Eligibility for a U-M Dropbox Account (Dropbox Access)


U-M Dropbox


Am I eligible for a U-M Dropbox account? Who has access to U-M Dropbox?


The following information is applicable across the Ann Arbor, Flint, Dearborn, and Michigan Medicine campuses.


If you have at least one of the following affiliations, you are eligible for a U-M Dropbox account for as long as you hold that affiliation:

  • Students (from matriculation to either graduation or end of student status)
  • Faculty (including emeritus faculty, lecturers, and intermittent lecturers)
  • Staff (including temporary staff)
  • Sponsored affiliates with regular uniqnames and UMIDs (i.e., Type-1 Sponsored Affiliates, strong identities)

Not Eligible

The following affiliations are not eligible for a U-M Dropbox account (as long as you do not have any of the roles from the previous list):

  • Alumni
  • Retirees
  • Sponsored affiliates with regular uniqnames and UMIDs that start with "99" (i.e., Type-2 Sponsored Affiliates, long-term guests)
  • Sponsored affiliates with uniqnames starting with "um" and followed by numbers (i.e., Type-3 Sponsored Affiliates, weak identities, short-term guests)
  • U-M Friend accounts

Additionally, MCommunity groups and Shared Accounts are not eligible to access U-M Dropbox.

Additional Information

  • If a Dropbox account is desired (and you are not eligible), anyone may sign up for a free, personal Dropbox account using a non-UMICH email address. U-M Dropbox users can then share files with that account if needed.
  • After losing and regaining an eligible role, it can take 24-48 hours for U-M Dropbox access to be restored.

Need additional information or assistance? Contact the ITS Service Center.


Article ID: 4927
Mon 4/26/21 5:18 PM
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