BU Identification Card (Terrier Card)

As a new employee, you will receive a BU ID Terrier Card. Your Terrier Card is the official identification card for University students, faculty, and staff. The card is used for building access, borrowing privileges at Boston University libraries, discounts at the Barnes & Noble at BU, dining at the Faculty Staff Dining Room, and discounts to University events as well as other benefits both on and off campus.

The Terrier Card contains a UID number, which is a unique series of nine digits that the University uses to identify its employees and affiliates. A UID number is assigned to faculty, staff, and University affiliates. All regular staff hired through Human Resources are assigned a UID number by Human Resources at the time of hire. Your UID number is the number on your Terrier Card and is also included in your job confirmation letter.

Human Resources does not issue Student Terrier cards. For information regarding Terrier Cards for students, please visit: http://www.bu.edu/terriercard/

To Obtain a New Terrier Card

All regular full- and part-time staff hired through Human Resources and all regular full- and part-time faculty members (who attend new employee orientation) will receive a Terrier Card at their onboarding appointment.

Other individuals (temporary employees, temporary agency personnel, as well as some other affiliates of the University) may need a Terrier Card for University business reasons. Please refer to the Terrier Card for Affiliates page to learn how to obtain the card.

Charles River Campus: You can obtain your Terrier Card by visiting Human Resources located at 910 Commonwealth Ave, 3rd Floor, any weekday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. or 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Please note: Temporary employees will need to complete an I-9 and can obtain a Terrier Card at their onboarding appointment. A Terrier Card is not necessary to request an e-mail account, UIS access, or Kerberos password. Please see your Departmental Security Administrator to request access. Also, a Terrier Card is not necessary to obtain University parking permits.

Medical Campus: Please contact Najma Abdulwahhab at nabdul@bu.edu for information regarding obtaining a Terrier Card. A Terrier Card is necessary to request an e-mail account, UIS access, or Kerberos password. Please see your Departmental Security Administrator to request access. A Terrier Card is not necessary to obtain University parking permits.