Frequently Asked Questions
What do I do when I arrive on campus?
Park in Aggie Parking Terrace located on 700 East (identified as #2), see USU map. You can also park in Gray Parking (located around building #31).
Go the Eccles Conference Center and you will pick-up your 2019 Summer Citizens packet if you pre-registered and have had a card issue in prior years. If this is your first summer, or you were not registered in 2015 or 2016, you will receive a voucher for the ID card with instructions where to go to get the card printed.
At the Eccles Conference Center you will also pick-up your USU Parking Pass, Coupon Book, T-Shirt for those who registered before the deadline, and other program information.
Eccles Conference Center hours of operation are Monday - Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Call 435-797-2028 for additional information.
What is a Summer Citizens ID Card? Do I need it?
The Summer Citizens Card is mandatory. You will be asked to show your card at all times throughout the summer. It allows you to participate in any on-campus program or event. The card will be used as an identification card for campus services such as recreation facilities, fitness centers, computer labs, parking privileges, and a debit card for dining accounts and select discounts. If you registered with the program in since 2015, you must keep your Summer Citizens ID Card. Bring it with you, because the card is a lifetime card that is reactivated each year you register with the program. Everyone who did not register in 2015 or 2016 will be issued a new lifetime card.
What amenities does my Summer Citizens Card allow me to access on campus?
The Summer Citizens ID Card allows access to the Library and Computer Labs on-campus and parking privileges (campus receation pass is optional). Be sure to take your card with you for verification.
What happens once I register for a Summer Citizens Card and Courses?
Once you have registered for a Summer Citizens ID Card and/or courses, a confirmation letter will be emailed to you. Information about Utah State University and Cache Valley, including a coupon book offering discounts to local vendors, will be provided to you upon check-in on-campus at the Eccles Conference Center.
Can I just buy one card and share it with my spouse/significant other?
Each Summer Citizen participant must have their own card. Your card is used to identify you as a participant in the program. Therefore, sharing cards is not allowed. Your picture and A# are on the Summer Citizens ID Card.
How will I know about university and community events throughout the summer?
Each authorized program sponsored apartment complex chooses one or more residents to be a Communication Council member. These members attend monthly meetings where they will receive information/flyers about upcoming events for posting on bulletin boards in your complex. If you have alternative housing, you may attend these meetings to gather this information. The first communication council meeting will be held Tuesday, May 28th at 8:30 am. Event information will also be posted on our website calendar of events at summercitizens.usu.edu.
Who is the coordinator for the Summer Citizens Program?
When are the workout facilities open with a Campus Rec Pass?
Visit this website for information about facility schedules: https://www.usu.edu/campusrec/rec_facilites/open_rec
Where can I park on campus?
Park in Aggie Terrace located on 700 East and Gray Parking 3 (see map on page 7 of the 2019 Program Book). If you have ADA Parking, handicap parking is available in the Blue Premium lot located by Building 43.
Handicap accessible parking?
You must have a handicap permit or license plate to park in designated handicap stalls on USU's campus.
What is the Welcome and Orientation?
The Welcome and Orientation will be held Thursday, May 30th at 2:00 pm in the Taggart Student Center Ballroom. This is the place to learn why the ID Card holds such great value! Summer Citizens will have the opportunity to visit with university and community representatives to learn about benefits and discounts of being a Summer Citizens Cardholder. Be sure to attend!
How do I register for the Closing Social?
All registered Summer Citizens will receive an email in July 2019, with an invitation to register for the Closing Social Luncheon. The Closing Social is scheduled to be held Thursday, July 25th at 12:00 p.m. in the TSC Ballroom.
If I'm staying at the University Inn, how will I learn about university and community events during my stay?
After each Communication Council meeting, the hotel will be given information that was distributed at the meeting. You can also find the information posted on the Summer Citizens website. Short-term stay orientations may be held for hotel guests. Visit the website for dates & times.
Do I have to stay for the whole summer or can I just stay for a few weeks?
There are some properties that offer less than a 3 month lease. Please see pages 16-17 for contract options and cost. To participate in the USU Program an ID Card is required and pro-rating is not an option.
What is the weather like?
Even on a hot day it typically cools down in the evening and stays pleasant through most of the morning. An evening breeze from Logan Canyon cools the temperatures at night.