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Student Services

There are several administrative offices dedicated to supporting students’ academic and campus life at Boston University.  Collectively, they are gathered under the term “Student Services.”  These offices address aspects of campus life such as class registration, tuition expenses, health and fitness, research tools, employment, and much more.  Student Services is an essential resource at BU, and all students are encouraged to familiarize with available services on campus.  Please visit the Student Central homepage to learn more about Student Services office at BU. 

Office of the University Registrar

The Office of the University Registrar maintains student records, transcripts, grades, and class schedules.  Students are required to register for classes each semester before the scheduled deadline.  For information regarding individual School or College registration guidelines, students should consult with the advising office in their School or College.

BU Identification Card (Terrier Card)/ Terrier Card Office

All Boston University students are assigned a unique I.D. number, which is printed on a student I.D. card, called the “Terrier Card” at BU.  The “BU ID” or “U number” is used at most administrative offices on campus to quickly locate students in the university system.  The Terrier Card also acts as a “smart card” that students can use to make purchases at many dining halls and stores across campus.  It is recommended that students carry their Terrier Cards with them for easy access. 

Please visit the Terrier Card Office for information on obtaining a Terrier Card and I.D. number, uses for the card, and frequently asked questions.

Student Link

The Student Link provides direct access to a student’s personal academic, financial and institutional data maintained in the University's central computer system.  Students can use their Student Link to update their personal information, addresses, and phone numbers; students can also view their course registration and tuition information via the Student Link. 
To access information on The Link, you will need a BU login name and a Kerberos password.  This name and password are the same as your BU email. 


Boston University’s library system is divided amongst several libraries dedicated to areas of study and research resources.  BU is also part of the Boston Library Consortium (BLC), which allows students to borrow books from other Boston-area libraries through the interlibrary loan system.   

For a complete listing of BU libraries and more information on interlibrary loans, please visit the Student Central webpage.


Barnes & Noble at Boston University is the campus bookstore.  It sells general interest books and magazines, textbooks for courses, and Boston University merchandise.  Students also have the option of reserving textbooks online and picking them up in-store. 

Student Employment

The Student Employment Office works with currently enrolled degree students to assist them in their on-campus employment endeavors through the Job Board and Quickie Job Services. Student Employment also assists students with the Payroll process. 

International students who wish to work on-campus must also comply with immigration regulations for their visa status.  For more information on student employment for international students, please visit the ISSO’s on-campus employment page (for F-1 students).

Boston University
March 19, 2013

Boston University International Students & Scholars Office