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Murray State to host online Family Weekend event Sept. 11-12; parents may also visit campus


Murray State University will host an online Family Weekend event from Sept. 11-12, offering Racers and their families plenty of virtual activities in the name of Racer spirit.

Family Weekend 2020, planned with social distancing and Racer Safe and Healthy Guidelines in mind, encourages students to share their college experience with their loved ones.

Planned virtual activities include the following:

• A “Bring your Family along” scavenger hunt, which encourages students on campus to connect with their at-home and Racer families for entries to win Murray State gear.

• The “Racer Family Rewind” video challenge, where participants recreate old family photos and post on social media using the #RacerFamilyRewind hashtag.

• A “Racer Recipes” series that features a variety of community-submitted recipes for all cooking skill levels.

• A “Racer One Facebook Event” featuring a Q&A with Murray State’s famous mascot and student rider.

• Murray State coloring sheets for those looking to flex their artistic muscles.

• A canned food and toiletries drive to help stock the iniversity’s Racers Helping Racers pantry and other local charities

“We’re so excited to welcome our Racer families for a weekend of virtual activities,” said Peggy Whaley, director of student engagement and success. “The health and safety of our campus community is important to us, and we think our families will greatly enjoy the virtual event this year. We look forward to hosting Family Weekend in September.”

While this year’s Family Weekend will be hosted virtually, parents may still visit their students on campus as well as participate in on-campus and virtual tours or visit the Curris Center, following Racer Safe and Healthy Guidelines. Additionally, the university will continue a Family Weekend tradition of honoring outstanding families from each Residential College.

Participate in these fun virtual events and learn more about Family Weekend 2020 at murraystate.edu.

From Murray State University

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