The Terrier Card Office is currently operating out of the Housing Office at 25 Buick Street, Monday through Friday from 9 am – 5 pm. For any questions please contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org (Please include your BU ID number)
Students who have changed their display name in the BU Directory and wish to obtain a new Terrier Card with their updated display name, visit our Terrier Card Display Name Change Process for more information.
The Terrier Card is the official Boston University student and staff identification card.
New undergraduate and graduate students on the Charles River Campus upload their Terrier Card ID photo, see photo upload procedure and guidelines. For Terrier Card pick up information, click here.
High school students and incoming summer students living on campus for summer 2023 should follow the photo upload procedure and guidelines at least 2 weeks prior to the program starting.
Medical Campus students, please contact the Medical Campus ID office located at 650 Albany Street. For more information, you may call 617-358-7603 or email MEDID@bu.edu.
If you are a new student, you will be issued your Terrier Card upon arrival at your check-in location. Your Terrier Card is used for swipe access into residence and dining halls, as well as for on-campus purchases using Dining and Convenience Points.
Terrier Card Replacements
If you lose or damage your Terrier Card, we can make you a replacement card using a contactless procedure. Please note there is a replacement fee of $40 for each new card.
To request your replacement Terrier Card:
- Complete the Terrier Card Replacement Form
- After you have submitted your form, upload your Terrier Card ID photo following the photo upload procedure and guidelines
Once we review your completed form and photo upload, you will be contacted by TCO staff to schedule a pick up time for your Terrier Card.
Charles River Campus
Terrier Card Office
25 Buick Street, 1st Floor
Open Monday–Friday, 9 am–5 pm (except on observed University holidays)