Eligible: Students, Faculty & Staff

Availability: 24 Hours, 7 Days

Support: Monday - Friday. 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.


With Box, you can securely access and share your files quickly via the cloud from any of your devices: desktop computers, laptops, tablets, smartphones, etc. Whether you need to secure confidential business information or are trying to simplify paper-based office processes, Box can help you do more with your content.

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  • Store and manage content in a highly encrypted, secure, online environment.
  • Maintain versioning history of your files, meaning you will not need to create backups manually.
  • Real-time editing*, so sharing files and collaborating with individuals and teams is easier than ever.
    • *Note: Real-time editing and collaboration functionality may vary based on your operating system. If you have any questions, please contact the UMIT Service Desk.
  • This is the recommended cloud storage option for departmental, team, and project accounts.
  • Password protect links, set permissions on folders, set expiration dates, and get access statistics quickly.
  • Use Box Drive to synchronize important folders onto your desktop or laptop computers, making your content available locally and offline.
  • Automatic backup with 30-day file recovery.


  • Box is not recommended to store files containing macros or referential links that require absolute paths or URLs.
  • Box Sync and Box Drive are two separate desktop applications that give you the ability to access Box content from your desktop environment. However, there are known issues with having both Box Sync and Box Drive installed on a single machine. Since Box Drive has nearly all of Sync's capabilities – including the ability to work offline – and since it includes an automated Sync Uninstaller, it is worthwhile, simple, and fast to transition fully to Box Drive.
  • Before using Box Sync, be sure that the local computer/device has sufficient memory space to store the amount of data that is to be synchronized. Box Sync is not recommended if more than 100GB of data is to be synchronized, as performance issues have been reported.


  • No fees are charged for this service. 





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