Welcome to Murray State

We invite you to use or share this Residential Welcome resource that contains a wealth of information for our new or prospective residents to the Murray/Calloway County community.

Community Resources

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In an effort to provide a starting point for new faculty and staff if you are interested in a church home, there are a lot of welcoming places of worship in Murray. However, we have compiled a list of predominantly Black churches within and around Murray, most often referenced by the community. Please note that this is not an exhaustive listing. If you have additional churches not listed here, please email msu.bfsa@murraystate.edu. Full list of places to worship from Murray-Calloway County Chamber of Commerce








Where to shop in Murray - List provided by Murray-Calloway County Chamber of Commerce

Hair Care

While the Murray community may not be as expansive as a larger city, there are some offerings available for the Black Faculty and Staff population to address your hair care needs.

Salons and Barber Shops

Illusions Salon
1550 Lowes Drive, Suite A
(270) 767-0000
Ask for: Tina

Kampus Kuts
212 North 15th Street
(270) 761-5887
Ask for: Timon

Hair Care Products

Murray, KY

  • CVS
    1100 N 12th Street
    (270) 753-2044
  • Walgreens
    1205 Main Street
    (270) 762-8991
  • Sally Beauty
    708 N 12th St
  • Walmart Supercenter
    809 N 12th Street

Paducah, KY

  • B S Beauty Supply
    5264 Park Side Drive
    (270) 441-9004
  • Hair City
    Cardinal  Point Shopping Center
    848 Joe Clifton Dr
  • Ulta Beauty
    3051 New Holt Rd, State Ste C-2

Relocation Information

Offices on campus

  • Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity and Access (IDEA)                                                                                                                103 Wells Hall | (270) 809-3155
    For assistance fostering institutional diversity, resolving issues of building access for individuals with disabilities, and/or alleged acts of illegal discrimination.
  • Office of the Provost                                                                                                                                                                                                          333 Wells Hall | (270) 809-6465
    For assistance with faculty contracts, resolving  non-discriminatory student-faculty conflict, class scheduling, SACS accreditation, etc.
  • Human Resources
    404 Sparks Hall  | (270) 809-2146
    For inquiries regarding the institutional hiring process, personnel action forms, non-discriminatory grievances, institutional employee policies and procedures, supervisor-employee and employee to employee conflict, workplace civility, benefits information, retirement process, visas, Healthy Lifestyles program, tuition waivers, etc.
  • Payroll
    206B Sparks Hall | (270) 809-4175
    For payroll deductions, to obtain W2 forms, etc.
  • University Police and Emergency Management101 Public Safety Building | (270) 809-2222 for Emergencies | (270) 809-4812 for Parking Inquiries
    For escorts to and from your vehicle or building, to report criminal activity on a campus property, to make inquiries when you or a student feels threatened, to obtain your parking  permit, to obtain your accessible parking decal, etc.
  •  University Bookstore Management
    201 Curris Center | (270) 809-4388
    For general purchases of MSU paraphernalia, textbook inquiries, special book orders, certificate or artwork framing, etc.
  • Waterfield Library
    224-1 Waterfield Library | (270) 809-2053
    For library book check out, assistance with the use of library tools and services and to book a library orientation for your class or yourself
  • Technology Services & Help Desk
    310 Applied Science North | (270) 809-2535
    For computer assistance, software training,  myGate, Canvas inquiries, teaching critiques, email help, etc.