Personal Cloud Storage

Supported with OneDrive and Dropbox


OneDrive is part of the Office365 suite and is offered free to all faculty, staff, and students. The service is a file storage and sharing solution that provides easy access to your personal files from any internet-connected device.

With 1 TB of storage, there’s plenty of room for all your files, and you can easily share your files with anyone on Harvard’s Office365 system.

To begin exploring OneDrive, log into your Harvard Office365 at

Your OneDrive is personal to you but you can share files and file folders with colleagues.  If you leave the University, your account expires, and any shared files will no longer be accessible. Please plan accordingly when leaving Harvard.


While OneDrive is the preferred and recommended solution, Dropbox is also offered to faculty and researchers who need to share files external to Harvard.  If you are interested in converting your consumer Dropbox account to Harvard Dropbox or to request a new account, please complete this Dropbox request form.  Requests will be reviewed and approved based on external collaboration needs. Once the form is submitted and approved, a Harvard Dropbox account technician will contact you to walk you through the account setup process.

A Harvard Dropbox account is $47/user/year for staff and students. Faculty are free. Please provide a 33-digit billing code when requesting a Dropbox account if you are staff or student. Your Department Administrator can provide you with a billing code.

Key features and benefits

  • Easily share files with anyone at Harvard, regardless of department or school
  • No VPN is required for off-campus access
  • Access your files from your computer, laptop, tablet, or phone
  • Dropbox is available for external collaboration needs

Available to

Service cost

Core Service - Provided at no cost

  • OneDrive: 1 TB (free)

Premium service - With associated cost

  • Dropbox accounts are $47/year.
  • OneDrive expandable upon request

How to get started

In you are interested in using this service, please contact the helpdesk