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 additional student advantages.

Ram Account

Visit the Service Portal to access your accounts, add funds, and check balances associated with your Ram Card.
Access the Service Portal

Ram Account

Your 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 locations—both on or off campus—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.

Using Your Ram Account

Recommended 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 on to 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 Student Account Services 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.

Contact Us

73 Tremont St., 6th Floor
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 617-573-8407

Become a HUB Student 

Download a Hub Scholar Application [PDF]
Download a Hub Manager Application [PDF]

HUB Students play an integral role in the success of the Ram Card and Campus Card Services office by serving as information contacts between faculty, staff, families, and departments. HUB Scholars are actively involved in assisting the entire community with Suffolk related questions, directions, ticket sales, and much more.

Ram Account FAQ

Ram Cards contain four student accounts, Ram Account, Café Cash, meal plans, and Print Bucks. Each of the four student accounts has its own designated purpose. Funds are not transferrable between accounts, are not available for withdrawal, and are not refundable.

Ram Account – Funds can be used for any type of purchase and can be used at all on-campus locations and all participating off-campus locations. Students, Faculty, and Staff are able to use RAM Account. Ram Account is the only account that can be used to make purchases off-campus. Ram Account funds do not expire.

Café Cash – Funds can only be used at on-campus dining halls for food purchases only. Café Cash is open to both residential and commuter students. A 10% bonus is added into the account when funds are added. Café Cash does not expire.

Meal plans – Funds can only be used at on-campus dining halls for food purchases only. Only residential students are eligible for meal plans. Meal plan funds roll over from fall to spring semester and expire after the spring semester ends. Meal plans are listed as ‘Food Points’ in the GET Portal.

Print Bucks – Funds can only be used for on-campus printing purchases through an on-campus printing station or Papercut. Students are allotted a set amount of funds per academic year by the university. Print Bucks expire at the end of the academic year.

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 zeros, 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 Student Account Services 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:

Student Account Services
c/o John Connors
73 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02108

Credit card deposits through Student Account Services 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 to pay with your meal plan. Only residential students are eligible for meal plans. Meal plan funds are designated for use at on-campus dining locations only, roll over from fall to spring semester, and expire annually. Meal plan funds are non-transferable.

Ram Account is open to all Suffolk University students, both commuters and residents, as well as faculty and staff. Ram Account funds can be used at all participating locations on and off-campus as long as you are at Suffolk. Ram Account funds are non-transferable.

Grubhub is an online food ordering and delivery service platform that is available throughout the US. The restaurant options vary from breakfast to midnight snacks with Mexican, Chinese, Mediterranean, and many other cuisines. With one click, there will be options for different restaurants near you based on your location anywhere in the US. Take advantage of the Grubhub+ monthly subscription that offers free unlimited food delivery for a monthly fee. Visit Grubhub for student membership deals.

How to Add Ram Account
Suffolk University students can pay for Grubhub orders using their Ram Card. To set up your account, go through the following instructions:

  • Download and create accounts for the Grubhub and GET app on your mobile device.
  • Open the Grubhub app and click "Account" at the bottom of the screen; then click "Campus Dining".
  • Enter "Suffolk University" as your campus and enter your affiliation to Suffolk on the next page.
  • Following the on-screen prompts, click "Add campus card" and enter your GET username and password. Note, you should receive a pop-up indicating the success of adding your card.

You can now use your Ram Card to pay for orders on Grubhub. Be sure to select "Ram Card" as your payment method.

Funds will be taken out of Ram Account tender.

For more questions, contact Suffolk University Campus Card Services via email or phone on 617-573-8407; or visit us at the Hub Desk at 20 Somerset St, Boston.

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:
    • Samia Academic Center 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 (*)

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 Target, Apple, Ben & Jerry’s, AMC Theaters, and other local shops and restaurants, 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 floor to have the Student Advantage logo and your membership number printed on the back of your Ram Card
    You can also email or call us at 617-573-8407
  • Activate your SA Ram Card
  • Start saving!

More Information

For more information on specific discounts, deals, and participating merchants visit Student Advantage. For deal hunting on-the-go, download the "My Deals" Student Advantage mobile app from the app store.

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 via email or at 617-557-2000.

Participating Locations

Cafe on the Common 150 Tremont 617-305-2511
Smith 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
Court St. Cafe 1 Court St. 617-223-4470
The Hub 20 Somerset Street 1st Floor 617-994-4225
Laundry Facilities 10 West, 150 Tremont, Miller Hall, One Court  
NESAD Copiers 8 Ashburton Pl
Sawyer Library Copier 73 Tremont St., 3rd floor 617-994-4225
Suffolk Bookstore 120 Tremont St. 617-305-6221

7-Eleven 125 Tremont St.  617-482-6209
Back Deck 2 West St. 617-670-0320  
Blaze Pizza 123 Stuart St. 617-297-9586  
Boloco 176 Boylston St.
CVS 218 Hanover St. 617-720-4935  
CVS 333 Washington St. 617-742-0783  
CVS 631 Washington St. 617-338-0128  
CVS 29 Winter St. 617-426-1351  
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.
El Jefe's 80 Boylston St. 617-936-3610
Fajitas & 'Ritas 25 West St. 617-426-1222  
Garbanzo Mediterranean Fresh 134 Bolyston St. 857-753-4136  
Insomnia Cookies 61 Bromfield St. 617-431-2494  
Lambert's Marketplace 140 Tremont St. 617-338-6500  
MOOYAH Burgers, Fries & Shakes 140 Tremont St. 857-277-0176  
Sabroso Taqueria 2 Center Plaza (facing the courthouse) 617-764-3650  
Sal's Pizza 150 Tremont St. 617-227-1010  
Tasty Burger 48 Winter St.  617-303-0555  
Whole Foods Market 181 Cambridge St. 617-723-0004  
Zen Japanese Grill & Sushi Bar 21A Beacon St. 617-371-1230  

*Coming Soon!

More merchants coming soon!