Visit Campus

New freshmen visit

The best way to take in everything that is Murray State University is to come visit us in person. You and your family will receive a student-guided tour of campus, information about admissions, financial aid, housing, student life and more.

Murray State University is home to over 11,000 students. As one of the nation's leading public universities, Murray attracts students who are seeking a great education in a personalized, college-town setting.  MSU offers many opportunities to get to know the campus, its ways and its people.

Visits begin in the Office of Recruitment in the Curris Center. Please plan to arrive 10-15 minutes early to ensure a smooth check-in process. Keep in mind that Murray State University is in the Central Time Zone.

If visiting on a day that students are on campus is important to you, please keep the following dates in mind while scheduling your campus visit.

To update details of your online registration, please call 270.809.3002 or email

During the 2016-17 Academic Year

The university will be open on these dates; however, classes will be dismissed and there will be very few students on campus. It will be difficult to get any academic appointments.

Open Dates

December 3 - 9
Finals Week

December 12 - 16
Winter Break

March 20 - 21
Spring Break

May 6 - 12
Finals Week

Closed Dates

The university will be closed the following dates:

July 4
Independence Day

September 5
Labor Day

October 6-7
Fall Break

November 8
Election Day

November 23 - 25
Thanksgiving Break

December 19 - January 2
Winter Break

January 16
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday

March 22 - 24
Spring Break 

May 29
Memorial Day