MTSU will continue its “first Monday” tornado–siren testing schedule for the 2020-21 academic year after changing the plan in 2019 to make it more convenient for the university community.
MTSU tests its tornado sirens on campus and at the Miller Coliseum Complex each month, weather permittting, to ensure their proper operation. Each test lasts only a few moments, and safety actions aren’t required.
Beginning Monday, Nov. 2, the MTSU Police Department plans to resume testing the siren system on the first Monday of each month at 11:20 a.m.
The monthly day and time were chosen to help reduce distractions for classes and community neighbors.
The university will continue to notify the campus community before these monthly tests via social media, emails and posts at MTSUNews.com.
If the test date falls on a university holiday, the department will conduct the test as scheduled.
MTSU’s campus community can prepare for emergency weather anytime by checking the university’s list of recommended shelter sites, tornado preparation suggestions and frequently asked questions at http://tinyurl.com/MTSUTornadoShelters.
Remember: When there’s a weather emergency, all students, faculty and staff automatically receive a Rave Mobile Safety alert at their MTSU email addresses.
MTSU community members who also want text and/or voice alerts can visit http://mtsunews.com/weather and use the “click here and log in” link to make those notification changes.
MTSU’s fall 2020 semester began Monday, Aug. 24. University Provost Mark Byrnes explains our learning plan at https://youtu.be/0gZJDWP_rDQ.
MTSU 2020-21 Academic Year Schedule for Tornado-Siren Testing
Monday, Aug. 3, 2020, 11:20 a.m. (canceled)
Monday, Sept. 7, 2020, 11:20 a.m. (canceled)
Monday, Oct. 5, 2020, 11:20 a.m. (canceled)
• Monday, Nov. 2, 2020, 11:20 a.m.
• Monday, Dec. 7, 2020, 11:20 a.m.
• Monday, Jan. 4, 2021, 11:20 a.m.
• Monday, Feb. 1, 2021, 11:20 a.m.
• Monday, March 1, 2021, 11:20 a.m.
• Monday, April 5, 2021, 11:20 a.m.
• Monday, May 3, 2021, 11:20 a.m.
• Monday, June 7, 2021, 11:20 a.m.
• Monday, July 5, 2021, 11:20 a.m.
Note: Inclement weather at scheduled test times may cause the test to be canceled.
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