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Murray State College will not host homecoming festivities this fall

September 28, 2020

Murray State College will not host homecoming festivities this fall

Due to COVID-19 health concerns, Murray State College will not be hosting a homecoming celebration this year.  The college typically hosts activities for students and alumni during the last weekend of October or the first weekend in November.

“It is with a great deal of regret that we find it necessary to cancel homecoming activities this year,” said MSC President Joy McDaniel.  “Our campus is closed to the public, and we are working hard to keep everyone safe so we can finish out the semester.”

Until recently, local residents were allowed on campus for certain meetings, but that policy has been suspended due to COVID-19 concerns.  The public is encouraged to contact campus staff by email or phone as needed.

The alumni association is exploring ways to celebrate those who may be selected for induction to the MSC Athletic Hall of Fame and as distinguished alumni for 2020.  It is most likely that even if honorees are selected this year, recognition ceremonies will be postponed until the fall of 2021. 

“There have been lots of changes this semester and the need to cancel homecoming is one of the most disappointing,” said McDaniel.  “We will miss crowning a queen and welcoming alumni to campus, but realize that these precautions are necessary and in the best interests of all.”

In-person classes at Murray State will end on November 20, with students finishing the semester through online instruction.