Creighton has two student centers: the Skutt Student Center on one end of campus and the Harper Center on the other. The Harper Center is the newest addition to Creighton, and most would agree that despite the long walk from the main campus area, it is a great addition to the University. Essentially, what Creighton has to offer in terms of facilities—the libraries, dining halls, and classrooms—is adequate, and there is much more to come. A lot was recently finished or still being built, and there have been several major changes on the University grounds in recent years. In 2003, a new science building was built. In 2004, the Mall (the brick pathway down the center of campus) was remodeled. In 2005, there were so many dirt piles on campus that is started to look like a quarry as bulldozers made way to build two parking garages, Opus Square residence hall, and the Living Learning Center. The Skutt Student Center underwent renovation, and the new Harper Center opened in the fall of 2009. The goal was to follow the design of the brick-and-iron Davis Square residence hall when creating Opus Square, and Morrison Soccer Stadium looks breathtaking as campus now expands toward the Missouri River. Administrators are hoping that the design is optimally functional and aesthetically pleasing. It is not uncommon to see construction going on at various locations throughout the University, but the main campus area is relatively construction-free.
While it may cause some minor inconveniences, the current construction means that future Creighton students should have better facilities and more room to park when they arrive here. Essentially, the past has been ho-hum for students, and the present is frustrating in some ways because of all the construction, but the future should be so wonderful that it’s hard to hate Creighton for the effort.