Great Beginnings

 Get ready for GREAT BEGINNINGS 2021

We are excited to welcome you to the Racer family! Events and activities are subject to change based on recommendations and guidance from the Racer Restart taskforce, the CDC and local and state government. We look forward to providing a safe and enjoyable experience for our new Racers!

Murray State Great Beginnings

Great Beginnings gives you the opportunity to acquaint yourself with the campus and the community, easing the transition to Murray State University life. Now in its 27th year, Great Beginnings has become 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. 

Here are some of the Great Beginnings signature events. Be sure to check the schedule for times so you don't miss out!

  • 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!

  • Race to Success Sessions: By attending the Race to Success sessions, you"ll learn how to make the most of your money, manage your time, plan your future and more!

  • 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

Register Murray/Calloway Businesses or Organizations for EXPLORE MURRAY 2021

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

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

Contact Us

Re'Nita Avery

Student Life and Curris Center

Trish Lofton

Administrative Assistant I
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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