MTSU plans Oct. 25 test for campus safety alert sy...

MTSU plans Oct. 25 test for campus safety alert system via emails, texts, calls, social media

Fading autumn foliage and “I Am True Blue” banners line Old Main Circle at the East Main entrance to Middle Tennessee State University in this fall 2020 file image. The MTSU horizontal logo and the Rave Mobile Safety logo are at the upper right of the photo. (MTSU file photo by J. Intintoli)

MTSU will briefly test its campus emergency alert system Wednesday, Oct. 25, with a short message for the university’s 24,200-plus registered users via email, text and automated phone calls.

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The test of MTSU’s Critical Notification System, conducted each semester in conjunction with the University Police Department, is set for 1:15 p.m. Central Wednesday. No action is required.

The university’s website,, its official news site, all digital signage around the Murfreesboro campus and university desktop computers will display the test message as they would during a real emergency.

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MTSU’s primary social media channels, including its X accounts (formerly known as Twitter), @MTSUNews, @MTSU and @mtsualert, and Facebook page, also will share the test alert.

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

Details on MTSU’s Critical Notification System and emergency preparedness plan can be found at Information about “Rave Alert” and links also are 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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