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Admitted Student Kickoff 2021 - February 5th & 6th, 2021

Through the Racer Restart initiative and planning process, Murray State University continues to follow a collaborative, thoughtful and proactive approach to large campus events. Unfortunately, at this time we are not able to host large events on campus.

Admitted Student Kickoff is a free event for students who have been admitted to Murray State University. You will receive valuable information about campus services and what it will be like to be a Racer. Plus, you will get priority registration for Racer Nation Orientation to be held this summer. Sign up now to join Murray State faculty, staff, and current students to learn more about your future home.

Join us for one of our Admitted Student Kickoff Virtual Sessions

  • Session 1 - Friday, February 5th @ 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Session 2 - Saturday, February 6th @ 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Session 3 - Saturday, February 6th @ 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Admitted Student Kickoff includes:

  • Priority registration for Racer Nation Orientation!
  • Learn more about Racer Nation Orientation from the 2021 Orientation Leadership team 
  • Chance to meet virtually with Student Financial Services
  • Join in Academic Open House virtual sessions
  • Want to join Racer Band, a campus club, or a Greek organization? Learn more during our student involvement sessions
  • Learn about Housing and Residence Life
  • Event t-shirt and other MSU giveaways
  • Other fun sessions
  • In-Person Campus Tours (Limited number available)

Priority Registration for Racer Nation Orientation

Racer Nation Orientation is a mandatory event held in the summer for incoming freshmen and transfer students. The program has been designed to help you transition to college and enhance your success at Murray State. Attending orientation will be your earliest chance to register for fall classes.

2021 Orientation Dates

Session 1 – Honors Orientation* - April 16
Session 2 – April 17
Session 3 – June 3
Session 4 – June 5
Session 5 – June 16
Session 6 – June 18
Session 7 – July 8
Session 8 – August 5
*you must apply and be admitted into the Honors College to attend this session.   Click here to learn more about the Honors College.

Please note, there is a $130.00 orientation fee, payable by credit card, cash or check (made payable to Murray State University), which covers all costs for the student and any guests. Your registration will not be finalized until your fee is submitted. If your desired session fills up before payment is received, you will be directed to another date. 

All Orientation fees are refundable until May 1 (minus a processing fee). If you have a scheduling conflict, you can change the date of your Orientation session to a session that is still available.

Murray State Bookstore

Racer Book Bundle Program

Register for the racer book bundle program

• Get all of your required textbooks with none of the hassle!
• Priority acess to used books
• Receive 5% off Murray State logo items throughout the semester
• Free T-Shirt with each bundle
• 100% refund available during first week of classes with books in original condition

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20% Off Racer Gear
Hats, shirts and more Racer Gear available at the Murray State Bookstore

20% Off at the Bookstore

Use code "MSUSTUDENT21" for 20% off one Murray State logo item

No additional discounts apply. Expires 12/10/21

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Admitted Student Kickoff FAQ's

2021 Schedule

In-Person Campus Tours

While Admitted Student Kickoff is a virtual event, we will be hosting a limited number of on-campus tours during the weekend.  If you are interested in a campus tour, you will be given the opportunity to sign up for one during your event registration process.

This on-campus event is a tour ONLY! Questions regarding admissions, academics, financial services & student involvement will be answered during the virtual kickoff sessions.

While you will have access to MSU Guest Wi-Fi while on campus, we will not be able to provide you with a location or a computer to do your Zoom meetings for your Kickoff session.  

We strongly suggest you schedule your campus tour on a date &/or time different than you scheduled your Kickoff Session. 

Directions, Parking and Maps

Parking on campus

 Please register your vehicle before visiting campus.

Visitor and guest parking permits are free. Visitor parking for our event must be requested by registerting. If you have any questions, please contact the Parking Office at 270.809.4812 or via email at msu.parkingoffice@murraystate.edu


Welcome from the President

I am very pleased you've been admitted to Murray State University and have officially joined our Racer Family! In receiving admission to Murray State, you are being welcomed into a collegiate community that thrives on academic excellence within a student-centered, family atmosphere. Murray State has consistently been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top regional universities in the United States. 

In addition to high academic quality, Murray State proudly provides a great overall collegiate student life experience. Through our academic programs, hands-on learning opportunities, small class sizes, unique Residential College system and personalized attention from faculty and staff, your Murray State experience will be both exciting and rewarding.  

Congratulations on being admitted to Murray State and I look forward to seeing you on campus soon. Welcome to the Racer Family!

Bob Jackson, Ed.D.