What is Box?

Box is a secure, cloud-based storage system that has unlimited storage. Documents as big as 15GB can be stored in Box, synced with your computer or mobile device (personal or work), and shared with countless others.

How to Get Access to Box

All students, faculty, and staff at Oregon State University have access to box by going to:

From there you can store and retrieve files through the web browser interface. Box also includes a desktop synchronization application that allows you to choose which folders to sync from your Box storage. The desktop app can be found here:

Where to Find More Information About Box

Technicians at the Service Desk, both walk-up and over the phone, can assist with general usage of Box storage, retrieval, sharing, and syncing. They can also assist with troubleshooting if something is not working as expected. 

More information, such as Oregon State University institutional folders and FTP? for box, can be found here!

The Box community also has a pool of information located here for how to get started!

Information about setting up Institutional Folders can be found here!

How to Transfer Data to Box

For help transferring your files into Box, watch this video (requires login to Box).

There are a few methods to transfer data to Box and the best method will depend on the number of files. See the Box community pages for tips on managing your content in Box.