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Academic success resources for students and families

Students, Murray State University is here to support you!

Fall 2022 Academic Calendar

August 16 — Classes begin

September 5 — Holiday - Classes dismissed; Offices closed

October 6-7 — Fall Break - Classes dismissed; Offices closed

October 5 — 1st half semester courses end

October 10 — 2nd half semester courses begin

November 23-25 - Thanksgiving - Classes dismissed; Offices closed      

December 2 — Classes end

December 3-9 — Finals

December 10 — Commencement

Please continue to be in touch with your faculty members and academic advisors. They are prepared to help answer your questions related to your courses. 

We hope the following information, resources and tips are helpful to you. Stay positive, safe and healthy. Murray State is here to assist you in any way possible as we successfully complete the semester. 


Frequently Asked Questions

I am feeling stressed or overwhelmed. What services are available?

University Counseling Services provides free and confidential mental health counseling for all enrolled students. The Counseling Center is now open, and counselors are available to meet with students. We are strongly encouraging all clients to participate in remote sessions via Zoom rather than in-person sessions, in order to protect everyone's health. Please contact us at msu.counselingcenter@murraystate.edu for more information. Self-help resources are available on our website. If it is an emergency situation, please contact the Murray State Police Department at 270.809.2222.

How can I contact Murray State University Health Services?

Murray State University Health Services is located on the first floor of Wells Hall, facing the quad. Operating hours are Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. (closed for lunch from 1-2 p.m.) and from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. Individuals can reach a physician at 270.809.3809. Individuals can also call after hours to reach a physician. After hours, call Primary Care Medical Center at 270.759.9200 and ask for Dr. Robert Hughes, our Chief Medical Officer.

Members of the campus community may also contact Primary Care Medical Center of Murray at 270.759.9200.

Academic Advising

Your academic advisor is here to assist you in many ways and help you make the best decisions including courses, schedules and degree requirements.  

Learn more about Academic Advising

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