Welcome New Students & Parents

Welcome New Students & Parents

We are excited to welcome you to Southern Connecticut State University and to introduce you to the SCSU Hoot Loot ID Card. The SCSU Hoot Loot ID Card is one card with many options for students. The card not only functions as a student ID, but it can also function as a campus debit card, library card and it provides access to campus buildings, computer labs and printers, laundry services, meal plans and can even be a student discount card.

New students attending New Student Orientation will have their photo taken and receive their SCSU Hoot Loot ID Card as part of their orientation. Transfer students will have their photo taken and receive their card at the time of registration.

Student Identification Card

SCSU Hoot Loot ID CardThe SCSU Hoot Loot ID Card features students' eight-digit identification number. The student ID number (sometimes referred to as a Banner ID number) is printed on the front of the card in red. An ID number may be required to access Southern's online services as well as other campus services.

West Campus Resident ComplexBuilding Access

Access to residence halls on campus and computer labs are restricted to authorized cardholders. Students living on campus must swipe their SCSU Hoot Loot ID Card to gain entry to their designated residence hall. Also, students must swipe in to computer labs.

Campus Debit Card

SCSU BookstoreThe SCSU Hoot Loot ID Card can also function as an optional campus pre-paid debit card. This allows you to make purchases at a variety of locations, both on-campus and near campus. Students don't have to worry about credit card interest charges, the possibility of overdrawing the account or carrying cash around campus. There are no fees for the Hoot Loot account and account balances will decline with each purchase made. Hoot Loot debit accounts can be used year-round and balances will carry over from year-to-year and they are protected if reported lost or stolen.

Click here to deposit funds on to a Hoot Loot Card!

Meal Plans

Adanti Student CenterStudents participating in a meal plan will use their SCSU Hoot Loot ID Card to make purchases from on-campus food service locations. The card is used to debit meals or meal money (Food Loot) at Connecticut Dining Hall, the Adanti Student Center Food Court, campus convenience stores and coffee shops (including Dunkin' Donuts).

Residents are required to have meal plans and optional commuter student meal plans are available for purchase online.

SCSU Buley LibraryLibrary Card

The SCSU Hoot Loot ID Card functions as students' library card at Buley Library. Students must present their card in order to check out books and utilize library resources. The card is also required for printing out materials in the library and computer labs on campus. In addition, students who wish make copies at self-service copiers will need to use their SCSU Hoot Loot ID Card to pay for the copies.

computer labComputer Labs & Printing

Students are required to use their SCSU Hoot Loot ID Card to access campus computer labs. Payment for printing on campus also requires use of the card and Hoot Loot account. Click here to learn more about printing on campus.

laundry pileCampus Laundry

Students living on campus use their SCSU Hoot Loot ID Card to wash and day clothes using the washers and dryers located in each residence hall. The on campus laundry machines only accept Hoot Loot payments.

Student Discounts

SCSU Hoot Loot ID Card with Student AdvantageSouthern students can access over 15,000 discounts, around New Haven and throughout the United States, by adding a Student Advantage membership to their SCSU Hoot Loot ID Card. With Student Advantage, cardholders save on the things they buy every day. Using the SCSU Hoot Loot ID Card with Student Advantage students can get discounts on everything from school supplies to movie tickets and even save 15% on Amtrak and Greyhound fares.

Click here to enroll in Student Advantage and Save!

MyCard Online

MyCard OnlineMyCard Online allows SCSU Hoot Loot ID Cardholders to access their account balance and history information. Users log in to MyCard Online using their MySCSU username and password. Once logged in, users can view and print monthly transactions for all tenders (including Food Loot, Hoot Loot and other meal plan balances) associated with their card. If are unsure of your username or password click here for more information. If you cannot remember your password you must contact the Help Desk by visiting the computer lab in Jennings 130 or Buley 314. Click here for more information about resetting your MySCSU password.