Welcome to the MTSU Game Room!

General Information

The Game Room is located on the first floor of the Student Union building beside the food court and ATM's (click here for Game Room hours). Admission is free for any MTSU student (with ID) and 1 non-MTSU guest per visit. Students are responsible for all damages to equipment, including damages incurred from their non-student guests.

Anyone entering the Game Room will be required to provide a valid MTSU Student ID or a valid Driver's License (subject to $5 daily entrance fee if a non-student guest).  You may also be asked to sign a form acknowledging the Rules and Terms of the Game Room. You may return your completed form to us when you visit the Game Room. MTSU students will then be given a validation sticker to place on their ID and will only need to fill out the form once per semester. MTSU student's guests must fill out a form every time they enter the Game Room as they will not be given a validation sticker.

The Game Room features:

  • 6 Pool tables
  • 2 Ping Pong tables
  • 1 Air Hockey Table
  • 1 HD TV projector 
  • 5 HD TVs
  • 2 Gaming stations

If you are interested in renting the Game Room for a private function, please review our rates and information below

2023 Fall Hours
Monday - Friday: 10:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Saturday: 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Sunday: 4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Fall Break: Closed October 14 - October 17

The Game Room is subject to adjusted hours on holidays and breaks. Adjustments will be posted on our social media. Follow MTSU Campus Life on Facebook and Instagram.

Game Room Rules of Conduct

  1. Follow all University-wide measures regarding COVID safety practices.
  2. Be respectful of all Game Room staff and patrons. No cursing or name-calling.
  3. Do not sit or lean on pool tables for shots. Do not move any gaming tables.
  4. No masse or jump shots. Do not aim cue downwards at felt.
  5. Do not hit ping pong paddles against the table.
  6. Equipment should never leave the Game Room. Do not leave any equipment unattended.
  7. No loud music. Headphones must be used when listening to personal music.
  8. No food or drink on pool or ping pong tables.
  9. Always wear shoes while in the Game Room and in the Student Union.
  10. Equipment must be checked in and out by the same person. You may not trade equipment. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGES.
  11. One non-student guest per MTSU Student. All additional non-student guests are $5 each paid in exact change.

Failure to adhere to these rules may result in removal from the Game Room possibly including University Police and/or Office of Student Conduct involvement.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Are only students allowed? 

Currently, admission to the Game Room is open to current MTSU students with their valid Blue ID. ID's are swiped to verify enrollment, anyone without an ID or with an invalid ID will be turned away. Currently enrolled MTSU students are allowed to bring up to one (1) guest per ID, but that student will be held responsible for any malicious damage to equipment or facility caused by their guest. Any additional guests will be at a rate of $5 each, requiring exact change made payable to the attendant. The Game Room is also available for rent to student organizations, departments, and private functions. Please see information below for procedures on renting the Game Room. If you are an on-campus department interested in utilizing the Game Room for another function, please contact our full-time staff at events@mtsu.edu.

Q: Are food and drinks allowed? 

Food is not allowed in the Game Room. Drinks are allowed but must be used near the booths and tables provided; food and drink are NOT allowed on or near any gaming equipment. For Game Room Rental food request information please contact the Office of Student Programming at 615-898-2551.

Q: How do I rent the Game Room? 
The Game Room is available for rental for private functions to student organizations ($75 fee), departments ($125 fee), and the public ($200 fee). Reservations are limited to 2 hours in addition to a 30 minute setup and 30 minute breakdown time (3 hours total). Rentals will not be allowed to be scheduled outside the building hours (this includes set-up and break-down). In order to reserve the space, an initial request is made to the Student Programming & Activities Office. To check on the availability of the Game Room, please contact us at tyler.adkins@mtsu.edu

Because of the uniqueness of the space, during the "academic year" (September through May), the Game Room is available for one (1) reservation per day and reserves the right to deny reservations on weekends. During non-academic times, the Game Room is also available for reservation. A two week notice will be strictly enforced when reserving the game room. This will ensure that staff coverage is available and that all patrons are alerted to any altering of normal business hours. Please contact the Office of Student Programming at 615-898-2551 regarding food at your Game Room event.

A special note to potential users of the Game Room: This facility's primary mission is to serve the students at Middle Tennessee State University. Please consider this environment when you plan your event, especially when guests are young children.

Costs include: staffing, clean up, use/maintenance of equipment and rental fees. Rental rates are subject to change upon annual review and market adjustments. Additional fees could be assessed if the Game Room is rented after normal Game Room facility hours, if a Student Programming and Activities professional staff member is required, in cases of excess clean up, or damage to any equipment or accessories as a result of intended misuse by the organization.