MTSU will test tornado sirens campuswide March 6, ...

MTSU will test tornado sirens campuswide March 6, weather permitting

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MTSU plans to conduct its monthly tornado siren test on campus and at the Miller Coliseum Complex this Monday, March 6, at 11:20 a.m.

The test, conducted by the University Police Department, once again is a brief opportunity to ensure MTSU’s outdoor warning system is working as needed. No safety actions are necessary, and no campus activities will be affected.

If there’s hazardous weather near or approaching campus at the scheduled test time, however, the sirens won’t be tested.

MTSU notifies its campus and surrounding neighborhoods before each siren test. The university uses a “first Monday” monthly tornado-siren testing schedule to minimize distractions for the campus and its neighbors.

stylized B+W tornado graphic on an MTSU blue background with a text box reading "In case of tornado"Tests are conducted on the first Monday of each month, even if the university’s closed for a holiday.

MTSU students and faculty are on spring break March 6-11, but university offices are open regular weekday hours.

Members of the campus community can prepare for emergency weather by checking MTSU’s list of recommended shelters at The complete siren-testing schedule also is available at

Remember: When there’s a weather emergency, all students, faculty and staff automatically receive a Rave Mobile Safety alert at their MTSU email addresses. The university’s tornado sirens are intended to alert those who may be outdoors during dangerous weather.

MTSU community members who also want to be notified via text ]and/or voice message from the university’s Rave alert system can use the “click here and log in” link at to begin those alerts.

For status updates on MTSU anytime, visit

— Gina E. Fann (