Building Access

Residents! Your Hoot Loot ID card is also your key to get into your residence hall.


Building Access

Your SCSU Hoot Loot ID Card is used to access your residence hall. Your card is preprogrammed with a PIN that you need to enter after swiping your card in the card reader. Your initial PIN is set as your birth date in MMDD format. If you have problems with your card, please contact the University Card Office.

Using the Reader - iCLASS

Starting in the Fall 2017 term, new resident students will get iCLASS "contactless" cards. These cards do not need to be swiped through the readers to gain entry, they only need to be waved a few inches away from the keypads. When the reader beeps and the light on top turns green, the reader has read the credential, and you can type in your PIN.


Using the Reader - Magnetic Stripe

Resident students who started before Fall 2017 will have an ID card that needs to be swiped through the reader to gain entry. Swipe the card through the reader with the magnetic stripe facing towards the keypad. The reader will beep and the light will flash green. Enter your PIN. The light will flash green again and the door will open.


Having issues with your card?

Please ensure that when you wave or swipe your ID card at the reader, that it beeps and the light turns green, this indicates that the reader has read the credential. Then type in your PIN. If the PIN is entered correctly and you are granted access, the light will flash green again, and the door will unlock.

If you are having trouble accessing your residence hall, please contact the card office for assitance.

I have an older card, can I get an iCLASS card?

Yes. If you are a resident, you can bring your old card to the card office in the Wintergreen Building to request a replacement. There will be a card replacement fee similar to if you had lost your card.

If I lose an older card, will I get an iclass card?

Yes. If you are a resident and lose your old card and get a replacement at the card office, we will issue you an iClass card.

I am not a resident student, can I get an iclass card?

Unfortunately no. The cards are very expensive so we can only issue them to residents who use their cards a lot to access areas around campus.