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.

current campus update

november 23, 2020

dear faculty and staff:

first, thank you for your diligence, flexibility and hard work this semester. your examples of adherence to the racer safe and healthy guidelines, particularly wearing a face mask or face covering, has been a huge help to our entire racer community this semester in keeping everyone as safe and healthy as possible.

the campus remains open and fully operational and work should continue as normal; however, some of your work will be handled remotely as directed by your immediate supervisor or vice president/president. also, i want to add that the important work of recruiting students, admissions, campus tours, etc. will continue during the holiday breaks and other offices may be asked to assist in these areas in the coming days. here is our fiscal year 2020-21 holiday calendar: 2020-21 holiday calendar.

finally, i wanted to share a few updates of which you should be mindful and to keep our campus community safe and healthy as we move forward:

  1. campus buildings
  2. beginning this past saturday, the majority of campus buildings, including those on the regional campuses, will be locked to the general public.  visitors may be allowed by appointment only.

    below are adjusted hours of select buildings/services that will remain unlocked for designated periods:

    curris center holiday hours schedule:

    • open 11/23/20 – 11/24/20, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    • closed 11/25/20 – 11/29/20
    • open 11/30/20 – 12/14/20, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    • closed 12/15/20 – 1/4/21
    • open 1/5/21 – 1/14/21, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    • begin regular hours 1/15/21

    wellness center holiday hours schedule:

    • closed 11/21/20 – 11/29/20
    • open 11/30/20 – 12/13/20, m – f – 8 a.m. – 8 p.m., saturday – sunday, 12 noon – 5 p.m.
    • closed 12/14/20 – 1/3/21
    • open 1/4/21 – 1/14/21, m – f – 8 a.m. – 8 p.m., saturday – sunday 12 noon – 5 p.m.
    • begin regular hours 1/15/21

    waterfield library holiday hours schedule:

    • open 11/23/20 – 11/24/20, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
    • closed 11/25/20 – 11/29/20
    • open 11/30/20 – 12/15/20, m – f – 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., saturday – sunday closed
    • during this time, waterfield library will be staffed but the main doors will be locked. please call ext. 4990 for admittance or contact the libraries for assistance here: //libguides.murraystate.edu/askus/emailus.
  3. msu health services/primary care will be closed on campus from 11/21/20 – 1/18/21. however, telemedicine options and the main office location on south 12th street will still be available to faculty, staff and students. their campus phone number (270-809-3809) will be forwarded to the main office location. they will also still be checking their email throughout this period (msu.healthservices@murraystate.edu).

  4. racer safe and healthy checklist
  5. next month is shortened for us with the holiday break and for that reason msu will not be requiring you to complete the racer safe and healthy checklist for the month of december.

    however, it is very important that you continue to practice safe and healthy practices throughout the thanksgiving holiday and when we return to campus.  we must all continue to adhere to our racer safe and healthy guidelines, including, but not limited to, wearing a face mask, practicing social distancing and if you are sick, immediately see your medical provider and stay home.

    it is also critical that you complete the racer safe and healthy checklist by january 4, 2021, prior to returning to campus for the spring semester.  your health, safety and well-being is paramount in all of our decisions as we maintain a safe and healthy campus environment.



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.