Welcome to Murray State
Admitted Student Weekend - February 7-9, 2020
Join us on campus and meet with Murray State faculty, staff and current students.
Admitted Student Weekend includes
- special tours of campus,
- connect with future classmates,
- unique lectures,
- chance to meet with Student Financial Services,
- visits to academic areas and
- get a glimpse of what it is like to be a Murray State student.
- Plus, you'll receive priority registration for Summer Orientation!
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Admitted Student Weekend details
Admitted Student Weekend is a Pick and Choose event: you can attend any or all of the weekend. Join us on Friday and Saturday or Saturday and Sunday or the entire weekend. You can attend a couple of events during the day, then go have dinner and explore our charming community on your own and come back for the evening activities. You Pick/You Choose!
Schedule your sessions
To assist with planning, select which sessions you may be interested in. Your answers will help us tremendously in planning meals, room locations, etc. Don't forget to include your t-shirt size!
Directions, Parking and Maps
Admitted Student Weekend will primarily be hosted at the Curris Center (#21 on map).
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Parking on campus
This is our BIGGEST event of the year! Parking will be limited, especially on Friday afternoon, while current students and staff are on campus. The Curris Center lot will be reserved for ADA parking and drop-offs ONLY.
For your convenience, we will be offering a shuttle service between Stewart Stadium and the Curris Center. The shuttle will run from 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. on Friday and from 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Saturday.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Admitted Student Weekend?
Admitted Student Weekend is an opportunity for students who have been admitted to Murray State University to spend a couple of days on campus before you arrive in the fall. You will join Murray State faculty, staff and current students to learn more about your future home. Attend information sessions, visit areas of academic interest, sit in on special lectures, tour campus and receive priority registration for Summer Orientation.
Do I have to attend the entire weekend?
No! We understand everyone is super busy this time of year; we have organized the event so that you can pick and choose what you want to do. You can attend any or all of the weekend. Join us Friday and Saturday or Saturday and Sunday or the entire weekend. You can attend a couple of events during the day, then go have dinner on your own and explore our charming community; then come back for our evening activities, that you won’t want to miss. You Pick/You Choose!
Is there a cost to attend Admitted Student Weekend?
The only cost you will incur for the weekend would be your travel and housing expenses. Also, there is one meal on your own; the rest of the meals are included in the event.
If you are going to register for Summer O while you are here, there is a $130.00 orientation fee, payable by credit card, cash or check (made payable to Murray State University). This fee 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.
Will the even be rescheduled in the case of inclement weather?
Unfortunately, no. This event takes an entire year to plan. If we are unable to host the event due to inclement weather, we will be forced to cancel the event. We would only cancel the event in the case of extreme inclement weather. If this were to happen, information will be posted on our website at murraystate.edu.
The exception to this will be that if you have been invited to interview for the Presidential Fellowship Scholarship, you will be contacted about a makeup date.
Summer O Information
By attending the Admitted Student Weekend, you will receive priority registration for Summer Orientation. In order to save time during registration; complete and print the registration form and bring with you to Admitted Student Weekend.
Summer O 2020 sessions
- Session 1 - Honors Orientation* - April 17
*you must apply and be admitted into the Honors College to attend this session
- Session 2 - April 18
- Session 3 - June 4
- Session 4 - June 6
- Session 5 - June 17
- Session 6 - June 19
- Session 7 - July 7
- Session 8 - Late Registration - August 6
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 Summer Orientation fees are refundable until May 1 (minus a processing fee). If you have a scheduling conflict, you can change the date of your Summer O session to a session that is still available.
What parents say about Admitted Student Weekend
"Thank you so much for a weekend full of activities. I feel so comfortable leaving my daughter there in the fall and now I know why her high school counselor kept telling us to come visit campus. Hands down, best campus experience we had!"
-- Parent of a Future Racer who attended Admitted Student Weekend 2019
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 at one of our admitted student events. Welcome to the Racer Family!
Bob Jackson, Ed.D.