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SOAR is a one-day program where you will register for classes, have your photo taken for your EagleCard (student ID), sign up for a meal plan and complete tasks to prepare you for your first semester.

Morehead, Ky is located off Interstate 64 at Exit 137 approximately 60 miles west of Huntington, W.Va., and 60 miles east of Lexington, Ky.  MSU Map and Directions

  1. Traveling from east on I-64, turn left off the exit ramp onto KY 32. Traveling from the west on I-64,turn right off exit ramp onto KY 32. 
  2. Travel approximately three miles and go through six traffic lights. 
  3. At the last traffic light (“B”), turn left onto U.S. 60. 
  4. Continue on U.S. 60 (the bypass), turn left at the second traffic light (“D”) onto University Blvd.

You may park in university lots beside of ADUC, behind Bert Combs Building, behind Lloyd Cassity Building and behind the Camden-Carroll Library.

Please do not park in reserved numbered spaces or privately owned parking lots. See the campus map for additional information.

While parents/guardians are not required to attend SOAR, we encourage it. Parents/Guardians who attend SOAR have the opportunity to obtain important information regarding all aspects of their student's education at MSU, including financial aid and housing.
A variety of hotel accommodations are located close to campus.

Comfort Inn & Suites 
2650 Kentucky Hwy 801 
606-780-REST (7378) or 800-228-5150  

Days Inn 
170 Toms Dr. 

Hampton Inn 
500 Hampton Way 

Holiday Inn Express 
110 Toms Dr. 

Motel 6
602 Fraley Dr

Quality Inn 
175 Toms Dr. 
Yes. You will have your photo made early in the day (be prepared - please do not wear a hat in your photo) and your EagleCard will be ready for pick-up on the 2nd floor of ADUC during check-out.

Virtual SOAR participants will send a photo to the EagleCard office. Photo submission details can be found at
While we would love to show you your future room during your tour, we are unable to do so due to student occupancy, summer camps and scheduled maintenance. However, you will be able to view both a suite and double occupancy room.