Opt into Box for Life (UB Graduates Only)

Students who graduate after May 1, 2017 can keep using Box for life* by following the simple steps below within six months of their conferral date.  If you don’t complete these steps within six months of your conferral date, your UBbox account will be locked, and you will not be eligible for Box for life. Any files in UBbox will be deleted after an additional 30 days.

*The limit of a Box for life account is 50 GB. See What Happens to Your UBbox When You Leave UB for more information.

Operating Systems: All

Applies to: UB graduate students

Last Updated: October 8, 2019

Step 1. Add an alternate email address to your UBbox account


You must log into your UBbox account and add an alternate email to qualify for a "Box for Life" account.

  1. Log into UBbox
  2. In the upper right, click your profile picture
  3. Click Account Settings
  4. Next to Login and Email Addresses, click the Add email link
  5. Enter a non-UB email address
  6. Click Save
  7. Log into your alternate email account and find the confirmation message from Box
  8. In the message, click Verify Email

Step 2. Contact the UBIT Help Center

Contact the UBIT Help Center and be ready to provide the alternate email address from step 1.