MURFREESBORO, Tenn.— MTSU will briefly test its emergency alert systemWednesday, Feb. 28, with a special message for the university’s 25,000-plus registered users via email, text and automated phone calls.
The test of MTSU’s Critical Notification System, conducted each semester by the University Police Department, is set for 1:15 p.m. Wednesday.
The university's website, http://www.mtsu.edu, its http://MTSUNews.com news site, and all digital signage around the Murfreesboro campus will display the test message just as they do during a real emergency, along with the university’s primary social media channels.
The university's Twitter account, @MTSUNews, will tweet the test alert, and the alert also will post to the MTSU and university police Facebook pages.
MTSU evaluates its Critical Notification System each semester during and after each test to pinpoint and fix any potential problems.
Previous tests continue to show a near-100 percent message success rate, and digital signage in campus buildings displayed the test alerts within 30 seconds of transmission.
All current MTSU students, faculty and staff can verify and update their Rave notification preferences by using their university usernames and passwords at http://www.getrave.com/login/mtsu.
You can learn more about MTSU's Critical Notification System at http://www.mtsu.edu/alert4uand at its FAQ page, http://www.mtsu.edu/alert4u/faqs.php. Information about the alert system is also always available on the university’s weather information page, http://www.mtsunews.com/weather.