If inclement weather forecasts have you asking “Is MTSU closed today?” or whether classes and events will be delayed or canceled, this page, mtsunews.com/weather, will help you keep track of the latest updates!
Remember: All current MTSU students, faculty and staff automatically receive email alerts from the university about weather-related emergencies, delays and cancellations.
When inclement weather affects university operations, MTSU will always inform the campus and surrounding community via:
• direct communication with students, faculty and staff through alerts from MTSU’s Critical Notification System.
• local radio and television stations (see list below).
• the “Alert Updates” web page at www.mtsu.edu/alertupdates.
• a note on the MTSU home page at www.mtsu.edu.
• the university’s Twitter feed, @mtsunews.
• the MTSU hotline (615-898-2000).
MTSU students, faculty and staff who also want to receive text and/or voice alerts may add those choices by clicking here and logging in with an MTSU username and password. (Campus Alert FAQs, including adding or changing contact information, are available here.)
If MTSU classes are canceled or delayed because of inclement weather, the announcement applies to all classes, credit and noncredit. University offices will be open unless the weather announcement specifically says they’ll be closed. Closings or delays caused by overnight weather changes will be announced as early as possible the following day.
Student class attendance during inclement weather when the university remains open is addressed in MTSU’s current “Blue Raider Planner and Handbook.”
It explains on page 26 that “students shall not be penalized for absences … in situations where the university’s policy on inclement weather is applicable”. (There’s more information on pages 54 and 55 of the handbook.)
The Ann Campbell Early Learning Center, MTSU’s early intervention community preschool, follows the university’s closure decisions. You can read the policy here and also check the ACE Learning Center’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/AnnCampbellEarlyLearningCenter for more information.
MTSU tests its tornado sirens monthly to ensure proper operation during tornado warnings and other emergency alerts. A schedule of the monthly tests is available at mtsunews.com/tornado-siren-testing. That page also includes a link to recommended tornado shelter locations on campus.
The MTSU Alert4U emergency weather information page at http://mtsu.edu/alert4u/tornado.php also includes tips on preparing for tornadoes and a “Frequently Asked Questions” link to MTSU-specific information for tornado warnings.