MTSU will continue its “first Monday” tornado siren testing schedule during the upcoming 2021-22 academic year to help keep the university community safer.
MTSU tests its tornado sirens on campus and at the Miller Coliseum Complex each month, weather permitting, to ensure their proper operation. Each test lasts only a few moments, and safety actions aren’t required.
Beginning Monday, Aug. 2, the MTSU Police Department will continue testing the siren system on the first Monday of each month at 11:20 a.m. Central. This schedule is intended to 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.
Some of the monthly tests may be canceled if Inclement weather is forecast or occurring on campus, however, to prevent confusion.
If a test date falls on a university holiday, the department will conduct the test at its scheduled time. The exception in the new academic year will be Monday, July 4, 2022, when no test will be conducted.
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 MTSU students, faculty and staff automatically receive a Rave Mobile Safety alert at their university email addresses.
MTSU community members who also want text and/or voice alerts can choose those notifications at the red “click here and log in” link at http://mtsunews.com/weather.
MTSU’s fall 2021 semester, when the campus plans to return to its us in-person courses and events, begins Monday, Aug. 24.
MTSU 2021-22 Academic Year Schedule for Tornado-Siren Testing
(All tests will be held at 11:20 a.m. Central.)
• Monday, Aug. 2, 2021.
• Monday, Sept. 6, 2021.
Monday, Oct. 4, 2021. (canceled for inclement weather)
• Monday, Nov. 1, 2021.
• Monday, Dec. 6, 2021.
• Monday, Jan. 3, 2022.
• Monday, Feb. 7, 2022.
• Monday, March 7, 2022.
• Monday, April 4, 2022.
• Monday, May 2, 2022.
• Monday, June 6, 2022.
• Monday, July 4, 2022: no testing.
For more information about MTSU’s plan when weather affects class schedules and university events, visit http://mtsunews.com/weather.
— Gina E. Fann (email@example.com)