Hippocampus Info

Academic Success Programming

Academic Success offers different success programming during the academic year to help students gain confidence in their academic pursuits. All programming is free to students.

Hippocampus Success Seminar

Named after the part of the brain involved in memory formation, organization, and learning processes, the Hippocampus Success Seminar is an interactive program designed to orient new students to the academic rigor and expectations of the Creighton classroom.

Week 1 – A Beautiful Mind: The Psychology of Learning

Wednesday, September 4 | 7-8pm | Criss 452
  • Beliefs about how we learn and how our beliefs influence our success.
  • Brain function and how it impacts concentration, focus, and handling distractions.
  • Mindset, grit, and resilience – keys to overcoming setbacks.

Week 2 – The Choices You Have: Tried and True Study Skills

Wednesday, September 11 | 7-8pm | Criss 452
  • Class… to go or not to go? Homework… what if it isn’t required?
  • Strategies to help manage all this FREE TIME and the importance of setting a schedule.
  • Movin’ on up! How successful students make the jump from HS to college-level studying.

Week 3 – Get Connected: Resources and Tools for Success

Wednesday, September 18 | 7-8pm | Criss 452
  • It’s online, but where?! BlueLine, BlueCast, N.E.S.T., CUMail, & CreightonConnect.
  • People to know, places to go… the Creighton EDGE, the Writing Center, & the library.
  • Unleash the power of your mobile device for learning – there’s an app for that!

Week 4 – California Street: Act Like You Belong

Wednesday, September 25 | 7-8pm | Criss 452
  • How to succeed in different classroom environments.
  • The value of learning for the sake of knowledge, not just because you have to!
  • Professors are people, too! Get to know them (you’ll be glad you did).

EDGE Advantage

Please contact Randi Bibins-Clark, LCSW for more information about support for students with ADHD.

Tutor Meet and Greet… with Treats!

Friday, September 13 | 12-2pm | on the mall

Meet some of our friendly and knowledgeable tutors at the Tutor Meet and Greet… with Treats! Stop by to say hello, pick up some of our academic planning resources, check out the website, and grab an ice cream treat, too!

BIO Boot Camp!

Friday, October 4th at 3:30PM in Rigge 120

Join Academic Success in this workshop that will focus on test taking techniques, study tips, time management tools, and other advice specifically related to the study of biology. Walk out with some practical and useful strategies that will help you master BIO and ace (or do really well) on your next exam.