MTSU will remain closed Friday, March 6, due to concerns about icy roads and passageways. All classes are cancelled, along with all planned university activities.
University offices also are closed. The only exception will be for operations essential to public safety and service to on-campus residents.
MTSU employees who provide essential services should contact their supervisors if they feel conditions are too hazardous for them to travel.
TSSAA high school basketball tournament games at Murphy Center will proceed as planned. Visit www.tssaa.org for more information.
Check www.mtsu.edu/alertupdates frequently for more information.
When inclement weather affects university operations, MTSU will always inform the campus and surrounding community via:
All current MTSU students, faculty and staff automatically receive email alerts from Rave about weather-related emergencies, delays and cancellations.
MTSU students, faculty and staff who also want to receive text and/or voice alerts may add those preferences by clicking here and logging in with a PipelineMT username and password.
(Rave Alert FAQs, including adding or changing contact information, are available here .)
If MTSU classes are cancelled or delayed, the announcement applies to all classes, credit and noncredit. All university offices will be open unless the weather announcement specifically says they’ll be closed. Overnight decisions will be announced by 6 a.m. the following day.
Student class attendance during inclement weather when the university remains open is addressed in MTSU’s 2014-15 “Blue Raider Planner and Handbook .” It explains that
… students will be allowed to use their own discretion when snow and icy conditions exist — they will be given the opportunity to make up missed classes should they decide not to attend. (page 24)
The Ann Campbell Early Learning Center, MTSU’s early intervention preschool, also has updated its inclement-weather closing policy and now 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/ProjectHelp 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 locations of the safest places on campus.
The MTSU Alert4U emergency weather information page at http://mtsu.edu/alert4u/tornado.php also includes tips on preparing for tornado weather and a “Frequently Asked Questions” link to MTSU-specific information for tornado warnings.