Google Drive

For the Fall 2012 semester, Google Drive has replaced the network storage traditionally offered at NU.  This will allow student to access their files in the cloud on campus, in the residence halls, off-campus, and on mobile devices.  Pretty much anywhere!  Google Drive is installed on computers on campus, and can also be accessed via the web at (once logged in, click the "Drive" link).

For more information on using Google Drive in the computer labs, view the video on the right.

If you would like your old data sent to you, please fill out the form in myNU located in the 'Resources' tab and in the IT box entitled  Retrieve Old Student Network Space Data.  You will then be sent a link where you can download a zip file of your old directory.

Overview of Google Drive

Google Drive lets you store and access your files anywhere -- on the web, on your hard drive, or on the go. Here’s how it works:

  • Go to Google Drive on the web at
  • Install Google Drive on your computer or mobile device.
  • Throw your files in Google Drive. It’s right there on your device.

Now your files go everywhere you do. Change a file on the web, on your computer, or on your mobile device and it updates on every device where you’ve installed Google Drive. Share, collaborate, or work alone: your files, your choice.

Access everything in your Google Drive from all your devices.

Your files are always waiting for you at, but you can also get them straight from your computer, smartphone, and tablet. Install Google Drive on multiple devices and Google Drive makes sure they’re all the same. You can even get to your files after you go offline.

Keep files synced. Just connect to the web — it's pretty much automatic.

Any time your device has Internet access, it checks in with Google Drive. That ensures your files, folders, and Google Docs are always up to date. Change something on one device and it changes everywhere.

Stop emailing attachments. Start sharing.

Google Drive lets you choose exactly who — friends, family, colleagues — gets your files. You don’t need email attachments anymore. Just share your file, folder, or Google Doc from any device.

Keep collaborating!  

Do you collaborate with others in Google Docs? Google Drive lets you continue to create, access, and collaborate in a version-free world.