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Construction projects will renew and enhance Creighton’s Omaha campus

May 22, 2023
5 min Read
Workers ready the flame to be removed with a harness outside St. John's church.

Creighton’s Omaha campus will undergo changes to prepare the University to address the challenges of the future. 

Creighton is constantly improving its campuses to create innovative spaces and remain ranked among top universities, and Creighton President the Rev. Daniel S. Hendrickson, SJ, PhD, welcomed those improvements as an example of progress and forward movement. 

“I invite you to join us as we step into that exciting progress and elevate Creighton as an innovative campus at the threshold of the next chapter in its 145-year history,” Fr. Hendrickson says. "I hope you will take time to see these projects for yourself.” 

I invite you to join us as we step into exciting progress and elevate Creighton as an innovative campus at the threshold of the next chapter in its 145-year history.
— The Rev. Daniel S. Hendrickson, SJ, PhD, president of Creighton University

New construction is evidence of Creighton’s commitment to maintaining a first-class environment for current and future students. Those projects include: 

  • The new Jérôme Nadal, SJ, Jesuit Residence for Creighton’s Jesuit community. Located along the historic retainer wall along 24th Street, the residence is expected to be complete by the spring of 2024. 
  • The CL and Rachel Werner Center for Health Sciences Education currently nearing completion near the I-480 and Highway 75 interchange at Cuming Street, will provide a new front door to the west side of campus. It is expected to be ready for occupancy by Aug. 1. 
  • Graves Hall. Creighton’s newest residence hall, located near the Harper Center on 23rd Street, will house 400 first-year students beginning in the fall semester.  

Renovations to buildings and other campus areas include: 

  • A reconstruction of the iconic St. John’s Fountain, the central feature of Creighton’s mall and a campus presence since 1978, has begun. The project is expected to be complete in the fall. 
  • Adjacent to the fountain is the St. John’s patio area, which will undergo a revitalization. It is expected to be completed soon.  
  • A remodel of the dining and seating areas in the V.J. and Angela Skutt Student Center. The project will continue through 2023. 
  • A renovation and refresh of the Reinert-Alumni Memorial Library, which includes the vacation of the Health Sciences Library space. Most of the work is scheduled to be completed by the start of the fall semester. 

Demolition projects include: 

  • Kiewit Hall. A co-educational residence hall since its construction in 1964, interior demolition will begin in mid-June. Demolition of the building shell is scheduled for the summer of 2024. 
  • Becker Hall, a former dining hall built in 1965 located between Kiewit and the former Gallagher residence hall, recently served as offices. Demolition has begun, and it will be substantially complete by the fall 2023 semester. 

Parking availability will vary as projects advance or are completed. Updated parking information will be posted at