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MTSU will test campus safety alert system June 26 with emails, texts, calls

File summer image with the MTSU Student Union in the foreground and the pedestrian bridge over Blue Raider Boulevard in the background. The MT and Rave Mobile Safety logos are superimposed onto the photo. (MTSU file photo by J. Intintoli)

MTSU will briefly test its emergency alert system Wednesday, June 26, with a special message for the university’s 25,000-plus registered users via email, text and automated phone calls.

Click on the MTSU Police Department's logo to visit the university's FAQ page for its critical notifications system and "Alert4U" tips.

Click on the MTSU Police Department’s logo to visit the university’s FAQ page for its critical notifications system and “Alert4U” tips.

The routine test of MTSU’s Critical Notification System, conducted each semester by the University Police Department, is scheduled for 1:15 p.m. Wednesday.

The university’s website, www.mtsu.edu, its MTSUNews.com news site, and all digital signage around the Murfreesboro campus will display the test message just as they do during a real emergency, along with the university’s primary social media channels.

The university’s Twitter accounts, @MTSUNews and @MTSU, will tweet the test alert, and the alert also will post to the MTSU and university police Facebook pages.

MTSU evaluates its Critical Notification System each semester during and after each test to pinpoint and fix any potential problems.

Rave Mobile Safety logoPrevious tests continue to show a near-100 percent message success rate, and digital signage in campus buildings displayed the test alerts within 30 seconds of transmission.

All current MTSU students, faculty and staff can verify and update their Rave notification preferences by using their university usernames and passwords at www.getrave.com/login/mtsu.

You can learn more about MTSU’s Critical Notification System at www.mtsu.edu/alert4u and at its FAQ page, www.mtsu.edu/alert4u/faqs.php. Information about the alert system is also always available on the university’s weather information page, www.mtsunews.com/weather.

— Gina E. Fann (gina.fann@mtsu.edu)


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