Storage | University of Portland


University of Portland provides network file shares and cloud storage for campus users.  Compared to saving on a local hard drive, these storage options provide better security, regular data backups, and more flexibility for access from different locations.  University staff and faculty should store any UP related work on their network drives (the "U" and "P" drives) or cloud storage whenever possible.  

Network File Shares

The UP network storage solution is build around availability, data protection, and scalability. Each faculty or staff member has departmental data storage on the “U” drive and an additional four gigabytes of personal data storage on the “P” drive. Each student receives two gigabytes of personal data storage on the “P” drive. Files can be accessed off-campus via the FileUP web application found at  

Networked storage is backed up and retained as outlined in the University of Portland Backup Policy.

Office365 OneDrive Personal Cloud Storage

Office365 OneDrive provides an additional 1 Terabyte of cloud storage for each campus user. Files stored in OneDrive can be shared with other University of Portland Office365 users.  For staff using University of Portland computers on campus, this storage space can be accessed directly on the computer as if it were a local drive.   The fiels can be reached anywhere via Microsoft OneDrive, available through the MyApps site at

Teams Shared Cloud Storage

Microsoft Teams provides up to 25TB of shared cloud file storage for all team members to utilize. Users can create file folders as needed to store important files that members need to access and edit. Files can be easily viewed, edited, moved, copied and shared from the Teams App. Each team in Microsoft Teams has a team site in SharePoint Online, and each channel in a team gets a folder within the default team site document library. Files shared within a conversation are automatically added to the document library. To access Teams visit


Dropbox is available for staff and faculty that have a business or academic need to share content outside of the University of Portland. Dropbox accounts can be requested via the Service Catalog on the Tech Support Portal and require departmental approval and justification. Only University of Portland administered Dropbox accounts (NOT personal Dropbox accounts) should be used to store or share University related data, files, and content. Visit to access Dropbox.