PULLMAN, Wash.--Flooding resulting from a burst water pipe in the IT building on the Washington State University campus disrupted a significant number of computer services housed in the lower level of that building on Wednesday.
It appears the primary damage included an outage of the university's main website and a disruption of online access to the Zzusis student information system which was restored. Damage also affected access to some online examinations primarily affecting Global Campus students and interruptions to Wi-Fi service in some residential dorm areas.
Washington State University officials said the server outages will not affect the final examination schedule of the large majority of on-campus students.
Impacted students are working with faculty members to develop alternative plans to submit final assignments or take their exams.
No overall estimate of the cost of the damage resulting from the flooding was available Wednesday. Structural damage to the building appears to be limited.