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Welcome to Murray State

Congratulations — you've been admitted to Murray State! We are so happy you are part of the Racer family. Set your goals high and dream big. We’ll make it happen!

Contact us at msu.admissions@murraystate.edu or 270.809.3741 or 800.272.4678, ext. 2

Next Steps Checklist

Now that you’ve been admitted, you'll need to do a few things before classes start in August. Take a look at the checklist below and watch this quick video to get started. We’re here every step of the way. Let us know if you need help with anything.

  1. Log in to myGate and RacerMail

    Now that you’re admitted, it’s time to get connected. Approximately 24 hours after you have been admitted, you'll receive a "Welcome to your Murray State account!" email with instructions for setting up your account. If you've already set your accounts, you are ready to go!

    myGatemyGate is the website you'll use to schedule classes, check grades, pay bills and apply for housing and scholarships.

    RacerMailRacerMail is Murray State's Gmail service.

    For help, contact the Service Desk at 270.809.2346

  2. Apply for scholarships

    Did you know 99% of first-year students at Murray State receive scholarships or financial aid? Over $115 million is awarded in financial aid and scholarships annually.

    Application opens: September 1

    Apply for scholarships

  3. Submit your housing application


    Living on campus is a great experience. Murray State’s residence halls are a short walk from the academic side of campus, Winslow Dining Hall, the Wellness Center and more, offer a number of perks, from game rooms to student lounges and kitchens, high-speed WiFi, free laundry and cable and much more.

    Application opens October 1 – Apply via your myGate account

  4. Complete the FAFSA

    The 2024-2025 FAFSA is open.

    College is a large investment of both time and money. That’s why Murray State is committed to providing numerous financial opportunities, such as grants, loans and part-time employment. Apply for financial aid by completing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).

    Students should apply as soon as possible for priority review and awarding. Visit Financial Aid to learn more about the FAFSA and types of aid that may be available to you.

    Murray State FAFSA code: 001977

    Complete the FAFSA

  5. Attend Admitted Student Kickoff

    Experience all that campus has to offer during the annual Admitted Student Kickoff, which will take place in early 2024. The free event allows you and your families to learn more about life at Murray State.

    Admitted Student Kickoff

  6. Register for Racer Nation Orientation

    The next few years are going to be filled with new experiences and opportunities. Racer Nation Orientation helps you prepare for the start of the fall semester, and you'll have the chance to schedule your classes! Multiple sessions are offered throughout the summer, so pick the one that works best for you. Be warned - these sessions fill up quickly, so it's a good idea to register as soon as possible.

  7. Move in and get ready for the first day of classes!

    Move-in day is part of Murray State's Great Beginnings. Great Beginnings is the official "welcome to campus" at the start of the fall semester. There are lots of great activities, opportunities to make new friends, get to know campus, and even campus tours to help you find your classes before the first day.

    Racer One Stop — Do you have general questions about tuition, paying your bill, registration, scholarships, or financial aid? Stop by Racer One Stop to meet with staff who can help you find the answers you need for a great semester! If you have specific questions, you can also schedule a one-on-one Zoom appointment for a private meeting.

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