What Is 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 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.


  • 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 Google Workspace 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. See Box Health Data Folders for HIPAA-compliant storage.


University of Illinois Box accounts are available to current UIC students, faculty, and staff. A valid UIC primary NetID and common password are required to create a University Box account and to later access the University Box account. External/Sponsored Affiliates are not able to self-create university Box accounts but instead need to reach out to to request Box account creation.

Who Is Eligible To Use It?

  • Faculty
  • Students
  • Staff

Where Can I Get It?

Select the Access U of I Box button located on this page.

How Do I Use It?

Here is a guide on how to log in to U of I Box and get started.

How Much Does It Cost?

This service is funded by the University; there are no direct costs to clients.

How Can I Get Support?

If you are experiencing a problem with this service, please report it. If you just have a question, feel free to ask us.

Service Levels

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) IT Service Notices
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