New Student Orientation

Welcome to Creighton University!

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 hope to empower both students and families with the skills, knowledge, and resources that will enable our students to be successful at Creighton academically, socially, spiritually, and recreationally. Recognizing that we at Creighton are charged with helping educate the whole person, New Student Orientation seeks to give New Jays a "head start" in their transition to Creighton!

Class of 2021 Important Dates

Summer Preview and Welcome Week 2017: Live With Intention 

August 19, 2017 Events

  • Move-In Date:  Saturday, August 19th at 7:00am
  • All New Students & Families Opening Session at 3:00pm (required)
  • First RSP Class Session for Students at 4:15pm (locations vary)
  • University Welcome for Families at 4:15pm in the Kiewit Fitness Center
  • Annual President's Picnic at 5:30pm on the Skinner Mall
  • Annual Welcome Week Mass at 7:15pm in St. John's Church
  • Religious Services at 7:15pm (locations vary)
  • Sundaes on Saturday at 8:00pm in the Skutt Student Center Ballroom
  • Welcome Session for Commuter and Transfer Students at 9:30pm in the Skutt Student Center room 105
  • Hall Rally for New Jays at 9:30pm (locations vary)
  • Move-In Directions

"New Jays 2017" app--PLEASE DOWNLOAD

Creighton University's New Student Orientation strongly encourages all Parents, Families, and New Students to download the New Jays 2017 app.  Please click on the link you need.

iPhone/iPad download

Android download

Or via the app via website here!



NSO Mission Statement

The mission of new student orientation at Creighton University is to:

  • Aid new students in their transition to Creighton;
  • Expose new students to the array of academic and social opportunities of Creighton;
  • Integrate new students into the life of Creighton; and
  • Provide information to the families of our new students.

NSO Learning Outcomes for New Students

  • Students will be able to identify the University’s expectations and policies.
  • Students will be able to describe the Jesuit values of Creighton University.
  • Students will be able to recognize the importance of community here at Creighton.
  • Students will be able to distinguish what resources and services they may need for their success in college.  |


Division of Student Life - Creighton University
Creighton Hall, 2nd Floor  |  Omaha, Nebraska 68178  |  Voice: (402) 280-2775  |  Fax: (402) 280-4706