Orientation

Racer Nation Orientation

The college experience at Murray State begins with Racer Nation Orientation, our summer orientation program. It’s filled with fun and important activities, programs and opportunities to prepare you for a fantastic experience at Murray State!

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Get ready for college

Your college journey begins with Racer Nation Orientation. This program has been designed to help you transition to the collegiate environment at Murray State and enhance your success while you're here. Plus, completing orientation will be your earliest chance to register for fall classes. Remember, orientation is mandatory for all incoming new freshmen and new transfer students, you must attend one of the sessions. 

2024 Orientation Sessions (Registration Opens Jan. 2024)

  • April 12 - Honors Orientation*
  • April 13 - FULL
  • June 6
  • June 8
  • June 13
  • June 18
  • July 9
  • August 1

* You must apply and be admitted into the Honors College to attend this session.  Learn more about the Honors College.


Need help?

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. 

There is a $150.00 nonrefundable fee to attend Racer Nation Orientation. This fee must be paid before attending your Racer Nation Orientation session. A payment link will be sent once your orientation registration has been received. 

For other questions contact the Office of Recruitment at 270.809.2896 or msu.newstudentprograms@murraystate.edu.


Why register for Racer Nation Orientation?

  • Schedule classes  — get a head start on lining up your first semester of classes with the help of academic advisers.
  • Order your Racer Book Bundle (opens Jan. 2024) — sign up to have your textbooks ready for you when you arrive for the fall semester.
  • Learn more about Murray State — Learn more about the Racer community, student organizations, and different ways to get involved on campus.
  • Meet new people — Orientation is a great chance to meet future classmates and make connections that last through college and beyond!

Orientation schedule

Student schedule

7:00 a.m.
Placement Testing (*if needed)
8:15 to 9:15 a.m.
Check-In and Browsing Session
9:30 a.m.
Opening Session
10 to 11:30 a.m.
Money Matters
Your Racer Home
Racer Resources
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Orientation Leader Session
12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
Lunch
1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Academic Scheduling
3:30 to 4:00 p.m.
We Are Racer Ready
4:00 p.m.
Reconnect with Guests
4:15 p.m.
Optional Campus Tours

Family and Guest schedule

7:15 a.m.
Placement Testing (*if needed)
8:15 to 9:15 a.m.
Check-In and Browsing Session
9:30 a.m.
Opening Session
10 to 11:30 a.m.
Money Matters
Your Racer Home
Racer Resources
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Lunch
12:45 to 1:30 p.m.
Murray State Student and Alumni Panel
1:45 to 2:30 p.m.
Breakout Sessions I
2:45 to 3:30 p.m.
Breakout Sessions II
3:30 p.m.
Racer Bingo
4:00 p.m.
Reconnect with Students
4:15 p.m.
Optional Campus Tours

Have questions? Contact us.

Beth Acreman

Associate Director New Student Programs
Office of Recruitment

 

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