Office 365 OneDrive

Also known as: Cloud Storage (OneDrive); OneDrive for Business; OneDrive
Available to: Students, Faculty & Staff

Service Summary

OneDrive for Business (OneDrive) is a service of Office 365 (the university's email and calendar system) and provides for 1TB of cloud-based storage. OneDrive uses Office 365 to store Mason-related files in the cloud making it easy to collaborate from anywhere and from multiple devices. It is fully supported by the ITS Support Center and can be accessed using your Mason credentials (Mason NetID and Patriot Pass password) via the login at for students or for faculty and staff.

Data stored within OneDrive is not backed up by George Mason University. Account holders are responsible for backing up their own data and preserving copies of important files.

This service is intended for Mason-related public use data only. The university Data Stewardship Policy defines data classified for public use. Users are responsible for understanding and complying with this policy. For more information about data usage and classifications, reference the following:

Users of OneDrive are responsible for all activity on their accounts, including password resets and abuse, and must adhere to University Policy Number 1301: Responsible Use of Computing.

How to Get this Service

OneDrive accounts are automatically created at the time of email and calendar account creation.

There is no charge for this service.


This service is available 24/7, excluding planned outages, normal maintenance windows, and unavoidable events. Maintenance windows are Sundays from 7 to 11 a.m. but may be extended to 2 p.m., if needed. If maintenance is required outside of these hours, it will be announced on the Planned Outages web page.

Getting Help

Assistance for all IT Services is available through the ITS Support Center:

Phone: 703-993-8870
Fax: 703-993-3347
Online: Submit a Request
Hours of Operation: Monday thru Thursday, 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Fridays, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Sunday, 2:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Walk-in Support
Fairfax Campus*:
Innovation Hall, Room 226
(*closed Thursdays 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. for team meetings)

Last modified date: January 13, 2017