Behrend "P" Accounts (Local Storage)

All incoming students receive local network storage space.  This storage space is referred to as the Personal or "P" account and it remains active for one year after graduation.

Students registered for a fall semester automatically receive this account.  Every attempt is made to establish "P" accounts for those students who attend Behrend for the first time during a spring semester or summer session.  Occasionally, for example, if someone registers late, then the student needs to request that their account be generated.  To request an account, visit the Computer Center Help Desk in Hammermill 135.

The “P” account provides students with 500 MB of disk space on a Penn State Behrend server.  Contact any Computer Center help desk for specific information about storage allocations.  A sponsoring faculty member may request additional space if a student’s storage needs exceeds their allocation; an email or phone call to the Manager of IT Services will begin the process.

Remote access to your “P” account space is also available via a web-based interface.  Refer to Cloud Services for details and instructions.  Users should establish a remote lab session, and from within this, transfer files from their "P" account to their local computer.  Using this method, “P” drive users have world-wide access to their files stored at the Behrend Computer Center

If you have questions or need more information about a “P” account, contact any consultant Help Desk.