Join the Racer Family! Key dates and reminders for prospective students

Jan 26, 2021

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At Murray State, we’re all about providing countless opportunities for you to achieve your goals and realize your dreams.

At Murray State, we’re all about providing countless opportunities for you to achieve your goals and realize your dreams. We’re proud to be recognized as one of America’s Best Values in providing a high-impact, high-value college experience.

Learn More. Prospective undergraduate students can visit to see what being a Racer is all about and the incredible opportunities our students receive.

Campus Visits. On-campus visits including weekends, as well as virtual visits, are available. One of the most important parts in the decision-making process for prospective students is the campus tour. Individuals can schedule a visit at

Applying for admission. Students can apply at Admission decisions are made on a rolling basis, but students are encouraged to apply early for priority review.

Scholarships. Visit to learn more; admitted students can apply for scholarships via their myGate account. Last year, Murray State awarded $115 million in scholarships, grants, waivers and other financial aid. The General Scholarship Application Deadline for 2021-2022 is 4:30 p.m. CST on February 1, 2021. 

Housing. Admitted students should complete the housing application via their myGate account as soon as possible. Additional information on housing is available at

Complete the FAFSA. Students should apply for financial aid by completing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) at Use Murray State code: 001977.

Admitted Student Kickoff event. Held virtually on February 5 and 6, 2021, admitted students and their families can learn more about life at Murray State through a mainly virtual event and experience. Students can be the first to register for Racer Nation Orientation 2021 and meet virtually with many areas on campus such as Student Financial Services, Housing and campus organizations.

A limited number of in-person, on-campus tours will be available.

Admitted students are encouraged to register today at for one of three admitted student kickoff virtual sessions:

Session 1 - Friday, February 5th from 12 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Session 2 - Saturday, February 6th from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Session 3 - Saturday, February 6th from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

We’re here to help you each step of the way. Contact our Office of Recruitment at 800-272-4678 ext. 2 or by email at

Recognized as one of America’s best college values, Murray State offers 145 academic programs, nearly 180 student organizations, and within the past several months, has received the following national accolades related to quality, value and student success:

“Top-Tier University” by U.S. News & World Report – 30 consecutive years

“Best Bang for the Buck” – Washington Monthly

“2020 Best College” – Money Magazine

“2021 Best Colleges in America” – Niche

“2021 Best College” – Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education

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