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Our Town

Our Town

Doane feels like its own town (like it should have its own zipcode). It’s a close-knit place where friends aren’t the only ones who care about you. You’ll have the entire college community rooting for you, from faculty to staff and alumni.

Our faculty members are known as much for their ability to connect with students as their academic and professional achievements. They are mentors, collaborators and people you turn to for advice. For many students, the sense of community and the friendships made last a lifetime.

Crete Campus

The 300-acre residential campus in Crete is known for its scenic beauty – the entire campus is an arboretum. Almost all of our students live on campus for four years. With more than 60 student groups and athletic teams on campus, there is always something fun to do.

It’s historical and modern. It’s friendly and safe (the Doane Safety Office is available to students 24/7 during the academic year).

Doane is ideally located within driving distance of Lincoln and Omaha (where there’s lots to do and a couple hundred thousand more people.)

Crete Campus Winter Scenes

About Crete

Founded in 1870, this friendly college town is a community of just over 6,000. Whether it was pioneers, railroad laborers, factory workers, or farmers, everyone who came to call Crete home helped shape its current cultural diversity, work ethic and friendly demeanor. 

Fun Things to Do in Town

  • Go to a movie at the historic Isis Theatre
  • Play a round of golf at College Heights Country Club
  • Try your hand at trap shooting
  • Visit a local restaurant to exercise your taste buds
  • Take a stroll downtown for some shopping therapy
  • Master some karate moves…. hi-yah
  • Learn to skydive at SkyDiveCrete

About Lincoln

Crete is located 20 minutes southwest of Lincoln, the state capital. It offers shopping, nightlife, college and minor league sports, concerts, parks, trails, golf courses, museums, and a friendly Midwestern atmosphere.

About Omaha

Just over an hour up the interstate is Omaha, the largest city in the state and 42nd largest in the United States. It’s home to cool things like the College World Series, the Henry Doorly Zoo and the Old Market.

How to Get Here

  • 200 miles (3.5 hours) from Kansas City, MO
  • 200 miles (3.5 hours) from Des Moines, IA
  • 480 miles (7 hours) from Denver, CO
  • 450 miles (7 hours) from St. Louis, MO
  • 500 miles (8.5 hours) from Chicago, IL