Ram Card

The Ram Card is your Suffolk photo ID and grants you access to campus buildings and the ability to pay for purchases both on campus and off. All members of the Suffolk community are required to have a Ram Card for identification purposes and access to secure locations, such as residence halls, and the library. Use your Ram Card ID for photo identification, Ram Account funds, resident meal plans, secure entry to residence halls, library access, and optional Student Advantage.

The RAM Card may be acquired by visiting the Strategic Procurement office.

  • Sawyer Lobby 7:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m. (7 Days a Week)
  • Law School Lobby 7:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m. (7 Days a Week)

Ram Account

The Ram Account is a stored-value, declining-balance account linked to your Ram Card. You can use it to make on- and off-campus purchases at select vendors. You can easily add funds to your Ram Account online. This account is open to all commuter and resident students, faculty, and staff. Ram Account funds can be used at participating on- and off-campus locations, and they are available as long as you are an active member of the Suffolk community. It is the convenient, cashless way to pay!

You do not need to sign up for a Ram Account—the minute you join the Suffolk community, you automatically have one. Once you’ve added funds to your Ram Account, you’re ready to start swiping your Ram Card as you would a debit card.

Contact Us

73 Tremont St., 11th Floor
Email: Ramcard@suffolk.edu
Phone: 617-573-8407

Using Your Ram Account

Recommended Ram Account Budget

There are numerous factors to consider when deciding the initial amount of money you would like to deposit into your Ram Account, such as:

  • Do you live on campus?
  • How many meals/snacks a day will you be eating while on campus?
  • Will you be making purchases at the bookstore?

Please note that all funds will roll over from semester to semester and from year to year. If you don't use all your money this semester, you always can in the next one!

Recommended Budget Range Low-Range Top-Range
Textbooks $500 $1,500
Dining/Snacks $100 $1,000
Laundry $0 $100
Misc./copiers $20 $200
Total $620 $2,800

Monitor Spending

For detailed account activity, as well as balance information, log onto The Service Portal. Additionally, each time you make an off-campus purchase, your receipt will include your current balance. Upon request, on-campus cashiers will also provide receipts with balances. Balance information and transaction histories are also available at the Office of the Bursar located at 73 Tremont Street, 6th floor.

Terms and Conditions

You may pay for purchases using Ram Account funds as long as you are a member of the Suffolk community. Ram Account funds roll over from semester to semester and from year to year. There are no fees associated with the Ram Account. Ram Account funds, however, are not available for cash withdrawal. Upon graduating from or leaving Suffolk University, or after 24 months of inactivity, you will forfeit any remaining Ram Account funds. Ram Account deposits are nonrefundable.

Ram Account FAQ

Deposit funds into your Ram Account online using a credit or debit card. Funds deposited online are credited to your Ram Account immediately.

Parents, add funds to your student's Ram Account online. First, click the parent link. Next, enter two zeroes, followed by your student's seven digit student ID number. Then, select the amount you wish to deposit.

Cash may be deposited at a Value Port located on the third floor of the Sawyer Building. Check and credit card deposits can be made at the Office of the Bursar located at 73 Tremont St., 6th floor. Checks must be made payable to Suffolk University.

If mailing a check, include the student’s name and ID number, and mail it to:

Office of the Bursar
c/o John Connors
73 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02108

Credit card deposits through the Office of the Bursar require a signature and must be made in person. Such deposits will be credited to your Ram Account within one business day.

Meal plans are declining balance accounts designed for on-campus dining. If you are a resident student, you can use your Ram Card at Suffolk’s dining halls. Only resident students have meal plans; the Ram Account is open to all Suffolk University students, commuter and resident, as well as faculty and staff. Unlike meal plan funds—which are designated for use at on-campus dining locations only, roll over from fall to spring semester, and expire annually—Ram Account funds can be used at all participating locations on and off-campus as long as you are at Suffolk. Both meal plan and Ram Account funds are non-transferable.

Immediately report your card lost or stolen to the Suffolk University Police in the Sawyer Building’s lobby, or at The Service Portal to ensure that your Ram Account funds are not misspent. Once you have done so, your old card will be deactivated. You must obtain a new ID from the Suffolk University Police. This card will be activated the moment you receive it.The fee to replace an IDs is $25.

  • All payments must made online using a credit card.
  • No ACH payments will be accepted online.
  • Payment must be made before a new ID card will be issued to you.
  • Once payment is made please print out the confirmation sheet or email the confirmation page to yourself. This page will include the transaction number and the date and time that the payment was made. You will need to supply this information to the security officer in order to get a new ID. The security officer will check this information before issuing a new card to make sure that you are within a 48 hours’ time frame. If you do not pick up your new ID within the 48 hours’ time frame, you will have to pay an additional $25.
  • Pick up your new card:
    • Sawyer Lobby: 7:30am - 10:30pm 7 Days a Week
    • Law School Lobby: 7:30am - 10:30pm 7 Days a Week
    • 150 Tremont Street - 7:30 am to 10:30pm 7 Days a Week** - Available to residents of 150 Tremont Street and 10 West Street Residence Halls Only

If there is no officer present, please call 617-573-8333.

Please enter the following information and continue to make your payment.

Required fields are marked with an asterisk (*)
Student ID #:*
Student Name:*
Student Email:*

No, Ram Account funds are not available for cash withdrawal.

You can also use your Ram Card in campus libraries to check out reserve and circulation materials, laptops, and study room keys.

Student Advantage (SA) is a popular savings program that offers local and national discounts, both online and in stores. Participating merchants include Amtrak, Greyhound, AMC Theatres, Fire + Ice, and Target, with discounts ranging from 10% to 50%. Instead of carrying a separate Student Advantage card, Suffolk students who purchase a membership can add this service directly onto their Ram Card.

How to Add SA to your Ram Card

  • Sign up online
  • Go to Student Accounts Office located at 73 Tremont St., 6th Fl., (email: Ramcard@suffolk.edu
    phone: 617-573-8407) the SA logo and your membership number can be printed on the back of your Ram Card.
  • Activate your SA Ram Card
  • Start saving!

More Information

For more information on specific discounts, visit Student Advantage, or view a printable list of SA merchants and discounts available [PDF] within five miles of Suffolk.

If your Ram Card with Student Advantage is lost or stolen, bring your new Ram Card to Student Accounts to have the SA logo and number reprinted on it at no charge. If you enroll in this discount program, you will enjoy savings around town. We will make sure your Ram Card is ready to be used so you can save.

The Suffolk University community is taking steps to reduce its carbon footprint and its paper consumption with the adoption of Operation Paper Cut.

Similar to its peer institutions, Suffolk will provide a printing allotment of 500 pages per semester (in the form of a $25 credit to your RAM Suffolk University ID card) to each student enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences and the Sawyer Business School (Boston campus only). You will be allowed to roll over any unused amounts from your printing allotment from the fall semester to the spring semester.

How It Works

  1. Print your job from the computer
  2. You will get a pop-up box showing the number of pages you are about to print and the total cost of the print job.
  3. Click "OK"
  4. You will get another pop-up box stating that your print job has been sent to a printer
  5. Click "OK"
  6. Go over to the release station and click on "Print Job"
  7. Swipe your RAM (Suffolk University ID) Card
  8. Select your print job (you may sort print jobs by user name, computer name or document name)
  9. Click “Print”
  10. Pick up your documents from the printer.

Replenishing Your Printing Allowance

If you run out of your printing allowance, your RAM account will be automatically billed. If you do not have funds in your RAM account, you can deposit funds electronically using a credit card.

Alternately, you can deposit cash in a ValuePort, located just outside of the Student Services HUB.

Problems or Questions?

If you encounter a problem, check first with a lab monitor or librarian. For any technical difficulties, please contact the Suffolk University Helpdesk at 617-557-2000 or ServiceDesk@suffolk.edu.

Participating Locations

Cafe on the Common 150 Tremont 617-305-2511
Suffolk Cafe 20 Somerset 617-573-8683
Cafe Three Miller Hall 617-305-2896
Smart Market Sawyer Cafe 617-573-8315
73 Tremont Cafe 73 Tremont St. 617-725-4160
The Hub 20 Somerset Street 1st Floor 617-994-4225
Laundry Facilities 10 West, 150 Temont, Miller Hall  
NESAD Copiers 75 Arlington 617-573-8785
Sawyer Library Copier 73 Tremont St., 3rd floor 617-994-4225
Suffolk Bookstore 120 Tremont St. 617-305-6221

7-Eleven 50 Summer St. 617-542-7570  
7-Eleven 125 Tremont St. 617-482-6209  
7-Eleven 294 Washington St. 617-451-3599  
Back Deck  2 West Street 617-670-0320  
Black Seed Café 131 Tremont Street 617-338-0024  
Boloco 176 Boylston St. 617-778-6772  
Cafe Podima 156 Cambridge St. 617-227-4959 Delivery
Crazy Dough’s Pizza 8 Park Plaza, City Place 617-391-0091  
CVS 2 Center Plaza 617-523-3653  
CVS 191 Cambridge St. 617-367-0441  
CVS 218 Hanover St. 617-720-4935  
CVS 55 Summer St. 617-426-2690  
CVS 383 Washington St. 617-742-0783  
CVS 631 Washington St. 617-338-0128  
CVS 29 Winter St. 617-426-1351  
Domino's Pizza 64 Staniford St. 617-248-0100 Delivery
Earl of Sandwich 1b Charles St. 617-426-1395  
 EatStreet.com Log into eatstreet.com, type in your zip code. On the right hand side place a check mark in the box "Accepts Ram Card"  28 locations around campus. Order on line and pick up at restaurant or select a delivery option if available.  
Fajitas & 'Ritas 25 West St. 617-426-1222  
Fill-A-Buster 142 Bowdoin St. 617-523-8164  
Griddler's Burgers & Dogs 204 Cambridge St. 617-973-0480  
Lambert's Marketplace 140 Tremont St. 617-338-6500  
MOOYAH Burgers, Fries & Shakes 140 Tremont Street 857-277-0176  
Piperi Mediterranean Grill 1 Beacon Street 617-227-7471 Delivery
Potbelly 263 Washington St 617-933-0140 Delivery
RiteAid 14 McGrath Hwy
Somerville
617-776-3000  
RiteAid 710 East Broadway
South Boston
617-269-5788  
RiteAid 330 River Street
Cambridge
617-492-9030  
RiteAid 299 Broadway
530 Somerville Ave
Somerville
617-628-1010
617-776-9320
 
Sal's Pizza 150 Tremont St. 617-227-1010  
Sharwarma Falafel 26 Province Street 617-535-9299 Delivery
Uptown Cafe 120 Cambridge St. 617-227-1181 Delivery
Whole Foods Market 181 Cambridge St. 617-723-0004  
Zen Japanese Grill & Sushi Bar 21A Beacon St. 617-371-1230  
 Ziti's Express  140 Tremont Street  857-991-1246  

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