Google Drive

What Is It?

Drive is Google’s online solution for storing and sharing a variety of online documents, from word processing and spreadsheets, to forms and presentations. Files in Drive can be reached from any smartphone, tablet, or computer.


Google Drive is a convenient cloud storage solution if you use other Google Workspace apps such as Gmail. With Google Drive you can:

  • Store virtually any type of file
  • Access 20GB of storage capacity
  • Save attachments from Gmail easily into Drive
  • Search Drive for files, objects, and text in scanned documents
  • Share documents and files with the University and publicly
  • Create documents, build out spreadsheets, and make presentations on the fly with DocsSheets, and Slides apps


  • Active UIC Google Account

Who Is Eligible To Use It?

  • Faculty
  • Staff
  • Students

Where Can I Get It?

Select the Access Google Drive button located on this page.

How Do I Use It?

Learn what is Google Drive and how to use it. 

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 unless escalated to vendor (Google)
Service Availability 24x7
Maintenance Window(s) N/A
Service Notification Channel(s) IT Service Notices
Access Google Drive


Service Offering Id: 139
Sat 6/25/22 9:13 PM
Thu 8/24/23 7:08 PM
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