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

AVAILABLE TO: Faculty | Students | Staff

FUNDED BY: University

  • 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
  • Set up simple workflows
  • Mobile applications and clients for smartphones and tablet devices
  • Blackboard compatibility
  • Synchronization and collaboration using GSuite 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 by default (special process is required from users in order to store HIPAA documents)


University of Illinois Box accounts are available to current UIC students, faculty, and staff (external affiliates are not 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.

C-Stop, BSB

1007 West Harrison Street, Behavioral Sciences Building (BSB), Learning Center, First Floor, Chicago, IL

Service Level Agreement

Service Request Fulfillment Time 2 business days
Incident Resolution Time 2 business days
Service Availability 24x7
Maintenance Window(s) Approved Technology Solutions maintenance window(s)
Service Notification Channel(s) Technology Solutions Service Notices, 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
Service Owner: Ed Zawacki (Interim)