IFTJ Frequently Asked Questions

When is the Ignatian Family Teach-In?

The Ignatian Family Teach-in is from Friday, November 2 to Tuesday, November 6, 2018.

How will I get there?

Creighton will be taking a chartered bus from Omaha to Washington, D.C., leaving late in the afternoon on Friday, November 3rd and returning the morning of Tuesday, November 7th.

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 Kelly Tadeo-Orbik for more information).

Who is eligible to go on the trip?

The trip is open to all Creighton students, faculty, and staff. We are, however, limited by the number of seats on the bus, so filling out an application to attend is mandatory.

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 can I learn more about the trip?

Visit the website and attend one of two informational meetings. Meetings will be on Tuesday, September 4, from 9-10 p.m. and on Wednesday, September 5, 7-8 p.m. They will take place in Skutt 105.

How do I sign up?

The online application will be available after the first information meeting on Tuesday, September 4. Applications and money are due soon after on Tuesday, September 18 by 4 PM in the SCSJ, Harper 2067. Students can also apply for a scholarship for the trip. Scholarship applications will be available, online, when the regular applications open and are due on Monday, September 14 by midnight.

What is the selection process?

Once all applications are received, the IFTJ Core Team and the SCSJ Office Staff will make selection decisions and let you know if your application has been accepted as soon as possible. In the event that we get more applicants than we can take, we will open up a wait-list. We will notify you if you have been placed on the wait-list and you can decide whether you would like to stay on it or not. Anyone who applies but cannot go due to space restrictions will be refunded.

What kind of commitment is involved?

Those who participate will attend a five-hour mini-retreat, a short gathering with their small group, a logistical meeting the week of the trip, and a post-trip reflection and evaluation session. These meetings are MANDATORY. We also expect our participants to be fully present and engaged, and acting appropriately, at the IFTJ.

How should I pack?

You should bring clothing that is comfortable as well as appropriate for a conference (no need to dress up during the conference, but please dress modestly). You will be required to dress in business formal attire for our legislative visits that Monday. More details available at the meetings.

Finally, because the bus ride will be long, we suggest wearing/packing comfortable clothing for the ride, 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.

We will hand out a detailed packing list as the trip date approaches.

If I have questions now, whom should I contact?

E-mailĀ KellyTadeoOrbik@creighton.edu or call the SCSJ (402-280-1290).