The Student and Resident Housing Program allows current Creighton University students and residents to request housing assistance with Creighton University Alumni while students and residents are out on academic assignments.
Creighton University students or residents may apply to the Office of Alumni Relations to complete a search for housing with alumni in the location where the student will be temporarily living on academic assignment. Students are not guaranteed housing placement through this process and are encouraged to continue their search through other arenas until housing has been secured.
Please make all housing requests at least 8 weeks prior to desired move-in date and allow 2 weeks for your request to be processed by the Office of Alumni Relations. If you have housing requests for multiple assignments, please make a separate request for each assignment. Please allow for delays when the volume of requests increases (typically January, June and September). Requests have a better success rate if they are sent within an 8 – 16 week range before housing is needed.
Once the form is submitted, a broadcast email will be sent to the alumni living in the area. Once the broadcast email is sent, the Office of Alumni Relations will notify the student. If an alumnus is willing to accommodate a student or can provide information on short-term housing that meets the student’s needs, the alumnus will be asked to contact the student directly.
- Students are expected to discuss with alumni what they are able to contribute in payment (rent money, housework, meal preparation, etc.).
- Students are asked to keep track of all alumni who contact them and to respond to every email or phone call they receive.
- All students who apply for a housing search are required to complete a follow-up survey regarding the housing request process even if they are not able to secure housing through the Office of Alumni Relations. The survey will be sent to the student both when they complete this form and also when the Office of Alumni Relations notifies the student that their housing request has been emailed to alumni.
Only students who complete the follow-up survey within the appropriate time frame will be able to submit future requests for housing through the Office of Alumni Relations.
If you have any questions about this process, please contact the Office of Alumni Relations at 402.280.2973 or housingrequest [at] creighton [dot] edu. The Housing Request mailbox will be checked on a weekly basis, and your inquiry will be responded to as quickly as possible.
The housing agreement and all subsequent engagement is a contract strictly between student and the housing host/alumni. Creighton University and the Office of Alumni Relations do not offer any guarantees or representations about the availability or suitability of any housing arrangements. By submitting an application for alumni-sponsored housing, the student agrees to waive any and all liability against Creighton University with respects to this activity.
Please note: In some cities there is a small chance of finding alumni that are able to host. This is due to high cost of housing in urban settings. In cities like San Francisco and New York City it is difficult to find affordable housing. Many alumni live in studio and one-bedroom apartments so do not have the space to host students. Please keep this in mind when selecting a site.
For female students heading to New York City for academic assignments we recommend you start with place such as The Webster Apartments to find housing in a good location, but with economical pricing.
For students heading to Des Moines for internships are encouraged to look into the Internship Village with University of Iowa-Des Moines. The Village offers flexible leases in dorm-style rooms for any students who may be interning in Des Moines. For more information, click here.
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