Tornado / Outdoor Warning Siren Testing

Friday, October 7, 2022
12:00 p.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Allendale Campus, Health Campus, Meijer Campus in Holland
Community, Faculty, Staff, Students

Tornado safety sign

GVSU’s Allendale campus, and all communities within Ottawa County, will complete monthly planned testing of the tornado warning siren system each first Friday of the month at noon. The test will consist of a 1 to 3 minute steady tone.  In the event of actual severe weather, the test will be postponed.

This is informational only.  No immediate action is required.  In the event of an actual weather emergency, members of the GVSU community should already be aware of safe areas on campus.  When the sirens sound, please make yourself aware of the closest designated tornado safety area.  Safety areas are identified on signs located in the interior hallways on the lowest floor of all buildings on campus.  For a complete list of safety locations visit:

Location Information

Download parking map for the Allendale Campus

Download parking map for the Health Campus

Download parking map for the Meijer Campus in Holland

Contact Information

Sgt. William O'Donnell, Emergency Manager, Department of Public Safety 616-331-3255

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This event was added to the calendar by William O'Donnell ( on Tuesday, February 1, 2022 at 10:43 a.m.