Office of Recruitment

Welcome to Murray State

Our Office of Recruitment serves as your guide and support team as you navigate your way through the admissions process. Let us know how we can help you.


Meet our staff

Our admission counselors work in different geographic areas. Meet yours and find out what they like most about Murray State.


Information about academics and majors, costs, admission criteria, financial aid, scholarships, or applying.

New Student Programs


Registration opens in late February.

The college experience at Murray State begins with Racer Nation Orientation. All new incoming freshmen and transfer students are expected to attend one of the eight one-day sessions available. Orientation has been designed to assist you in developing an understanding about the transition you will make to your collegiate environment at Murray State and to enhance your success at Murray State. Attending orientation will be your earliest chance to register for fall classes.

Admitted Student Weekend

Registration opens in December.

Usually scheduled for February.

Admitted Student Weekend is an opportunity for you and your family to interact with Murray State faculty, staff and current students. You will be able to participate in special tours of campus, attend unique lectures, meet with Student Financial Services, visit academic areas and get a glimpse of what it is like to be a Murray State student. You will also receive priority registration for Racer Nation Orientation.

Racer 101

Registration opens in the spring.

The 101 Programs are premier extended orientation programs for first-year students. These programs are designed to aid incoming students in their transition from high school to college by developing a diverse social network of classmates, upper division students, faculty and staff members and encouraging their bond to Murray State through the introduction of campus culture and traditions.  

Spring Orientation

Registration begins in the fall.

Spring Orientation is an orientation program for all new Spring degree seeking students (transfer and freshman) designed to prepare you for that start of classes in the spring. Whether you're a freshman, transfer student, or parent, you'll find things to interest and excite you.

Contact Us

Give us a call at 1.800.272.4678 ext. 2 or email us at

Mission Statement

The Murray State University Office of Recruitment is committed to the promoting of higher education, by serving as the liaison to all prospective students, families and support systems through the creation of personal relationships and adapting to all individual needs. We take pride in strengthening the overall Murray State experience through the fostering of open and honest communication.

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