How to get a BU ID

Permanent Employees

As a new hire, you will receive your BU ID while you are at the Office of Human Resources at 25 Buick Street, 2nd Floor (617.353.2380) to fill out your I-9 Employment Eligibility and Verification Form.

Temporary Employees

Temporary employees can obtain a BU ID number within a week after they complete the I-9 Employment Eligibility and Verification Form at the Office of Human Resources at 25 Buick Street, 2nd Floor (617.353.2380). If you need a Terrier ID card for University business purposes your Vice President, Dean, or Director must complete the Terrier Card Request Form. You should bring the signed and completed form to Human Resources, any weekday between the hours of 9:00am and 12:00pm or 1:30pm and 4:30pm. You will have a photo taken for the ID card. Please make sure you bring a government-issued form of photo identification when you come for your Terrier card.

Note for International Temporary Employees:

All temporary employees who are sponsored by Boston University in J-1, H-1, TN, or another immigration category, will receive written confirmation of their BU ID number from the International Students and Scholars Office (ISSO). A copy of the ISSO letter or email confirming the BU ID number must be attached to the BU Terrier Card Request form in order to receive a Terrier Card.