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The Connected Program is a transitional program which offers new freshmen and transfer students the opportunity to be mentored by upperclassmen called Peer Team Leaders during the first half of the fall semester. Also, there is an Emerging Scholars Institute (E.S.I.) Advisory Board comprised of Murray State faculty and staff members who volunteer their time to mentor students in Connected Program. With the assistance of Peer Team Leaders, Connected students are given the support and direction they need through positive, caring relationships to help build their self-esteem and become successful at Murray State. Connected encourages students to take advantage of the university’s academic community and to help them promote their success.

While in Connected, students will participate in a number of social events scheduled just for them during the first eight weeks of school. There are several academic support services that that are provided by the Connected Program. Connected students are strongly advised to participate in a weekly group tutoring and study session called Hump Nite. This study table is held every Wednesday from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM in the Curris Waterfield Library. Another academic support service that is available to Connected students is a series of workshops which focus on enhancing or developing strategies for success called Retention Workshops. There are usually five to eight Retention Workshops per semester they are available to students online.

ESI Looking for Peer Team Leaders for Fall 2014

If you’re thinking about becoming a Peer Team Leader for the Fall 2014? Contact us at 270-809-6836.


OMA Calendar of Events: 


22 ESI Orientation, Curris Center Dance Lounge 5:00pm-7:00pm

23 OMA/BSC  Back II School Picnic

28 AASSEP/OMA Alumni Speaker Series, Curris Center Barkley Room 5:00pm


3 Hump Nite Kick-Off Event, Curris center Stables

18 Diversity Scholars Program Meeting I, Curris Center Stables

25 BSC Coronation, Curris Center Ballroom

26-28 Family Weekend (MPAC) Meeting, Marvin D. Mills Multicultural Center


11 Homecoming/MSU Tent City, Stewart Stadium Field

15 Hump Nite Kick-Off Event, Curris Center Dance Lounge

30 ESI Mid-Semester Meeting, Curris Center Barkley Room


13 Diversity Scholars Meeting II, Curris Center Barkley Room


4 ESI End of the Semester Meeting II, Curris Center Barkley Room

12 Hitimu Celebration, Curris Center Theater





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