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 2020 Important Dates


Welcome Week Move-In Weather Statement

Update as of 12:43pm (Thursday, August 18th) Omaha is expected to have heavy rain and lightning on Friday, August 19th. Welcome Week will commence with move-in for those approved for move-in on Friday, August 19th at 5pm. Those pre-approved to move-in at 5pm or 7pm by the Office of Admissions should come at their scheduled time. Please be advised we will continue to move-in if there is rain. However, if there is lightning or severe weather, we will PAUSE or even STOP move-in. Welcome Week will communication via the New Jays 2016 app and via email to all of those students scheduled for Friday night's move-in. Students scheduled for Friday night MAY also move-in on Saturday, August 20th starting at 7am.


Move-In Day Schedule for August 20th

  • Move-In for New Class of 2020 Freshman Students will start on Saturday, August 20th at 7am. 
  • Families are encouraged to make a full day of it at Creighton on Saturday, August 20th as we have a schedule planned for you too!
  • Next Step? Don't forget all students and families NEED to download the New Jays 2016 app!

"New Jays 2016" app--PLEASE DOWNLOAD

Creighton University's New Student Orientation strongly encourages all Parents, Families, and New Students to download the New Jays 2016 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