Housing Selection Process for Returning Residents
In the near future, current freshmen, sophomores, juniors and non-graduating seniors presently living on campus will begin making decisions about where and with whom they wish to live next year. Current freshmen will select from spaces designated for next year's sophomores in Swanson, McGloin, Kenefick and Heider Halls. The University provides 12-month housing for 540 juniors and seniors in Davis Square and Opus Hall, as well as a limited number of nine-month agreements in Heider Hall. Should space be available in other halls for juniors and seniors, they will be made available after all current freshman students are accommodated, but we cannot guarantee housing to all those who might wish it after their sophomore year. All current residents are eligible to participate in the lottery reservation process in February and March. Students will be receiving information via their University e-mail accounts in the coming weeks. You can find more information on the recontracting process, including floor plans and frequently asked questions, on the Residence Life website here.
Winter Involvement Fair Feb. 2Encourage your student to attend the Winter Involvement Fair on Wednesday, Feb. 2, in the Skutt Student Center Ballroom. Many of Creighton's more than 200 organizations will be represented and looking for new members. Students can also check out the list of student organizations online and find contact information. Creighton encourages students to get involved!
Career Cram SessionsThe John P. Fahey Career Center is hosting Career Cram Sessions. These 30-minute presentations are designed to jump-start students' job-search, resume-writing and interviewing techniques. The next session is scheduled for Feb. 2 from 6-6:30 p.m. at the Career Center in the Harper Center, Suite 2015. Can't make the session? Don't worry, the Career Center also offers a career and academic yearly to-do list for students. You can find more information on that list here.
Career & Internship Fair Coming Soon
Creighton University's Spring Career & Internship Fair is scheduled for Friday, Feb. 18, from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Harper Center's Ahmanson Ballroom. This is an event that all Creighton students should attend. Career fairs are one of the easiest ways for students to meet face-to-face with employers to learn about their organizations, as well as available internships and volunteer and full-time positions. Students are asked to come prepared with their resumes and to dress professionally. The John P. Fahey Career Center offers resources to help students successfully prepare for career fairs. Find it here.
Thinking About Graduate School? Is your student considering continuing her or his education with graduate or professional school? The Career Center offers information to help students plan for graduate or professional school. It includes information on application procedures, admissions tests, scholarships and fellowships and more. Check out this online resource here.
FAFSA First Step in Financial AidWith the start of a new calendar year, it's time to begin planning for 2011-12 and the financial obligations that come with a new academic year. The first step to establishing eligibility for all federal and state student aid programs as well as Creighton need-based aid is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). There is a worksheet on the FAFSA website you can download and print that will help you prepare before actually completing the E-FAFSA. Processed FAFSAs should be on file with Creighton by April 1 for priority consideration. Find more information on Creighton's Financial Aid Office website.
Students Invited to Participate in Retreats
Creighton University Campus Ministry annually offers a lineup of retreats that provide students a chance to reflect on their spiritual life and their relationship with God. Upcoming retreats include Eucharistia (with its focus on the Eucharist) on Feb. 18 and 19; CU2, a sophomore retreat, on Feb. 4 and 5; a Freshman Transitions Retreat, Feb. 11 and 12; Finding God In All Things, a Lenten Retreat Series, March 20 and 27 and April 3 and 10; a Diversity Retreat, April 8 and 9; and a Senior Retreat, May 9 and 10. Find more information on these retreats here.
Creighton Hosts Praying Lent WebsiteLent begins March 9. Creighton's Online Ministries offers a Praying Lent website to help students and parents prepare for this sacred season. The website provides daily prayers during Lent, audio conversations for each week of Lent and a Lenten reading experience. You also can find Praying Lent in book form from Loyola Press.
Students Gather for Praise & Worship NightsCampus Ministry invites students to gather together and make some joyful noise! Praise & Worship Nights are student-coordinated services featuring contemporary music, reflections and prayer as community. All are welcome. These services are held on the garden level of Swanson Hall at 9 p.m. Upcoming dates are Feb. 24, March 31 and April 28.
Seniors: Get On Board for Century Days
Creighton University seniors should consider participating in Century Days, a program that allows seniors to come together in their last 100 days as undergraduate students. The kick-off celebration is Feb. 3 at Billy Blues Alumni Grill on campus. Century Days includes a list of speakers on topics ranging from spirituality to financing your future, in a program called Advice on Tap. Find more on Century Days here.
Mark Your Calendars: Spring CommencementSpring commencement is Saturday, May 14, at the Qwest Center Omaha arena. Please remind your student that the application deadline for May commencement is Feb. 14. Students apply to graduate through N.E.S.T. Find more information on the Registrar's website.
Update Your Health Insurance InformationCreighton's Center for Health and Counseling reminds students and their parents to revisit Creighton's insurance requirements. Many times, insurance carriers or policy numbers change on Jan. 1. Please make sure your student has the appropriate insurance card for 2011. Also, it's not too late to get a flu shot! The Mutual of Omaha Center for Health and Counseling offers free flu vaccinations by appointment. For more information, visit creighton.edu/chc/healthservices.
Considering Studying Abroad?
Study abroad proposals and Encuentro Dominicano applications for summer 2011, fall 2011 and academic year 2011-2012 participation should be submitted to the Office of International Programs by 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 1. Late proposals/applications may be accepted, space permitting. For more information contact Heather Torres, email@example.com, or visit the Office of International Programs.
Admissions Captures the MomentCreighton University's Undergraduate Admissions Office is engaged in a unique new initiative informing prospective students about their acceptance to Creighton. The initiative is called Capturing the Moment. Family members are told of their student's acceptance and then are encouraged to be ready with a camera to "capture the moment" when the student learns of the decision. See some of the students' reactions here.
Report Details Creighton's Impact on StateCreighton University's annual impact on Nebraska's economy is estimated at $787.5 million, according to a recent study by Ernie Goss, Ph.D., the University’s Jack A. MacAllister Chair in Regional Economics. The report reflects the many ways that Creighton contributes to its community, state and beyond. More
Creighton to Perform Into the WoodsAn ambivalent Cinderella? A blood-thirsty Little Red Ridinghood? A Prince Charming with a roving eye? A witch ... who raps? They're all among the cockeyed characters in Into The Woods, a musical coming to Creighton's Lied Center for Performing Arts beginning March 23. More information | Order tickets
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