Murray, KY
Murray State University


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Kina
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

If I could go back in time to high school, I would have to tell myself that once you step out of the hallways of high school,...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

If I could go back in time to high school, I would have to tell myself that once you step out of the hallways of high school, there is no one there to pick you up and help you along. In college you have to wear the hat of adult. Neither your mother or father will be there to guide you. You will need to be smart and research options on how to stay in school and pay for it. Do not get caught up with trying to make money. The time will come for that when you graduate. College is about finding out who you are and where you want to go in life. It is during this time that you will find out what your true strengths are. Beware of the advice you take as everyone does not have your best interest at heart. Finally, know that you are smart and have earned the right to be on that campus. Reach out to your professors if you are having difficulties. There is no shame in asking for help. You are not expected to have all the answers. Go easy on yourself and know that you are beautiful.

Serah
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Our school is known for being friendly.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Our school is known for being friendly.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Dear high school Self, In high school I know you are very much involved but remember that college is not the different. You are away from your parents which means an increase of freedom. This may seem like an awesome thing at this time but learn how to manage your time wisely. Spend as much time if not more in your books as you do making friends. As a freshman do not try to do everything the school has to offer, even though it may be tempting. Try out a few things such as SGA or the speech and debate team. These are the things that will look good on your resume as you prepare for law school. Also remember that THIS IS NOT HIGH SCHOOL. I capitalize that because the work load is heavier and proffessors will not feel pity for you just because you "forgot" to do your home work. Even though there is no key club, get involved in the community and give back as much as you can because that did not stop in high school. Oh and if can please please try to avoid 8 am classes. See you in the future! -Sincerely College Serah

megan
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

If I were able to talk to myself as a high school senior, I would tell myself to stay focused. The first year of college was...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

If I were able to talk to myself as a high school senior, I would tell myself to stay focused. The first year of college was the hardest. Also, to not rush growing up. College is a wonderful experience a lot of people are not able to go through. Rushing this special part of your life, you would miss out on so much. College was were you find your independence, your future, and yourself. I would remind myself to make good lasting impressions on the professors because they can also help guide you through to better grades and possibly the career of your dreams.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Someone looking to go out every night or prefers city life. This town is small with minimal shopping close by.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The parking space available for commuters. They are further away from the classes and usually all full.

Elsa
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Murray State is a rural, friendly university perfect for anyone from agriculture majors to engineering.

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Murray State is a rural, friendly university perfect for anyone from agriculture majors to engineering.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

You should not attend Murray State if you are unfriendly, unwilling to learn, or are interested in living in big city.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would advise myself not to stress too much about my college decision; I know now that I made the right decision. Additionally I would also advise myself to no worry about my random roommate or dorm assignment because she i now your best friend and you love where you live. I believe that everything happens for a reason and so far I've been lucky enough to have everything work out in my favor.

Loren
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Murray State is known for excellent teachers who really care about students learning and many opportunities for students to p...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Murray State is known for excellent teachers who really care about students learning and many opportunities for students to particpate in on campus activities

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would tell myself to be more open to different types of people and new ways of thinking. just because you would do something a certain way does not mean that everyone has to do it that way. People like you for who you are and you are a good person so let the real you out and be confident. People like people who are confident in their own skin and who like themselves. Lastly, participating in different clubs and activities is the best way to meet new people and feel at home in this new chapter of your life.

What kind of person should attend this school?

There are many different types of people that attend Murray State. I strongly believe that anyone could succeed at Murray. If you like the small town feel and if you are interested in outdoors activities and water sports Murray State would be perfect.

TaKeyla
What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

If I had to choose one thing that was the most frustrating for me at Murray State, it would be the fact that the dorm where I...

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

If I had to choose one thing that was the most frustrating for me at Murray State, it would be the fact that the dorm where I lived was very old, and the electrical system was probably outdated. We had fire drills at all times. We were not allowed to use extension cords, which some people brought anyway. It caused shortages in the building. Other than that, I had an awesome experience at Murray my freshman year.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Knowing what I know now about college life and making the transition, I would give myself the following advice: 1. Do not procrastinate! When I was in high school, I thought I had all the time in the world to get things done. Wrong!!! College has taught me the value of time. Everything is time-sensitive. Professors don't babysit you. There's no make-up work or excuses. When it's due, it's due!!! 2. Prioritize! Don't get overwhelmed with the little things. Choose those things that are most important and get those done first. There will always be other things to do, but if you get those "big rocks" out of the way first, then you can focus on the other things. 3. Be the best you can be. Don't settle for anything. Strive for perfection. Work hard, study hard and be the very best that you can be. No regrets.

What's unique about your campus?

The best thing about Murray State is that it is very family oriented. The community is loving and supportive of college life. The school is not spread out, everything is within walking distance for those who do not have a car. I feel safe on campus. If I had a need for anything, people were there to help...whether it was another student, faculty or staff member. The food is great. Lots of on-campus and dorm events. Very diverse. Keeps students active and involved. Great academic programs and support if you need help with any of your classes.

Mary
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Mary, I want you to understand that college can be scary. Loans will loom over your head and finding a job won't be the easie...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Mary, I want you to understand that college can be scary. Loans will loom over your head and finding a job won't be the easiest task you've ever done. You'll be afraid of putting yourself out there and meeting new people since you know only 2 other people at Murray. You'll have to depend on your roommate and your family until you can find your footing - and I know you will. While these other burdens may stress you, take a deep breath, and know that you will love it regardless. Use this opportunity to figure out who you are and look into every nook that Murray has to offer. You never know what you will find. Stay focused on your schoolwork and remind dedicated to your passions. Everyone at Murray is there to help you on your way, so take advantage of what they can provide for you and always be grateful to those people. Make some great friends and have a great time with them! They're probably just as anxious as you are. Life is what you make of it! Go to Murray and make it the best desicion you've made.

What's unique about your campus?

Murray State is a school that is wholeheartedly dedicated to improving it's already impressive abilities. Murray was ranked within the top 20 Southern schools in the U.S., but it never stops working to be better. Professors and faculty members always provide you with the best resources and encouragment to be your best and try very hard to help you succeed. Outside of the classroom, Murray State's sports teams are loved across campus and always have a large crowd to cheer on atheletes. Murray as a whole is a great place to grow as a person and student.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

The kind of person that shouldn't attend Murray State is someone who doesn't want to look around and see that they go to a school of diverse culture and students and faculty dedicated to what they do. Murray State has an ability to make it's campus home to many of it's students and is dedicated to helping students get involved. If you have no interest in leaving your dorm room and experiencing what opportunities college can provide, don't go to Murray State University. If you dislike the friendliest city in America, don't come here!

Aaron
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates for the most part are focused in on succeeding at their studies.

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates for the most part are focused in on succeeding at their studies.

What's unique about your campus?

I believe that the school does provide quality education for the size of the school as a whole.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would myself the advice to get use to studying hard to better prepair yourself for the work load. Also prepair for long nights of studying an lots of research writing.

Amanda
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

You are about to enter into a different part of life that is better than what you have right now, but will not be perfect. Do...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

You are about to enter into a different part of life that is better than what you have right now, but will not be perfect. Do not get hung up on the belief that everyone in high school will either change or stay the same, or that moving away is the only solution. There will always be snobs, perfectionists, slackers, and preps, but in the end we are all shooting for the same goal. When you enter college, you will not always be surrounded by the people you have known since kindergarten, and that is okay, because now you are given the opportunity to make new ones, and to finally become independent and may even be able to reinvent yourself. Do not be afraid to ask for help finding your classroom, or if you forgot a pen at home. People are always there to help you, and the hype high school teachers put on cursive handwriting and nobody caring once you leave the "safety net" of high school is nothing but hooplahd, because around every corner is compassion and empathy. Keep your chin up and eyes forward, and do not hold back because of fear of this step toward adulthood.

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

I wish I had known more about programs regarding my major and minor, because I would have been able to gain more experience that would have aided in progressing not only in knowledge of the subjects, but in moving closer to my academic and career goals. Without these components, a catch 22 develops where you cannot get a job because you do not have the experience or knowledge, but you do not have the experience or knowledge because you have never worked in the area before.

What kind of person should attend this school?

The kind of person who should attend this school is a person who is outgoing, independent, and has spirit and passion towards something whether it be sports, the environment, or the subject in which he/she is studying. The person should not be a slacker, and should work hard to improve him/herself and want to gain a social life and relationships that will last a lifetime.

Samuel
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

"You're doing the right thing!" I watched all my friends fill out their college applications, all of which were to big four y...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

"You're doing the right thing!" I watched all my friends fill out their college applications, all of which were to big four year universities. I wanted so bad to be filling them out, and talk about moving away. Unfortunately, my family could not afford such steep tuition rates, or university housing. I knew I had to be practical and apply for what I could afford. This happened to be the community college located in town, West Kentucky Community & Technical College. I watched all my friends, one by one, move away and start a new adventure. I knew that I had made a huge mistake. However, I slowly started getting used to small community college life and I began to find myself more involved in campus activity. I found my first job there (which I still have), and graduated with an Associate of Arts. Now, I attend Murray State University. I find myself better adjusted then some of my friends who jumped right into big college life. I wouldn't change a thing. What was right for my friends wasn't right for me. I would tell myself "stay strong, don't waver, and have a blast!"

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