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What Happens to Your UBbox When You Leave UB

Find out what happens to your UBbox files when you leave UB.

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UB Graduates

By Default: Keep UBbox for Six Months After Graduation

  • Access your UBbox for six months after your degree conferral date. Use this time to download your files and save them elsewhere.
  • After six months, your UBbox is locked.
  • 30 days later, your files are permanently deleted from UBbox.

Keep It Forever: Opt In for Box for Life

  • Opt in during the six months after graduation and keep 50 GB of space forever at no cost.
  • Using more than 50 GB when you graduate? You won't lose any files, but before you can upload new files, you will have to get below 50 GB.

Students Leaving UB (Who Do Not Graduate) and Former Employees

Download your files, and, if you want, upload them to a new personal Box.com account, or another cloud service.

  • You can access your UBbox files for 30 days after your UB affiliation ends. After 30 days, your files are locked.
  • After another 30 days, your files are permanently deleted from UBbox.

Common Questions

If I use Box Sync, do copies of my files remain accessible to me if I leave UB?

Yes. Using Box Sync is an easy way to make sure copies of all your files are available on your desktop. Your files are no longer available in UBbox once they are deleted.

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Contact the UBIT Help Center

Have a UBITName? You may also use the UBIT Help Center Online (login required).

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