fall, we put the brakes on the regularly scheduled programming at Skutt Student Center—in order to introduce you to new interests, new people and new passions. It’s the annual Skutt Shutdown, our interactive involvement fair.

Students rallying outside of St. John's church in morning glow.
Hawaiian dancers display an aspect of their culture.

Aloha from Nebraska

Since 1959 the Hui O Hawaii Club has hosed a popular campus celebration to recognize Hawaii’s statehood. The annual Lūʻau showcases Hawaiian entertainment and foods.

Unity Through Faiths

A cornerstone during Founders Week, the Interfaith Prayer Service brings together students, faculty and staff from many faith and spiritual traditions in an inspiring celebration of the diversity of religious cultures.

Woman holding candle in church setting.

Bluejay Athletics

We are the Bluejays, and we’re quite proud of our 14 Division I teams: baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, rowing, soccer, softball, volleyball and tennis. Students break national attendance records when they cheer on their fellow student-athletes at athletic venues on and off campus.

Welcome Week

Welcome Week earned its name in 1955 and has grown to over a week bursting with Creighton spirit. Move-in Weekend kicks off the formative experience, which includes many fun activities to meet people, learn about Creighton and settle into campus!  

The Creighton Pathway, an event where new students, all dressed in blue Creighton shirts, gather at St. John’s Church then walk down the mall to tap the beak of the Billy Bluejay statue at Morrison Stadium—the unofficial welcome to the University.  

The fan-favorite Lip Sync event is an opportunity for the fraternity and sorority community to introduce itself to the newest members of the Creighton community. 

The week also includes the Getting Blue BBQ, a Paint Party, Mass and so much more. 

My entire Creighton experience has been like being part of one big family.
— Doug McDermott, BSBA’14, professional basketball player

Creighton University Fight Song

'The White and the Blue! 
Colors two, it is you we defend. 
Fearless for you, 
our might to the fight we will lend. 
So: wave, colors, wave 
We will fight on for your glory. 
White and Blue! 
We will fight till the fight is won.' 

–words and music by Gordon Richmond 

Two women club soccer players competing.