Recontracting

Renew campus housing for sophomore, junior or senior year.

recontracting at creighton

Important Dates: Rising Juniors/Seniors

  • Tuesday, Jan. 18 – Application and Roommate Group Formation Opens
  • Tuesday, Jan. 25 – Renew Apartment Process Begins (Current Residents)
  • Monday, Jan. 31 – Application and Roommate Group Formation Closes
  • Monday, Feb. 7 – Change Apartment Process Begins (Current Residents)
  • Thursday, Feb. 10 – New Apartment Process Begins (New Residents)
     

Important Dates: Rising Sophomores

  • Monday, March 14 – Application and Roommate Group Formation Opens
  • Friday, March 25 – Application and Roommate Group Formation Closes
  • Monday, April 4–Friday, April 8 – Room Selection Process
     

See below for more information about each recontracting process:

Rising Junior/Senior Recontracting Process

Each spring, rising juniors and seniors may apply to live in an on-campus apartment for the following academic year. Apartments are available on a 12-month lease, May-May, on a first-come-first-served basis. Current residents may renew their apartments with any combination of the same or different roommates. Following the renewal period, current residents may change apartments, with any combination of the same or different roommates. After all current residents have selected an apartment, new residents will have an opportunity to select an apartment.


Application Process: All 2022-2023 Residents 
(January 18-January 31)

  • If you wish to live in Opus or Davis this year, you may now log in to the Housing Portal to submit your housing application.*
  • Log in to the Housing Portal.
  • Create and complete a Housing Application (select the option for “Rising Juniors and Seniors”) for the 2022-2023 year.
  • After your application is complete, designate your roommates or have our office assign you to a group: 
    • If you would like to designate your own roommates, create or join a roommate group. Please follow the prompts in the Housing Portal to complete your roommate group formation. Additional information about this process is available on our website as well as in the Housing Portal. Groups must consist of two, three, or four students, and be verified, in order to receive a lottery time or to be eligible to renew an apartment. 
    • If you would like our office to assign you a roommate group and space, you will receive further information after completing your application. Please note, our office may not be able to accommodate the preferences of those who decline to create a group or participate in the lottery.
  • When all members have joined the group, the group leader must verify the group. 

*Please note that in previous years, we’ve collected an application fee in order to provide access to the application. In lieu of collecting our typical application fee, we will convert your existing damage deposit to your application fee. As a result, you may submit your application without completing a payment in the NEST. 


Renew Apartment Process: Keeping the Same Apartment 
(January 31-February 7)

A lottery time is NOT required to renew an apartment, but you do need to complete the pre-process steps listed above.

Group leaders of a verified roommate group will be able to renew their current apartment. Please note, the group leader MUST be a current resident of the apartment being renewed. The group leader will select the room to renew, assign all group members to bedrooms, and complete the room selection.

Any apartments not renewed will be released into the lottery process. 

Please note, while the University makes every effort to allow apartments to be renewed from year-to-year, there is no guarantee that every apartment will available for renewal. Should your apartment not be available for renewal, you will receive communication from our office regarding your options, including priority selection for a different apartment.

Change Apartment Process: Switching to a Different Apartment
(Available: February 7)

If you’re moving from one apartment to another, you’ll participate in the lottery process. Only verified groups will receive a lottery time (emailed to each group member). 

At the assigned time, the group leader may use the Housing Portal to select a room and assign beds to all group members. All group members will be able to view available rooms, but only the group leader will be able to select a space. (You can easily reassign the group leader by visiting the “Roommate Groups” tab in the Housing Portal).

New Apartment Process: Selecting an Apartment for the First Time
(Available: February 10)

If you’re selecting an apartment for the first time, you’ll participate in the lottery process. Only verified groups will receive a lottery time (emailed to each group member). 

At the assigned time, the group leader may use the Housing Portal to select a room and assign beds to all group members. All group members will be able to view available rooms, but only the group leader will be able to select a space. (You can easily reassign the group leader by visiting the “Roommate Groups” tab in the Housing Portal).


Additional information will be sent to you regarding the specific steps of the process for which you are eligible. Please look for additional emails outlining dates for your process and further information.

Should you have any questions, please contact our office at living [at] creighton [dot] edu

Rising Sophomore Recontracting Process

Each spring, rising sophomores will select their housing for the next academic year. To participate, students will complete a housing application and then designate roommates for the next year (students who do not join a roommate group will be assigned a room based on availability). Selection times are distributed randomly to each verified roommate group to choose from available rooms.


The application for sophomore housing will open Monday, March 14. All students need to complete an application in the Housing Portal by Friday, March 25. The Roommates tab will become available as the application is complete. Students who wish to create a roommate group must do so by Friday, March 25. Students who do not join a roommate group will be assigned to a group based on availability.

Roommate groups will be assigned a selection time to choose from available rooms. Room selection will take place April 4-8. 

Room selection times are assigned randomly and are not influenced by any factor, including GPA, scholarship program, first-year housing assignment, or application completion date.  

Important Dates: 

  • March 14: Application opens. 
  • March 25: Deadline to complete the application and verify a roommate group.
  • April 4-8: Room selection takes place.  

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. A request to be exempt from this requirement must be made to the Senior Director of Housing and Auxiliary Services via email at living [at] creighton [dot] edu (by July 15 for requests for the upcoming fall semester, and by December 1 for the spring semester).  

Please note that a specific hall or room type is not guaranteed for sophomore students. If you have a documented disability that limits your ability to live in certain spaces, please fill out the Housing Accommodation Request Form for further evaluation.