Who gets a RacerCard?
All Murray State University students, faculty and staff at the main Murray, Ky., campus
should have a RacerCard.
Extended Campuses: Those studying at extended campuses are not required to have a
RacerCard, and most likely won't need one on a day-to-day basis. You are, however,
welcome to come to the main office in Murray and have one made. Many businesses offer
Do faculty and staff need a Racercard?
Some University workers need a RacerCard to clock in and out for work, but most faculty
and staff are not required to have a RacerCard. A RacerCard is needed for Wellness
Center (if you pay for membership) and local business discounts. Stop by the RacerCard
office anytime between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday to have a RacerCard
made at no cost to you.
How much does a RacerCard cost?
RacerCards are $20. The one-time fee is included on your first tuition bill if you
attend the main Murray, Ky., campus. This fee is waived for faculty and staff.
If you attend a Murray State extended campus, you will need to pay for your RacerCard
when you have it made. The RacerCard office accepts cash, check, credit and debit
cards. Office hours are 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday.
Replacement cards are also $20.
When and where are ID pictures taken?
New freshmen and transfer students should have their pictures taken at Summer O. All
other pictures will be taken during regular business hours at the RacerCard office
located on the first floor of the Curris Center. The RacerCard Office keeps most pictures
on file. You are not required to have a new picture taken for lost or damaged cards.
Where do I pick up my card?
Students living on campus will receive their RacerCards upon moving into a residential
college or college courts.
Commuters may pick up their cards at the RacerCard Office in August.
Faculty or staff member may also pick up their cards at the Racer Card office.
Can a friend or co-worker pick up my card for me?
No. The RacerCard is the official form of identification for Murray State. You must
pick up your card in person and present a photo ID such as a driver's license to the
RacerCard staff member.
Will I need to show another form of ID to receive my RacerCard?
Yes. You will need to present another photo ID, such as a driver's license, to receive
your card. The RacerCard is the official form of identification for Murray State and
the RacerCard Office will take all steps necessary to prevent fraudulent use. You
must pick up your card in person and cannot ask a friend or coworker to pick it up
When I swipe my card, nothing happens.
Don't worry, sometimes a card may become de-magnetized. The RacerCard office staff
will be happy to re-encode the magnetic strip on the back of your card any time during
the semester. Be careful not to bend or scratch your card. By taking good care of
your RacerCard, you will avoid paying the $20 replacement fee.
Do I need a new RacerCard each semester?
No. RacerCards never expire. It should last your entire academic career at Murray
State. Privileges, such as Wellness Center access, will cease after you graduate
and are no longer enrolled as a Murray State student.
Why do some cards look different from others?
Commuter cards look slightly different to help residential colleges increase security.
This way, Housing staff and Murray State Police can know at a glance whether someone
is a campus resident. Residential college policy states all guests are to be escorted
by a college resident.
Care of the RacerCard.
If taken care of properly, the RacerCard should last all four years at Murray State.
It should not be bent or scratched. It must be in good condition to enable the card
readers to scan effectively.