FAMIS News - December 2013 »


Our FAMIS Services offices will be closed for the holidays from December 23, 2013 through January 1, 2014.

FAMIS, Canopy and B/P/P will be unavailable on December 26, 2013 for maintenance.


There is a regularly scheduled system outage on Sunday  mornings which could affect your FAMIS access until noon each week.  This outage is scheduled by the Computing Information Services department at TAMU.  The time is needed to run programs or patches affecting all systems on the mainframe, including FAMIS, Canopy, DDRINT/INFOVIEW.

The "OK" status message on the FAMIS home web page only refers to availability Monday through Friday from 8am to 5pm.

Hummingbird (Host Explorer 14)

The "Hummingbird" link on our home web page now points to instructions provided by TAMU Help Desk Central.  Their web site provides links for installing Entire Connection, setting up Open Text HostExplorer 14 (Hummingbird), and instructions/download file for those of you who use a Mac computer.

FAMIS User Services staff members can help you with using Hummingbird after you have the software installed, but you need to contact Help Desk Central if you require assistance with the installation.

FAMIS Password

If you forget your FAMIS password, or need to have it reset, contact your FAMIS Security Administrator.

eTravel - Travel and Expense System

eTravel, Concur, Concur forms can be found on the following web page:  http://www.tamus.edu/offices/travel/

If you have a question about Concur, contact one of the Concur Operational Team Members for your campus. For Concur access questions, contact your Concur Security Administrator.  If you forget your Concur/SSO password, please contact your SSO Administrator.


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FAMIS Office Location

John B. Connally Building
301 Tarrow Street
College Station, TX 77840-7896


(Mail Stop 1144)

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User Manuals

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Reformat/updates in process

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Need Help?

Using the FAMISHELP contact form can save time and long distance charges. It also allows the person on HOTLINE to research your question/problem and provide you with a more specific answer.

Please do not send E-Mail directly to our staff members. If a staff member is out of the office you may not get an answer to your E-Mail until they return. Contacting FAMISHELP will ensure that your message is read and that you will get a response.

Help Line: (979) 458-6464
FAX: (979) 458-6455

Phone: (979) 458-6470
FAX: (979) 458-6455
E-Mail FAMIS Production

Other Contacts

Security Administrators
Using FAMIS Screens:
User Representatives

User Representatives
FAMIS Reports:
FAMIS Production Services
FAMIS Assistance:
FAMIS Help Line
(979) 458-6464
Connecting to FAMIS:
Your Network Administrator
Entire Connection:
Purchase - contact SELL
Technical Help:
After 5pm and on weekends call
TAMU's HelpDesk Central
(979) 845-8300 if you experience problems with FAMIS system or database.

NOTE:  TAMU CIS performs maintenance on Sunday mornings -- FAMIS may be unavailable until Noon.

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