Family Weekend FAQ

When is Family Weekend 2018?

Family Weekend will be held September 29, 2018. This is a great time to visit campus to see your student’s college home! Many fun events are planned for the weekend so your family can have a great time together and learn more about Murray State University.

Where can I find the schedule of events?

Download the schedule from 2017. The 2018 schedule will be available soon. 

What events can my student attend?

Your student is invited to attend all Family Weekend events.

When can I register my family for Family Weekend?

On-line registration will begin in July. Walk-up registrations will be accepted during Family Weekend.

Can we bring grandparents and other relatives to Family Weekend?

Yes, grandparents and other relatives are welcome. The registration fee provides you with six football tickets. If you need more than six tickets, consider registering once as parents related to the student and the second time as relatives to the same student.

Are divorced parents considered one family or two?

If you register for Family Weekend separately, then you will be considered two separate families. You may, however, register together and be considered one family.

Is housing provided for Family Weekend guests?

No, you will be responsible for your own housing. Area accommodations

When I arrive on Friday, where will we check in? What if I do not arrive until Saturday?

Family Weekend check in will take place on the first floor of the Curris Center Friday and Saturday. Here is a link to a campus map, and the Curris Center is #23 on the map.

Can my student pick up my welcome packet for me during check-in?

Yes, your student can pick up your Family Weekend packet beginning Monday, Sept. 18 in the Student Affairs Office in Wells Hall. Beginning Friday, Sept. 22 at 2:30 p.m., registration will move to the first floor of the Curris Center. Your student may be asked for confirmation information (Racer Card ID with same name or copy of confirmation e-mail). This is to ensure the correct family gets the correct welcome packet.

Should I bring my own lawn chairs for the picnic lunch?

You are welcome to bring your own lawn chairs, blankets, etc. The University Store (located in the Curris Center) will also have lawn chairs, blankets, and seat cushions available for purchase. There will be a limited number of 6’ tables and folding chairs available. Please note that Murray State is not responsible for any personal items.

How many football tickets am I allowed to reserve?

Each registered family can receive up to 6 football tickets. If additional tickets are wanted, you will need to purchase those on game day at the ticket box office window at Stewart Stadium. Ticket prices will be standard general admission price.

Can I sit with my student during the Murray State football game?

Yes, your tickets will be general admission, and you may sit with your student.

Can I set up my own tailgate for the football game?

Yes, to reserve a space around Stewart Stadium, call the Racer Athletics Office at 270.809.3746.

Where can I park during Family Weekend?

You can park in any legal parking space on campus. Please observe and respect reserved spaces for handicap parking, special staff (i.e. Resident Directors), university vehicles, and emergency vehicles.

Is Murray State a tobacco free campus?

As of August 5, 2015, Murray State is a tobacco-free campus. Here is a statement from the Murray State Tobacco Policy: The use of all tobacco products is prohibited on all property that is owned, operated, leased, occupied, or controlled by the University.