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Document Management: Box

Store documents in the cloud to share and collaborate with colleagues

University IT will move all content out of Stanford University Box by December 2022 and retire the service on February 28, 2023. We're actively working with campus IT support and representatives from schools and departments to plan for and support the migration of content from Stanford University Box to alternate solutions. This information does not apply to Stanford Medicine Box. To learn more, visit the Stanford University Box Migration Project webpage.

Stanford University Box to Retire February 2023

January 19, 2023

Stanford University Box: UIT Begins Scheduled Migrations

February 9, 2022

Stanford provides basic document management and collaboration through Box is an easy-to-use platform that you can log into with your Stanford credentials.

Box supports creation, management, and collaboration for documents that have been written in common desktop tools (for example, Microsoft Word, Excel), and includes a drag and drop interface and versioning.


  • Single sign-on using your Stanford SUNet ID
  • Individual permissions on folders
  • Document version control
  • Document sharing and collaboration with Box users within and external to Stanford
  • Unlimited online storage; 1 GB for new accounts as of Fall 2021 
  • Individual file sizes up to 15 GB
  • Desktop folder synchronization with Box
  • Encryption of files at Box and over the network
  • Mobile clients for iPhone, Android, Blackberry, and Windows.

Designed for

Faculty, staff, and students


A full-service SUNet ID.

Data security

  • Stanford University Box: may only be used to store Low and Moderate Risk Data, as defined by the Information Security Office.
  • Stanford Medicine Box: may be used to store all data types including Protected Health Information (PHI) or personally identifiable information (PII).


No charge

Get started

Eligible faculty, staff and students can go to or, depending on affiliation. Click Continue and log in to WebAuth with your SUNet ID and password. A Stanford Box account associated with your Stanford email address ( will be automatically provisioned. You can have either a Stanford University or a Stanford Medicine Box account; you cannot be a member of both.

Get help

For assistance:

Self-help: Box Community & Help Pages

Learn more

See also

Last modified December 14, 2021