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MSC CARES Grant Application Form (Application Period CURRENTLY OPEN)

MSC CARES Grant Application Information Sheet

CARES Act Student Emergency Funds

On March 27, 2020, Congress signed the CARES Act. In the act, funds were designated to provide assistance to eligible students for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations as a result of COVID-19.

Students who may be eligible are as follows:
   1. Students who were not enrolled in exclusively online courses as of March 13, 2020
   2. Students who have completed a 2019-2020 FAFSA or are eligible to complete a FAFSA
       a. Students who are not eligible to complete a FAFSA
              i. Concurrent high school students
              ii. International or undocumented students
              iii. Students in default of student loans
              iv. Men not registered with the Selective Service
              v. Students not making academic progress

Each MSC student who has already submitted a FAFSA and is eligible to receive funds will be required to self-certify via a form that will be sent to each student’s school email account. The deadline to complete the self-certification form will be May 25, 2020 at 5:00pm. Each eligible student who completes the form will be disbursed $400 by May 28, 2020. 

UPDATE (5/21): Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund Reporting- Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students

UPDATE (7/29): Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund Reporting- Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

August 4 - Message from President McDaniel: Welcome Back

July 22- "Aggies All IN: Returning to Campuswebsite launched

July 1- Restricted public access to MSC campus extended until August 1. Mask Wearing procedures outlined

May 21 - MSC COVID-19 Response Task Force Appointed

May 21Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund Reporting- Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students

May 5- Statement on Pass/No Pass Grading Option 

May 4- Update on 2020 Commencement 

May 1 - Message from President McDaniel: MSC Reopening Plans

April 29 - Statement on 2020 Commencement 

April 17 - Announcement: All MSC summer classes will be delivered in online and/or Zoom formats

April 6 - Work Schedules/Changes to Campus Access

March 27- Announcement: Changes to Campus Access Procedures 

March 20- MSC Housing Announcement 

March 20- Murray State College COVID-19 Update - President McDaniel 

March 17- Press Release: Murray State College to transition classes online in response to COVID-19

March 17 - Message from President McDaniel

March 16- NJCAA Suspends Spring Sports due to COVID-19

March 12Murray State College taking precautions with regard to novel coronavirus (COVID-19)

How does MSC's response to COVID-19 affect me?

While the decision to move classes online and transition much of the campus staff to work remotely has involved hours of planning and problem solving, we believe it is the best option to keep everyone in the Murray State family safe. We want to assure all we do business with or serve on a daily basis that even though much of our staff may not be on campus, we are still working diligently to continue serving our community partners, faculty, staff, and students. We have compiled information on a MSC Coronavirus Response webpage in order to give everyone the best contact information, communication methods and resources for specific campus departments.  

Information on Pass/No Pass Grade Policy

Murray State College is committed to your academic success. In order to provide flexibility while upholding academic integrity, we are offering an option for pass/no-pass (P/NP) grading for spring 2020 courses only.  For more details and deadlines  Click Here . Students interested in choosing this option will need to fill out a Pass/No Pass Grade form 

Discussions Regarding Refunds 

As of April 23, MSC has completed a partial refund for all students who moved out of housing by March 29, 2020. Students who moved out by this date will see a 35% room and board credit on their accounts. Please note: students who receive room and board scholarships from MSC may receive a reduced credit. In addition, all Gunsmithing students who lived in housing for spring 2020 and are returning to campus at a later date to complete the program will not see a credit. However, Gunsmithing students will not be charged for room and board when returning to campus to complete spring coursework.

Thank you all for being flexible during this time. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me.  

Justin Cellum
Asst. Vice President of Business Affairs 
Murray State College
Office: (580) 387-7211

Enrollment for Fall OPEN NOW to All Students

Attached below are the distance enrollment guides for new and returning students.  To ensure the safety of our students and staff, the MSC Advisement Office is accepting enrollment appointments via zoom or phone for all students. The guides also contain a link for scheduling your enrollment appointment.  It is up to you to make sure your balances are paid to $400 or less and any business office, Registrar, or financial aid holds are removed prior to scheduling an appointment.  Instructions for hold removals can be found within the guides. 


Due to Accuplacer restrictions, we are unable to administer the Accuplacer placement exam.  Advisors will be using a "multiple measure" placement process during enrollment sessions.

Enrollment for current students will begin on Monday, April 6th and new students may begin enrolling on Monday, April 13th. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the Advisement Office. ​Tishomingo- (580) 387- 7201 or (580)387-7202; ​ Ardmore -(580) 319-0370.

Current Student Enrollment Guide      New Student Enrollment Guide  

Current Concurrent Student Enrollment Guide    New Concurrent Student Enrollment Guide

Fall 2020 Move-In Schedule

Below are the designated move-in times for students living in student housing in Fall 2020. As a preventative measure to assure the health and safety of students and staff participating in the move-in process, temperatures of students will be taken before they enter a building and/or receive their key. We recommend having everyone start at the housing office to get their key and have their temperature taken, and then they can either move-in and/or head to other building to get books, student ID’s etc.

August 11, 2020

  • Women’s Soccer – 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Men’s Soccer – 12 noon – 5 p.m.
  • ​Vet Tech Sophomores & Aggie Ambassadors – 2 - 5 p.m.

August 12, 2020

  • Softball 8 - 10 a.m.
  • Women’s Basketball- 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Golf (M & W) and Vet Tech Freshman - 12:45 -2 p.m.
  • ​Men’s Basketball - 2:30 – 5 p.m.

August 13, 2020 - Freshmen

  • Group 1 (Last Name A-G) -9 a.m. – 12 noon
  • Group 2 (Last Name H-O) - 12:30 – 3 p.m.
  • Group 3 (Last Name N-Z) - 3:30 – 5 p .m.

August 14, 2020 - Sophomores and Baseball

  • Group 1(Last Name A-N) – 8 - 10 a.m.
  • Group 2 (Last Name O-Z) -10 a.m. -12 noon
  • Baseball 1 -5 p.m.

Click here for printable schedule

About Coronavirus

What is Coronavirus?

A novel coronavirus is a new coronavirus that has not been previously identified. The virus causing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), is not the same as the coronaviruses that commonly circulate among humans and cause mild illness, like the common cold.

A diagnosis with coronavirus 229E, NL63, OC43, or HKU1 is not the same as a COVID-19 diagnosis. Patients with COVID-19 will be evaluated and cared for differently than patients with common coronavirus diagnosis.

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What are the symptoms of coronavirus

Reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death for confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases.

The following symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure.*

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath

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What to do / Preventing the spread of coronavirus

Call your doctor: If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever and symptoms of respiratory illness, such as cough or difficulty breathing, call your healthcare provider immediately.

  • Stay home except to get medical care
  • Separate yourself from other people and animals in your home
  • Call ahead before visiting your doctor
  • Wear a facemask if you are sick
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes
  • Avoid sharing personal household items
  • Clean all “high-touch” surfaces everyday
  • Monitor your symptoms
  • Stay home except to get medical care
  • Separate yourself from other people and animals in your home
  • Call ahead before visiting your doctor
  • Wear a facemask if you are sick
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes
  • Avoid sharing personal household items
  • Clean all “high-touch” surfaces everyday
  • Monitor your symptoms

Call 911 if you have a medical emergency: If you have a medical emergency and need to call 911, notify the dispatch personnel that you have, or are being evaluated for COVID-19. If possible, put on a facemask before emergency medical services arrive.

Learn More:

Additional Information about Coronavirus

Oklahoma Higher Ed State System -Corona

Okla. Department of Health -COVID-19 in Oklahoma

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

COVID-19 vs. Flu

OK State Travel advisories