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The mission of the Curris Center and Student Life is to provide a welcoming environment for the university community’s cultural events, social and recreational activities, and educational programming; to promote students to develop personal responsibility through educational experiences that occur outside of the classroom; and to provide quality spaces and services for events.

Individuals interested in further information should call (270) 809-6921.

The Office of Student Affairs' primary mission is the retention, welfare, growth, and development of Murray State University's student population. The office encompasses every dimension of student life including academic, vocational, social-cultural issues, civility and tolerance education, value clarification, and physical and psychological development. In other words, we're here to help!


Banquet Rooms - The Curris Center Banquet Rooms can be set to accommodate a wide variety of events. Many annual events for the students and community are held in "The Ballroom," the largest of the Curris Center facilities. It will accommodate up to 900 people for lectures, 800 for banquets and can be divided into two smaller banquet rooms. Both rooms have a projection screen and a public address system. The capacity of the banquet rooms depends upon the set-up.

Commonwealth Suite - The Commonwealth Suite is a distinguished, formal dining room and adjacent meeting area. This area is available for university functions.

Guest Rooms - Located on the third floor of the Curris Center are four guest rooms. These spacious rooms offer the comforts of the most modern hotel rooms. These rooms are reserved exclusively for guests of the university.

The River Rooms - There are four meeting rooms located on the third floor named for the rivers which flow in or around Kentucky. The capacity of these rooms ranges from 18 to 50 dependent upon the set-up. A preview of the room can be seen by clicking on the desired room name in the table below.

Meeting Room
Meeting Capacity
Banquet Capacity
Fixed, Conference style

The Barkley Lecture Room is a tiered seat lecture area which will seat 96 people.

Theater - The Curris Center theater seats 325 guests. This area is ideal for movies, debates, and lectures. For a schedule of films,  please click click here.

Individuals interested in further information should call (270) 809-6921.

Fall and Spring Hours:

Curris Center:


6:00 am – 10:00 pm



7:00 am – 2:30 pm

Market 22


9:00 am – 6:30 pm

Closed Weekends



8:00 am – 6:30 pm


8:00 am – 6:00 pm


10:00 am – 4:00 pm


1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

 Post Office (window hours):


8:00 am – 4:00 pm

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