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4 College Junior

Campus Quality: The student life here is great there are buildings just for the students like the sub where students can go and check their mail and play pool or ping pong. Its a great place to be a student really. The cafeteria is also one of those places that you would think has terrible place to eat but really the food is awesome.

2 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: Kind of Boring – The student life here is somewhat boring. If you aren't involved in any of the organizations or activities that the campus has your college experience will not be a good one. However, there are some activities that are quite fun when many students come out to attend.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: Academic Programs Are Great – The academic programs here exceptional! The teachers are wonderful and will go above and beyond to help the students. There is plenty of one-on-one contact and many study groups and tutors available for sudents to get extra help.

5 College Junior

Campus Quality: Just Awesome – The financial aid opportunities are great, the class sizes are small which make for a great learning experience, and the professors are very helpful. The CORE is designed to have the students take a wide variety of classes, while taking those necessary for their majors. The school provides students with lists of internships and job offers. The school also makes sure that each student gets and "out of the country" experience before they graduate. Centenary makes sure that the students are well-rounded and prepared for the real world.

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5 College Junior

Campus Quality: Great Accessablitliy – Most facilities are accessable at any time of the day and students are safely looked after by oncampus police.


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All the buildings on campus look exactly the same. The design is the typical red-brick-and-column look that so many colleges love. The College is planning to build another dorm, though the exact location and date of construction is a mystery to students. Most of the buildings are in decent condition, though the arts building is in desperate need of more space. Because the College only spans a city block, the facilities are limited to a small space. There are a few campus-owned buildings across the street. The Gold Dome, where all the basketball games and graduation ceremonies are held, is located directly across the street, as are the Department of Public Service (DPS) and the arts building.

While the small size of the campus is good for community and academics, the facilities suffer under the cramped conditions. There are only two places to eat on campus and one recreational area. Don't come to Centenary expecting to stop for a McGriddle on the way to class. What makes up for the small space is the fact that the campus is gorgeous. The people that keep up the grounds do an amazing job of keeping the campus clean and beautiful. There is a rose garden, with special, enhanced Centenary roses. Don't pick them! You'll get slapped with a $100 fine. Also, there is an arboretum with several trails. The admissions department tends to fill their booklets with blooming flowers, giving the impression that Centenary is a pink, tropical oasis. Unfortunately, the flowers only bloom for about two weeks in the spring. You'll definitely enjoy those two weeks, though.

Facts & Statistics

Service & Maintenance Staff
Campus Size
68 acres
Student Centers
Moore Student Union Building (SUB)
Campus Library?
Main Libraries
Magale Library
Popular Places to Chill
  • Randle's Place
  • The SUB
Bar on Campus
Bowling on Campus
Coffeehouse on Campus
Randle's Place in the Student Union Building
Movie Theater on Campus
None, but films are screened by the Film Society at least two nights a week in Mickle Hall.
"Green" Initiatives
Centenary reduced its energy use by $100,000 in one year, with $10,000 of that being reinvested into further energy saving initiatives.
School Slang
  • The Caf: The campus cafeteria
  • C-Line: Cline Hall
  • DPS: Campus police (Department of Public Safety)
  • The Fish Bowl: This is the lobby of Cline, which has three walls of glass.
  • The Quad: Mickle Hall, Hamilton Hall, and the library surround this grassy area. If you noticed that there are only three buildings in the Quad, we're just as confused as you are.
  • The Shell: This is the amphitheatre located in the middle of campus.
  • The SLO: Student Life Office
  • The SUB: The Student Union Building
  • Centenary Book Bazaar: Every September, Centenary holds the annual Book Bazaar in the Gold Dome. Volunteers collect some 40,000 books over the year and organize the event. The Bazaar is a great way to get some cheap books and records. Just be careful, because the building is packed and you're likely to get reamed in the gut by a woman making a mad dash for a 25-cent Nicholas Sparks book. The Shreveport community is serious about their book collection. They often cart around rolling suitcases and wagons filled to the brim with books. Make sure to grab a book quickly if you want it, as any languishing will result in said book being snatched away before you can blink.
  • Corrington Award: Every year, the faculty and students at Centenary present the John William Corrington Award for Literary Excellence to an established writer. The award is named after Centenary alum John William Corrington, who was a prolific poet. He was best known for his short novel "Decoration Day," which was adapted into a film starring James Garner. He was also the head writer for several television series including "General Hospital" and "Search for Tomorrow." Recent recipients of the award include Debra Greger and William Logan, Michael Longley, and Eavan Boland.
  • Freak Week: On Centenary's campus, the week of Halloween is known as Freak Week. During this week you'll see cardboard ghouls hanging from the trees. You can paint a pumpkin in the SUB, though, ever since pumpkins were thrown off the third floor of Cline into the courtyard, this tradition has been in danger of dying. If you're the gambling type, Casino Night is held every year during Freak Week. You can win a bunch of cool prizes and curb your gambling addiction without actually losing any money.
  • Kollege Kapers: Kollege Kapers was a popular touring variety show in the 1940s that featured a cast of Centenary students. Though the tradition was lost for many years, the college recently breathed some life back into the event. These days the Kapers stay on campus and perform jazz and big band music
Urban Legends
  • Back in the 1980s a couple DJs at KSCL, the campus radio station, decided to play a speech by then president Ronald Reagan. After airing the speech, one DJ said, "OK, you can put Reagan back in his cage." Several days later the Secret Service arrived on campus and promptly shut down the radio station until the threat was cleared. Apparently Mr. Reagan was not trapped in a cage, and the station soon reopened.
  • The elevator in Mickle Hall is haunted by the ghost of a former College president.
  • The second floor of James Annex is haunted by the ghost of a former student.
  • The tunnel system beneath the library was constructed as a bomb shelter during the 1950s.
Favorite Things To Do
Late-night games of ultimate Frisbee often draw large crowds of students. Plays at Marjorie Lyons Playhouse usually have large audiences, and students receive tickets free of charge. The most popular events are probably the comedians and bands that student organizations host several times a semester. You can watch a play and catch a film in the evenings. You can also play pool, pingpong, and (old, but free) video games in the student union. A lot of students work out in the Fitness Center in between classes. The night games of ultimate Frisbee and intramural sports also fill up really fast.
Student Newspaper
The Conglomerate
Student Activities Offered
  • Campus ministries
  • Choral groups
  • Concert band
  • Drama/theater
  • International student organization
  • Jazz band
  • Literary magazine
  • Music ensembles
  • Musical theater
  • Opera
  • Radio station
  • Student government
  • Student newspaper
  • Student-run film society
  • Symphony orchestra
  • Yearbook
Air Force ROTC: No
Navy ROTC: No
Army ROTC: No

Student Polls

Rate the campus facilities in the following areas    Based on 12 responses

Very poor
  • Athletics/recreation
  • Classrooms
  • Computer labs
  • Dining
  • General aesthetics/architecture of campus
  • "Green" buildings/initiatives
  • Housing
  • Lawns/green space
  • Library
  • Modernity of facilities
  • Performing arts
  • Science/research labs
  • Student center
  • Study spots
  • Visual arts (work spaces, galleries)

What is your overall opinion of your school and the campus community?    Based on 12 responses

  • 25% I love everything about my school and have a lot of campus pride.
  • 67% I like mostly everything about my school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 0% The school community is okay-we're all just here for an education, nothing more.
  • 8% I hate my school and have no school spirit.

What are your favorite things to do around campus?    Based on 5 responses

  • 71% Hang out with friends
  • 14% Work out
  • 14% Walk around outside



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