Box (Davis)

Box is a cloud file storage and syncing solution that provides document management, collaboration, and sharing. When sharing files, Box provides many security options, including sharing only with specific users, sharing with all UC Davis users, sharing via a secure and unique link, and public access. Additionally, collaborators can be granted varying levels of access from viewing only to full ownership rights.

Common uses for Box include: collaborating to create group workspaces, sharing files with colleagues, and sharing links to send large files and replace email attachments. Box should not be used for data backup or archival storage of inactive data.

To sign up for a UC Davis Box account, log in with your UC Davis credentials at  For more information on BOX please review the FAQ for Box on the Knowledge Base, and for best practices on how to use BOX for more of an enterprise service please review the Knowledge Base Article titled "Using Box in a department, lab, or workgroup".

Contact Info

Service Owners as of 9/18/17: Jeremy Phillips (, the UISL for College of Letters and Science, and Joshua Van Horn, the IT Director for EIS in IET (