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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 Box.com 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 Box.com account. See Access Your OWLbox files in Box.com below for details.
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
|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-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
|Thursday, June 24||Campus Safety
Planning and Capital Projects
To access your OWLbox files after the migration, go to portal.office.com 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.
► Alums, Emeriti, Retirees
Your files will be migrated to a personal Box.com account on June 28, 2021. When the migration takes place, Box.com 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 tuhelp.temple.edu website or at 215-204-8000.
We appreciate your patience and hope you enjoy the benefits of using this new file storage resource.