MTSU plans to test its tornado sirens on campus and at the Miller Coliseum Complex Monday, Jan. 6, at 11:20 a.m.
This will be a brief, routine test of the system, and no safety actions are necessary.
If there’s inclement weather in the area at the scheduled test time, however, the test will be canceled.
MTSU notifies the campus and surrounding neighborhoods before each siren test. The University Police Department began a new “first Monday” tornado-siren testing schedule last summer to minimize distractions for the campus and its neighbors and to create a simpler schedule.
When a siren test date falls on a university holiday, the department will conduct the test at the planned time.
University offices reopened Jan. 2 for regular operations. Students and faculty will return Tuesday, Jan. 21, when MTSU’s spring 2020 semester classes begin.
Members of the campus community can prepare for emergency weather by checking MTSU’s list of recommended shelters at http://tinyurl.com/MTSUTornadoShelters. The complete siren-testing schedule also is available at www.mtsunews.com/tornado-siren-testing.
Remember: When there’s a weather emergency, all students, faculty and staff automatically receive a Rave alert at their MTSU email addresses.
MTSU community members who also want text and/or voice notifications can use the “click here and log in” link at www.mtsunews.com/weather to begin those alerts.
— Gina E. Fann (firstname.lastname@example.org)