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On-campus housing at Murray State

Murray State is proud to encourage a safe and supportive community, and it starts on campus in our residence halls. Our eight unique residence halls have all of the amenities and resources you’ll need to not only succeed in your studies but to encourage your own personal growth by taking advantage of the many ways you can get involved on campus.

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Make yourself at home

Choosing and moving into a college dorm is a huge undertaking and one of the most important details you’ll figure out when going away to college. Not only are you preparing yourself for classes and planning out your academic schedule, but you may also be leaving home for the first time to start your own journey. We will be with you every step you take down that path. Get in touch with us to learn more about Murray State's dorms. We are here to help.

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Student success at Murray State is defined by our amazing community and strong support system that spreads throughout our student services and programs. We know it can be tough to feel like you have a foundation that allows you to do your best without a secure, safe and welcoming home base. At Murray State, everything we do, we do because we care about your academic success and personal development. Learn more about our on-campus living and residence halls below, then take the first steps towards your Murray State success story today.

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My involvement in residence life at Murray State University has not only enhanced my professional skills but has also solidified my belief that this institution is truly extraordinary. The commitment to fostering community engagement and personal growth resonates deeply throughout campus life. By providing ample opportunities for students to excel in leadership roles and cultivate interpersonal skills, Murray State creates an environment where excellence is not only encouraged but expected. It's this dedication to holistic development that truly sets Murray State apart, making it not just a university, but the finest place we know.

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Explore the residence halls

The residence halls are the hub of Murray State’s collective living and learning experience. Each residential college is led by a College Head (faculty member) plus a Residence Director (a graduate student) and Resident Advisors (undergraduate students), helping to foster an inclusive learning environment on campus. Residence halls are protected by Racer Patrol, support from the Murray State Police Department, student rovers and a 24/7 front desk operation.

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Campus living in the Murray State community

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Make friends for life in your residential college, enjoy free laundry, cable and WiFi, catch up on coursework in your floor’s study lounge or cook up a gourmet meal in the community kitchenette — we've got you covered! We pride ourselves on making Murray State your home away from home. Located just a short walk from academic buildings, dining areas and athletic complexes, living on campus will immerse you right in the heart of Racer Nation.


Racers of all majors, backgrounds and interests are invited to join the campus community and find their home at Murray State. Enjoy weekly programs and activity nights in your building’s common area, channel your inner athlete in intramural sports, get involved through your residential college’s leadership team and earn a paycheck through student employment. Living on campus is a great way to make your mark at Murray State and experience the best of our community.



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Not an underclassman? No problem!

If you are a nontraditional or graduate student, an upper division student, married, or raising a family, you can still be a part of our residential community and enjoy the same on-campus benefits. Murray State offers apartment-style living at College Courts, complete with a kitchenette, furniture and more.


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