The Terrier Card Office is currently closed. For any questions please contact us via email at

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

New undergraduate students participating in Orientation and new graduate students at the Charles River Campus upload their Terrier Card ID photo, see photo upload procedure and guidelines

Medical Campus students, please contact the Medical Campus ID office located at 710 Albany Street.  For more information you may call 617-358-7604 or email

New students receive their Terrier Cards at the start of their first semester. Your Terrier Card is used for swipe access into residence and dining halls, as well as for on-campus purchases using Convenience Points.

Summer Term students can get their Terrier Cards after registering for classes. Just head to the Terrier Card office with a valid form of government-issued ID.

If you lose or damage your Terrier Card, don’t worry, we can make you a replacement card. Just be sure to bring photo identification (driver’s license, state identification card, or passport). Please note there is a replacement fee for each new card.

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

Charles River Campus
Terrier Card Office, George Sherman Union
775 Commonwealth Avenue, lower level
Open Monday–Friday, 9 am–5 pm (except on observed University holidays)

Fenway Campus
ID Card & Mail Room Office, Campus Center & Student Residence
150 Riverway, lower level
Open Monday–Friday, 9 am–6 pm (except on observed University holidays)