Log in to OneDrive


Follow these steps to log in to OneDrive, a cloud-based system for storing and organizing your work documents.  You can access OneDrive via your web browser or through your local computer file system.  Most students, faculty, and staff will have access to OneDrive for UC San Diego.


Critical Concepts


Steps to Take

OneDrive via Web Browser

1. Go to the sign-in page: onedrive.ucsd.edu

      Note: If you check the box next to Keep me signed in, OneDrive will remember your email address and you won't have to enter it again.

2. Enter your UCSD Email address (including @ucsd.edu)

3. After you enter your email and click off the email field, you will be redirected to a UCSD sign-in screen:

      If you are using Internet Explorer, you will see this login popup. Enter your email address again and your AD password.

    Screenshot: UC San Diego log in screen popup for Internet Explorer.

      If you are using a different browser, you will see this login screen. Enter your AD password:

    Screenshot: Login screen for UC San Diego displays for browsers other than Internet Explorer.

4. Log out: to prevent unauthorized access to your account, remember to select “Sign out” from the OneDrive navigation menu and close your browser after each session.


OneDrive via Local File System

You can access your OneDrive files via your local file directory if you have already gone through the file sync process:


If you have a PC running Windows 7, 8, or 10 and Office 2013 or 2016, the OneDrive for Business sync client is already installed. Follow these instructions to set up the file sync (you only need to do this once).


Download the OneDrive client for Mac in the Apple App Store. Follow Microsoft's instructions to set up the file sync.

Mobile sync apps

If you still have questions or need additional assistance, please submit a ticket or call the ITS Service Desk at (858) 246-4357