Montana State Box accounts will be decommissioned in March 2022. Users are encouraged to consider storage options like OneDrive for Business or SharePoint Document Libraries for their file storage needs. Please see the Box Transition Webpage  formore information.

What is Montana State Box?

Box is a collaboration and file-sharing service for Montana State University students, faculty and staff. Box is a great resource for sharing and storing institutional and educational files!  Montana State Box is the name of MSU's instance of Box.

*New UI and Collections*

Box has rolled-out an updated User Inerface  More information on the new user interface and Box Collections can be found here:

Where do I access my Box account?

Log into your Box account at:   

Visit our Getting Started page for login help and learning resources. 

Keep your content secure, log out of Box... 

To ensure your content remains secure, log out of the Box site when you are finished. To do so, click the down arrow next to your name in the upper right hand corner of the screen and click Log Out.

What kinds of data may I store in Box?  

IMPORTANT: If you use Box Edit...

Note: Files not appropriate for Box storage should be stored in Knox. See for more information.

Data Type OK Not OK
Budget Information     
Contracts   ✔   
Course evaluations  
Data classified as Public     
Data classified as Restricted  
Employee and student IDs/GIDs (even when combined with names)  
Planning documents      
Staff search committee notes   
Student grades and records  
Bank account numbers   X
Credit card numbers   X
Data classified as Confidential   X
Drivers License numbers   X
Passport Visa numbers   X
Payroll ACH numbers   X
Research data subject to export controls   X
Social Security numbers   X
International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and Export Administration Regulations (EAR) governed data   X