UPDATE As of 4:15pm power has been restored to Langford. Email is now functioning normally, and you should start to see messages deliver to your inbox that have been help in queue over the past 10 hours. This process may take some time, and the messages will sometimes be delivered out of order, so please be patient.
The College will re-open for normal business at 8am on Thursday, July 25.
ORIGINAL MSG Starting this morning around 6am, there was a power outage on campus that affected several buildings, including all three building in the Langford Complex (http://problem.tamu.edu/blog.php?sid=472874). TAMU Utilities responded quickly, and began repairs to damaged equipment to restore power. Currently, power is expected to be restored by 5pm CDT.
Most of the college's computer infrastructure is now housed in the main campus data center in the Teague building, but there is one major exception: email. As a result, all access to college email servers (including web-based email at http://mail.arch.tamu.edu) is unavailable until power is restored to the building. During this time, all email messages sent to you have been queued on campus mail servers, and once our email system is available, it will be delivered. We do not have any reason to expect that any email will be lost during this event, but delivery of some messages will be significantly delayed.
The Helpdesk will re-open when the building regains power. Please continue to check the website for updates to this situation, and notify the Helpdesk if you continue to experience issues after the power has been restored.