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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
  • Unlimited 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 primary NetID and common password are required to create a University Box account and to later access the University Box account.

Problems Signing Up?


There is no charge for this service.


Phone 312-413-0003

Further Information 

ACCC Service Level Agreement (SLA)

Service Request Fulfillment Time

2 business days.

Incident Resolution Time

2 business days.

Service Availability 24x7
Maintenance Window(s) Approved ACCC maintenance window(s):
Service Notification Channel(s) ACCC News and Alerts:
REACH distribution email list.
Reviewed to Ensure SLA Meets Business Requirements

Provisional SLA - Currently under IT Governance review.

Date Reviewed

Provisional SLA - Currently under IT Governance review.