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Preptoberfest Moved Inside to the Sullivan Center

After thoughtful consideration and consultation with weather professionals, we have decided to move Preptoberfest inside to the Henry L. Sullivan, SJ Campus Center.

Everything will go on as planned tomorrow: Billy McGuigan and the band, drinks, food trucks, Huskers on the big screen and celebrating the Prep community! Join us! Attendees must be 21 or older.

  • Mass at 4 p.m. in the Skinner Chapel
  • Preptoberfest from 5-9 p.m.
  • Food, beer and wine, and, by special arrangement, music by Omaha's own Billy McGuigan and his band!
    • Food trucks 5-8:30 p.m.
    • Billy plays 6-8:30 p.m.
    • Husker game 7 p.m.
  • Get a Preptoberfest pint mug for $25 or purchase individual drink tickets.

Questions? Email Amy Knight or call her at 402-393-1190 Ext. 322.

Volunteer Opportunities


Volunteer for BASH 2020

Commit today to be one of the 500 volunteers who will make our 50th BASH fundraiser a success on Saturday, April 25 for the students who rely on financial assistance to attend Prep. 

Soon, we’ll need lots of parents to help with acquiring auction items. Later in January, to sell raffle tickets, help with decorations and write descriptions for the catalog. In late April, to set up auction items, serve drinks at the event, and help with tear-down and cleanup

This is a great way to give back to Prep and meet great people!


Sign up for Eucharistic Adoration  

Once a month, parents are invited to the Skinner Chapel for Eucharistic Adoration from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The next day is Friday, September 27, and anyone is welcome to volunteer for an “hour of power” before the Blessed Sacrament. Sign up today! 

On those Fridays, park in the east lot, use the Administration entrance and sign in at the reception desk. The receptionist will direct you to the Skinner Chapel.

Thank you for considering to serve the Prep students and the faculty and staff in this way.


Upcoming Events


College Admissions Counselor Visits – September 23-29

Juniors and seniors interested in attending these visits need to notify their teachers in advance that they will be missing class. They are responsible for the material covered while they are away from class.

All meetings will be held in the office of Director of College Counseling Christianne Clark unless otherwise noted. 


Monday, September 23

7:30 a.m. University of Wyoming  

12:45 p.m. UNL Honors Program 


Tuesday, September 24

12:35 p.m. St. Olaf College


Wednesday, September 25

12:35 p.m. Rockhurst University


Thursday, September 26

10:30 a.m. Villanova University


Friday, September 27

12:35 p.m. Marquette University


September 28-29

Marquette University will hold individual family meetings off campus. 

Sign up for an Omaha Counselor Meeting.


Sports Night Featuring George Brett – Tuesday, September 24

Join us in the Heider Center when the school welcomes legendary Kansas City Royals third baseman and National Baseball Hall of Famer George Brett as the featured speaker for the 28th Annual Sports Night.

Evening program

  • 5:30 p.m. – Social, silent auction and BBQ dinner
  • 7 p.m. – Oral auction
  • 7:15 p.m. – Program featuring George Brett


  • Individual tickets: $75 - $60 tax deductible
  • Table of 10: $700 - $550 tax deductible
  • Sponsor table: $1,000 - $850 tax deductible
    • One person from each sponsor table is invited to a private cocktail reception with George Brett and will receive a gift and preferred seating for the table at Sports Night.

Attire for the evening is business casual, and parking will be available in both the east and west lots. You may also park in the Hillside Elementary School lot west of Prep.

Reserve your seats for Sports Night. For more information, contact Dan Schinzel at 402-393-1190. 


Omaha Area College Fair – Sunday, September 29

Check out the fair from 1-4 p.m. at UNO’s Sapp Fieldhouse. Many, many colleges will be there. Get a barcode, see the list of schools and print “Questions to Ask at a College Fair” from the EducationQuest Foundation.


The Ignatian Volunteer Corps Presents “Romero” – October 1-3

See the film on the life of St. Oscar Romero, the former Archbishop of San Salvador who cared for those in poverty and spoke out courageously during El Salvador’s civil war. 

It will be shown at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in La Vista (12750 Westport Parkway) at 7 p.m. on all three nights, and tickets can be purchased for $10 on the company’s website beginning Tuesday. Those under 17 must be accompanied by an adult. 

Theology teacher Tom Murray will help introduce the film on October 2 at 6:40 p.m. On October 1 and 3, Dr. Tom Kelly of Creighton University will do the same. Email Anne Mollner with any questions. 


Omaha National College Fair – Sunday, October 13

The National Association for College Admissions Counseling (NACAC) will be hosting the Omaha National College Fair at the CHI Health Center in downtown Omaha from 1-4 p.m. Admission is free.

Get more information on student registration and see a list of participating schools.


7th Annual CP Corporate Trap Shoot – Saturday, October 19

The annual corporate fundraiser for the CP trap program is happening next month, and the event will include a raffle and auction items. Sponsorship packages are also available. Cost: $695 per five-person team. See more information here or, to register a team, email Emily Lischer or call 801-819-3735. 


Mother-Son Mass and Breakfast – Sunday, October 20

Prep mothers, register now for the annual Mother-Son Mass and Breakfast. This special occasion is for mothers and sons of the Prep community, Catholic and non-Catholic alike, and the Mass will be concelebrated by members of Prep's Jesuit community. The cost is $22 per person.

We’d like to have all Prep mothers and sons there, especially the members of the Class of 2023. Of particular concern to us is the student who may not have a mother at home. We encourage him to come with a sister, aunt, grandmother or another student and his mother.

  • Sunday, October 20 at 10 a.m.
  • Embassy Suites Omaha-La Vista Hotel & Conference Center
  • The Windsor Ballroom
  • 12520 Westport Parkway (conference center entrance)


Loyola Dinner of Honor and Distinction – Wednesday, October 23

Celebrate with the Prep community at the 2019 Loyola Dinner of Honor and Distinction. On that night, the following will be honored in the Sullivan Center:

  • Sword of St. Ignatius – Cardinal Blase J. Cupich
  • Alumnus of the Year – Patrick J. Duffy ‘90
  • Ancilla Domini – Karen Van Dyke
  • Hall of Fame – Robert J. “Bob” Carlisle ‘76
  • Hall of Fame – Cindy Heider

$60 per person. The evening will begin with a cocktail reception at 6 p.m. followed by dinner at 7 p.m.

Make your reservations today and see the names of former honorees

For questions or more information, email Grace Cominoli or call her at 402-393-1190.


Moms Gone Shopping Trip – Thursday, October 24

Are you looking for a fall day away? This shopping trip has been a hit with Prep moms for years, and is a great way to meet new friends while supporting the school. Originally sold as an eBASH item in the spring, there are still some spaces available. Reserve yours today! $125 per person.


Prep Notes


Jay Mart Open This Saturday 4:30-6 p.m.

The Jay Mart will be open this Saturday, September 21 from 4:30-6 p.m. so that alumni in town for reunions and the rest of the Prep community attending Mass or Preptoberfest that afternoon can shop the store.

It is located in the Smith Atrium just outside the Heider Center. Check out the new men’s sweaters from Lands’ End.


Interested in Joining our Facilities Maintenance Team?

We’re looking for a full-time team member to perform general maintenance: electrical, plumbing, cleaning, drywall, painting and light mechanical. Learn more about the position and apply.


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Prep Welcomes 275 Freshmen to Begin 142nd Academic Year
Posted 08/13/2019 02:24PM

Creighton Prep began its 142nd academic year by welcoming 275 freshmen in the Class of 2023. The students started at Prep on Friday, August 9 with an orientation session they attended with their senior Big Brothers.

Freshmen and their families then enjoyed the New Family Mass & Orientation event on Sunday, August 11. It began with Mass at 5 p.m. in the Heider Center. That was followed by dinner in the Sullivan Center, an orientation for parents, and recreational activities for the students.

Registration and the first day of classes for freshmen took place on Monday, August 12. They and their senior Big Brothers went to the Mullen Gym for yearbook pictures then to the Heider Center to receive their class schedules. After that, freshmen went through an abbreviated school day that ended at 2:45 p.m.

Welcome, guys!

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