Hart College

At Hart College we foster a welcoming community that embraces diversity, promotes excellence, and inspires competitive spirit.  We strive to keep students involved in our home within a home so members become “Faithful in Hart."

The mission of the Murray State Residential College System is to provide engaging living-learning communities for the MSU resident and commuter students. This is helped by the participation of faculty and professional staff. We promote student retention by providing living-learning communities which foster student involvement, competition, leadership development, and service... all while encouraging an appreciation for diversity and individual differences. In essence, we are building community through Diversity, Retention, Involvement, Leadership, and Learning.

Through activity participation, students get to work with faculty and administrators to help shape social and academic programming. We support philanthropic and volunteer programs that put students in contact with the community beyond the University.  We commit to nurturing the development of self-sufficient, responsible freshmen so they may have a successful college experience ending with graduation.

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Crest, Mascot and Colors

The Hart College crest has three fleur de lis which represent hope, effort and achievement. It has a red star which represents Hart among the eight residential colleges.  The Hart motto, "Faithful in Hart," encourages members to make a commitment to the Hart community and a general sense of integrity in our lives. The Hart College colors are black, silver and white, and the mascot is the Raven.

Traditions and Annual Events

Hart offers many different activities and experiences for a wide variety of interests. Members get to know new friends through activities such as "Fridays at Hart," faculty/staff student dinners, intramural sports, and recreational activities. These activities balance with Hart's tradition of academic success. This success is represented by an active Honor Society, a strong Speech and Debate Union, a vigorous Academic Team, dedicated faculty and staff, tutoring sessions, and informal study groups.

The Residence Hall

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Hall Facts

  • Approximately 534 Residents

  • 7 Floors

  • A computer lab is located on the public ground floor, separate from the residential area.

  • Thoroughbrewed Cafe is located on the public ground floor, separate from the residential area.

  • Also includes a kitchenette, TV lounge, rec room and laundry rooms.

Room Facts

  • Desk: 42”w x 24”d x 30”h

  • Sink area includes mirror/medicine cabinet, vanity and lower cabinet storage

  • Closet: 24”d and includes hanger bar, drawers and shelving

  • Bookshelves and bulletin boards above desks

Rates

Double Room: $2,623

Private Room: $3,816

Costs are per semester.  Private rooms cannot be guaranteed; they are made available as space permits. All utilities included.

 

Security

The front desk is manned 24/7.  All residents must show their MSU ID to enter.  Guests are welcome, but must be checked in by a resident and leave a form of ID with the front desk. 

 

College Government

For more information about Hart College student life and its RCC, please visit the Residential College Council's Hart web page.

History

In 1996, Murray State became the first public university in the U.S. to install a residential college system based on the historic traditions of those at Oxford and Cambridge in England. Hart College is named after George S. Hart, a Murray civic leader and former member of the MSU Board of Regents. As part of the residential college system, we are more than a dormitory or a place to live. We are a community of members–resident students, commuter students, faculty and staff participating in activities and programs and sharing a common feeling of college identity and pride.

Connect with us! 

Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/hartcollege/

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Hart-College/101237073269883

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/Hart_Ravens