Longwood Box Usage Information

Box is a web-based/cloud storage service. The University has purchased a Box Enterprise license. Box accounts are available for Longwood faculty, staff and students.  In addition to storage, Box enables you to collaborate and share information with anyone inside or outside of the University. 

Box Account Access

Use your LancerNet ID and password, the same credentials that you use to access myLongwood, Canvas, etc..

If you leave Longwood access to your Longwood Box account will be available to you for (1) year.

Data Storage

University data is classified into three categories:

  • Public
  • Internal
  • Restricted

Never store Restricted Data in Box, or any other external service. 

Files Types

Box supports most common file types. Learn more about file types in Box

Box Account Back Up

All content stored in Box is kept in multiple data centers to ensure your data is safe and can be recovered. Please note that deleted files will be retained (in the trash) for (30) days. After (30) days deleted files will not be recoverable. 

Available Space

You'll have unlimited file storage space.

Synchronize Files 

Box Sync allows you to synchronize locally stored files to Box. Box Sync can be utilized on mobile devices (cell phones/tablets) and your assigned Longwood owned computer(s). The Box Sync download is available within your Box account. You will access the download by clicking on the arrow to the right of your name at the top left side of the window and selecting Get Box Sync. 

Need Help? 

Great help and training guides are available to you within Box. Log in and choose Favorites on the main screen, "Help" and "Get Training", or access the Box User Guide.


Help Desk (434)395-4357 or via email.