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Cornell Box is a service provided by; as such, we enjoy all of the same functionality and features. Please use's Community & Help Pages for answers to many of your questions.

Box also provides video tutorials, best practices, webinars, and more. See Box User Resources.

Log In to

To log into your Cornell University Enterprise Box account:

  1. Go to
  2. Click Continue.

 Box login window

  1. You will be directed to CUWebLogin. Log in as you usually do.

Note: When you first log in to your Cornell Box account, hover your mouse under How to Get Started (on the right side of the page) to be guided through basic steps for using Box.

Move Files a Different File Sharing Service to Cornell Box

You will have to download the content from your previous file sharing service, and then upload the content to your Cornell Box account. See How to Upload Files to Box.

Set Up Box Sync

Setting up Box sync will allow you to select folders in Box that will automatically synchronize with your computer. To get started:

  1. Log in to your Cornell Box account at
  2. Once you're logged in, follow Box's directions for setting up sync at
    (This URL may not work if you are not logged in.)

Use Mobile Apps

Box has two levels of apps that work with their service:

  • Box Official Apps ( are developed and supported by Box. Most are available for you to use, however some of the apps require an additional license from Box or a subscription to another service such as Salesforce.
  • Commercial apps are developed by third party vendors to work with your files in Box. They are not covered by our contract with Box, and may transfer your data to other services that have not been vetted by Cornell or Box. They should not be used for institutional data.

Unofficial third party apps are likely to pull information out of the secure Box environment and should be not be used for institutional information. You are responsible for Cornell data sent or stored on computers, devices, and services you use.

Before using Box to share, store, or collaborate with institutional information, review the Regulated Data Chart (Box is listed in the Collaboration Services section).