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Trying Out to be Sparty

See Spartan Nation in a Whole New Way

Sparty in winter

From behind the scenes, in the huddle, on the stage, and in hundreds of other places, Sparty sees Michigan State in a way that no one else does. Do you have what it takes to wear Sparty's boots? Applications will be available summer-fall 2018 to become part of a true legacy at MSU.

Application Details

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

Please attach the following when submitting your application for the Sparty Mascot Program:

  • An essay (not to exceed 500 words) expressing why you wish to be selected to portray the Michigan State University mascot, Sparty, for the 2018-2019 academic year. You are encouraged to include past leadership positions and experiences you feel qualify you for this position.
  • A copy of your 2018 fall semester class schedule (.JPG screen shot is fine).
  • A report of your most recent semester's grades (D2L updates are sufficient).
  • A copy of a health record or physical examination report (can be completed at Olin Health Center), no more than 12 months old.
  • Proof of health insurance.

SELECTION PROCESS AND KEY DATES

1. ATTEND AN INFORMATIONAL MEETING

  • Tuesday, October 9 at 7:00 p.m. in the Spartan Stadium Tower (3rd floor)
  • Wednesday, October 17 at 7:00 p.m. in the Spartan Stadium Tower (3rd floor)

2. COMPLETE THE APPLICATION

After reviewing applications received, the Sparty Mascot Program director will contact those who have been selected to advance in the process via email.

APPLICATIONS DUE: Monday, October 22, 2018

NEXT STEPS

If selected, you will be eligible to participate in the following aspects of the Sparty tryout:

  • RIDE ALONG: Scheduled between October 9-19
  • FITNESS INTERVIEW: Scheduled between October 22-November 2
  • GROUP INTERVIEW: TBD - first week of November
  • SUIT TRY-ON: November 5-9
  • TRYOUTS: November 11

*Dates are subject to change. Interested applicants should check this page for updates.

For more information: If you have questions about the Sparty Mascot Program selection process, please contact the Alumni Association (517) 884-1000.