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Audience: Faculty, Staff, Students, IT


Box is an online file sharing and cloud content management service that works on PCs, Macs, mobile and tablet devices and provides access to your files from any location for collaboration with other University users or external parties.


  • Single sign-on using your UIC netID and common password
  • 50 GB of storage for current students, faculty, and staff
  • Comment on files
  • Real-time updates when files are viewed, updated or downloaded
  • Ability to set permissions on files and folders
  • Version control for your files
  • Setup simple workflows
  • Mobile applications and clients for smartphones and tablet devices
  • Blackboard compatibility
  • Synchronization and collaboration using GoogleApps and other tools
  • Allows secure file sharing within or outside of the university network
  • Provides secure, legal storage for FERPA data
  • Does NOT satisfy HIPAA storage requirements

Use notes for Box


University of Illinois Box accounts are available to current UIC students, faculty and staff (external affiliates are not presently eligible). A valid UIC netID and common password are required to create a University Box account and to later access the University Box account.

Important note: If you have an existing account with Box that is associated with your UIC email address ( log in to your existing account using existing credentials and change the associated email address. Then proceed to create a University Box account.


There is no charge for this service.


Phone 312-413-0003