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Spring Orientation

Spring 2022 Orientation on Friday, November 5, 2021

The college experience at Murray State begins with Racer Nation Orientation. It’s filled with fun and important activities, programs and opportunities to prepare you for a fantastic experience at Murray State!

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 guest; 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! Remember, orientation is mandatory for all incoming new freshmen and new transfer students.

Register for Orientation

In order to register, you must have the following

  • Your myGate username and password

  • $130 orientation fee payment*

register NOW

Why register for Racer Nation Orientation?

  • Schedule classes  — get a head start on lining up your first semester of classes with the help of academic advisors.

  • Order your Racer Book Bundlesign up to have your textbooks ready for you when you arrive for the spring semester.

  • Learn more about Murray State — Learn more about the Racer community, student organizations, and different ways to get involved on campus.

  • Meet new people — Orientation is a great chance to meet future classmates and make connections that last through college and beyond!

Racer Nation Orientation - 4 Part Series

  1. Online Orientation Modules — Prior to attending orientation you will be directed to complete an online program that 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. 

  2. Day of Orientation — On the date of your orientation session, you will participate in sessions to help you learn more about financial aid and scholarships, student organizations, and important resources available at Murray State University. You will also get to meet your academic areas and orientation leaders who will lead you through the day. 

  3. Advising and Course Registration — Our advisors are excited to help you during your orientation day to assist you through the class registration process! You will attend an advising session with your academic college where you’ll be walked through the registration process in preparation for class scheduling between November 8th - 12, 2021.  

  4. Racer LifeCome and reconnect with your orientation leaders and other new Racers in January. With a chance to win prizes, have fun, and receive important information as you start your new Racer life!

View the schedule

9:30 - 10 a.m., Curris Center

Registration/Check-in

  • Student ID Photos (3rd floor)

  • Student Financial Aid Appointments (1st floor)

  • University Bookstore (2nd floor)

  • myGate Help Desk (2nd floor)

  • Success Station (2nd floor)

10:30 - 11 a.m., Theater, 3rd floor

Opening Session

  • New Student Programs - Beth Acreman

  • V.P. Student Affairs - Dr. Robertson

  • President, SGA - Ian Puckett

  • Transfer Center Coordinator - Alex Routen

11 - 11:30 a.m., Theater, 3rd floor

Money Matters

Presentation by Student Financial Services

11:15 - Noon, Theater, 3rd floor

Racer Resources

Hear from representatives from around campus that will help you have a smooth transition to Murray State University

12:15 - 1 p.m., Winslow Dining

Lunch

Come dine with us and experience our largest on-campus dining facility

1 - 1:30 p.m., Theater, 3rd floor

Your Racer Home

The best college memories are made on campus at Murray State. Learn more about housing/residence life, dining, and other services available to assist your student to make Murray State their new home away from home.

1:30 - 2:30 p.m., Various locations on campus

Academic Advising

Students will be walked to their academic locations by Racer Nation Orientation staff and meet with academic advisors to learn about scheduling for Spring 2022 classes (All students should return to Waterfield Library)

2:30 p.m., Waterfield Library

Check Out

Students will check out with Orientation staff and meet family/guests at Curris Center bookstore.

2:45 p.m., University Bookstore

Campus Tour 1

(Optional) Departs from outside Bookstore

3 p.m., University Bookstore

Campus Tour 2

(Optional) Departs from outside Bookstore

9:30 - 10 a.m., Curris Center

Registration/Check-in

  • Student ID Photos (3rd floor)

  • Student Financial Aid Appointments (1st floor)

  • University Bookstore (2nd floor)

  • myGate Help Desk (2nd floor)

  • Success Station (2nd floor)

10:30 - 11 a.m., Theater, 3rd floor

Opening Session

  • New Student Programs - Beth Acreman

  • V.P. Student Affairs - Dr. Robertson

  • President, SGA - Ian Puckett

  • Transfer Center Coordinator - Alex Routen

11 - 11:30 a.m., Theater, 3rd floor

Money Matters

Presentation by Student Financial Services

11:15 - Noon, Theater, 3rd floor

Racer Resources

Hear from representatives from around campus that will help you have a smooth transition to Murray State University

12:15 - 1 p.m., Winslow Dining

Lunch

Come dine with us and experience our largest on-campus dining facility

1 - 1:30 p.m., Theater, 3rd floor

Your Racer Home

The best college memories are made on campus at Murray State. Learn more about housing/residence life, dining, and other services available to assist your student to make Murray State their new home away from home.

1:30 - 2:30 p.m., Theater, 3rd floor 

What Your Students Wish You Knew

Current students will tell you what you need to hear! Information about what students wish their parents/guests had known during an interactive panel discussion. 

2:30 p.m., Waterfield Library

Check Out

Students will check out with Orientation staff and meet family/guests at Curris Center bookstore.

2:45 p.m., University Bookstore

Campus Tour 1

(Optional) Departs from outside Bookstore

3 p.m., University Bookstore

Campus Tour 2

(Optional) Departs from outside Bookstore

Change of plans?

To request a refund, send an email before Oct. 23 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.

Have questions? Let us know.

Beth Acreman

Associate Director of New Student Programs
Office of Recruitment

Alex Routen

Transfer Center Coordinator
Office of Recruitment

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