Instructions for using Box at U of I

What is

The University of Illinois has partnered with to provide faculty and students an easy way to store and share files in the cloud. In NetMath, we primarily use to communicate assignment and exam feedback to students, usually in the form of scanned PDF files.

We recommend that you set up your U of I account soon after you claim your NetID.

How do I set up my account?

Follow the steps below. 

  1. Go to:
  2. click "U of I Box Sign up page" under "New User".
  3. You may be redirected to a login screen. Select University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and then use your NetID and AD password to log in.
  4. Once you log in you can enable your Box account for the cloud application by simply pressing the "On" button.

That's it! Once you complete these steps, you'll then be able to go to, log in, and view your folders and files.

What if there's nothing in my folder?

Don't worry - you'll probably sign up for your account before we get a chance to share folders with you.

U of I Box Accounts, Personal and Enterprise Account Conflict

If you cannot login to U of I Box using your NetID and password, your email address may be associated with an unmanaged, personal account.

An unmanaged account must be accessed with a Box-specific password. You can regain access to an unmanaged, personal Box account using the password reset form at

You may request your account be joined to the enterprise by contacting Tech Services or you can do it yourself if your personal account is still active:

  1. Sign into your Box account.
  2. Click your name/picture in the top right corner.
  3. Click "Account settings" from the pulldown menu.
  4. From the "Account" tab, scroll down to "Login and Email Addresses"
  5. Click "Add more emails"
  6. Add a different email address and click "Save" (You might need to make it the primary before you can remove the address).

This will free up your Illinois e-mail so that you can setup an enterprise account from here :

Your managed, enterprise account will have unlimited online storage quota and requires your NetID and password to authenticate.

What if I have trouble setting up my folder? is supported by Tech Services please contact them by phone at: 217-244-7000 or online at: