Terrier Convenience Plan

The Terrier Convenience Plan is a payroll deduction program for purchases made on campus with your Terrier Card. The Terrier Card is accepted at all on-campus Dining Services locations, City Convenience stores, and Barnes & Noble at Boston University.

Who is eligible to participate in the Terrier Convenience Plan?

The Terrier Convenience Plan is available to full-time University faculty and staff.

How does the plan work?

Use your Terrier Card instead of cash or a credit card for meals, snacks, books, and vending purchases in select machines. These purchases will be deducted from your pay on a monthly or weekly schedule.

Why should I sign up for the Terrier Convenience Plan?

  • Convenience, convenience, convenience.
  • No need to carry cash or credit cards on campus.
  • No cash up front.
  • Exact change every time.
  • No hidden fees.
  • No interest charges.
  • Keep track of your purchases online via the Employee Link.

How do I sign up for the Terrier Convenience Plan?

You can enroll in the Terrier Convenience Plan through BUWorks Central (go to the Employee Self-Service (ESS) section and select Campus Services) or in person at the Terrier Card Office, George Sherman Union, Lower Level, 775 Commonwealth Avenue, Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. The Terrier Convenience Plan is a payroll deduction plan for purchases made on campus with your Terrier Card. It is easy to use and you don’t have to keeping running to the ATM in order to buy a quick cup of coffee, a sandwich, or the latest paperback at the bookstore.

How will charges be reflected on my pay stub?

As a single line deduction.

Will I get statements listing my transactions mailed to me?

No, but you can view your statement at BUWorks Central (go to the Employee Self-Service (ESS) section and select Campus Services).

What if I sign up for the plan but don’t make a purchase during a payroll time period?

No purchase, no payroll deduction. If you sign up for the Terrier Convenience Plan and don’t use your Terrier Card for purchases during a payroll period, there will be no deductions from your paycheck.

How much can I charge with my Terrier Card?

When you enroll, you set up a purchase/spending limit. If you are paid once a month, you can purchase up to $400 a month; if you are paid once a week, you can purchase up to $100 a week.

Can I change my spending limit?

Yes, you can change your spending limit online via BUWorks Central (go to the Employee Self-Service (ESS) section and select Campus Services) or in person at the Terrier Card Office, George Sherman Union, Lower Level, 775 Commonwealth Avenue, Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

If you have any questions, you may contact the Terrier Card Office at tco@bu.edu or 617-353-9966.

Where Can I Use My Terrier Convenience Plan?

  • Barnes & Noble at Boston University
  • City Convenience stores
  • Most vending machines on campus

Retail dining locations

  • The Union Court
    • Charles River Bread Company
    • Loose Leafs
    • Panda Express
    • Rhett’s (BU burgers, Richardson’s ice cream and full breakfast)
    • Starbucks
  • Buick Street Market and Café
    • Charles River Bread Company
    • Dunkin’ Donuts
    • Loose Leafs
  • Breadwinners and Starbucks—School of Management
  • School of Law Café
  • Einstein Bros. Bagels—College of Arts & Sciences
  • Extreme Pita—Claflin Hall
  • Granby Street Café—Hillel House
  • Healthy Blends—Fitrec Center
  • Starbucks-700 Commonwealth Avenue
  • Starbucks – The Hotel Commonwealth
  • Subway—700 Commonwealth Avenue
  • Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers—949 Commonwealth Avenue
  • Pizza delivery—Domino’s, Papa John’s
  • The BU Pub
  • Marciano Commons
    • Rize
    • Late Night Kitchen
  • Agganis Arena Concessions
  • Residence Dining Rooms—Get a 20–25% discount off cash prices
  • Kosher dining—Hillel House