Resources On-Campus

Bursar's Office

The Bursar's Office is responsible for the collection of all fees owed to the university. The office is divided into two units: the Bursar's Office and the Cashier's Office. The Bursar's Office is located on the first floor of Sparks Hall and the Cashier's Office is located in the lobby of the second floor of Sparks Hall.

Career Services

Murray State University Career Services provides a variety of opportunities and assistance in all aspects of career development. Whether you are a current student, alumni, parent, an employee of the university, or employer we invite you to visit all of the Career Services links. At the top of the page, click on "Students, "Employers" or "Parents" for additional information.

The mission of the Career Services Office is to support the institution’s s purpose of educating individuals to become productive citizens in society by serving as a liaison between students, alumni, faculty and the world of work, while providing integrated career placement services. These services include career counseling, job search strategies, credential building opportunities and information on employment trends and current hiring procedures, which will ultimately result in meaningful and satisfying employment upon graduation.

Center for Academic Success

The Center for Academic success provides advising and support services to students who are admitted to the University but are undeclared/undecided about their major. The Center supports advising efforts of faculty and professional advisors across campus.

Financial Aid/Scholarship

As you are either considering Murray State University as your college choice or are already a part of the Murray State Racer family, we hope we can be of service to you throughout your academic endeavors. There are many ways for students to get financial assistance to help pay for college. In the Office of Financial Aid/Scholarship, we work with federal, state, and university programs such as scholarships, grants, loans, and work-study.

Multicultural Affairs

The mission of the Office of Multicultural Initiatives, Student Leadership and Inclusive Excellence (OMI) is to advocate and encourage a campus environment that embraces diversity and helps students grow personally and academically. Our programs and services are designed to address the curricular and co-curricular needs of our multicultural student population, to help them adjust to campus life and enjoy a successful college career. The Office seeks to enhance the retention, success, and graduation rates for multicultural students at Murray State University.

Registrar's Office

The Murray State University Registrar provides information regarding registration, graduation, RACR Degree Audit, myGate, grade policies, and transcripts. The Registrar's Office, 1st Floor, Sparks Hall, is open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday unless otherwise posted. You can direct any questions to the Registrar's Office on campus at 113 Sparks Hall, Murray, KY 42071-3312 or call us at 270.809.5630 or 800.272.4678.

Student Activities

The Office of Student Organizations creates and fosters leadership and involvement opportunities that enhance personal, interpersonal, and organizational development for MSU students.

The Office of Student Organizations recognizes student organizations through a yearly registration process. Registered groups are provided with on-going communication that keeps them up to date on important information and supplies details about events in which members can be involved. The Office of Student Organizations also provides resources through the Resource Center and meets with organization members who need assistance in maintaining their organization. Students looking to get involved can also visit the office, website and information tables to find out information on what opportunities are available to them.

Student Disability Services

The Office of Student Disability Services is committed to promoting the full participation of students with disabilities in all areas of university life. The Office of Student Disability Services works with MSU faculty and staff to provide equal access to University resources, academics, programs and activities for students with disabilities.

Student Support Services TriO

Student Support Services is a TRiO program funded by the U.S. Department of Education. The mission of the program is to increase college retention and graduation rates and ensure good academic standing of the participants it serves. Participants of the TRiO SSS program are academically at-risk, low-income, first-generation college students, and/or students with disabilities.

Study Abroad Office

Study abroad gives you the opportunity to challenge your own views as you interact with people from around the world, people who have been raised in a different culture and tradition. Give yourself the chance to open new doors – you’ll be surprised at what you might find when you do.

Tutoring (Lowry Center, Community College)

Free peer tutoring is offered without appointment for many University Studies classes. Located on the first floor of Lowry Center, tutors are available Monday through Thursday afternoons during fall and spring semesters.

University Counseling Services

The mission of University Counseling Services is to provide effective services for members of the campus community by trained professionals in the Counseling Center, the Testing Center, and the Women’s Center. Through mental health services, testing services, education, advocacy, and empowerment, University Counseling Services works toward developing and maintaining a positive and cooperative campus environment that promotes the retention and graduation of all students.

Waterfield Library

The Waterfield Library has much to offer in the way of books, journals, computer usage, printing, copying, and much more.  It is a great place to have a study group or study quietly on your own time. It is also the home to the Racer Oral Communications Center and the Writing Center. 

Oral Communications Center

The Racer Oral Communications Center assists students with development and presentation of oral communication projects

Writing Center

The Racer Writing Center helps students, faculty, and staff from all disciplines become more effective, more successful writers.  We believe that learning to write well is a rewarding, but complicated process and that all writers—no matter how competent—can improve. We therefore believe that all writers benefit from sharing work in progress with knowledgeable, attentive readers. Our methods—multi-faceted, flexible, and above all, collaborative—reflect our dedication to the individual writer, whose talents, voice, and academic and professional goals are central to all our endeavors. 

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