Create a U-M Dropbox Account Today

To: 
Students
From: 
Ravi Pendse
Date: 
Friday, March 19, 2021

Dear students,

I’m excited to share that U‑M Dropbox will replace U‑M Box as the university’s primary cloud-data storage option in December 2021. U‑M Dropbox makes it easy to store data and collaborate on files, and each student has five terabytes of storage in their individual account.

As part of the university’s move to U‑M Dropbox, everyone needs to create an account. This is where I need your help!

Please take a moment before Friday, April 30, to create a U‑M Dropbox account if you do not have one already.

What about information that’s stored in U‑M Box?
Information and Technology Services (ITS) will provide students with a self‑service migration tool at the beginning of the fall term to help you move your data from U‑M Box to U‑M Dropbox. You should not move your data until you are notified. Graduate student instructors, please expect to hear from a representative from your unit (your Unit Ambassador) on the timing for your move. You will need to move your files from U‑M Box to U‑M Dropbox before December 1, 2021.

In the meantime, I invite you to take a look at the Student Guide to Moving Out of Box to learn more. You can contact the ITS Service Center if you have any questions, and please reach out to me any time I can be of help.

Best regards,
Ravi

Ravi Pendse, PhD
Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer
University of Michigan
rpendse@umich.edu