Ram Card

All members of the Suffolk community are required to have a Ram Card for identification purposes. The RAM Card is your Suffolk photo ID and grants you access to campus buildings, such as academic halls, student residences, and the library, as well as the ability to pay for purchases both on campus and off, such as Café 73 and our various off campus merchants.

GET Service Portal

Visit the GET Service Portal to access your accounts, add funds, and check balances associated with your Ram Card. You can also report your card as lost or stolen and order food at on-campus dining halls.

Access the GET Service Portal

ID & Access

Suffolk University Police issue Suffolk ID cards (branded as Ram Cards) to all incoming students and employees. Students must carry ID cards at all times and present them upon the request of a Suffolk University official. ID cards are property of Suffolk University and are not transferable. Learn more about Security Access and ID cards.

Your Ram Card contains essential information such as your student ID number, library card number, and more! Ram Cards are required to access campus buildings, utilize meal plans, print on-campus, access residential laundry facilities, and more.

Read more about Suffolk University’s ID Card policy: CAS & SBS  | Law

Lost or Stolen Card

Step 1 – Report Ram Card as Lost or Stolen using the GET Service Portal or report it to a Security Officer at any building entrance. You must obtain a new Ram Card from Suffolk University Police. This card will be activated the moment you receive it. Once you have done so, your old card will be deactivated.

Step 2 – Pay the fee for a replacement card. The fee to replace an IDs is $25. Use the form to make a payment.

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

Required fields are marked with an asterisk (*)

Step 3 – Pick up your new ID card at Samia Academic Center or David J. Sargent Hall.

Card Replacement Policies

  • The fee to replace an IDs is $25.
  • All payments must be 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: 7:30 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

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

The HUB at Suffolk University

The HUB Desk is the spot for campus information, student services, and more. Located in the lobby of Samia Academic Center, HUB are available to answer questions, provide directions, and sell tickets to events on and off-campus. Information about Ram Card and Off-Campus Merchants is also available. The HUB Program is a student employment program that oversees the HUB Info Center, as well as campus events and marketing for Ram Card. Learn more about The HUB.

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

Funds from all student accounts are not transferrable between accounts, are not available for withdrawal, and are not refundable.

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

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.

Connect with Ram Card

Ram Card, The HUB, Access Control, Off-Campus Merchants and more are managed by Campus Card Services.


  • The HUB Desk - Samia Academic Center, 20 Somerset Street, 1st Floor Lobby, Boston, MA 02108
  • Sawyer Library Help Desk – 73 Tremont Street, 2nd Floor, Boston, MA 02108 (located inside the Sawyer Library)
  • Sargent Hall Help Desk – David J. Sargent Hall, 120 Tremont Street, 6th Floor, Boston, MA 02108 (located inside the Computer Lab behind the ITS Service Desk)
  • Ridgeway Office - Ridgeway Building, 148 Cambridge Street, 4th floor, Boston, MA 02114

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