New Student Programs

Admitted Student Open House - February 2018

Admitted Student Open House offers students a chance for early Summer Orientation registration, introductions to faculty and staff, and book & scholarship giveaways.

Summer Orientation - Registration will open March 5, 2018

The college experience at Murray State begins with Summer Orientation. All new incoming freshmen and transfer students are expected to attend one of the eight one-day sessions available. Summer O has been designed to assist you in developing an understanding about the transition you will make to your collegiate environment at Murray State and to enhance your success at Murray State. Attending orientation will be your earliest chance to register for fall classes.

Racer 101 (June 10-13, 2018 & July 10-13, 2018) Registration will open April 2018!

Racer 101 is the premier extended orientation program for first-year students. Racer 101 is designed to aid incoming students in their transition from high school to college by developing a diverse social network of classmates, upperclassmen, faculty and staff members and encouraging their bond to Murray State University through the introduction of campus culture and traditions.

Outdoors 101 (June 24-27, 2018) Registration will open April 2018!

Outdoors 101 provides first-year students an opportunity to be involved in an outdoors extended orientation experience before they arrive to campus this August. If you are a student that is interested in exploring the outdoors experience provided at Murray State University and ready for a challenge, join us for our inaugural Outdoors 101 program this summer.

Abroad 101 (December 10-21, 2017) Registration is open now!

Abroad 101 is a study abroad program exclusively for incoming freshmen and transfer students new to Murray State University. This experience will take them to a tropical location where they will visit a new country, experience new adventures, and be introduced to many other cultural activities. In addition, students receive credit for a three-hour course, COM 161. Students can experience Murray State abroad before ever stepping foot on campus.

Spring Orientation (November 10, 2017) Registration will open September 2017!

Spring Orientation is an orientation program for all new Spring 2018 degree seeking students (transfer and freshman) designed to prepare you for that start of classes in the spring. Whether you're a freshman, transfer student, or parent, you'll find things to interest and excite you.

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