Reminder about using the university network drives

UMW provides shared servers where individuals and departments can share files for network retrieval. Most UMW employees will automatically have access to the common shared space (New-Shares), as well as to the space that is shared by your department (for example, Mathematics).  Please take a moment to read the information as a refresher about each of these two drives below.

“New Share”

The “New Share”, commonly referred to as the U-drive, is open to all UMW employees.  All university employees can view documents in this folder.  Documents and forms that all university employees need access to can be placed here.  Individual documents should not be placed in this drive.  Users should not delete content on this drive that is not their own.

It is a violation of the Electronic Storage of Highly Sensitive Data Policy to place highly sensitive data in this location.  If you have concerns about content on this page please contact Information Security.

Department Share

The department shares provide collaboration spaces for departments.  All users within the department have access to these spaces.  Individual folders can be locked down.

Requests for locked down folders should be made to the IT Help Desk who will route them to appropriate technical staff.  Users with additional questions about securing documents on this drive should contact Information Security.

Additional information about the Shared Drives is available at: