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Murray State said YES


Welcome to the Racer family.
As a Racer, you’ll receive endless opportunities to learn more, to do more and to become more. Whatever you dream to achieve, we’ll make it happen. This is your time to shine!

What's next?

You've been admitted, now it's time to enroll! We've included a video and a checklist to help you complete all the steps you'll need to do before joining us on campus. If you need any help, let us know. We're right here, every step of the way.


Undergraduate Admissions
800.272.4678, ext. 1

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Steps to Enroll

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1. Log in to myGate and Racermail

  • What is myGate? myGate is the website you'll use to schedule classes, check grades, pay bills and complete applications.
  • What is RacerMail? RacerMail is Murray State's gmail service.

Now that you’re admitted, it’s time to get connected. You should have received an email from us with instructions for setting up your accounts and passwords for myGate and RacerMail. If you have already done this, you are ready to go.

If you have not set up your account passwords yet, log in to your application account at getstarted.murraystate.edu.

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2. Visit campus

The best way to take in everything that is Murray State is to visit in person. You’ll receive a student-guided tour of campus plus information about admissions, financial aid, housing, student life and more. You’ll also have the opportunity to meet and talk with faculty in the academic area of your choice.

When you first set foot on campus and meet our students, faculty and staff, you’ll know that Murray State is your home. Be sure to schedule your visit today at murraystate.edu/visit!

3. Apply for scholarships

Murray State disbursed approximately $44 million in scholarships, grants and tuition waivers for the 2017–18 academic year. For information, including deadlines, visit murraystate.edu/scholarships.

Available sept. 1
Apply via your myGate account
Located in the Financial Aid tab

4. Complete the FAFSA

College is a large investment of both time and money. That’s why Murray State is committed to providing numerous financial opportunities, such as grants, loans and part-time employment. Apply for financial aid by completing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).

Students should apply as soon as possible for priority review and awarding. More information about the FAFSA and other types of available financial aid can be found at murraystate.edu/financialaid.

Available Oct. 1
Apply at fafsa.ed.gov
Murray State code: 001977

5. Apply for housing

Get the most out of your Racer experience by making memories on campus! Murray State’s residence halls, just a short walk from the academic side of campus, Winslow Dining Hall, the Wellness Center and more, offer a number of perks, from game rooms to student lounges and kitchens, high-speed wifi, free laundry and cable and much more.

Our Residential College system allows you to not only connect with peers living in your residence hall, but also with commuting students, faculty and staff who are also members of your residential college. On any given day, you can catch a game night, watch movies with your friends and compete in intramural athletics and academic tournaments, just to name a few. Your Residential College Head may also provide assistance with your academic needs.

Available Oct. 1
Apply via your myGate account

6. Explore dining options

We’ve got you covered on dining, too. Whether you’re sitting down for a meal with friends in Winslow, grabbing a bite to go from Waterfield Library or Business Express, or enjoying freshly-made sushi from Market ’22, Racer Dining has you covered with classic favorites to healthy, vegetarian/vegan and allergen-free meals.

Starting fall 2019, we’re bringing some of your favorites to campus, including Einstein Bros. Bagels in Waterfield Library along with Starbucks, Steak 'n Shake and Chick-fil-A in the Curris Center! Are you hungry yet?

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7. Attend Admitted Student Open House

In early February, Murray State invites all admitted students for the upcoming year to experience all that campus has to offer during the annual Admitted Student Open House. The event offers students priority registration for Summer Orientation dates, a chance to meet with faculty, staff and students, tours of campus and tons of fun giveaways and prizes. We’ll contact you with more details as this date approaches.

8. Register for orientation

The next few years are going to be filled with new experiences and opportunities. Attending a Summer Orientation session will ensure you’re prepared to become an active member of the Racer family. Not only will you schedule your classes, but you will gain valuable knowledge while making new friends along the way. Multiple sessions are offered throughout the summer, so pick the one that works best for you! These sessions fill up quickly, so don’t delay.

Note that both new freshman and new transfer students are required to attend and complete orientation. Students who are enrolling in courses at a Murray State regional campus location or participating in a fully online program should contact their advisor for more information about orientation options. New transfer students may also contact their academic advisor to schedule classes prior to their orientation. Log in to your myGate account to find your academic advisor’s contact information.

Available in spring
Register via your myGate account
Located in the Academics tab

9. Participate in Great Beginnings

Great Beginnings are on the horizon for you here at Murray State and the best way to begin your Racer journey! An annual tradition at Murray State, Great Beginnings gives all new students the opportunity to familiarize themselves with campus and the community, easing the transition to campus life. From Explore Murray to the Hypnotist (a campus favorite!), and going to a Gold Rush activity, students find themselves making new friends and getting to know campus better.

Commuter students and students living on campus will all have a Great Beginnings Leader who will help guide you through all the fun and educational events happening in the first few weeks of classes. We find it important to get involved when you get to campus, so start things with Great Beginnings! Visit murraystate.edu/greatbeginnings for more information.