On-Campus Housing

Creighton University offers on-campus housing for all full-time, undergraduate matriculated students. All unmarried undergraduate students from outside the immediate Omaha area, as defined by the University, are required to live in University residence halls during their first two years at the University. Students from the Omaha area may live in the residence halls. Otherwise, during their first two years at the University, students from the Omaha area must live with a parent or guardian unless given permission by the Associate Vice Provost for Housing & Auxiliary Services or their designee, to live elsewhere.

A request to be exempt from this residency requirement must be made electronically to the Office of the Associate Vice Provost for Housing & Auxiliary Services via email at Housing@creighton.edu, by July 15th for requests for the upcoming fall semester, and by December 1 for the upcoming spring semester. Only the Associate Vice Provost for Housing & Auxiliary Services or their designee will be able to permit these exemptions. A resident must be a full-time, matriculated student at the University. If space allows, the University may permit housing of part-time, graduate, and professional students in University residence halls.

The University operates nine residence halls. Deglman, Kiewit, and Gallagher Halls are traditional-style freshman residence halls with common bathroom facilities. Rooms are double occupancy. Space in Swanson Hall is available to freshman students as well. Swanson is a suite-style hall with four freshman or four sophomore students per suite. McGloin Hall is also a suite-style hall with four sophomore students per suite. Kenefick Hall is an apartment-style hall for sophomores with double-occupancy efficiency and one-bedroom apartments.  Heider Hall is an apartment-style residence with double and quad-occupancy efficiency, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom apartments open to sophomore undergraduates.  Davis Square and Opus Hall, apartment complexes for junior and senior-level students, house students in two, three, or four-bedroom apartments.  Residents of Davis Square and Opus Hall sign a 12-month lease. All other students contract for the full academic year, beginning in August and continuing until the end of exams the following May.

The residence hall agreement is for room and board. All freshman and sophomore residents are required to have a meal plan. Residents living in Deglman, Gallagher, Kiewit, Swanson, and McGloin must purchase either the All Access, 15, 12, or 9 meal plan. Sophomore residents of Kenefick Hall and Heider Hall must purchase the All Access, 15, 12, 9 or Flex 100 meal plan option. Exemptions (for example, for religious or medical reasons) to meal plan requirements may be requested electronically to the Associate Vice Provost for Housing & Auxiliary Services or their designee, via email at Housing@creighton.edu. Generally, the University Dining Services is able to meet most dietary needs. Board plans are also available to off campus and commuting students.

Meals are served in the Becker, Brandeis, and Harper dining halls located adjacent to the campus residence halls. More information about dining opportunities is available from Sodexo at https://creighton.sodexomyway.com.

The annual room and board rates in University residence halls effective August are:

Building Type Room Annual Rate
Deglman, Kiewit & Gallagher Halls (Freshmen) Double $6024
Private $8856
Kiewit Triple Rate $4000
Swanson Hall (Freshmen and Sophomores) Suite Double $6348
Suite Private $9328
McGloin Hall (Sophomores) Suite Double $6540
Suite Private $9720
Kenefick Hall (Sophomores) Efficiency Double $6540
1 Bedroom Double $6636
Private $9720
Heider Hall (Sophomores) Efficiency Double $6540
Efficiency Private $9720
Small 1 Bedroom Double $6592
Suite Double $6540
Large 1 Bedroom Double $6636
2 Bedroom $6696
Davis Square, Opus Hall (12 month lease per resident) (Juniors and Seniors) 2/3/4 Bedroom Apartments and Lofts $8712
Damage Deposit $100
Recontracting Fee $75
Board Plans Type Annual Rate
All Access Plan/$150 dining dollars + 5 guest passes $4678
15 Meal Plan + $360 dining dollars + 5 guest passes $4678
12 Meal Plan + $460 dining dollars + 5 guest passes $4678
9 Meal Plan + $550 dining dollars + 5 guest passes $4678
Flex 50 + $350 dining dollars $1464
Flex 75 + $420 dining dollars $1956
Flex 100 + $485 dining dollars $2450

New students must apply to Creighton University Housing for a residence hall reservation. All students pay a damage deposit of $100. Each semester's tuition, fees, and room and board charges are payable at the time of registration. However, arrangements may be made to pay monthly installments by using the University's Monthly Electronic Transfer (MET) plan.  Room and board rates are subject to change without notice. Questions regarding housing services and facilities may be directed to Residential Life & Housing, Swanson Hall; telephone (402)280-2717.

Family Housing

Creighton University has limited space in the apartment-style residences for families. A twelve-month lease is required on all apartments except for those graduating at the end of the current semester. Family housing is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Off-Campus Housing

Information on rentals in the area of campus is available at http://www.creighton.edu/living/ . The actual arrangements for housing are left to the individual students. The University is not responsible for the rental agreements between students and their landlords. It is suggested that students set aside several days before registering to search, inspect, and contract for suitable housing.