Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ's about Orientation

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Racer Nation Orientation is required for all new freshman and new transfer students. Orientation gives you a chance to finalize plans on campus, meet future classmates, learn more about Murray State and register for classes!

Racer Nation Orientation is a 4-part experience:

  1. Online Modules sent 2-weeks before orientation 
  2. Day of Orientation Course Registration 
  3. Day of Orientation Information Sessions 
  4. Racer Life - August Welcome Event

Two weeks prior to your registered session, you will be emailed a link to complete online modules to get you started.  This email will be sent to the student email address associated with their orientation registration.  

Yes, the orientation fee is $130. This fee covers all costs for the student and any parent(s) or guest(s). This fee is required at the time you make your reservation. You can pay online with either a credit or debit card. If you do not have access to this, please call the Office of Recruitment for assistance at 800-272-4678 ext 2.    

The orientation fee is refundable until May 1 (minus a processing fee).   If you have a scheduling conflict you can change the date of your orientation session.  Please note that you can only change your date to one that is still available. 

Family/guests are welcome to attend orientation sessions. We will be limiting guests to two (2) per student.

All session dates are in-person, except for July 7th. 

Students can choose BLUE (AM) Session or GOLD (PM) session. All sessions include the same information but have staggered start times to assist with capacity planning. 

July 7th virtual orientation is only available for those who have unique needs related to distance and medication accommodations. (spaces are limited)

Yes, if you or someone attending with you has a disability which requires special accommodations for full participation in the orientation program, please call the Office of Disability Services at 270-809-5737. 

No, your tuition and fees bill will be mailed to you around mid-July if you have already attended orientation by that time. If you attend one of the later programs, your bill will be emailed a few days after that session. Please make a payment by the date shown on the bill to avoid your class schedule being cancelled. If you have any questions regarding billing, Bursar's Office personnel will be available during orientation, or you may call them at 800-272-4678 ext. 5. 

The Murray State Honors College is designed to enrich the educational experience of highly motivated students by increasing the opportunity for interacting with outstanding faculty, both in small class settings such as Honors seminars, and in ongoing research experiences. The Honors College emphasizes enriched versions of the university studies requirements during the freshman and sophomore years. On the junior and senior levels, it supplements the specialized course work with individual study and research. Students must possess an ACT score of 28 or above, or a 3.5 GPA, or be in the top 10% of your graduating HS class and complete a separate application for admission to the Honors College.

The orientation fee is refundable until May 1 (minus a processing fee).   If you have a scheduling conflict you can change the date of your orientation session.  Please note that you can only change your date to one that is still available.

In order to request a refund, send an email before May 1st to msu.newstudentprograms@murraystate.edu. Include the student's name, address and Student ID (M#) or birthdate along with a brief description of why you will not be attending orientation.

To change your date, you may log in to your MyGate account, access your Racer Nation Orientation registration and change your date. Please note that you can only change your date to one that is available. If you need assistance, call the Office of Recruitment at 800-272-4678 ext 2. 

Call the Office of Recruitment at 800-272-4678 ext 2 or for specific questions regarding Racer Nation Orientation you can send an email to msu.newstudentprograms@murraystate.edu

 

 

 

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