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Summer Orientation

Summer Orientation registration will open March 2020! 

Summer orientation at Murray State University gives you a chance to finalize plans on campus, explore the city and meet future classmates, all while making a few friends along the way.

In order to register, you must have the following:

  • Your myGate username and password
  • Your $130 orientation fee payment  

Why Summer O?

  • Get a RacerCard ID — make your Murray State career official with your RacerCard! You MUST upload your photo before you head to Summer O!
  • Schedule classes and pre-package textbooks — get a head start on lining up your first semester of classes with the help of academic advisors
  • Explore Murray State — check out where you’ll be taking classes, meet your peers and learn more about the Racer community
  • Meet new people — Summer O is a great chance to meet future classmates and make connections that last through college and beyond
  • Take math placement test — get ahead on essential courses by passing theKYOTE Math Placement Exam, saving you both time and money in the long run

Summer O 2020 sessions

  • Session 1 - Honors Orientation* - April 17
  • Session 2 - April 18
  • Session 3 - June4
  • Session 4 - June 6
  • Session 5 - June 17
  • Session 6 - June 19 
  • Session 7 - July 7
  • Session 8 - Late Registration - August 6
    *you must apply and be admitted into the Honors College  to attend this session

Contact

Beth Acreman
Associate Director New Student Programs
Office of Recruitment
msu.newstudentprograms@murraystate.edu
270.809.2896

Summer O schedules

Session 1 - Honors

*You must be admitted into the Honors College to attend this session

Student Schedule

Time Activity Location

7:00 - 8:30 a.m.

 

 

 

 

Summer O Check-In

Browsing Session

University Store

Financial Services Appointments

Racer ID Photos

The Stables, Curris Center

1st/2nd/3rd Floor, Curris Center

2nd Floor, Curris Center

1st Floor, Curris Center

3rd Floor, Curris Center

7:30 - 8:15 a.m. Presidential Fellow Signing Event 3rd Floor CC, Barkley Room
8:30 - 9:15 a.m. Welcome and Opening Session 3rd Floor CC, Ballroom
9:25 - 10:25 a.m. Summer O Counselors Session Faculty Hall
10:35 - 11:00 a.m. Breakout Session 1 3rd Floor, Curris Center
11:10 - 11:35 a.m. Breakout Session 2 3rd Floor, Curris Center
11:45 - 12:30 p.m. Lunch Winslow Dining Hall
12:45 - 2:45 p.m. Academic Advising  Various Locations
2:55 - 3:30 p.m. Summer O Counselor Session Faculty Hall
3:40 - 4:20 p.m. Student Resources 3rd Floor CC, Theatre

4:30 p.m.

 

Checkout with Summer O Counselor

RacerCard Distribution

3rd Floor, Curris Center

 

  Pictures with Rainey T. Wells MSU Quad/Pogue Library

 Please note that to confirm your fall class schedule you MUST check out with your Summer Orientation Counselor. 

Upon completion, students will meet family & guests on the 3rd floor of the Curris Center. 
*Class schedules will be purged if students do not CHECK OUT with Summer O Counselors*

Family & Guest Schedule

 

Time Activity Location

7:00 - 8:30 a.m.

 

 

 

 

Summer O Check-In

Browsing Session

University Store

Financial Services Appointments

Racer ID Photos

The Stables, Curris Center

1st/2nd/3rd Floor, Curris Center

2nd Floor, Curris Center

1st Floor, Curris Center

3rd Floor, Curris Center

7:30 - 8:15 a.m. Presidential Fellow Signing Event 3rd Floor CC, Barkley Room
8:30 - 9:15 a.m. Welcome and Opening Session 3rd Floor CC, Ballroom
9:25 - 9:50 a.m. Breakout Session 1 3rd Floor, Curris Center
10:00-10:25 a.m. Breakout Session 2 3rd Floor, Curris Center
10:35 - 11:15 a.m. Real Talk 3rd Floor CC, Ballroom
11:30 - 12:15 p.m. Student Affairs Resources 3rd Floor CC, Ballroom
12:30 - 1:15 p.m. Lunch Winslow Dining Hall
1:30 - 1:55 p.m. Breakout Session 3 3rd Floor Curris Center
2:05 - 2:30 p.m. Breakout Session 4 3rd Floor Curris Center

2:45 - 3:30 p.m. 

 
 

"What Your Students Wish You Knew"

Racer Reception
Sponsored by Racer Dining by Sodexo,
Housing, and MSU Alumni Association

3rd Floor CC, Ballroom

3:00 - 4:15 p.m. Housing & Dining Info Tables 3rd Floor Curris Center
4:30 p.m. Checkout 3rd Floor Curris Center

Upon completion, students will meet family & guests on the 3rd floor of the Curris Center.  

Session 2-8

Sessions 2 - 8 Itinerary

You MUST upload your photo before you head to Summer O to receive your RacerCard at checkout!

Students whose ACT score places them in a course which does not count toward their degree, will have the opportunity to take a free KYOTE Math Placement Exam prior to their Summer Orientation Session. 

For more information regarding the mathematics placement exam, please contact Dr. Ed Thome, Chair of the Department Mathematics and Statistics at 270.809.3718 or ethome@murraystate.edu. 

Incoming Freshman Schedule

Time Activity Location

7:00-8:30 am

 

 

 

 

Summer O Check-In

Browsing Session

University Store

Financial Services Appointments

Racer ID Photos

Franklin Residence Hall

2nd/3rd Floor, Curris Center

2nd Floor, Curris Center

1st Floor, Curris Center

3rd Floor, Curris Center

8:30-9:15 am Welcome and Opening Session 3rd Floor CC, Ballroom
9:25-10:25 am Summer O Counselors Session Faculty Hall
10:35-11:00 am Breakout Session 1 3rd Floor, Curris Center
11:10-11:35 am Breakout Session 2 3rd Floor, Curris Center
11:45-12:30 pm Lunch Winslow Dining Hall
12:45-2:30 pm Academic Advising  Various Locations
2:40-3:30 pm Summer O Counselor Session Faculty Hall
3:40-4:25 pm Student Resources Racer Arena

4:30 pm

 

Checkout with Summer O Counselor

RacerCard Distribution

3rd Floor, Curris Center

 

  Pictures with Rainey T. Wells MSU Quad/Pogue Library

Please note that to confirm your fall class schedule you MUST check out with your Summer Orientation Counselor.

Upon completion, students will meet family & guests on the 3rd floor of the Curris Center.  
*Class schedules will be purged if students do not CHECK OUT with Summer O Counselors*

Accelerate U! Student Schedule

Time Activity Location

7:00-8:30 am

 

 

 

 

Summer O Check-In

Browsing Session

University Store

Financial Services Appointments

Racer ID Photos

Franklin Residence Hall

2nd/3rd Floor, Curris Center

2nd Floor, Curris Center

1st Floor, Curris Center

3rd Floor, Curris Center

8:30-9:15 am Welcome and Opening Session 3rd Floor CC, Ballroom
9:25-10:25 am Summer O Counselors Session Faculty Hall
10:35-11:00 am Accelerat U! Info Session Freed Curd Auditorium
11:10-11:35 am Breakout Session 2 3rd Floor, Curris Center
11:45-12:30 pm Lunch Winslow Dining Hall
12:45-2:00 pm Accelerate U! Academic Advising  Lowery Center 1D
2:15-3:15 pm Summer O Counselor Session Faculty Hall
3:40-4:25 pm Student Resources Lovett Auditorium

4:30 pm

 

Checkout with Summer O Counselor

RacerCard Distribution

3rd Floor, Curris Center

 

  Pictures with Rainey T. Wells MSU Quad/Pogue Library

Please note that to confirm your fall class schedule you MUST check out with your Summer Orientation Counselor.

Upon completion, students will meet family & guests on the 3rd floor of the Curris Center.  
*Class schedules will be purged if students do not CHECK OUT with Summer O Counselors*

Transfer Student Schedule

 

Time Activity Location

7:00-8:30 am

 

 

 

 

Summer O Check-In

Browsing Session

University Store

Financial Services Appointments

Racer ID Photos

Franklin Residence Hall

2nd/3rd Floor, Curris Center

2nd Floor, Curris Center

1st Floor, Curris Center

3rd Floor, Curris Center

8:30-9:15 am Welcome and Opening Session 3rd Floor CC, Ballroom
9:25-10:25 am Summer O Counselors Session Faculty Hall
10:35-11:00 am Breakout Session 1 3rd Floor, Curris Center
11:10-11:35 am Breakout Session 2 3rd Floor, Curris Center
11:45-12:30 pm Lunch Winslow Dining Hall
12:45-2:00 pm Summer O Counselor Session Faculty Hall
2:15-3:15 pm Academic Advising  Various Locations
2:30-3:30 pm Career Services Overview Oakley Applied Science
3:40-4:25 pm Student Resources Racer Arena

4:30 pm

 

Checkout with Summer O Counselor

RacerCard Distribution

3rd Floor, Curris Center

 

  Pictures with Rainey T. Wells MSU Quad/Pogue Library

Please note that to confirm your fall class schedule you MUST check out with your Summer Orientation Counselor.
Upon completion, students will meet family & guests on the 3rd floor of the Curris Center.  
*Class schedules will be purged if students do not CHECK OUT with Summer O Counselors*

Family & Guest Schedule

Time Activity Location

7:00-8:30 am

 

 

 

 

Summer O Check-In

Browsing Session

University Store

Financial Services Appointments

Racer ID Photos

Franklin Residence Hall

2nd/3rd Floor, Curris Center

2nd Floor, Curris Center

1st Floor, Curris Center

3rd Floor, Curris Center

8:30-9:15 am Welcome and Opening Session 3rd Floor CC, Ballroom
9:25-9:50 am Breakout Session 1 3rd Floor, Curris Center
10:00-10:25 am Breakout Session 2 3rd Floor, Curris Center
10:35-11:15 am Real Talk 3rd Floor CC, Ballroom
11:30-12:15 pm Student Affairs Resources 3rd Floor CC, Ballroom
12:30-1:15 pm Lunch Winslow Dining Hall
1:30-1:55 pm Breakout Session 3 3rd Floor Curris Center
2:05-2:30 pm Breakout Session 4 3rd Floor Curris Center

2:45-3:30 pm

 

 

"What Your Students Wish You Knew"

Racer Reception
Sponsored by Racer Dining by Sodexo,
Housing, and MSU Alumni Association

3rd Floor CC, Ballroom

 

 

3:00-4:15 pm Housing & Dining, Banks, Primary Care Info Tables 3rd Floor Curris Center
3:00-4:30pm

Tour of Murray - Free Bus Tour of Local Area
(20min Tours)
Curris Center Parking Lot 

4:30 pm Checkout 3rd Floor Curris Center

 Upon completion, students will meet family & guests on the 3rd floor of the Curris Center. 

What you’ll need to bring:

  • Your myGate username and password
  • Comfortable clothes and shoes
  • Most recent copy of ACT scores (if taking a placement test)

What's Your Major?

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Tell us about yourself in a quick survey and we'll generate a list of programs that we think might fit you best at Murray State University. 

Take the survey at murraystate.mymajors.com

Traveling to Murray

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