MTSU cancels tornado-siren testing planned for Wed...

MTSU cancels tornado-siren testing planned for Wednesday morning

stylized B&W tornado graphic on an MTSU blue background with a text box reading

MTSU has canceled its planned monthly tornado-siren testing for Wednesday, March 11, at 11:15 a.m. to prevent potential confusion because of the rainy weather forecast and the first day of the TSSAA Boys’ High School Basketball Tournament at Murphy Center.

Testing will resume as planned next month.

The university notifies the campus and surrounding neighborhoods before these tests each month. Tests are conducted on alternating Tuesdays and Wednesdays to minimize distractions for campus and community neighbors.

MTSU is on spring break this week, March 9-14, and no classes are being held. University offices are open regular hours.

Members of the campus community can prepare for emergency weather situations anytime by checking MTSU’s list of “safe places” at You also can make note of the siren-testing schedule by visiting Bookmark both sites!

Remember that, in the event of a weather emergency, all students, faculty and staff automatically receive a Rave alert at their MTSU email addresses. If you’re a member of the MTSU community and want to receive text and/or voice alerts too, visit and log in with your Pipeline credentials to change or update notification preferences.