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Box Cloud Storage

Box.com logoOhio University has purchased a site license that offers 50 GB of free, cloud-based file storage to all current students, faculty, staff, and Emeriti.

Activate your account

To activate your free OHIO Box account, log in and follow the prompts.

If you already have a personal Box account that uses your OHIO email address, contact the OIT Service Desk to have that account converted to our site license.


  • 50 GB of file storage
  • Easy sharing/collaboration
  • Version control
  • Browser-based access from any Internet-capable computer
  • Ability to sync files/folders on a laptop/desktop
  • Mobile device access

Feature Comparison

See how OHIO's Box stacks up against other cloud storage services. 

  Box DropBox Google Drive
Commenting Yes No Yes
Upload via email Yes No Yes
Preview formats Office, PDF, txt, most image & video Most image & video Most common types
Full text search Yes No No
Quota 50GB 2GB 5GB (unlimited Google docs)
Download limit None 10GB/day None
Max file size 15GB 300MB web, none desktop 10GB with exceptions
Custom URLs Yes No No
Granular permissions Yes No Only for owners
Password protected folders Yes No No
Edit files via web Yes with BoxEdit plugin No Only for Google Docs
Integrations Plugins for Office, Outlook, and others No Export to Office format, PDF