Great Beginnings

Great Beginnings gives students the opportunity to acquaint themselves with the campus and the community, easing the transition to Murray State University life. Now in its 24th year, Great Beginnings has become an annual tradition at Murray State University.

Participants will get assistance in a variety of areas, like financial aid and meal plans. Also, there will be several opportunities to meet and socialize with fellow students – residential and commuter alike.


Be watching for Great Beginnings information in the mail!


Re'Nita Avery Meriwether, Director of  Student Life and Curris Center
Phone: 270-809-6984

Trish Lofton, Curris Center Administrative Assistant
Phone: 270-809-6921 



  • Meet Great Beginnings Leaders
  • Explore Murray
  • Waterfield Wired
  • Hypnotist Tom DeLuca

Download the LiveSafe app available for students, faculty, and staff.
Students, faculty, and staff can contribute to campus safety by enabling quick, easy, and discreet two-way communications with campus safety officials.

Be sure to connect with Murray State and follow all of the Great Beginnings fun on social media!