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Box deal gives everyone at U 50GB of cloud storage

By Emily Rushton

Thanks to a new agreement between the University of Utah and, all current students, staff and faculty have been provisioned with a free Box enterprise account, providing 50GB of storage space and a 10GB file-size limit.

“It’s a big benefit that would cost you money otherwise,” said John Wardle, product manager for Unified Communications.

An enterprise account on the individual level would cost about $35/month through

University of Utah Box accounts will provide safe, secure storage and single sign-on authentication through the U’s Central Authentication Service.

Additional features include: 

  • Password-protected sharing
  • Access on any device at any time
  • File editing within the application
  • Version history
  • Google app integration
  • HIPAA and FERPA compliance
  • 24/7 Campus Help Desk support

Users can also request group access to collaborate and share files with other users.

“Collaboration is really the focus,” said Wardle. “It’s how you can really be more effective in a department or office group.”

The service is now available for all current students, staff and faculty to take advantage of. Users simply need to log in to with their uNID and CIS password for account activation. 

“It’s a service you get just for being a student, faculty, or staff here at the U,” said Wardle. “That’s what I think is great.”

If you have any questions or would like more information regarding University of Utah Box accounts, please contact John Wardle at More information can be found in the UIT Knowledge Base.

Last Updated: 4/13/21