Admitted Student Kickoff

Welcome to Murray State University!

Dr. Bob Jackson in front of Wells Hall

I am very pleased you’ve been admitted to Murray State University and have officially joined our Racer Family! Admission to Murray State means that you are being welcomed into a community that thrives on a high-quality, high-impact college experience within a student-centered, family atmosphere. We are proud to be recognized as one of America's Best College Values. Within the past six months, Murray State has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a top-tier university (30 straight years), a “Best Bang for the Buck” by Washington Monthly and a "Best College" by Money Magazine, Niche and the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education. 

In addition to high academic quality, Murray State University proudly provides a great overall collegiate student life experience. Through our academic programs, hands-on learning opportunities, small class sizes, unique Residential College system, plentiful student organizations and personalized attention from faculty and staff, your experience will be both exciting and rewarding. We are committed to preparing our students for professional and personal success following graduation.

Congratulations on being admitted to Murray State University and I look forward to seeing you on campus soon. Welcome to the Racer Family!

Sincerely,
Robert L Jackson, Ed.D.
President

Welcome to our Virtual Admitted Student Kickoff!

We are excited you are joining our Virtual Admitted Student Kickoff to learn more about Murray State University! During this event, you will make many connections and learn how we can support you as you become part of our Racer family!

Browse through our live and pre-recorded informational sessions about admissions, student financial services, academics, as well as other services and organizations Murray State has to offer.

Remember, you have PRIORITY registration for Racer Nation Orientation during this event.

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Session 2: Saturday, February 6 — 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

9 to 9:30 a.m.

How to Register for Racer Nation Orientation and What to Expect
The college experience at Murray State begins with Racer Nation Orientation. All new incoming freshmen and transfer students are expected to attend one of the eight one-day sessions available. Learn where and how to register.
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9:30 to 10 a.m.

Blue Information Sessions

  • Transfer 101
    Join our Transfer Center Staff as they discuss the most frequently asked questions from students and how to navigate through your first experiences at Murray State!
    ZOOM - Click to join session
  • Study Abroad 101
    Are you interested in studying abroad? Hear from the Education Abroad Office about the varied opportunities to study abroad across every major and the scholarships available to support students.
    ZOOM - Click to join session
  • Career Services
    Learn how Career Services helps Racers find their path in life and coach them on how to get the most out of their investment in a Murray State degree.
    ZOOM - Click to join session
  • New Student Programs 2021 (Racer 101 )
    Do you want to make a ton of new friends before the fall semester even starts? Come check out our extended orientation offerings for this summer! We will tell you more about our exciting and engaging Racer 101 program and how it can help make your transition into college life smoother and a lot more fun!
    ZOOM - Click to join session
  • Campus Recreation, Intramurals and Wellness
    Want to work out, join a team, or gain employment? If so, come and learn more about what Campus Recreation has to offer! Recreation programs include intramural sports, group fitness classes, personal training, and swim lessons.
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10 to 10:30 a.m.

Gold Information Sessions

  • Student Involvement and Greek Life
    Getting involved at Murray State University is essential! Discover your passions, feel more connected to campus, and gain important leadership experience. Learn more about how to get involved!
    ZOOM - Click to join session
  • Exploring Your Faith in College (University Campus Ministries Association)
    Join representatives from different campus ministries as we explore what it looks like for your faith to grow at Murray State. You'll hear from different ministries about who they are and what they do from week to week. You will also have a chance to ask questions about ways to engage while at Murray State.
    ZOOM - Click to join session
  • Housing and Residence Life and Dining by Sodexo
    Murray State’s nine Residential Halls offer perks like common areas, staff programming, free laundry facilities, and 24/7 front desk operation. Come and learn more about housing, meal plans, dining options, and the exciting additions at Murray State.
    ZOOM - Click to join session
  • Office of Multicultural Initiatives, Student Leadership & Inclusive Excellence (OMI)
    Learn more about how OMI seeks to enhance the retention, success, and graduation rates for multicultural students at Murray State University. Find out more about the programs and services designed to address the leadership development, cultural competency, curricular and co-curricular needs of our multicultural student population, to help them adjust to campus life and enjoy a successful college career.
    ZOOM - Click to join session
  • Get the Credit You Deserve (AP and Dual Credit)
    Learn how to submit your AP and Dual Credit to MSU to be sure it's recorded on your academic record.
    ZOOM - Click to join session
  • Student Disability Services
    Do you have an IEP or a 504 plan? Did you receive extra time for exams in high school? Do you have a disability or a medical condition and might be concerned about how to get help in college?
    Many students may never have needed some of the accommodations we provide while in high school- BUT they need them in college! Come by for more information on how we can help with: Housing, Dining, Parking, Classroom (ex. note taking, recording lectures) and Testing (ex. extra time) accommodations!
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10:30 to 11 a.m.
  • Student Financial Services
    At Murray State University, we believe that no one should be denied an education because of financial need. That's why we work hard to provide a host of financial opportunities such as grants, loans, part-time employment, and state KEES scholarships. Join this session to learn more about these areas.
    ZOOM - Click to join session
  • Virtual Tour with Live Chat
    Learn about our campus as we guide you through our virtual, live visit experience hosted by members of our recruitment team. Have questions along the way? No worries, we will be here to answer them as we move through our beautiful campus.
    ZOOM - Click to join session
  • Honors College Information Session
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11 to 12 p.m.

Academic College Open House

Session 3: Saturday, February 6 — 1 to 4 p.m.

1 to 1:30 p.m.

How to Register for Racer Nation Orientation and What to Expect
The college experience at Murray State begins with Racer Nation Orientation. All new incoming freshmen and transfer students are expected to attend one of the eight one-day sessions available. Learn where and how to register.
ZOOM - Click to join session

1:30 to 2 p.m.

Blue Information Sessions

  • Transfer 101
    Join our Transfer Center Staff as they discuss the most frequently asked questions from students and how to navigate through your first experiences at Murray State!
    ZOOM - Click to join session
  • Study Abroad 101
    Are you interested in studying abroad? Hear from the Education Abroad Office about the varied opportunities to study abroad across every major and the scholarships available to support students.
    ZOOM - Click to join session
  • Career Services
    Learn how Career Services helps Racers find their path in life and coach them on how to get the most out of their investment in a Murray State degree.
    ZOOM - Click to join session
  • New Student Programs 2021 (Racer 101)
    Do you want to make a ton of new friends before the fall semester even starts? Come check out our extended orientation offerings for this summer! We will tell you more about our exciting and engaging Racer 101 program and how it can help make your transition into college life smoother and a lot more fun!
    ZOOM - Click to join session
  • Campus Recreation, Intramurals and Wellness
    Want to work out, join a team, or gain employment? If so, come and learn more about what Campus Recreation has to offer! Recreation programs include intramural sports, group fitness classes, personal training, and swim lessons.
    ZOOM - Click to join session
2 to 2:30 p.m.

Gold Information Sessions

  • Student Involvement and Greek Life
    Getting involved at Murray State University is essential! Discover your passions, feel more connected to campus, and gain important leadership experience. Learn more about how to get involved!
    ZOOM - Click to join session
  • Exploring Your Faith in College (University Campus Ministries Association)
    Join representatives from different campus ministries as we explore what it looks like for your faith to grow at Murray State. You'll hear from different ministries about who they are and what they do from week to week. You will also have a chance to ask questions about ways to engage while at Murray State.
    ZOOM - Click to join session
  • Housing and Residence Life and Dining by Sodexo
    Murray State’s nine Residential Halls offer perks like common areas, staff programming, free laundry facilities, and 24/7 front desk operation. Come and learn more about housing, meal plans, dining options, and the exciting additions at Murray State.
    ZOOM - Click to join session
  • Office of Multicultural Initiatives, Student Leadership & Inclusive Excellence (OMI)
    Learn more about how OMI seeks to enhance the retention, success, and graduation rates for multicultural students at Murray State University. Find out more about the programs and services designed to address the leadership development, cultural competency, curricular and co-curricular needs of our multicultural student population, to help them adjust to campus life and enjoy a successful college career.
    ZOOM - Click to join session
  • Get the Credit You Deserve (AP and Dual Credit)
    Learn how to submit your AP and Dual Credit to MSU to be sure it's recorded on your academic record.
    ZOOM - Click to join session
  • Student Disability Services

    Do you have an IEP or a 504 plan? Did you receive extra time for exams in high school? Do you have a disability or a medical condition and might be concerned about how to get help in college?
    Many students may never have needed some of the accommodations we provide while in high school- BUT they need them in college! Come by for more information on how we can help with: Housing, Dining, Parking, Classroom (ex. note taking, recording lectures) and Testing (ex. extra time) accommodations!
    ZOOM - Click to join session

2:30 to 3 p.m.
  • Student Financial Services
    At Murray State University, we believe that no one should be denied an education because of financial need. That's why we work hard to provide a host of financial opportunities such as grants, loans, part-time employment, and state KEES scholarships. Join this session to learn more about these areas.
    ZOOM - Click to join session
  • Virtual Tour with Live Chat
    Learn about our campus as we guide you through our virtual, live visit experience hosted by members of our recruitment team. Have questions along the way? No worries, we will be here to answer them as we move through our beautiful campus.
    ZOOM - Click to join session
  • Honors College Information Session
    ZOOM - Click to join session
3 to 4 p.m.

Academic College Open House

4 p.m.

Racer Roadshow
Come and join us to gain more information on the recruitment and admissions process, university updates, financial and scholarships, and information on the exciting opportunities students receive as a Racer!
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Student Financial Service Appointments

Schedule a one-on-one meeting with a Student Financial Service representative to find out more about financial aid, scholarships and paying for college.

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