Great Beginnings

Starting Friday, August 16, 2024

We are excited to welcome you to the Racer family! Join in on all the fun activities we have planned to kick off the new school year on campus! From t-shirt swaps to movie nights to escape rooms, there's something for everyone. It's a great time to meet new friends and make memories that will last a lifetime. Let's make this year the best one yet!

Schedule coming soon!

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Countdown to Great Beginnings

Moving in to your Residence Hall

Moving to campus is an exciting time at Murray State but it can be a little overwhelming the first time. We'll have faculty, staff, and student volunteers to help you with the heavy stuff and the Racer Shuttle will be running to from the Residence Halls to Steward Stadium.

Review the video to get a view of traffic flow so you can plan ahead and check the schedule to find out when you'll be moving in.

Learn more about Housing

Great Beginnings gives you the opportunity to acquaint yourself with the campus and the community, easing the transition to Murray State University life. Great Beginnings is an annual tradition at Murray State University. You will get assistance in a variety of areas like financial aid, advising, and meal plans. There will be many opportunities for residential and commuter students to meet, interact through a variety of activities, and learn from each other. 

Murray State Great Beginnings

Signature events

  • T-Shirt Swap: Bring in breakfast food items or ready to eat meals to donate to our Murray State food pantry, Racers and get a free t-shirt!

  • Explore Murray: Held at the CFSB Center, businesses from all over Murray will have information tables with lots of information and coupons!

  • Bingo Night: Come play a few rounds of Bingo for a chance to win prizes!

  • Waterfield Wired: Win prizes, play video games, glow mini golf, Minute to Win it Games, and more!

  • Blue & Gold Celebration: Join us as we celebrate and prepare you for the next few years of college


Students, faculty, and staff can contribute to campus safety by enabling quick, easy, and discreet two-way communications with campus safety officials.

Download the LiveSafe app available for students, faculty, and staff.

Contact Us

Re'Nita Avery

Student Life and Curris Center

Trish Lofton

Administrative Assistant
Student Life and Curris Center

Be sure to connect with Murray State and follow all of the Great Beginnings fun on social media!







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