Get the Terrier Card

The Terrier Card is the official Boston University student and staff identification card.

Boston University students, faculty, and staff are assigned a nine-character, computer-generated ID number. This University ID number or “U” number is used for all University records including registration and class adjustments.

Terrier Cards for new students are issued at the start of their first semester. Photo identification must be presented to receive a new Terrier Card. Valid identification includes a driver’s license, state identification card, or passport. Terrier Cards are valid for on-campus identification only.

For information on obtaining a new or replacement Terrier Card, contact:


Charles River Campus
Terrier Card Office, George Sherman Union
775 Commonwealth Avenue, lower level
Open Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Fenway Campus
ID Card & Mail Room Office, Campus Center & Student Residence
150 Riverway, lower level
Open Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Medical Campus
Medical Campus Identification Office
710 Albany Street, ground level (parking garage)
Open Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. – 9 a.m.; and 12:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Faculty & Staff

Office of Human Resources

Charles River Campus

Medical Campus