Spring O

Spring Orientation is a program for all new degree-seeking students entering Murray State University during the spring semester.  Whether you are a first time freshman, a transfer student, parent or spouse; you'll find things to interest and excite you about Murray State University.

The program is a combination of both educational and transitional sessions to prepare students for life at Murray State. You will make connections with faculty, staff, and fellow Racers.  We hope that through this orientation, you will obtain the information to begin the process and to feel like you are a part of the Racer Family!

Join us for Spring 2021 Virtual Orientation on Friday, November 6, 2020!

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

Virtual Schedule Coming Soon

Here’s What to Expect:

On October 23rd; two weeks prior to the November 6th orientation session, you will be emailed a link to get you started.  This email will be sent to the student email address associated with their orientation registration. 

Online Orientation Modules — this online program will give you the opportunity to learn what it is like to be a Racer. From financial aid and scholarship information to campus life and much more. You will have up to two weeks to complete these online modules.

Advising and Course Registration — our advisors are excited to help you through this process! After you successfully complete your orientation modules, you will be required to attend an advising session with your academic college. You will be contacted by your advisor to schedule this appointment, where you’ll be walked through the registration process in preparation for class scheduling between November 9th - 13th.  

Day of Orientation — on the date of your orientation session, you will be directed to attend a mandatory virtual session with your Orientation Counselor.   We’ll share more information about important student resources to help you smoothly transition into college life.  And there will be plenty of virtual Q&A sessions.

Racer Life Event in January - To conclude your orientation experience at Murray State, you will attend various mandatory orientation events during your first few days on campus in January.  You will reconnect with your Orientation Counselors, participate in fun activities designed to help you learn more about your new home, meet fellow students and start the semester with some Murray State Swag! 

In order to register, you must have the following:

  • Your myGate username and password
  • Your $130 orientation fee payment*  

*In order to request a refund, send an email before Oct. 23rd to msu.newstudentprograms@murraystate.edu.  Include the student's name, address and Student ID (M#) or birthdate along with a brief description of why you will not be attending Orientation.

Family & Guest Virtual Orientation

In the two weeks concurrent with the student’s orientation, we will be offering a separate virtual orientation for family and guests.  This will be an opportunity to learn more about the place your student will be spending so much of their time during their academic journey.  There will be modules catered specifically to you! Be watching for information coming soon!


Beth  Acreman
New Student Programs
Lindsey Powers
Transfer Center Coordinator