Great Beginnings Schedule

Monday, August 10

8 a.m.
Daily Event

Move-in Mania

10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Race to Success Session

Location: Curris Center

All About the Money with the Scholarship Office

Zoom

11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Daily Event

Racer Encouragement Letters

Location: Curris Center, 2nd Floor

Write an encouraging letter to your student before heading home.

11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Daily Event

T-Shirt Swap

Location: Curris Center, 2nd Floor

Exchange a canned good for a Racer t-shirt.

2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Race to Success Sessions

Location: Curris Center
  • Student Services: OMI, Women’s Center, LGBT programming & more w/Abigail Cox, MSU Women's Center
    Curris Center Ohio Room
    In-person seats available: 10
    Zoom
  • Getting Involved w/Kelsey Crawford-Scott, Greek Life
    Mississippi Room
    In-person seats available: 12
    Zoom
  • Social Media Do's & Don'ts w/Kim Newbern, Greek Life -
    Large Ballroom
    In-person seats available: 71
    Zoom
  • Taking Care of "Future" You with MSU Career Services
    Barkley Room
    In-person seats available: 16
    Zoom

Zoom options available for each session.

2:30 to 3 p.m.

Sweet Spot

Location: Curris Center, 2nd Floor

Snack break sponsored by MSU Town & Gown

3 to 4:30 p.m.

Movie Night Mania

Location: Curris Center Theater, 3rd floor

Capacity: 43 seats

6:30 to 7 p.m.

Sweet Spot

Location: Curris Center, 2nd Floor

Snack break sponsored by MSU Town & Gown

7 p.m.
MANDATORY for all new students

Racer Life - Final Summer O Event

Location: Intramural Fields, Must Wear Facemasks or Zoom

Come and reconnect with your Summer O counselors and other new students! A chance to have some fun, win some prizes and chance to receive some important information as you start your Racer Life!

New students who moved in TODAY at

  • 8 a.m.
  • 10 a.m.
  • 12 p.m.
7 to 9:30 p.m.

Movie Night Mania

Location: Curris Center Theater, 3rd floor

Capacity: 43 seats

9 p.m.
MANDATORY for all new students

Racer Life - Final Summer O Event

Location: Intramural Fields Must Wear Facemasks or Zoom

Come and reconnect with your Summer O counselors and other new students! A chance to have some fun, win some prizes and chance to receive some important information as you start your Racer Life!

New students who moved in TODAY at

  • 2 p.m.
  • 4 p.m.
  • 6 p.m.

Tuesday, August 11

8 a.m.
Daily Event

Move-in Mania

10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Race to Success Session

Location: Curris Center
  • Student Services: OMI, Women’s Center, LGBT programming & more w/Abigail Cox, MSU Women's Center
    Curris Center Ohio Room
    In-person seats available: 10
    Zoom
  • Getting Involved w/Kelsey Crawford-Scott, Greek Life
    Mississippi Room
    In-person seats available: 12
    Zoom
  • Social Media Do's & Don'ts w/Kim Newbern, Greek Life -
    Large Ballroom
    In-person seats available: 71
    Zoom
  • Taking Care of "Future" You with MSU Career Services
    Barkley Room
    In-person seats available: 16
    Zoom

Zoom options available for each session.

10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Daily Meet & Greet with GBL and Racer 1

Meet up with your Great Beginnings Leader and Racer 1 for a campus tour.

11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Daily Event

Racer Encouragement Letters

Location: Curris Center, 2nd Floor

Write an encouraging letter to your student before heading home.

11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Daily Event

T-Shirt Swap

Location: Curris Center, 2nd Floor

Exchange a canned good for a Racer t-shirt.

2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Race to Success Sessions

Location: Curris Center
  • Student Services: OMI, Women’s Center, LGBT programming & more w/Abigail Cox, MSU Women's Center
    Curris Center Ohio Room
    In-person seats available: 10
    Zoom
  • Getting Involved w/Kelsey Crawford-Scott, Greek Life
    Mississippi Room
    In-person seats available: 12
    Zoom
  • Social Media Do's & Don'ts w/Kim Newbern, Greek Life -
    Large Ballroom
    In-person seats available: 71
    Zoom
  • Taking Care of "Future" You with MSU Career Services
    Barkley Room
    In-person seats available: 16
    Zoom
  • Healthy Habits w/Peggy Whaley, Student Engagement & Success
    Cumberland Room
    In-person seats available: 8
    Zoom
  • All About the Money w/ Scholarship Office
    Curris Center Theater
    In-person seats available: 43
    Zoom

Zoom options available for each session.

4:30 to 5 p.m.

Sweet Spot

Location: Curris Center, 2nd Floor

Snack break sponsored by MSU Town & Gown

5 to 5:30 p.m.

Murray State 101 Virtual Hangout 101

Zoom

6 to 7 p.m.

Outburst Game

Location: Curris Center, Large Ballroom

Zoom

7 p.m.
MANDATORY for all new students

Racer Life - Final Summer O Event

Location: Intramural Fields, Must Wear Facemasks or Zoom

Come and reconnect with your Summer O counselors and other new students! A chance to have some fun, win some prizes and chance to receive some important information as you start your Racer Life!
New students who moved in TODAY at

  • 8 a.m.
  • 10 a.m.
  • 12 p.m.
7 to 9:30 p.m.

Movie Night Mania

Location: Curris Center Theater, 3rd floor

Capacity: 43 seats

8 to 9 p.m.

Open Mic Night

Location: Curris Center, Large Ballroom

Zoom

9 to 9:30 p.m.

Glow Zumba Live!

Location: TBA
9 p.m.
MANDATORY for all new students

Racer Life - Final Summer O Event

Location: Intramural Fields Must Wear Facemasks or Zoom

Come and reconnect with your Summer O counselors and other new students! A chance to have some fun, win some prizes and chance to receive some important information as you start your Racer Life!
New students who moved in TODAY at

  • 2 p.m.
  • 4 p.m.
  • 6 p.m.

Wednesday, August 12

8 a.m.
Daily Event

Move-in Mania

10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Race to Success Session

Location: Curris Center
  • Tips from Professors
    Curris Center Large Ballroom
    In-person seats available: 71
  • All About the Money w/Scholarship Office
    Zoom
  • Getting Involved w/Kelsey Crawford-Scott, Greek Life
    Mississippi Room
    In-person seats available: 12
    Zoom
  • Social Media Do's & Don'ts w/Kim Newbern, Greek Life -
    Curris Center Theater, 3rd floor
    In-person seats available: 71
    Zoom
  • Taking Care of "Future" You with MSU Career Services
    Barkley Room
    In-person seats available: 16
    Zoom
  • Student Services: OMI, Women’s Center, LGBT programming & more w/Abigail Cox, MSU Women's Center
    Ohio Room
    In-person seats available: 10
    Zoom

Zoom options available for each session.

10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Daily Meet & Greet with GBL and Racer 1

Meet up with your Great Beginnings Leader and Racer 1 for a campus tour.

11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Daily Event

Racer Encouragement Letters

Location: Curris Center, 2nd Floor

Write an encouraging letter to your student before heading home.

11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Daily Event

T-Shirt Swap

Location: Curris Center, 2nd Floor

Exchange a canned good for a Racer t-shirt.

11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Movie Matinee Mania

Location: Curris Center Theater, 3rd Floor

In-person seats available: 43

1:30 to 2 p.m.

Sweet Spot

Location: Curris Center, 2nd Floor

Snack break sponsored by MSU Town & Gown

2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Race to Success Sessions

Location: Curris Center
  • Tips from Professors
    Large Ballroom
    In-person seats available: 71
  • Getting Involved w/Kelsey Crawford-Scott, Greek Life
    Mississippi Room
    In-person seats available: 12
    Zoom
  • Social Media Do's & Don'ts w/Kim Newbern, Greek Life -
    Theater
    In-person seats available: 43
    Zoom
  • Taking Care of "Future" You with MSU Career Services
    Barkley Room
    In-person seats available: 16
    Zoom
  • Student Services: OMI, Women’s Center, LGBT programming & more w/Abigail Cox, MSU Women's Center
    Curris Center Ohio Room
    In-person seats available: 10
    Zoom

Zoom options available for each session.

4 to 4:30 p.m.

Murray State 101 Virtual Hangout 101

Zoom

5 to 7 p.m.

Movie Night Mania

Curris Center Theater
In-person seats: 43
7 p.m.
MANDATORY for all new students

Racer Life - Final Summer O Event

Location: Intramural Fields, Must Wear Facemasks or Zoom

Come and reconnect with your Summer O counselors and other new students! A chance to have some fun, win some prizes and chance to receive some important information as you start your Racer Life!
New students who moved in TODAY at

  • 8 a.m.
  • 10 a.m.
  • 12 p.m.
8 to 9 p.m.

Disney Karaoke

Location: Curris Center Theater, 3rd floor

In-person seats available: 43 seats

Zoom

9 p.m.
MANDATORY for all new students

Racer Life - Final Summer O Event

Location: Intramural Fields Must Wear Facemasks or Zoom

Come and reconnect with your Summer O counselors and other new students! A chance to have some fun, win some prizes and chance to receive some important information as you start your Racer Life!
New students who moved in TODAY at

  • 2 p.m.
  • 4 p.m.
  • 6 p.m.

Thursday, August 13

8 a.m.
Daily Event

Move-in Mania

10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Race to Success Session

Location: Curris Center
  • Student Services: OMI, Women’s Center, LGBT programming & more w/Abigail Cox, MSU Women's Center
    Ohio Room
    In-person seats available: 10
    Zoom
  • Getting Involved w/Kelsey Crawford-Scott, Greek Life
    Mississippi Room
    In-person seats available: 12
    Zoom
  • Social Media Do's & Don'ts w/Kim Newbern, Greek Life -
    Curris Center Theater, 3rd floor
    In-person seats available: 43
    Zoom
  • Taking Care of "Future" You with MSU Career Services
    Barkley Room
    In-person seats available: 16
    Zoom
  • Tips from Professors
    Large Ballroom
    In-person seats available: 71
    Zoom
  • Get Out of Here: Study Abroad is for Everyone w/Steven Guns, Study Abroad
    Zoom

Zoom options available for each session.

10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Daily Meet & Greet with GBL and Racer 1

Meet up with your Great Beginnings Leader and Racer 1 for a campus tour.

11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Daily Event

Racer Encouragement Letters

Location: Curris Center, 2nd Floor

Write an encouraging letter to your student before heading home.

11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Daily Event

T-Shirt Swap

Location: Curris Center, 2nd Floor

Exchange a canned good for a Racer t-shirt.

1 to 1:30 p.m.

Sweet Spot

Location: Curris Center, 2nd Floor

Snack break sponsored by MSU Town & Gown

2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Race to Success Sessions

Location: Curris Center
  • Student Services: OMI, Women’s Center, LGBT programming & more w/Abigail Cox, MSU Women's Center
    Curris Center Ohio Room
    In-person seats available: 10
    Zoom
  • Getting Involved w/Kelsey Crawford-Scott, Greek Life
    Mississippi Room
    In-person seats available: 12
    Zoom
  • Social Media Do's & Don'ts w/Kim Newbern, Greek Life -
    Theater
    In-person seats available: 43
    Zoom
  • Taking Care of "Future" You with MSU Career Services
    Barkley Room
    In-person seats available: 16
    Zoom
  • All About the Money w/Scholarship Office
    Commonwealth Room
    In-person seats available: 10
    Zoom
  • Tips from Professors
    Large Ballroom
    In-person seats available: 71

Zoom options available for each session.

4 to 4:30 p.m.

Zumba Live

TBA
6 to 7 p.m.

Open Mic

Curris Center Theater
In-person seats: 43

Zoom

7 p.m.
MANDATORY for all new students

Racer Life - Final Summer O Event

Location: Intramural Fields, Must Wear Facemasks or Zoom

Come and reconnect with your Summer O counselors and other new students! A chance to have some fun, win some prizes and chance to receive some important information as you start your Racer Life!
New students who moved in TODAY at

  • 8 a.m.
  • 10 a.m.
  • 12 p.m.
8 to 9 p.m.

Pop Culture Trivia

Location: Curris Center Theater, 3rd floor

In-person seats available: 43 seats

Zoom

9 p.m.
MANDATORY for all new students

Racer Life - Final Summer O Event

Location: Intramural Fields Must Wear Facemasks or Zoom

Come and reconnect with your Summer O counselors and other new students! A chance to have some fun, win some prizes and chance to receive some important information as you start your Racer Life!
New students who moved in TODAY at

  • 2 p.m.
  • 4 p.m.
  • 6 p.m.

Friday, August 14

8 a.m.
Daily Event

Move-in Mania

10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Race to Success Session

Location: Curris Center
  • All About the Money w/Scholarship Office
    Zoom
  • Getting Involved w/Kelsey Crawford-Scott, Greek Life
    Mississippi Room
    In-person seats available: 12
    Zoom
  • Social Media Do's & Don'ts w/Kim Newbern, Greek Life -
    Curris Center Theater, 3rd floor
    In-person seats available: 43
    Zoom
  • Taking Care of "Future" You with MSU Career Services
    Barkley Room
    In-person seats available: 16
    Zoom
  • Student Services: OMI, Women’s Center, LGBT programming & more w/Abigail Cox, MSU Women's Center
    Ohio Room
    In-person seats available: 10
    Zoom
  • Time Management w/Claudia Bercham, Center for Student Involvement
    Cumberland Room
    In-person seats available: 8
    Zoom

Zoom options available for each session.

10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Daily Meet & Greet with GBL and Racer 1

Meet up with your Great Beginnings Leader and Racer 1 for a campus tour.

11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Daily Event

Racer Encouragement Letters

Location: Curris Center, 2nd Floor

Write an encouraging letter to your student before heading home.

11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Daily Event

T-Shirt Swap

Location: Curris Center, 2nd Floor

Exchange a canned good for a Racer t-shirt.

2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Race to Success Sessions

Location: Curris Center
  • Time Management w/Claudia Bercham, Center for Student Involvement
    Cumberland Room
    In-person seats available: 8
    Zoom
  • Getting Involved w/Kelsey Crawford-Scott, Greek Life
    Mississippi Room
    In-person seats available: 12
    Zoom
  • Social Media Do's & Don'ts w/Kim Newbern, Greek Life -
    Theater
    In-person seats available: 43
    Zoom
  • Taking Care of "Future" You with MSU Career Services
    Barkley Room
    In-person seats available: 16
    Zoom
  • Student Services: OMI, Women’s Center, LGBT programming & more w/Abigail Cox, MSU Women's Center
    Curris Center Ohio Room
    In-person seats available: 10
    Zoom

Zoom options available for each session.

4:30 to 5 p.m.

Sweet Spot

Location: Curris Center, 2nd Floor

Snack break sponsored by MSU Town & Gown

5 to 6 p.m.

Karaoke

Curris Center Large Ballroom
In-person seats: 71

Zoom

7 p.m.
MANDATORY for all new students

Racer Life - Final Summer O Event

Location: Intramural Fields, Must Wear Facemasks or Zoom

Come and reconnect with your Summer O counselors and other new students! A chance to have some fun, win some prizes and chance to receive some important information as you start your Racer Life!
New students who moved in TODAY at

  • 8 a.m.
  • 10 a.m.
  • 12 p.m.
8 to 9 p.m.

Virtual Dance Party

Location: Curris Center Large Ballroom

In-person seats available: 71 seats

Zoom

9 p.m.
MANDATORY for all new students

Racer Life - Final Summer O Event

Location: Intramural Fields Must Wear Facemasks or Zoom

Come and reconnect with your Summer O counselors and other new students! A chance to have some fun, win some prizes and chance to receive some important information as you start your Racer Life!
New students who moved in TODAY at

  • 2 p.m.
  • 4 p.m.
  • 6 p.m.
10 to 11 p.m.

Insta-DJ Live

Zoom

Saturday, August 15

9 a.m.
MANDATORY

Blurred Lines - The Five R's of Title IX

*REQUIRED* Title IX training found on the Canvas student portal. All students must log in and complete before 9 a.m. Sunday, August 16.

8 a.m.
Daily Event

Move-in Mania

10 to 11 a.m.

Campus Tours

Join a campus tour at your residence hall.

10 to 11 a.m.

Race to Success Session

Location: Curris Center
  • Taking Care of "Future" You with MSU Career Services
    Barkley Room
    In-person seats available: 16
    Zoom
  • Student Services: OMI, Women’s Center, LGBT programming & more w/Abigail Cox, MSU Women's Center
    Ohio Room
    In-person seats available: 10
    Zoom
  • Get Out of Here: Study Abroad is for Everyone w/Steven Guns, Study Abroad
    Commonwealth Room
    In-person seats available: 10
    Zoom
  • Time Management w/Claudia Bercham, Center for Student Involvement
    Cumberland Room
    In-person seats available: 8
    Zoom

Zoom options available for each session.

10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Daily Meet & Greet with GBL and Racer 1

Meet up with your Great Beginnings Leader and Racer 1 for a campus tour.

11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Daily Event

Racer Encouragement Letters

Location: Curris Center, 2nd Floor

Write an encouraging letter to your student before heading home.

11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Daily Event

T-Shirt Swap

Location: Curris Center, 2nd Floor

Exchange a canned good for a Racer t-shirt.

2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Race to Success Sessions

Location: Curris Center
  • Taking Care of "Future" You with MSU Career Services
    Barkley Room
    In-person seats available: 16
    Zoom
  • Student Services: OMI, Women’s Center, LGBT programming & more w/Abigail Cox, MSU Women's Center
    Curris Center Ohio Room
    In-person seats available: 10
    Zoom
  • Time Management w/Claudia Bercham, Center for Student Involvement
    Cumberland Room
    In-person seats available: 8
    Zoom

Zoom options available for each session.

2 to 4 p.m.

Movie Night Mania

Curris Center Theater
In-person seats: 43
5 to 6 p.m.

Outburst Game Live

Curris Center Large Ballroom
In-person seats: 71

Zoom

7 p.m.
MANDATORY for all new students

Racer Life - Final Summer O Event

Location: Intramural Fields, Must Wear Facemasks or Zoom

Come and reconnect with your Summer O counselors and other new students! A chance to have some fun, win some prizes and chance to receive some important information as you start your Racer Life!
New students who moved in TODAY at

  • 8 a.m.
  • 10 a.m.
  • 12 p.m.
8 to 9 p.m.

Open Mic Night

Location: Curris Center Large Ballroom

In-person seats available: 71 seats

Zoom

9 p.m.
MANDATORY for all new students

Racer Life - Final Summer O Event

Location: Intramural Fields Must Wear Facemasks or Zoom

Come and reconnect with your Summer O counselors and other new students! A chance to have some fun, win some prizes and chance to receive some important information as you start your Racer Life!
New students who moved in TODAY at

  • 2 p.m.
  • 4 p.m.
  • 6 p.m.
10 to 11 p.m.

Insta-DJ Live

Zoom

Sunday, August 16

8 a.m.
Daily Event

Move-in Mania

11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Daily Event

Racer Encouragement Letters

Location: Curris Center, 2nd Floor

Write an encouraging letter to your student before heading home.

11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Daily Event

T-Shirt Swap

Location: Curris Center, 2nd Floor

Exchange a canned good for a Racer t-shirt.

1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Movie Mania Matinee

Location: Curris Center Theater

In-person seats available: 43 seats

 

7 p.m.
MANDATORY for all new students

Racer Life - Final Summer O Event

Location: Intramural Fields, Must Wear Facemasks or Zoom

Come and reconnect with your Summer O counselors and other new students! A chance to have some fun, win some prizes and chance to receive some important information as you start your Racer Life!
New students who moved in TODAY at

  • 8 a.m.
  • 10 a.m.
  • 12 p.m.
7 to 8:30 p.m.

Bingo Live

Location: Curris Center Large Ballroom

In-person seats available: 80 seats

 

9 p.m.
MANDATORY for all new students

Racer Life - Final Summer O Event

Location: Intramural Fields Must Wear Facemasks or Zoom

Come and reconnect with your Summer O counselors and other new students! A chance to have some fun, win some prizes and chance to receive some important information as you start your Racer Life!

New students who moved in TODAY at

  • 2 p.m.
  • 4 p.m.
  • 6 p.m.

Monday, August 17

7 to 8:30 p.m.

First Day of Classes

Enjoy your first day of class as a Racer!

Tuesday, August 18

5:30 to 8 p.m.

Transfer Center Student Cookout

CFSB Center, Murray Room

Thursday, August 20

7 to 8 p.m.

National Pan-Hellenic Council Open House

Zoom

Saturday, August 22

7 p.m.

Racer Movie Night

Curris Center Theater
In-person seats available: 43

The Student Government Association presents Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Thursday, August 27

11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Career Services Virtual Part Time Career Fair

If you are looking for part-time work, let Career Services help you find your next job!

Zoom

Friday, August 28

11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Campus Connections! Student Organization Fair

Find the student organization that are right for you and get involved on campus! Sponsored by the Center for Student Involvement

Zoom