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MSU extends support for those affected by floods in Eastern Kentucky

Our hearts are with our alumni, students and friends in Eastern Kentucky affected by recent flooding.  

To assist Morehead State University students from counties the governor has identified as major disaster areas eligible for federal aid, MSU is offering early check-in. Any student planning to live in MSU residential housing this fall semester may contact MSU’s Office of Student Housing and request early check-in if they need a place to stay. Check-in can begin Sunday, Aug. 7. This applies to MSU students from the following counties: Breathitt, Clay, Floyd, Johnson, Knott, Leslie, Letcher, Magoffin, Martin, Owsley, Perry, Pike and Wolfe. Call 606-783-2060 or email for assistance. 

“We want to do everything we can to support our students during this time. Providing them a place to reside early could be a benefit to some,” said MSU President Dr. Jay Morgan. 

Morehead State is collecting supplies through Friday, Aug. 5, to send to Alice Lloyd College, Big Sandy Community and Technical College, and Hazard Community and Technical Colleges. Donations may be dropped off at the Enrollment Services Building at 121 East Second Street (garage). Requested items include bottled water, canned food, cleaning supplies, diapers, linens, personal hygiene products, socks, towels, trash bags, T-shirts, underwear and work gloves. 

MSU Dining Services is also holding a donation drive Aug. 1-10 and donations can be dropped off at The Rocky Adkins Dining Complex from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 to 7 p.m. Suggested donations include blankets, hygiene products, pillowcases, sheets, towels, sheets and school supplies.  

Kentucky’s Governor Andy Beshear has established the Team Eastern Kentucky Flood Relief Fund. Visit to donate. 

MSU will continue to support our students and families in Eastern Kentucky and partner with our community organizations for assistance. 

Emergency resources are available to students via the MSU Foundation thanks to the generous support of alumni and friends. The NEST Fund - Needs for Eagle Support in Trying Times - supports student emergency needs including food support, school supplies, transportation costs and more. If you know of an MSU student who could benefit from these programs, visit