Box is UVU's preferred cloud storage provider. UVU Box allows each employee to quickly and easily collaborate internally and externally, bringing all employees, information and applications together to transform how each UVU employee works.

  • Unlimited secure storage
  • 15GB single file size limit
  • myUVU password protected
  • Access from multiple devices
  • Streamlined collaboration

Support and Training

The videos below will help you get started using UVU Box.

If you would like more in-depth UVU Box training videos, refer to the Box Community Video Library.

If you need further UVU Box support, contact the UVU Service Desk.


If you would like to request a Box training for a department or group of people, use the following web form:


Box Drive:

Box Drive streams your content from the cloud to your desktop, taking up very little hard drive space as you access, share and work with all your files. It is in public beta. You can find installation files for Box Drive for both PC and Mac on Box's website.

Note: There are known issues with having both Box Sync and Box Drive installed on your machine. If you have Box Sync installed, follow the instructions to uninstall Box Sync.

Please contact the UVU Service Desk with any additional questions regarding Box Drive or Box Sync.


UVU Box gives UVU employees the ability to easily manage access and sharing policies inside and outside the University, while minimizing the risk of data loss through full visibility and central management of files, security, policy and provisioning.

You can store any data in UVU Box except for HSI (Highly Sensitive Information) data as defined by the University. If you need to store HSI, you must contact the OIT Security Office for proper storage instructions and approved exceptions.

Box Tip of the Month

August Box Tip: Office and Outlook Integration

Box makes it easy to seamlessly integrate your most important files with Microsoft Office and Outlook! With Word, Excel, and PowerPoint on desktop of mobile, you can:

  • Open files from Box, with easy access to recently accessed files and folders
  • Save files to Box, even with documents from your desktop
  • Access Box options directly from the ribbon in Office apps
  • Generate Box shared links and control their permissions

With Outlook, you can:

  • Save attachments to Box from emails
  • Send links to files already stored in Box
  • Convert outgoing attachments to Box shared links

Installation of Box for Office Integration

  1. Download the setup package.
  2. Run the setup package, providing administrative rights as needed.
  3. Open Microsoft Word, Excel, or PowerPoint and navigate to the full Open menu. (You may need to use the ‘Open Other Documents’ link from the initial screen.)
  4. Choose Box as a source to open files from, and sign in with your Box account credentials.
  5. Once logged in, you can log out from any of the Open/Save/Share pages as well.

Using Box with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

Once installed, you can open and save files stored in Box directly from Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint directly. One unique feature of Office Integration is the ability to share open documents with others: you can copy and paste the link URL into an email or click on the Email Link button to share your document through email. Like conventional Box shared links, you can set an expiration date, allow downloading, and set the access level.

Using Box with Outlook

In much the same way, you can easily attach Box files to outgoing emails using Outlook; you can either attach the file itself or create a shared link to the file in Box. You can also save incoming attachments directly to box by using the Outlook Box ribbon menu.

Frequently Asked Questions 

What can I store in UVU Box?

You can store any data in UVU Box except for restricted data, as defined by the University. If you need to store restricted data, you must contact the OIT Security Office for proper storage instructions and approved exceptions. Please see the Security section of this page for more information. You can also view the data classification table available on the Cloud Services page for additional information.

How do I get my account?

You can log into your UVU Box account by going to You will be asked to confirm that you are associated with Utah Valley University. You will be brought to a UVU Login Services page where you can sign in with your UV ID and myUVU password.

After signing in for the first time, you will be prompted to agree to the terms and conditions and to complete the account creation process. You will soon also be able to access UVU Box from within myUVU.

How will the UVU box accounts conflict with existing personal Box accounts?

Any existing Box accounts setup with a UVU email address will receive an email that will request that the account be joined in UVU’s instance of Box. A backup of any data saved in the personal instance of Box is recommended before joining UVU’s instance of Box.

Will this be accessible off campus without the use of VPN?

Yes, the use of VPN is not required to use Box off campus.

How will migration of all S drive data happen, and when?

This phase of the project will be forthcoming in 2018.

What about PII data that has to be secured?

Access to Private sensitive information such as Social Security Numbers and credit card information is controlled by state and federal laws. Please refer to UVU PSI Policy number 449 for more details.

How will we access the data (is off campus and on campus the same)?

The process for logging into Box is the same, regardless of whether the user is located on or off campus.

Can I share from the My Files folder?

No, the personal My Files folder given to all Box users cannot be shared. However, anything stored in the Internal Share folder can be shared with any UVU employee or student.

Data that needs to be shared to users outside UVU should be stored in the External Share folder.

Does Box have revision history?

Yes, you can view the version history of a file by clicking on the "V" below the file name or when previewing a file. You can open the version history window through the More Options menu (... > Properties > VersionHistory).

What should I do to encrypt data for storage on Box?

If you feel that the information you want to store on box is sensitive, please contact the UVU IT Security Office for consultation.

Can I make a read only share?

Yes — when a new folder is created, read-only permissions can be set by selecting the Viewer permission for each user that should have read-only access.

What about students using Box?

Active students can now set up an enterprise Box account. Instructions are provided on the Student Box webpage. Students will use their myUVU Gmail account ( to initiate Single Sign-On. This will allow students to sign into Box with their UV ID and password.

Can I use the My Files folder for my personal files (pictures, etc)?

Yes, you can.

Will I be able to map Box as a network drive?

We are working to procure a solution to allow drive mapping or other convenient access to Box. Using the web-based interface and Box Drive are currently the recommended methods for using Box.

Box Sync – What if I want to use this to get files upload?

You must enable this feature through the web first. 

Who should I contact for assistance?

For additional questions, please contact the UVU Service Desk.

How do I share folders in UVU Box?

Folder and subfolder permissions on Box follow a "waterfall" design in which individuals only have access to the folder they are invited into, as well as any subfolders beneath it. Please note that users can be invited into folders but not individual files.

Why Box?

UVU chose Box after careful consideration of cloud storage options that allowed for storage, collaboration, security and compliance. Box was chosen as the preferred platform for UVU. Box is a vetted Internet 2 Partner that provides a faster pathway from UVU to Box than traditional Internet providers.