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MSU to host Open House for Diverse Students

Morehead State University takes pride in being a “light to the mountains” while fostering a campus atmosphere of inclusivity and cultural enrichment. MSU will celebrate the diversity of its campus and the region through an Open House for Diverse Students. The event takes place from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, in the Adron Doran University Center.  

The event is set during MSU’s Family Weekend and features several activities to provide information and a glimpse of MSU campus life. Students will learn how to be admitted to MSU, attend a workshop on paying for college and have the opportunity to participate in a Q&A session with an MSU student panel. The second half of the Open House includes the Academic and Student Life Fair, a guided campus tour, and a home Eagle Football game before departing campus.  

If students want to apply for admission during their visit, MSU will waive the $30 application fee. Due to MSU’s COVID-19 protocols, attendees are required to bring a mask to wear indoors during their visit regardless of vaccination status.   

“Our goal is to make it convenient to get answers to questions about starting college by bringing deans, department chairs and faculty from our academic programs, as well as staff from admissions, financial aid, housing and many more services, together in one place,” said Holly Pollock, director of undergraduate admissions for MSU’s Office of Enrollment Services. “Participants will also have the opportunity to learn more about student-focused educational and extracurricular activities nurturing an inclusive community campus.” 

Tyra Pettigrew, the diversity enrollment counselor for the Office of Enrollment Services, said this event is a great chance to welcome students from various backgrounds while showing them MSU can be their home away from home.  

“We really want to highlight the diversity and inclusivity on campus,” Pettigrew said. “Morehead is a smaller community, but it houses so much, and I think that’s what I want prospective students to see. I want them to be able to see how much diversity our campus has to offer and how accepting our community is.” 

For more information, contact Pettigrew at 606-783-2000, email or visit