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Important Note:

Dropbox is no longer the recommended cloud storage solution at Chapman University. Receive 10x additional storage capacity and increased data security by trying Microsoft OneDrive.  Read more here about the transition.

Chapman University Information Systems and Technology (IS&T) is announcing the end of the availability of the Dropbox cloud storage application in June of 2024. We do not make this decision lightly and understand the extra burden that changing technology solutions places on us all; however, due to changes in the type of solutions being offered to us by vendors and other factors, we have made the decision to consolidate our cloud storage solution to streamline the process and simplify the steps. 

Please read the following to learn more about the retirement of Dropbox.

Announcing the Dropbox End of Availability 

In 2021, IS&T announced our updated guidance on the preferred platforms for cloud storage and file sharing activity. Microsoft OneDrive (and related Microsoft products) remain our recommended choice for file storage for students, faculty, and staff. Google Drive is still available, but with new quotas due to the ending of unlimited storage. 

Dropbox licenses will no longer be generally available for Chapman users in June of 2024. Reasons for this change include: 

  • A desire to move the University towards a common platform available to all faculty, staff, and students 
  • End of unlimited storage, which has significantly driven up costs 
  • Enhanced security features available in OneDrive 

Note that free or personally paid accounts will not be restricted from running, but we highly recommend using alternatives for Chapman University data. A web link with additional information on data migrations is included at the bottom of this article.

Visit chapman.edu/datamigration to learn how to transfer your data.

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