Alumni Events

Upcoming Events

Find all upcoming  events on the Murray State event calendar. Use the search box or category function to find alumni specific events.

Creating Tomorrow by Dreaming Today
 Murray State University alumna and former NASA director Sue Darnell Ellis will present a special lecture entitled “Creating Tomorrows by Dreaming Today” on August 17 at 7:30 p.m. in Wrather Auditorium. Darnell Ellis will share her journey working with NASA just days before the 2017 Solar Eclipse captures the world’s attention. According to Darnell Ellis, the key to success is dreaming big and not being afraid of failure. You won’t want to miss this inspiring event! The lecture will be streamed live at

Football Family Package 
Football Tailgating

Be sure to stop by the Murray State University Alumni Association Tailgate prior to each home game this season. Food and live music will be available for the whole family. Grab your friends, your blue and gold gear and join the fun! Go Racers!!! 

Homecoming queenHomecoming

Make plans to join us for Homecoming 2017, October 27-29. Murray State Alumni from all over the world are invited to return to campus for all of the Homecoming festivities including special class reunions, the Homecoming parade, Tent City and of course, the football game and crowning of the Homecoming King and Queen. Regardless of when you were a student at Murray State, this will always be your home. Go Racers!


Past Events

Owensboro event, woman with DunkerFriday After 5 in Owensboro

The Murray State University Alumni Association, along with our friends in the University Office of Recruitment, had a blast hanging out in Owensboro recently for Friday After 5.  We painted Owensboro's Riverfront Park blue and gold and rocked out with Racers past, present and future to the sounds of the Murr-Vegas Allstars. Check out the video highlights here

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Rifle Reunion
September 8 and 9, 2017

Join the Murray State Department of Athletics on September 8 and 9 to celebrate the 30 year reunion of the 1987 NCAA Champion Rifle team. Reunions are a special time to reminisce, renew friendships and make special memories. Return to the "finest place you know" to recapture those moments and meet the next generation of Racers! For more information call the Athletic Department at 270-809-3000 or visit the reunion website.

Golden Reunion
October 27 and 28, 2017

Calling all graduates of the Class of ’67! What about a sister you shared a bond with or a brother who guided you along the first year? Reunions are a special time for renewing friendships and making more memories. We have some special events planned for you on Friday, October 27 and Saturday, October 28 including a campus tour, anniversary dinner, reserved seating at the Homecoming parade and of course, the big game on Saturday afternoon! Check out the upcoming 1967 Golden Anniversary reunion website and register today.

2002 Football Reunion
October 27 and 28, 2017

Make plans to join fellow teammates for Racer Homecoming this fall! Celebrate the 15th Anniversary of the 2002 Racer football team who clinched the Racers eighth Ohio Valley Conference Championship. Relive Shane Andrus' thrilling 52-yard, last second, game-winning field goal that led to an amazing 37-35 victory over Eastern Illinois University. For more information on the reception Friday night, M Club breakfast Saturday morning and other reunion plans contact the Murray State Athletics office at 270-809-3000 or visit the reunion website.

Kappa Alpha Psi Reunion
October 27 and 28, 2017

Make plans to return to campus this Homecoming and join your fellow Kappa Alpha Psi brothers to celebrate the 45th anniversary! Festivities include a mixer, banquet, art exhibition and sale, tailgate and so much more! For the full schedule of events and to register visit the fraternity event site!

Distinguished Alumni Dinner

The Distinguished Alumni Award is the highest honor granted by the Murray State Alumni Association, recognizing alumni who have excelled personally and professionally.  Annually the Alumni Association hosts a banquet in honor of the individuals and to allow friends, family and supporters of the University the opportunity to honor our Distinguished Alumni.  Join us on Friday, April 27, 2018 to celebrate our most accomplished alumni.

Register your event

Contact the Alumni Office to register your event at or 1-800-758-8510. Official Alumni events will be added to the Murray State University event calendar. 

Watch Parties

To host a Watch party simply choose a location, for example a local bar or restaurant, and click here to register your party with the Office of Alumni Relations.  Or, contact the Sid Easley Alumni Center and our alumni relations staff will assist you in planning your event. Our staff will help you get the word out and send you a “Watch Party in a Box” host package, which includes everything you need to rock your Racer Pride. Call 800-758-8510 with any questions or for more information. You can find a complete Murray State University Men’s Basketball schedule by visiting

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Travel Tours

collette NYCJoin the Murray State University Alumni Association and Collette Travel for our next  exciting alumni getaway! "Spotlight on New York City Holiday" includes  the Christmas Spectacular at Radio  City Music Hall, featuring Murray State Alumnus  Charles Edward Hall as Santa. You'll visit the Statue of  Liberty, St. Paul's Chapel, the 9/11  Memorial and other time-honored landmarks, catch a Broadway show and get plenty of  free-time to shop NYC's famed department stores all dressed up for the holidays. Stay tuned for more opportunities to travel with Murray State University alumni at a discounted rate. Call for more information 800.758.8510