Where REAL Happens

College is about more than what you learn in the class. How you spend your free time and engage with others outside of classes provides you with valuable opportunities to grow personally. There are countless activities, organizations, and ways to get involved at McMurry. Whether through social clubs, intramural sports, a religious organization or academic club, there’s a place for everyone.Campus involvement provides an ideal learning lab for growing leadership competencies and gaining life experiences. You’ll learn skills in communication, delegation, decision making, motivation, problem-solving, time management, and more. You may uncover new interests and passions while building friendships and memories that will continue with you throughout your life. Your path is up to you, but opportunities await you at McMurry.
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Religious & Spiritual Life at McMurry

Religious & Spiritual Life programs and activities bring together the campus community. Gather for weekly worship, enjoy coffee and faith discussions, make new friends, join a mission trip, gain leadership experience, and develop a servant’s heart as you advance your spiritual knowledge. The tapestry of our campus is diverse, creating inspiring experiences for all who chose to participate.


About Abilene Texas

Abilene is a great college town and home to three universities. A hidden gem, the city offers great entertainment, dining, and outdoor activities.

The sense of community  you’ll find is unparalleled. You’ll run into a McMurry alumni around town ready to welcome and introduce you to friends and colleagues. Parents can feel comfortable with their student at McMurry because people in Abilene go the extra mile to welcome and help students. If you love the idea of belonging to a community, Abilene is definitely ready to welcome you.

The City of Abilene, Texas, is located approximately 180 miles west of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, near the state’s geographic center. Connected east-west by Interstate I-20, and north-south by U.S. highways 83, 84, and 277, Abilene is the center of a 22-county area commonly referred to as the Big Country.

Abilene serves as the county seat for Taylor County, one of 254 counties in Texas. Taylor County has a current population of about 136,000; 120,373 live within the Abilene city limits.

Abilene was established in March 1881 upon completing the Texas and Pacific Railroad. Abilene’s civic progressiveness and logistic function as a regional center for distribution, commerce, industry, transportation, and education provide lodging, dining, cultural, and retail opportunities typically found only in much larger cities.