IFTJ Frequently Asked Questions

When is the Ignatian Family Teach-In and how will I get there?

Creighton will be taking a chartered bus from Omaha to Washington, DC, leaving in the late afternoon on Friday, November 15th and returning the morning of Tuesday, November 19th.

How much does the trip cost?

The total cost of the trip to students will be approximately $175 per person thanks to contributions from the College of Arts & Sciences, the Jesuit Community and others.  This helps to cover the costs of the hotel, the bus, some food, and the registration fee for the Teach-In.  Faculty and Staff are asked to pay the unsubsidized per person costs (Contact Roselle Agdipa or Anna Fergson for more information).

Who is eligible to go on the trip?

The trip is open to all Creighton students, faculty, and staff. We are limited by the number of seats on the bus.

How can I learn more about the trip?

You can attend one of two informational meetings about the trip, on Monday, September 15th at 9pm in the CCSJ or Tuesday, September 16th at 9pm in the CCSJ.

Where will I be staying?

We will have hotel rooms at the Crystal City Marriott where the Teach-In will be held.  You will most likely be sharing a hotel room with at least three other Creighton students on the trip.

How do I sign up?

The online application will be available after the first information meeting on Monday, September 15th, 2014.  Applications and money are due Friday, September 26th, 2014.  Students can also apply for a scholarship for the trip.  Scholarship applications are due to Cat Keating by 4 pm on Tuesday, September 23rd.

What should I bring and not bring?

You should bring clothing that is comfortable as well as appropriate for a conference.  We will be on the bus for an extended period of time, so you will want comfortable clothing and you may want to bring a book to read, or something to keep you occupied.  You should also bring a pillow and possibly a sleeping bag.

What is the selection process?

Once all applications are received, the IFTJ Core Team and the CCSJ Office Staff will make selection decisions and let you know if your application has been accepted as soon as possible.

What kind of commitment is involved?

Those who participate will attend a five-hour mini-retreat, a short gathering with their focus group, a logistical meeting the week of the trip, and a post-trip reflection and evaluation session. These meetings are MANDATORY.

If I have questions now, whom should I contact?

You can direct questions to the IFTJ Co-Chairs:  Anna Ferguson or Roselle Agdipa,or call the CCSJ (402-280-1290).

Anna Ferguson: anneferguson@creighton.edu

Roselle Agdipa: roselleagdipa@creighton.edu