Great Beginnings Schedule

Wednesday, August 10

(Residential Colleges)

Welcome Racers! You will receive your Murray State University Racer ID when you check into your Residential College.

(2nd Floor Curris Center)

Parents — this is your space to take a breather or grab a snack/drink. Take a moment to write words of encouragement and support by sending a letter to your Racer.

(2nd Floor Curris Center)

You are now a Racer. You should be sporting your blue and gold, not your old high school t-shirt, and definitely not another university’s gear! Bring in breakfast food items or ready to eat meals to donate to our Murray State food pantry, Racers Helping Racers, and swap them out for your Racer swag (one per person while supplies last).

Friday, August 12

(Residential Colleges)

Welcome Racers! You will receive your Murray State University Racer ID when you check into your Residential College.

(2nd Floor Curris Center)

Parents — this is your space to take a breather or grab a snack/drink. Take a moment to write words of encouragement and support by sending a letter to your Racer.

(2nd Floor Curris Center)

You are now a Racer. You should be sporting your blue and gold, not your old high school t-shirt, and definitely not another university’s gear! Bring in breakfast food items or ready to eat meals to donate to our Murray State food pantry, Racers Helping Racers, and swap them out for your Racer swag (one per person while supplies last).

(3rd Floor Curris Center)

Bring your snacks and drink! It’s movie time in the Curris Center!

(2nd Floor Curris Center)

Need a snack? Looking for something sweet? We’ve got you covered!

Check with your residential college leadership for an activity schedule.

(Curris Center 1st Floor – Sponsored by the Greek Community)

Get funky! Get groovy! Show off your dance moves! Move to the beat of your own music through a personal set of headphones. Each person chooses their music then dances the night away!

Saturday, August 13

(Residential Colleges)

Welcome Racers! You will receive your Murray State University Racer ID when you check into your Residential College.

(2nd Floor Curris Center)

Parents — this is your space to take a breather or grab a snack/drink. Take a moment to write words of encouragement and support by sending a letter to your Racer.

(2nd Floor Curris Center)

You are now a Racer. You should be sporting your blue and gold, not your old high school t-shirt, and definitely not another university’s gear! Bring in breakfast food items or ready to eat meals to donate to our Murray State food pantry, Racers Helping Racers, and swap them out for your Racer swag (one per person while supplies last).

(Curris Center Parking Lot)

You and a group of friends will work as a team in a life-sized game of twist and turns to look for clues and solve puzzles in order to accomplish the mission. You must ESCAPE before time runs out! Are you up for the challenge?

(CFSB Center – Sponsored by Student Government Association)

This is a don't-miss event! Businesses from all over Murray will have information tables with lots of information and coupons! After this event, you’ll know where to go for anything and everything. Grab some free food on the way out!

Check with your residential college leadership for an activity schedule.

(Hart Lawn)

Let the HOT, Latin beats move you! Grab your new friends and get your “glow” on at heart pumping, beat thumping Zumba class. Free glow necklaces/bracelets while supplies last!

Sponsored by the Baptist Campus Ministry (BCM)

Check with your residential college leadership for an activity schedule.

Sunday, August 14

(Residential Colleges)

Welcome Racers! You will receive your Murray State University Racer ID when you check into your Residential College.

(Springer Lawn)

Who’s ready for some carnival fun? Don’t miss the fun! Games and lots more!

(Residence Halls)

What?! Classes start on Monday? Meet up with your First Year Leader at your residential college, and don’t forget to bring your schedule with you. We’re going to show you exactly where you need to be for all of your classes.

(Barkley Room, Curris Center)

Meet your faculty, graduate, and peer mentors! Connected is a peer mentoring program for incoming and transfer students. Mentors and tutors are provided to assist students in their transition to Murray State University.

(Your Residential College)

Be sure to check with First Year Leaders or our residential college leadership for the location ... you do not want to miss out!

(Large Ballroom, Curris Center)

Sponsored by National Pan-Hellenic Council NPHC

Come play a few rounds of Bingo for a chance to win prizes from local restaurants and businesses. BINGO!

(Waterfield Library)

Join us in Waterfield Library for Waterfield Wired! Enter to win prizes, play video games, glow mini golf, Minute to Win it Games, and more!

Monday, August 15

(CFSB Center)

Blurred Lines: When the fun turns into the fast and furious – The Five R’s of Title IX

Parties. Hot Date. Rush. Greek. Band. Athletic Recruitment. Multicultural. Multiracial. Me. You. Alcohol. Words fading. Somehow what felt like fun quickly turns into the fast, furious blurred lines of sexual assault, victims, he said-she said, accused and accusers. Join us for the five R's that will keep you, your organization, your friends and the ones you care about safe and on the "viewer" side of your television or computer screen when watching court, personal, or organizational trials unfold before the public.

(CFSB Center)

Meet your fellow Class of 2026 members and your First Year Leader outside Curris Center for your official march through campus to CFSB Center as you make your way to more exciting experiences!

(CFSB Center)

We are so excited to have you here! It’s time to celebrate that you begin classes tomorrow. Join us as we celebrate and prepare you for the next few years of college at our 6th Annual Blue & Gold Celebration.

(CFSB Center)

I scream! You scream! We all scream for ice cream! Grab a cool treat on your way out!

Racer Roundup - Pep Rally with MSU Athletics

(Stewart Stadium)

An introduction to home football game days, meet the coaches and director of athletics as we learn about and celebrate Murray State game day traditions with the marching band, Racerettes, cheerleading and dance teams! Upon conclusion of the event, we will take a Class of 2025 picture on the field level M logo!

Tuesday, August 16

First day of classes

(West entrance, Curris Center)

Welcome Racers! Grab some water and a campus map on your way to class.

(CFSB Center)

What better way to wrap up the first day of classes than to have hypnotist, Tom Deluca put you into a deep, deep sleep. Come see the hilarity that ensues when your classmates are at Tom’s mercy.

Wednesday, August 17

(West entrance, Curris Center)

Welcome Racers! Grab some water and a campus map on your way to class.

Thursday, August 18

NPHC Open House: Meet the Divine 9

(Curris Center Ballroom)

The NPHC Open House will be a formal event where each National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) chapter sets up display tables and have small presentations to educate non-Greek students on the goals and values of their organizations. This will be a perfect opportunity for students to learn about each chapter in the NPHC. Non-Greek students will also have time for individual conversations with NPHC chapters to ask specific questions.

Thursday, August 25

(Curris Center 1st floor concourse

Meet Dunker and join us for food, games, and prizes as you learn about the key resources designed to ensure your success at Murray State University. Hosted by the Office of Multicultural Initiatives, Student Leadership and Inclusive Excellence.

Thursday, August 25

(Curris Center)

The Career Services Center invites you to talk with various campus departments and local businesses about part time employment opportunities.

Wednesday, September 21

Campus Connections — Student Organization Fair

(2nd and 3rd floors, Curris Center)

Want to get involved on campus? Not sure where to begin? Join the Center for Student Involvement to get acquainted with the student organizations that are on campus

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