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Student Programming & Raider Entertainment (SPARE)

Areas of Entertainment

SPARE Councils

MTSU Student Programming and Raider Entertainment (SPARE) is completely comprised of current MTSU students working together to plan events, as well as operating tailgating activities at Walnut Grove. SPARE operates events throughout the school year including movie nights, karaoke nights, and small-scale comedians and bands. Additionally, there are special events such as the Connection Point Comedian, Stuff-A-Critter, and the annual screening of Rocky Horror Picture Show. More information on each of the councils can be found below:


SPARE presents music from a wide array of genres to the student body. Hundreds of professional entertainers and internationally famous concert acts have performed at MTSU. Regional and local artists are featured regularly, and other opportunities to host award-winning college acts and national touring artists may arise throughout the year. 

For more information, contact the Concerts Manager at or visit us in Student Union, Room 340.


Throughout each week in the school year, SPARE presents full length feature films in the Student Union Video Theater. Selections may include current major studio releases, documentaries, cult films, throwback films, and public domain movies. Additionally, our films program runs two major annual traditions: The Rocky Horror Picture Show, and the annual MTSU Student Film Festival.

For more information, contact the Films Manager at or visit us in Student Union, Room 340. 


Located on the first floor of the Student Union Building, the Game Room houses pool tables, ping-pong tables, and video game systems. SPARE plans events throughout the semester in the Game Room, including tournaments and gaming nights. We have recently transitioned operations to MT Unions, and facility information can be found here

For more information, contact the Games Manager at or visit us in Student Union, Room 340. 

Spirit Activities

SPARE and the MTSU Athletic Department work together each year to excite the students for our various Conference USA sporting events. The SPARE executive board oversees the planning and execution of pregame activities at Walnut Grove before football games as well as special events for other sports. 

For more information, email the or visit us in Student Union, Room 340. 


This council plans, produces and conducts a yearly program of novelty activities, comedians, and game nights throughout the school year. Additionally, the Variety council puts together our annual Stuff-a-Critter giveaway, one of SPARE’s most anticipated events each year!

For more information, contact the Variety Manager at or visit us in Student Union, Room 340.

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STU 340