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Cloud Storage Options


Cloud Storage options for Wharton and Penn students are plentiful and can be confusing. The descriptions below should help you understand the differences and help you decide which option is right for you.

For guidance on picking the storage options that are best for you, see Backing Up: What are the Best Solutions for You?


Mapped Google Drive (personal or Wharton)

Students are now able to map either a personal or their Wharton-provided Google Drive to the public computers for use instead of their myWhartonDrive.

Free, personal GMail accounts tend to have 15GB of Google Drive storage whereas Wharton-provided GMail accounts have unlimited Google Drive storage.

You can learn how to map a Google Drive by following the instructions provided here.

Once mapped, you can access your Google Drive at any public computer on Penn's campus, where it will show up like a normal Network Drive/Hard Drive.


OneDrive w/Office365

All Penn students have access to Office365 as an account is automatically setup for them. To access Office365 resources, you can navigate to portal.office.com and login with your pennkey@upenn.edu and the password for their O365 account set here.

University-provided Office365 accounts have 1TB of storage space via OneDrive.


myWhartonDrive (Y:)

This section applies to Philadelphia Campus. EMBA(San Francisco) students should contact the EMBA Program Office for more information on campus computer storage options.

myWhartonDrive (also known as the Y: Drive) is a Wharton-provided storage solution that allows you to access your files from any computer. Your myWhartonDrive has up to 5GB of storage.

On lab, group study room, and workstation machines, the documents folder automatically saves to your myWhartonDrive (Y: Drive).

myWhartonDrive Web-based Interface

The myWhartonDrive also has a web interface that allows you to access your documents off campus through the web. Access the web-based myWhartonDrive by logging into SPIKE and clicking on the myWhartonDrive link under My Account in the Home tab. OR you can navigate directly to the link https://mywhartondrive.wharton.upenn.edu/


You can map the drive to your personal computer in order to experience a "drag-and-drop" like interface on both MACs and PCs. For more information about this and using the myWhartonDrive web-based interface, check out Using MyWhartonDrive (Y:)



The University provides the Penn+Box service, in partnership with Box.com, for all Penn students. If you would like to activate a Penn+Box account, please review the following information:

  • Each Penn+Box account includes 50 GB storage on a secure cloud server.    
  • You must activate your Box account at http://upenn.box.com
  • The Box Login uses a separate set of credentials (note the different email address): 

    email addressusername@upenn.edu
    Login: Pennkey username
    Password:  Pennkey password

  • Add Your Wharton Address  Penn+Box service is not tied to your Wharton account.  We recommend adding your Wharton address so that people can use it to share documents more easily:
    • Log into Box using the credentials above
    • Click the Circle icon with your name in the upper right of the screen
    • Choose Account Settings and scroll down to the Login and Email Addresses section.
    • Click Add Email, and enter your Wharton address
    • Log in to your Wharton email account, and follow the steps in the Verification email. (There may be a delay; please wait a few minutes. If it doesn't come, you can click the Resend Confirmation email link in Penn+Box.)
  • App Version There is an app version available for Box.  To log in to the app, select the Company Credentials option and enter the Penn email address that Box associates with your account (username@upenn.edu).  You will then be prompted to enter your PennKey username and password.  After you log in, you will be prompted to enter a passcode that you set specifically for Box.  

For more information on Penn+Box

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