MTSU plans summer RAVE campus safety system test w...

MTSU plans summer RAVE campus safety system test 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 campus emergency alert system Wednesday, June 24, with a special message for the university’s 24,800-plus registered users via email, text and automated phone calls.

Rave Mobile Safety logoThe test of MTSU’s Critical Notification System, conducted each semester by the University Police Department, is set for 1:15 p.m. Wednesday.

The university’s website,, its 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 account, @MTSUNews, will tweet the test alert, and it also will post to the MTSU and university police Facebook pages.

MTSU Police Department logoAll current MTSU students, faculty and staff can verify and update their Rave notification preferences by logging in with their usernames and passwords at

You can learn more about MTSU’s Critical Notification System at Information about the alert system is also available anytime on the university’s weather information page,

MTSU tests and evaluates its Critical Notification System once each semester to pinpoint potential problems. Previous 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.

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