U of I Box

U of I Box

About this service

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Why to use this service

U of I Box helps campus users collaborate on documents within and across organizational boundaries.  By using the Box website along with Box mobile applications, users may access their files anywhere: from the office, from home, or while on the go.


None listed.

Getting and using this service

Who can use this service

Undergraduate students
Graduate/Professional Students

How to get this service

New U of I Box accounts are created through the Box Signup application at box-signup.uillinois.edu.


No charge.

How to use this service

Users can get started with the service at box.illinois.edu, and an accessible version of the website is available at https://a.app.box.com

Desktop file synchronization clients are available for Macintosh and Windows, mobile applications are available for iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Blackberry, and Playbook, and integration is possible with numerous third-party applications.

Quotas and usage restrictions

Quotas: Unlimited online storage for individual accounts and Team Folders.

Usage Restrictions: 15GB maximum file size limit.

Sensitive data considerations

Box is approved by the university for storage of FERPA sensitive data.

Hours and support

Standard service hours

Managed 24/7 by the vendors.

Scheduled maintenance hours

Technical management for both services is handled by the vendors, and no regular maintenance window is stipulated. Maintenance for the box-signup is generally handled weekday mornings, between 5 and 8 am.

Staffed support hours

8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday

How to report issues

Contact the Technology Services Help Desk by phone (217-244-7000) or by email (consult@illinois.edu)