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OWLbox Migration Hub

OWLbox file storage will be discontinued on June 30, 2021. Please begin using Microsoft OneDrive or Google Drive instead.


OWLbox file storage will be retired from service on June 30, 2021. Prior to this date, your OWLbox files will be either migrated to Microsoft OneDrive or to a personal account. We will notify you again before the migration to ensure a smooth transition.

► Faculty, staff and current students (except for graduating seniors)
Your OWLbox files will be migrated to Micrsosoft OneDrive. OneDrive is a widely-used resource that comes with Microsoft 365 and offers a number of benefits. To familiarize yourself with OneDrive, visit the ITS OneDrive webpage.

How to Prepare

  • Continue working in OwlBox as usual but feel free to review your files and folders and delete any content that is no longer being used.
  • During the migration process:
    Please refrain from using OWLbox and OneDrive to ensure that everything is transferred properly.

► Graduating seniors and alums
Your OWLbox files will be migrated to a personal account. See Access Your OWLbox files in below for details.

    Migration Schedule

    Please note that the schedules listed below are subject to change:

    Student Migration Schedule

    Migration Date AccessNet Usernames Beginning With:
    Tuesday, May 11 a through tuf
    Tuesday, May 18 tug
    Tuesday, May 25 tuh through tui
    Tuesday, June 1 tuj
    Tuesday, June 8 tuk
    Tuesday, June 15 tul through tuo

    Faculty/Staff Migration Schedule

    Migration Date Department:
    Thursday, May 13 Boyer College of Music
    College of Public Health
    Center for the Performing and Cinematic Arts
    School of Theater, Film, and Media Arts
    Thursday, May 20 College of Engineering
    Lew Klein College of Media and Communication
    Residence Halls-Main
    Residence Halls-Off Campus
    School of Pharmacy
    School of Podiatric Medicine
    Thursday, May 27 Kornberg School of Dentistry
    Beasley School of Law
    Tyler School of Art and Architecture
    College of Science and Technology
    Thursday, June 3 Fox School of Business and Management
    School of Sport, Tourism, and Hospitality Management
    Thursday, June 10 College of Liberal Arts
    Thursday, June 17

    Chief Operations Officer (COO) Office and Emergency Management
    Office of the Provost
    Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies
    Business Services
    Continuing Studies
    Digital Document Services
    Enrollment Management
    Environ Health and Radiation Safety
    Faculty and Operations Finance and Administrative
    Fox Chase Cancer Center
    Health Science Campus Facilities Management
    Human Resources
    Institutional Expenses
    Internal Auditor
    International Campuses
    Main Facilities Management
    Office of the President
    Office of the Vice President, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Treasurer
    Office of University Counsel
    Recreation Services
    Risk Management
    Service Operations
    Temple Press
    University Budget Office
    University Compliance Office
    University Studies
    Vice President for Public Affairs
    Vice President for Research
    Vice Provost Undergrad Studies
    Center for Equality and Inclusion
    Graduate School 6
    Lewis Katz School of Medicine
    University College
    Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs

    Thursday, June 24 Campus Safety
    Controller's Office
    Institutional Advancement
    Provost Operations
    University Marketing
    Academic Affairs
    Intercollegiate Athletics
    Parking/Real Estate/WRTI
    Planning and Capital Projects
    Student Affairs
    International Affairs

    Access Your Files in Microsoft OneDrive

    To access your OWLbox files after the migration, go to and click OneDrive. The files will appear under My files in an OWLbox folder. 

    ► Externally Shared Files
    Files that you share with people outside of temple will no longer be available to them once your files are migrated to OneDrive. To re-establish access, you can set up sharing within OneDrive. For more information, see the Microsoft Share OneDrive files and folders page or watch our Sharing Files in OneDrive video.

    Files Shared with You
    Files you share with others will appear in the OneDrive My files folder, but not files that others have shared with you. To view these files, click Shared on the left navigation pane and make sure Shared with you is selected the top of the page.

    To view a shared folder in your My Files folder:
    1) Select the folder.
    2) Click Add shortcut to My files at the top of the page.

    Note: If you use the OneDrive app on your computer, shared folders will not appear unless you sync them from OneDrive on the web. See the OneDrive Getting Started page for details on syncing files.


    I use OWLbox only to access files others have shared with me. How will I access these files once OWLbox is retired from service?

    We are only migrating OWLbox accounts that have files stored in them. If you use OWLbox only to access files that others have shared with you, you will be able to access them in OneDrive. Click Shared on the left navigation pane and select Shared with you at the top of the page. Also, see "Syncing with the OneDrive App" above.

    Access Your OWLbox Files in

    ► Alums, Emeriti, Retirees
    Your files will be migrated to a personal account on June 28, 2021. When the migration takes place, will notify you by email and request that you create a password. Follow the instructions to continue using your account. Although your account will no longer be affiliated with Temple, your existing files will still be available to you. See below for details:


    If you have any questions or require assistance, please contact the Help Desk through the website or at 215-204-8000.

    We appreciate your patience and hope you enjoy the benefits of using this new file storage resource.