MTSU announces tornado-siren test schedule for 201...

MTSU announces tornado-siren test schedule for 2018-19

artist's rendering of a tornado funnel cloud swirling across fields and a highway

MTSU has finalized its tornado-siren testing schedule for the 2018-19 academic year.

MTSU tests its tornado sirens on campus and at the Miller Coliseum Complex each month to ensure proper operations. Each test lasts only a few moments, and safety actions aren’t required.

"In Case of Tornado" graphicThe MTSU Police Department conducts the monthly tests on alternating Tuesdays and Wednesdays to minimize distractions for classes and community neighbors. The university also notifies the campus and surrounding neighborhoods before these monthly tests.

MTSU’s campus community can prepare for emergency weather situations anytime by checking the university’s list of recommended shelter sites at

Remember: When inclement weather of any kind affects the university, MTSU students, faculty and staff automatically receive a Rave Mobile Safety alert at their MTSU email addresses with an update and any necessary instructions.

Campus users also can receive text and/or voice alerts on their phones by visiting and using the “click here and log in” link to change their notification preferences.

MTSU conducted its final tornado siren test for the 2017-18 academic year Wednesday, July 11, at 11:15 a.m.

MTSU’s summer 2018 commencement is set Saturday, Aug. 11. Classes for MTSU’s fall 2018 semester begin Monday, Aug. 27.

MTSU 2018-19 Academic Year Schedule for Tornado-Siren Testing

• Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, 12:20 p.m.
• Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, 11:15 a.m.
• Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018, 12:20 p.m.
• Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018, 11:15 a.m.
• Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018, 12:20 p.m.
• Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019, 11:15 a.m.
• Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019, 12:20 p.m.
• Wednesday, March 13, 2019, 11:15 a.m.
• Tuesday, April 9, 2019, 12:20 p.m.
• Wednesday, May 8, 2019, 11:15 a.m.
• Tuesday, June 11, 2019, 12:20 p.m.
• Wednesday, July 10, 2019, 11:15 a.m.

— Gina E. Fann (