Racer Restart Initiative

We are forward-moving. We are family. We are Racers.

Racer Safe and Healthy logoThrough the Racer Restart initiative and planning process, Murray State University will follow a collaborative, thoughtful and proactive approach in re-opening campus. For questions about the Racer Restart Plan, please email msu.racersafeandhealthy@murraystate.edu.

Spring 2021 Academic Calendar

January 19 — Classes begin
February 24 — Non-instructional study day
March 11 — 1st half semester courses end
March 12 — 2nd half semester courses begin
March 30 — Non-instructional study day
May 4 — Classes end
May 5-7 — Finals
May 8 — Commencement

Please note: Spring Break will not be observed during the 2021 semester.

Current Campus Update

March 5, 2021


I hope the spring semester continues to go well for each of you. Please see below for important updates:

  • Beginning on Monday, March 8, 2021, Murray State University (MSU) will begin adjusting the current capacity restrictions for indoor spaces and facilities on campus while remaining in adherence with all state health guidelines. The allowable capacity will be 60 percent for all indoor spaces, with the exception of the previously-approved plans from the state for the CFSB Center.
  • Also beginning March 8, the Campus Housing Visitation Policy will shift to Phase 2. Visits by both on- and off-campus MSU students will be permitted in the residence halls from 8 a.m. to midnight each day. Residents will be expected to escort their guests from the building prior to midnight and will not be permitted to check-in guests until visitation resumes at 8 a.m. Visitors (other MSU students) must present their new RacerCard ID’s that were issued last fall. Please refer to the Visitation Policy for additional details.
  • Over the next few days, we will be assessing capacities, locations and guidelines for outdoor events for campus activities and student programs. An update on this will be provided soon.

All Racer Safe and Healthy guidelines remain in effect, such as social distancing and the wearing of face masks.

Racers see bright days ahead. As shared last week, we are actively making plans for a more traditional spring, summer and fall. Let’s all continue to do our part with making good decisions at all times, as we have started the beginning phases to end the pandemic.


Bob Jackson, President

View Past Campus Updates

Twelve Racer Safe and Healthy guidelines

The Importance of Wearing a Mask

Contact Information

  • Murray State Health Services/Primary Care Medical Center

    Available for visits on campus at 100 Wells Hall, by phone at 270-809-3809 and by email at mburkeen@primarycaremedcenter.com. Additionally, Primary Care Medical Center is available for visits off campus at 1000 South 12th Street and by phone at 270-759-9200.

  • The Murray State Counseling Center

    Providing tele-counseling services via Zoom, as well as limited in-person services. On-call counselors are available 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday for crisis sessions. To schedule an appointment, please email msu.counselingcenter@murraystate.edu. In addition, many self-help resources are listed on their website, at murraystate.edu/CounselingCenter.

  • The Psychological Center

    Providing in-person counseling sessions as well as walk-in crisis sessions. Please call 270.809.2504 for more information or visit them in 401 Wells Hall.

  • Calloway County Health Department

    Available for visits off campus at 602 Memory Lane and by phone at 270-753-3381.

  • The Murray State Department of Human Resources

    Available on campus at 412 Sparks Hall, by phone at 270-809-2146 and by email at msu.hr@murraystate.edu.

  • The Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity and Access (IDEA)

    Available on campus at 103 Wells Hall, by phone at 270-809-3155 and by email at msu.idea@murraystate.edu and msu.titleix@murraystate.edu.

  • The Racer Safe and Healthy Officer

    Mr. Jordan Smith is available on campus at 219 Wells Hall, by phone at 270-809-5706 and by email at jsmith3@murraystate.edu.