MSU Account and Password Overview

Quick Reference Guides 

These downloadable guides give an overview of our four major campus systems: myGate, Canvas, RacerMail and the campus network.  

4 Easy Steps Guide for Students (PDF)

4 Easy Steps Guide for Staff (PDF)

4 Easy Steps Guide for Faculty (PDF)

4 Easy Steps Guide for Racer Academy Students (PDF)

4 Easy Steps Guide for Dual-Credit Teachers (PDF)

Campus Systems

myGate - The myGate system allows users to add/drop courses, view and pay bills, view schedules, fill out timecards, enter grades, and much more. Additionally, to access the campus systems listed below, users must be able to access myGate first. Passwords expire after 120 days. Employees lose access to myGate one year after their termination date.
(myGate Account Information)


RacerMail - MSU's email system, powered by Google, includes a host of apps like Calendar and Hangouts.

MSU email/Google accounts are maintained for current faculty, current staff, and current students, as well as retirees.The following are business rules set forth by Murray State University.

  • Student email accounts remain active for 3 years following graduation. A 30-day notice is sent in advance of deletion.
  • Students who leave the University or discontinue taking classes will have their accounts deleted after 2 years. A 30-day notice is sent in advance of deletion.
  • Students actively using their email for Murray State University-related business may request continued usage. This is only granted for students completing course or program work, such as finishing up a research project, defending a thesis, or completing work with their academic advisor. This information will be verified at the time of the request before continued access is granted.  A 30-day notice is sent in advance of deletion.
  • Employees' email accounts will be deleted 60 days following last paid date of employment. The last paid date of employment is set by Human Resources, and can be found on the Employee Clearance Record from Human Resources.
  • Retirees will retain email for life.

(Create or Change Your RacerMail Email Password)


Canvas - MSU's learning management system for students and faculty to access courses and materials, take assessments, submit coursework, and view grades.
(Create or Change Your Canvas Password


Network - Network accounts allow users to log on to any campus computer, access library resources from off-campus, and use the on-campus wi-fi. Passwords expire after 120 days. Employees' network accounts are disabled as of their last day of work. Other accounts may also be affected, such as Library access, SFTP accounts, wireless access, etc.
(Access Campus Computers / Register in ResNet / Create or Change Your Network Account Password)


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