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 Suffolk University Police Department.
- 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)
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.
73 Tremont St., 6th Floor
Become a HUB Scholar
Download an application for Academic Year 2019-2020 Hub Scholar [PDF] position.
HUB Scholars 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.
Applications are due March 29, 2019.
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|
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 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 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 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.
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.
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!
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
- Print your job from the computer
- 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.
- Click "OK"
- You will get another pop-up box stating that your print job has been sent to a printer
- Click "OK"
- Go over to the release station and click on "Print Job"
- Swipe your RAM (Suffolk University ID) Card
- Select your print job (you may sort print jobs by user name, computer name or document name)
- Click “Print”
- 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.
|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 Tremont, 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
|RiteAid||710 East Broadway
|RiteAid||330 River Street
530 Somerville Ave
|Sal's Pizza||150 Tremont St.||617-227-1010|
|Shawarma 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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