About the Card

SCSU Hoot Loot ID CardThe SCSU Hoot Loot ID Card is your primary university identification card, mandatory for all students, staff and faculty. In addition, the SCSU Hoot Loot ID Card provides access to residence halls, meal plans, computer labs, and also functions as your library card. The card also contains your unique eight-digit identification number.

Southern Connecticut State University uses a unique eight-digit identification number for each student, faculty and staff member. Your personal ID number is printed in red on the front of your SCSU Hoot Loot ID card in the lower left-hand corner. This ID number is required to access SCSU’s online web services as well as other campus services.

The SCSU Hoot Loot Card can also function as an optional campus pre-paid debit card. This allows you to make purchases at a variety of locations on and around SCSU’s campus. You don’t have to worry about credit card interest or 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 you make. Your Hoot Loot debit account can be used year-round and your balance will carry over from year-to-year and is protected if reported lost or stolen.

SCSU now offers Hoot Loot cardholder the benefits of a Student Advantage® Discount Card membership which can be included right on your SCSU Hoot Loot ID Card.

Important Notice

Funds deposited onto the Hoot Loot account are not available for cash withdrawal and are subject to the Terms of Agreement.

Card Features

SCSU Hoot Loot ID Card
SCSU Hoot Loot ID Card
Badge Type
Your badge type is printed under your photo. STUDENT is for undergraduate students. GRAD is for graduate students. F is for Full Time and P is for Part Time. Other badge types include Administration, Faculty, Staff, Faculty Emeritus and Contractor.
Magnetic Strip
Your magnetic strip is used when you swipe your card to make a purchase or enter your building. Be sure to store your card in a safe place as not to ruin your magnetic strip.
Identification Number
Your SCSU ID number is the 8-digit number printed in red to the left of your name.
Bar Code
A bar code is printed on the back of your Hoot Loot Card. This code contains your card information and is used by the Library
  Student Advantage (Optional)
Students who have signed up for the Student Advantage Discount Card have their membership information, including account number and expiration date, printed on the back of their card below the magnetic strip.