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Find all upcoming  events on the Murray State event calendar. Use the search box or category function to find alumni specific events. 

OVC Blue and Gold Weekend

Gather with fellow Racers during the OVC Tournament at Murray State OVC headquarters, Kevin’s Backstage Bar and Grill (524 Main Street |Evansville, IN 47708). Before each game, join us for a Racer Celebration each day the team plays during the tournament. Enjoy drink specials and free appetizers (while they last) in a family-friendly atmosphere! Watch Murray State Alumni Association social media and emails for more details and exact times. GO RACERS!

For more details about the OVC conference check out the digital media guide here.

Homecoming queenHomecoming

Make plans to join us for Homecoming 2018, October 26-27. Murray State Alumni from all over the world are invited to return to campus for all of the Homecoming festivities including special class reunions, the Homecoming parade, Tent City and of course, the football game and crowning of the Homecoming King and Queen. Regardless of when you were a student at Murray State, this will always be your home. Go Racers!


Past Events

Owensboro event, woman with DunkerFriday After 5 in Owensboro

The Murray State University Alumni Association, along with our friends in the University Office of Recruitment, had a blast hanging out in Owensboro recently for Friday After 5.  We painted Owensboro's Riverfront Park blue and gold and rocked out with Racers past, present and future to the sounds of the Murr-Vegas Allstars. Check out the video highlights here


Football Tailgating

Tailgate pictureThe Murray State University Alumni Association hosted exciting tailgates prior to each home game this season. Food and live music were available for the whole family.  Watch out for plans next season to cheer on the team!   Go Racers!!! 

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Golden Horn Reunion
February 17, 2018
The Department of Music is pleased to announce a special event on Saturday Feb. 17 at 7:30pm in the Performing Arts Hall.  "The Golden Horn: A Concert Celebrating 50 Years of Playing and Teaching at MSU” will feature horn faculty at MSU from the last 50 years: Ashley Cumming, Jack Dressler, Charles Snead, Eldon Matlick and David Elliott.  The concert will feature several selections for the quintet including a world premiere, a performance by the MSU horn ensemble and a mass horn choir finale for alumni, faculty and students. Any Racer French horn alumni that are interested in participating in and attending the reunion concert and reception should stay tuned for more information!


Golden Reunion
October 26 and 27, 2018

Calling all graduates of the Class of ’68! What about a sister you shared a bond with or a brother who guided you along the first year? Reunions are a special time for renewing friendships and making more memories. We have some special events planned for you on Friday, October 26 and Saturday, October 27 including a campus tour, anniversary dinner, reserved seating at the Homecoming parade and of course, the big game on Saturday afternoon! Save the date and watch out for more details to come this summer!

Distinguished Alumni Dinner

The Distinguished Alumni Award is the highest honor granted by the Murray State Alumni Association, recognizing alumni who have excelled personally and professionally.  Annually the Alumni Association hosts a banquet in honor of the individuals and to allow friends, family and supporters of the University the opportunity to honor our Distinguished Alumni.  Join us on Friday, April 27, 2018 to celebrate our most accomplished alumni.

Register your event

Contact the Alumni Office to register your event at or 1-800-758-8510. Official Alumni events will be added to the Murray State University event calendar. 

Watch Parties

To host a Watch party simply choose a location, for example a local bar or restaurant, and click here to register your party with the Office of Alumni Relations.  Or, contact the Sid Easley Alumni Center and our alumni relations staff will assist you in planning your event. Our staff will help you get the word out and send you a “Watch Party in a Box” host package, which includes everything you need to rock your Racer Pride. Call 800-758-8510 with any questions or for more information. You can find a complete Murray State University Men’s Basketball schedule by visiting

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Travel Tours

Join the Murray State University Alumni Association and Collette Travel for exciting alumni getaways!  Stay tuned for more opportunities to travel with Murray State University alumni at a discounted rate. Call for more information 800.758.8510.