Timmy: Alternative File Storage For Students

ITS highly recommends utilizing OneDrive for Business. This service is part of the University's Microsoft Office 365 suite of services and is a secure and reliable cloud storage solution. 

OneDrive is a cloud service that lets you securely store, access and protect your files; share them with others; and get to them from anywhere on all your devices. OneDrive is file storage. Think of it as a hard drive in the cloud.

To help students with file management, we have created a file server for student and student organization use. The server (named "Timmy") has many advantages:

  • Can be accessed on or off campus (see instructions below).
  • Allows students to store up to 200 MB of data.
  • Is secure - You will be able to see other student folders, but you are the only one who can access your files.
  • Is backed up nightly.

How to Get a Timmy Folder:

Storage Guidelines - Dos and Don'ts


  • Store school-related documents on Timmy (*.docx, *.xlsx, *.pptx, etc.)
  • Check your Timmy files on a periodic basis and remove files you no longer need.


  • Store music, images or videos unless they are school-related.
  • Back up your entire computer. These types of "back up" files should be saved to an external hard drive, a USB drive or burned to a CD/DVD.
  • Store CD/DVD images of software (no *.iso or *.dmg files).

Questions? Contact the Technology Assistance Center (TAC).