Murray State University has become a home away from home for thousands of students since it’s foundation in 1922. While Murray is known for its academics, we offer more than just a top-notch education. Take a look at what life will be like as you become a part of our community.
Murray is recognized as the “Friendliest Small Town in America” according to the USA Today Newspaper.
The National Safety Council recognized Murray as a community committed to the safety of its citizens and students.
International Student Organizations
A great way to plug yourself into the campus community is by joining any of the 200 Student Organizations offered at Murray State. Student Organizations fall under 11 categories; Departmental, Environmental, Greek, Honor Societies, Open, Political, Professional, Religious, Residential, Service, and Sports/Recreation Organizations. Whether you want to get involved in protecting the environment, volunteering, developing your leadership skills, or making lifelong connections in a sorority or fraternity, we have a club for you.
International Student Events
Academic and Career Support Services
On Campus Housing
Wondering where you are going to live? Students at the university take up residence in one of our 8 Residential Colleges. The price is different depending on which residential college you live in. Check out the different options and rates here. This is a great option for students who want to live close to their classes, and each residence hall hosts many fun activities that will help you get to know other students!
Off Campus Housing
Undergraduate upperclassmen (3rd and 4th year) and graduate students can also live off-campus. There are many apartments that are walking-distance from campus. Other apartments are accessible using local busses or bicycles.
Some of these options include all of the furniture, but most of them would require you to buy your own furniture.
Many of these apartments will also require you to sign a one-year lease. This means that even if you are not living in the apartment for a full, 12-month year, you will have to pay the monthly rent.
These apartments come with all of the furniture you will need inside, and all of the utilities (electric, gas, water, etc.) are included in rent.
You can buy a list of residences from the Chamber of Commerce website, join the Facebook group "For Rent in Murray Kentucky" or you can reach out to one of these rental agencies to see what is available. These residences will not include furniture, and you will have to call to set up your utilities (electric, gas, water, etc.). You will have to pay for your utilities and your rent each month.
Instructions for Moving in
1. Signing Your Lease
When you move into your residence, you will have to sign a lease. Make sure you read your lease! It will tell you how long you have to pay for your residence, what you are allowed to do in your residence and what is covered in your rent.
Sometimes your lease will limit the number of people who are allowed to stay with you. If you plan to live with friends, make sure your landlord (the person who owns your residence) knows who will be staying with you. If your family will visit you, make sure it is okay to have overnight visitors--some leases tell you how many people can visit your residence.
A lease will also tell you what is covered in your rent. Sometimes your rent includes utilities like water, electric, gas and internet, but often, it doesn't. Rent also usually does not include furniture, so your new residence will be empty. If you rent doesn't include these things, you will have to set them up yourself!
If you are living with friends, make sure every person living in the residence with you also signs the lease. Otherwise, you would have to pay all of the rent if your friend moved out! Every person living in a residence MUST sign the lease.
Health and Wellness
Sports and Recreation