Box for Duquesne

Computing and Technology Services (CTS) is pleased to offer Box as a newly available cloud-based file sharing service for students, faculty, and staff. With Box, you can easily collaborate, upload files, and share information through any device—desktop, laptop, or mobile device

Box Overview

Box offers a number of features for storing and sharing your files. In addition to unlimited storage, below are some of the features included:

  • Access to your files from any location without the need for a virtual private network (VPN) connection
  • Synchronization of files across devices with apps for Windows, macOS, iOS, and Android
  • Tracks file revisions and version history
  • Capability to share a file or folder to any email address with optional time limits on shared access
  • Edit files using Microsoft Office applications (Windows only)

Accessing Box at Duquesne University

To access Box, please visit On this page, you will be presented with a welcome screen asking if you are part of Duquesne University. After clicking Continue, you will arrive to a Duquesne University login screen where you can sign in with your MultiPass credentials to access Box.

Storing and Sharing Files

A shared link is the URL of a folder, file, or bookmark. When you generate a shared link you make it accessible to one of three groups:

  • People in this folder (People you specifically invited to collaborate)
  • People in your company (Duquesne University)
  • Anyone with the link (Includes people without Box accounts)

Please be aware of who you are sharing with at all times. For more information visit the Shared Links overview from Box.

Useful Links

Creating Shared Links

Inviting Collaborators

Sharing Files

Box Resources

Box offers the following applications that allow you to sync your files and folders across any device:

Box Drive

Box Drive is a desktop application that keeps all your files safe and secure in the cloud while providing access to them on your computer. With Box Drive, Box appears as a mounted network drive on your computer, meaning you will have access to all your files and folders on Box without having to sync them down to your computer.

Do not use the Box Sync app.

Downloading Box Drive: Personal Device

Click here to download Box Drive for your personally owned Windows or macOS device.

Downloading Box Drive: University-Managed Computer

Box Drive can be found in the Software Center (Windows) or Self Service (macOS) app on university-managed computers.

Useful Links

Making a Folder Available Offline in Box Drive

Box Mobile

Box Mobile gives you the power and simplicity of Box on any device. Create, view, edit, and share content, all on the go. The Box mobile application can be downloaded from the App Store or Google Play Store.


What Data Should Be Stored in Box?

Box has been reviewed by Duquesne University’s Information Security team and has been approved for storing Internal and Public institutional data. Restricted data (Personally Identifiable Information and Compliance Regulated Data) is currently not supported in Box. To learn more about data classification and storage services available at Duquesne University, please visit

Does Box Have Storage Limitations?

As a member of Duquesne University you have access to Box's unlimited storage space and can store files as large as 15 GB.

How Can My Department Gain Access?

To request access to Box for your department, email the CTS Help Desk at

Need Assistance With Box?

For assistance with Box, please reach out to the CTS Help Desk at 412.396.4357 or In addition, feel free to visit Box's online knowledge base at