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Finding Your Way

The college experience will be a very intense period filled with good times, growing pains, and unexpected pleasures. In these years students will become acquainted with themselves and make fresh associations in a new community. MSU is in reality a small city, with facilities and services for students' day-to-day needs: places to eat, sleep, study, play, and services they can call upon for special help and agencies to keep things running smoothly. The hours of operation are posted on each facility. In accordance with state regulations and University policies, the use of tobacco in any University facility (including residence halls and apartment buildings) is prohibited.

Academic Services

The Center for Student Academic Success (STAS) in 321 Allie Young Hall provides academic advising to prospective and current MSU students and alumni. Advisors assist with class scheduling and academic planning for all students. The offices are open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each weekday for walk-in appointments; however, advance scheduling of appointments is recommended due to the large number of students using the office. Call 783-2084 for advance scheduling of appointments.

Academic-Athletic Center

The Academic-Athletic Center, home court for the MSU Eagle basketball teams, loyal fans can gather and cheer for victory. The Ellis T. Johnson Arena can also be converted into a volleyball court. This facility also has a hydraulic stage at one end which is used for concerts, formal commencements, convocations, and other special events students will want to attend.

Adron Doran University Center

Currently under renovation.

Allie Young Hall

Allie Young Hall houses a number of important student services: Counseling and Health Services, Academic Advising and Retention, College Readiness, Eagle Success Program, Eagle Diversity Education Center (EDEC), First Year Programs, Student Support ServicesConference Services, Eagle Card, Document Services, and Post Office.

University store

Owned and operated by MSU since 1949, the University Store is located on the ground floor of ADUC (Open during renovation, Same Location, New Entrance). As a self-sustaining, University-owned, auxiliary operation, our store management team is directly responsible to our University administration, ensuring compliance with the University's mission and continuation of specialized services for students, faculty and staff.
The University Store has the largest selection of officially licensed MSU clothing, gifts and souvenirs under one roof that anyone else – worldwide! We also carry the official MSU nursing scrubs, approved supplies and medical reference. The University Store has you covered from application to graduation.
The Textbook Department works hard to save you money on your books. The Store offers used, new books and when obtainable, digital and rental options too. We are the only location for faculty course packets and custom published titles. Save time by ordering your textbooks from our website ( and save on shipping by simply choosing our special shipping or pick up in store options.
Our knowledgeable staff can assist you with any shipping you may need. We are the designated UPS daily pick up point on campus.
Store hours vary, depending on the season of the school year. Please check our store hours on our website or social media for current open/close times. Call 606-783-2081 for more information.

Breathitt Sports Center

Many activities take place at the Breathitt Sports Center. Individuals can see exciting football and soccer games at the 10,000-seat Jayne Stadium. Also in this center are fields for baseball and softball, tennis courts as well as sand volleyball courts.

Career Services

The Office of Career Services provides a full range of career-related services to MSU students and alumni. Services available include: career inventories, career counseling, career development workshops, job search assistance, letter and resume evaluation, Suit Bank for professional attire, mock interviews, on- campus interviews with employers, career fairs and networking events. Students looking for student employment, part-time jobs,  summer jobs, internships, and full-time employment after graduation can find position postings though our on-line Eagle CareerNet. The office is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each weekday. Scheduling an appointment is recommended. Email: or call 606-783-2233 to schedule an appointment. Information is available at:

Check Cashing

The Office of Accounting & Financial Services offers check cashing services Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the cashier's area located in 207 Howell-McDowell. Students may cash personal checks for $50 or less provided that there are no credit issues with their account. No two-party checks may be cashed and there is a $40 fee for any checks returned.  

Conference Services

The Office of Conference and Event Services schedules facilities for banquets, meetings, and other activities. The office is located in 011 Allie Young Hall.

Counseling Center

When the going gets too tough to handle, students don't have to handle it alone. With a little help individuals can work out personal, social, or career-related problems. Counselors are available at the Counseling Center, located in 112 Allie Young Hall (783- 2123). There is no need to worry about privacy. All communications and records are held in strict confidence. The Counseling Center is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more information, visit
Personal/social adjustment counseling: Personal/social adjustment counseling helps overcome periods of stress, trauma, confusion, etc., that may occur as students adjust to college life when indecision and many changes are taking place. 
Marital/relationship counseling: Marital and other interpersonal relationships can be readily affected by the many stresses that are often encountered during a student’s academic career. The counseling center staff have specific training in the areas of relationship counseling and offer training in methods of marital/relationship enrichment and enhancement for distressed and non-distressed couples. 
Substance abuse counseling: Services that assist individuals with alcohol and/or other drug abuse related problems are available through a specially trained substance abuse counselor. Assessment, counseling and referrals are available to clients.
MSU4U is a mental health resource for all Morehead State students. MSU4U offers 24/7 access to resources such as online mental health screenings for depression and anxiety, skill-building tools to help you manage stress and academic life and opportunities to learn about the latest MSU4U campus events. 
MSU4U connects you to others through Facebook (MSUHealthServices) and Twitter (MSU_Clinic). Whether you need information about a community organization or the latest student mental health news, this service provides direction so you can do something to help yourself or help a friend. When help is needed crisis services are also available for students experiencing an emotional crisis or suicidal thoughts by calling 1-800-273-TALK (8255) you’ll be connected to a skilled, trained counselor at a crisis center in your area, anytime 24/7.  
Suicide Prevention Life Line, 1-800-273-8255 (TALK), or

MSU Dining Services

MSU Dining Services takes pride in serving delicious meals in a clean, student-friendly environment. The following is a list of all dining options offering a selection of menu items to accommodate the individual taste for each student.

Alumni Tower

Alumni Tower’s Beaker’s offers an all-you-care-to-eat restaurant with a variety of options such as roasted, carved-to-order meats; fresh vegetables; and pizza. Students will also find vegetarian dishes wraps, and a fresh produce market, as well as hot breakfast in the morning. A great place to hang out! Wing Span is also located in Alumni Tower. The POD Convenience Store offers products like grocery items, snacks, soda products, and laundry supplies.

Third Street Eats

Third Street Eats offers a wide variety from Chic-Fil-A, Jump Asian, Starbucks, Poas, Croutons, Fired Up Grill and Home Line along with a rotating exhibition station at Crave.


Java City

The Camden-Carroll Café (located in Camden-Carroll Library) offers JAVA City coffee, drinks, snacks, grab and go items for quick pick up and a made to order sandwich area with daily features along with pastries.

Meal Plans

Meal plan information is available online at Selections and/or changes should be made before payment or deferment of fees to ensure that billing statements and meal plans are accurate. Meals may be used by the cardholder only. Meal plans begin on the first day the residence halls open and end on the last day of final exams each semester. Flex Dollars can be used whenever a dining location is open. Additional information can be obtained by calling the EagleCard Office at 783-2701 or Dining Services at 783-2012.

Document Center

For photocopying needs, there are multiple self-service copiers located on campus. These machines are located in Camden-Carroll Library and Breckinridge Hall. These machines offer BeakerBUCKs access. The Document Center, located in Allie Young Hall, can provide quick copying at reasonable rates.
Typesetting is not available, but individuals can prepare originals for copying. Color copies and printing of digital files are also available, as well as miscellaneous bindery services. Copying and printing is also provided for campus organizations. Please call 783-2032 or visit the Document Center at 14 Allie Young Hall for copying and printing needs.

EagleCard – “More than just an ID!”

The EagleCard (ID) is the property of Morehead State University (MSU). It is your official MSU photo identification card and all members of the campus community are authorized and required to carry one. The EagleCard will include your name, photo, MSU ID number, and your status with the University. New MSU students will receive a personal EagleCard during SOAR or during the fall and spring New Student Days. New or replacement IDs may be obtained by visiting the EagleCard Office located in 31 Allie Young Hall.
For more information, visit

Eagle Lake

Eagle Lake is located just above the Recreation & Wellness Center. Here students may fish (with a valid fishing license), picnic, hike to their heart’s content, sunbathe, or just relax in a quiet “back-to-nature” atmosphere during daylight hours. Swimming and motorized boating are not permitted. Students may rent a kayak or canoe from the Outdoor Adventure rental center located in the Recreation & Wellness Center. The Eagle Lake area is closed to the public between the hours of sundown to sunrise daily.

Emergency Loans

  • Emergency Loan Fund: Small, short-term, no-interest loans. Please apply through the Enrollment Services Office (Enrollment Services Center)
  • Eagle Emergency Loan Fund: Provides small based loans. Please apply through the Office of Development (Palmer Development House)
  • SHARE Fund: Student Hardship Assistance Resource Emergency: Please apply through the Office of Student Success (109 Enrollment Services Center).

Financial Aid

Approximately 95 percent of MSU students receive financial aid to help with college expenses. The University offers a broad program of financial aid which includes grants; loans; work-study jobs; tuition waivers; and scholarships from federal, state, institutional, and private sources. To apply, use the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Contact the Office of Financial Aid (783-2011) about a financial aid package which combines various types of aid. Students can also investigate outside sources of aid.


Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) for Financial Aid

At Morehead State University, in order to continue to receive financial aid, a student must demonstrate satisfactory academic progress by completing a minimum number of the total hours attempted, and also by maintaining a minimum grade point average. MSU's satisfactory academic progress policy is as follows:


Undergraduate students will be considered to be making satisfactory academic progress for financial aid purposes as long as the following requirements are met:
  1. A student must successfully complete a minimum of 67% of the cumulative credit hours attempted. Successful completion for this purpose is defined as receiving a grade of "D" or better.
  2. Students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher by the end of the second year (4 semesters) and each evaluation period thereafter.
  3. A student has attempted no more than 150% of the hours required for their current academic program.


Graduate students will be considered to be making satisfactory academic progress for financial aid purposes as long as all of the following requirements are met:
  1. A student must successfully complete a minimum of 67% of the cumulative credit hours attempted. Successful completion for the purpose is defined as receiving a grade of "C" or better.
  2. A student must maintain a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average.
  3. A student has attempted no more than 150% of the hours required for their current graduate program.


Policies and procedures

The specific policies and procedures to be used in applying the satisfactory progress standards are outlined below:
  1. Satisfactory progress will be evaluated at the end of each Spring Semester.
  2. Hours attempted for purposes of this policy will be defined as those for which a student receives a grade of A, B, C, D, E, F, I, IP, K, R, U, N, W, WP, or WF.
  3. For undergraduate students, grades of E, F, I, IP, R, U, N, W, WP, and WF will not qualify as successful completion of hours attempted. For graduate students, grades of D, E, F, I, IP, R, U, N, W, WP, and WF will not qualify as successful completion of hours attempted.
  4. Cumulative SAP GPA will be calculated based on the attempted and completed policies above.
  5. Non-credit remedial courses, courses taken for audit, and courses in which grades of K or P are received are not figured in the calculation of a student’s grade point average.
  6. If otherwise eligible, students will be given financial aid during a term in which they may be repeating a course.
  7. A student who fails to maintain satisfactory progress as defined will not be permitted to receive federal, state, or institutional financial aid.


Procedures for appeal for students who fail to maintain satisfactory progress standards

Students who fail to meet satisfactory progress standards as defined may appeal the ruling to the Office of Financial Aid if they believe extenuating circumstances led to their failure to maintain satisfactory progress. Those desiring to appeal must do so in writing on the Satisfactory Progress Appeals form and must attach supporting documentation. The appeal form may be obtained in the Office of Financial Aid or online at Students will be notified in writing of the action taken on their appeal.


Reinstatement of financial eligibility

Should a student's financial aid eligibility be terminated for failure to maintain satisfactory progress as defined, the eligibility for financial aid will not be reinstated until the student enrolls for a subsequent academic term (fall, spring, or summer term) at his or her own expense and completes the term satisfying the satisfactory progress definition. Financial aid eligibility will be reinstated immediately for all students whose appeals are upheld.
Scholarships and Awards Renewal:
Scholarships and awards may and often do require higher standards for renewal. Please consult your award information and the university's renewal guidelines regarding your particular scholarship award.

Eagle Trace Golf Course

Eagle Trace is MSU’s semi-private, 18-hole Golf Course, located approximately 10 miles from campus off US 801 (telephone 783- 9073), and is open to students, faculty, staff, their families, and the community at nominal fees. The facility is designed to challenge the skills of seasoned golfers while providing recreational opportunities for golfers of all skill levels. More information about Eagle Trace Golf Course can be found at


Howell-McDowell Administration Building

The Administration Building is where students head if they need to cash a check or discuss billing accounts.

Intercollegiate Athletics

As a part of the University community students will be proud to know that MSU has received national recognition for accomplishments of several of its intercollegiate athletic teams. The University is a member in good standing with the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), the Ohio Valley Conference, and the Pioneer Football League. The coaches and athletes follow closely the NCAA’s regulations concerning recruitment, financial aid to athletes, and academic performance. As loyal MSU athletic fans, students must always remember that they represent the University whether on or off campus, and sportsmanlike conduct is always appropriate. For information related to schedules for sporting events, please consult the Athletics Web site at or call 783-2500.

International Student Services

The international student services director provides assistance and support during international student entry to MSU, coordination and documentation of compliance with immigration regulations, and cross-cultural programs for international education. For more information, visit


The Intramural Sports program, a component of the Recreation and Wellness Center, provides growth opportunities and educational experiences which serve to enrich the life-long learning process within a diverse University community. Through participation in a quality intramural program, individuals have the opportunity to enhance skills related to leadership, decision-making, problem-solving, conflict management, communication, and social development. Members of the MSU community can get involved with the intramural program through participation in planned intramural events, open recreation hours, and student employment opportunities. A schedule of approximately 30 activities are offered throughout the academic year. For more information about MSU Intramurals, please call 606-783-2083.

Laughlin Health Building

In the Laughlin Health Building students will find the University Police Department (MSUPD), classrooms, and recreational facilities and equipment. The Laughlin Health Building houses a large multipurpose room, six-lane bowling center, mirrored dance studio, Aikido room (for supervised martial arts and self-defense classes), and equipment checkout area. The intramural equipment room contains a variety of recreational equipment available on a temporary loan basis, including basketballs, volleyballs, tennis, badminton, and racquetball equipment, table tennis supplies, horseshoes, weightlifting belts, softball gloves, bats and balls, and much more. Equipment may be borrowed by presenting a valid EagleCard to the attendant. The recently renovated bowling lanes are available to the University community for league, recreational and group bowling. “House” bowling balls and shoes are available for use by individuals without personal bowling equipment. A nominal fee will be charged for shoe rental and games bowled.

Camden-Carroll Library

Camden-Carroll Library is here to help you succeed. The historic building is open nearly 100 hours every week, so you can: reserve a study room for yourself or a group; collaborate with help from a SmartBoard; use a Mac in the LTL; get help finding sources at the Research Help Desk; read in the Quiet Zone; hang out in the gaming room; browse for DVDs in the LRC; grab a coffee and a salad at the café; or, just find a comfy chair and relax with some free Wi-Fi! With 5 floors spanning more than 112,000 square feet, and hundreds of thousands of print and online resources (and more), just remember: We Can Help. Visit for more information.

Multicultural Student Services

The Office of Student Activities, Inclusion and Leadership Development provides leadership and support to the retention and development of students of color as well as international students. The adjustment and retention of international students and students of color is promoted by assisting student leadership, participation in programs, and advising individuals/organizations on student life and personal development goals. Through these efforts the office provides cultural enrichment and academic support for international students and students of color while increasing cross-cultural understanding for the total campus community. For more information, visit Student Activities, Inclusion, and Leadership Development or visit the office located in 107 Enrollment Services Center.

Adult Student Office

The coordinator for adult/commuter students is located in Enrollment Services (783-5226). Services are available to all undergraduate students who are 24 years of age or older and/or commute, enrolling or enrolled in courses on campus or at off-campus centers. The coordinator serves as an advocate for these students, providing orientation, counseling, and referral to campus and community resources. The coordinator provides advising and outreach activities to support student concerns in their academic, vocational, and social adjustment to University life. The coordinator is the contact person for information about PINNACLE (the adult student honor organization), the Non-Traditional Eagle Society, Project Graduate, and Veteran Outreach Program & Services.


The competition-size pool is located in the Recreation and Wellness Center and features swimming lanes, diving board, zip-line and a vortex. Please visit Aquatics for more information about the MSU Pool.

Post Office

The University Post Office is a contract station of the United States Postal Services and is located in 004 Allie Young Hall. The service window is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday except for vacation periods. Special hours during vacation periods will be communicated accordingly. Individuals may purchase stamps, money orders, and other postal products and services, as well as receive oversize or special classification mail from the University Post Office. Mail is delivered daily to each residence hall directly from the downtown post office.

Parcel deliveries destined for residence halls from carriers such as FedEx, DHL, etc… are received at the UPO and delivery notices are sent to students via email. To make sure that delivery services are efficient and timely, students should furnish correspondents with a complete MSU mailing address as soon as possible. Questions about mail delivery should be directed to the University Post Office at 783- 2816 or the Morehead City Post Office (for services that are not available at the UPO) at 784-5556.

Recreation & Wellness Center

The campus Recreation and Wellness Center is a state of the art 24-million dollar facility that was 100% student funded. It merged the aquatics, fitness and wellness, and intramural departments. The 100,000 square foot building houses 3 basketball courts, a competition size pool with zip-line and vortex, fitness area complete with various types of workout equipment, walking track, racquetball courts, and locker rooms. For leisure time, our facility holds two 32' televisions in our lounge area, as well as nine more flat screen TVs throughout the recreation center to enjoy while you work out!

Health Services

A student can receive health assessments, tests and medications at Counseling and Health Services on the first floor of Allie Young Hall. All students enrolled for credit are entitled to clinic services. Counseling and Health Services is open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. A student will be asked to show a valid MSU ID and to have a Health History Form on file. If the form was not received as part of the admission process, individuals may complete the necessary information at the time of their first clinic visit. The Health History Form must be signed by a parent or legal guardian of students who are under the age of 18. Medical practitioners will evaluate medical needs and make referrals to the clinic providers or off-campus medical facilities as necessary. Students may, of course, use a health care provider of their own choice and at their own expense whenever they wish. The clinic provides routine medications and treatments prescribed there. They also give allergy shots (for a minimal fee) when students provide the serum and written orders from their family physicians (who should always give the first shot in the series). Family planning services are available to students in conjunction with the Rowan County Health Department. If applicable, student insurance will be billed (please contact C&HS if any concerns). When necessary, specimens sent to SCRMC may require payment for co-insurance and/or deductible. These services would be billed and payable SCRMC. Students can call the clinic to make an appointment for this service. 


Office of University Assessment and Testing

The Office of University Assessment and Testing provides various tests to the University and its service region. It is located in room 501A Ginger Hall. The Testing Center administers the ACT Residual, the Miller’s Analogy Test and the Praxis Exam and placement tests (KYOTE and ACCUPLACER). They are also a testing site for National exams such as ACT, LSAC, GRE subject exams and the SAT.
The Office of University Assessment and Testing also administers credit by examination tests, CLEP, and departmental proficiency examinations as well as initiates credit for Advance Placement. If you have a particularly strong background in a subject, or if you have had your Advance Placement scores sent to Morehead State University, contact the Testing Center for more information at 606-783-2526.

University Police Department

The job of the University Police Department is to protect individuals, their property, and University facilities and equipment. Personnel are on duty 24 hours a day. Call 783-2035 any time for assistance. For emergencies dial 911. The University Police Department provides several services which a student may need. Student cadets operate a courtesy shuttle from the parking lots to the residence halls. Hours of operation for the shuttle are 7pm-1am. Students can call 783-TRIP (8747) for shuttle service. Individuals can help the University Police Department and the community by reporting information about crime and dangerous acts on campus.
The University police force is composed of 16 sworn officers and six police telecommunicators. All police officers are required to complete the 22-week Kentucky Police Academy provided by the Department of Criminal Justice. Police telecommunicators, too, receive four weeks of initial training from the Department of Criminal Justice. For both, this and their annual in-service training are the same as for all Kentucky law enforcement agencies. The University police are primarily responsible for on-campus incidents and events; however, they have full police jurisdiction throughout Rowan County. Services provided include: criminal investigation, accident investigation, crime prevention, traffic control, special event security, building security, and public service awareness programs. Officers are on duty 24 hours per day. Contact 783-2035 for service. In case of emergency, dial 911.
Campus traffic is controlled by the Traffic Office, 100 Laughlin Health Building. This office handles vehicle registration, tickets, and release of vehicles that have been towed. For additional information concerning motor vehicles, parking zones, parking permits, and regulations, see the Motor Vehicles Regulations brochure published annually by the Traffic Office, or call 783- 2220. To appeal a University parking violation, refer to Appendix Q. The Traffic Office hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Student Cadets:
The University Police Department sponsors a student cadet program to assist in the safety and well-being of the resident campus community. Cadets are work-study students, both federal and institutional, who operate the courtesy shuttle and assist in the support of special events. They maintain constant radio contact with the police telecommunicators and officers. Student cadets provide a critical service to the campus community.
Motor Vehicle Registration:
All vehicles operated on campus must be properly registered. Visitor and temporary parking permits are issued to those with a short-term need. Visitor permits may be obtained 24 hours per day.
Lost and Found
If a student has misplaced or lost property, it may be at the University Police Department. This is the official lost and found depository for the campus.
Key Control:
Requests for University keys may be submitted to the Office of Facilities Management. 606-783-2066.
Special Presentations:
Students or their organizations may schedule a program concerning a wide variety of educational topics, including crime prevention, RAD (Rape Aggression Defense), and Surviving an Active Shooter Situation. Speakers may be scheduled by contacting the Chief of Police at 783-2035.
Open Door Policy:
The University Police Department endorses an open door policy. Students, faculty, staff, and the general public are welcome to visit and discuss items of concern between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. (Monday – Friday). Emergencies are handled 24 hours per day.


Wetherby Gymnasium

Wetherby Gymnasium (adjacent to Laughlin Health Building) serves as the site for women’s intercollegiate volleyball, classes, and special events.
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