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Murray State University

Murray, KY
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Visiting and Contact Info

Visiting And Contact Information

102 Curris Center

Murray, KY 42071-0009

United States

Phone: 270-809-3741

Fax: 270-809-3780


Admissions Office Contact Info
Admissions Office Contact:Shawn Smee
Title:Director of Recruitment
Admissions Office Address:Office of Recruitment
102 Curris Center
Murray, KY 42071
Admissions Office Phone:800-272-2853
Admissions Office Fax:270-809-5377
Admissions Office Email:msu.recruitment@murraystate.edu

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Experience College Life
Most Popular Places on Campus:Susan E. Bauernfeind Student Recreation and Wellness Center
Curris Student Center
CFSB Center (Special Events and Basketball Arena)
William B. Cherry Expo Center (Rodeos and other events)
Lovett Auditorium (historic theater: concerts, plays, public speakers)
The Residential Colleges are also popular locations.
Most Popular Places Off Campus:Land Between the Lakes region (including Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley)
Paducah, KY (arts, shopping, and entertainment)
National Quilt Museum
Nashville, TN (arts, shopping, and entertainment)
Discovery Park

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Campus Tours
Campus Visiting Center:Yes
Phone Number:800-272-2853
Campus Tours:Yes
     Appointment Required:Yes
     Tour Dates:Year-round
     Times:Mon-Fri 8 am-4:30 pm, Sat 11am to 1:00pm
Average Length:2 hours
Contact Email Address to Sign-Up:msu.recruitment@murraystate.edu

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On Campus Interviews
On Campus Interviews:Yes
Start Date for High School Juniors:Fall of Junior Year
Appointment Required:Preferred
Saturday Appointments Available:Yes
Average Length of Interview:2 hours
Information Sessions:Available
Times:Mon-Fri 8 am-4:30 pm Sat 11 am-1 pm
Email Address to Sign-Up:msu.recruitment@murraystate.edu

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Faculty and Coach Visits
Dates/Times Available:Academic Year
Arrangements:Contact Athletic Department
Advance Notice:2 weeks
Contact Email Address for Faculty Visit:msu.recruitment@murraystate.edu
Contact Email Address for Coach Visit:cward@murraystate.edu

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Class Visits
Dates Available:Academic Year
     Describe:Office of Recruitment

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Overnight Dorm Stays
Overnight Dorm Stays:Not Available

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Types of Transportation Available to Campus:
All major airlines fly to Nashville International Airport, Tenn., two hours from the campus. Commuter flights are available to Barkley Regional Airport in Paducah, approximately 45 minutes from the campus. Greyhound has service to Paducah, approximately 45 minutes from the campus. The closest Amtrak service is in Fulton,KY., approximately 35 miles from the campus; however, no taxi or bus service is available at the train depot. Security Taxi and Taxi Express are available for transportation to and from the airports and bus terminals. Taxi Express provides transportation within the city of Murray. Security Taxi, 270-443-4442; Taxi Express, 270-759-TAXI.
Driving Instructions to Campus:
From the northeast via the Bluegrass Pkwy: Take the Bluegrass to the Western Kentucky Parkway. Continue west to I-24 and proceed west to the Purchase Parkway (Exit 25A). See "From the east or west via I-24". From the east or west via I-24: Take the exit for the Purchase Pkwy (Exit 25A) and proceed south approximately 9 miles. Exit onto Hwy 641 (sign marked "Murray State University"-Exit 41) and drive south to Murray south to Chestnut Street) and turn right (west). Drive approximately four blocks to Curris Center and turn left into parking lot. From the east or west via I-40: Take I-40 to Highway 641 and proceed north to Murray. Continue to the intersection with Chestnut Street and turn left (west). Drive approximately 4 blocks to Curris Center and turn left into the parking lot. From southeast Missouri: From I-57 take the Charleston/Wyatt exit and proceed east on Hwy. 60/62. In Wickliffe, KY., take Highway 121 which will take you through Mayfield, KY.Take the Mayfield bypass to Highway 80 and on to Murray. Exit to the right on 641. Once in Murray Turn right (west) onto Chestnut Street, drive approximately 4 blocks to Curris Center on your left. Parking is available in front of building.
Local Accommodations: Near By:
The following is a list of hotels/motels in the Murray area: Quality Inn (270-759-5910), Best Value (270-753-6706, Holiday Inn Express (270-759-4449), Hampton Inn (270-767-2226), Murray Plaza Lodge (270-753-2682), Best Western (270-753-5353), Murray Magnolia Inn (270-753-1150), Ken-Lake State Park (15 miles)
Local Accommodations: Far Away:
Barkley Lodge State Park, Kentucky Dam Village State Park

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Visiting and Contact Info

  • Admissions Office Address:
  • Office of Recruitment
    102 Curris Center
    Murray, KY 42071
    Phone: 800-272-2853
    Fax: 270-809-5377
    Email: msu.recruitment@murraystate.edu
  • Visiting Center:
  • Campus Tours:
  • On Campus Interviews:
  • Overnight Dorm Stays:
    Not Available
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