Frequently Asked Questions

What do I do when I arrive on campus?

Check-in week is May 17-21 at the Eccles Conference Center, Room 203. Check-in is open each day from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

After this first week, check-in will be available all summer, Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM, in the Eccles Conference Center, Room 101.

Park in the Big Blue Parking Terrace (building #7 - Enter at 700 North 850 East) OR the Gray Parking Lot (located between buildings #9 and #31 - Enter at 400 North 1100 East).

Click on the USU map to see the building locations.

Walk to the Eccles Conference Center (building #12) to check-in and pick-up your Summer Citizens packet, parking pass, coupon book (and T-Shirt if you registered by the early deadline).

If you have an ID card from past years, bring it with you. If this is your first summer, you will receive a voucher for the ID card and instructions on where to pick it up.

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 USU library and computer labs, on-campus parking privileges, eligibility to purchase a campus recreation pass, eligibility to register for Summer Citizen classes and entrance to all of the orientations, merchant fairs and the closing social. Keep it with you at all times.

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?

Due to the increase in electronic access to information, the Summer Citizen program will no longer provide a Communication Council. Information updates will be posted to the Summer Citizen website at summercitizens.usu.edu and sent to each participant via email.

How do I contact the Summer Citizens Office?

Summer Citizens Program
Contact: Lisa Anderson
Office: USU Campus, Eccles Conference Center, Room 101
Office Phone: 435-797-2028
Event Registration: 800-538-2663
Email: summercitizens@usu.edu

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?

The Summer Citizens Parking Pass allows parking in color-coded lots and the three main covered parking terraces on campus. Addresses listed below are approximate. If you have a handicap parking pass, please utilize these spaces in the lots and terraces listed below.

Summer Citizen Parking Map

Color-Coded Parking Lots: Blue, Black, Gray, Orange and Yellow
These are all open, flat parking lots.


Blue Lots: Enter at 700 North 1250 East
There are two blue lots here, one on each side of the road. Park here to be close to the Aggie Ice Cream Shop, the Russell/Wanlass Performance Hall and the Fine Arts Center (FAC) which houses the Daines Concert Hall (formerly the Kent Concert Hall) and the Morgan Theater.

Black Lots: Enter at 1200 East 800 North
There are two black parking lots in this same area. Park here to be close to Smith Spectrum (basketball stadium)

Gray Lots: Enter at 400 North (aka Hwy 89) 1100 East
There are two gray parking lots in this same area. Park here to be close to Huntsman Hall (HH) and the Eccles Business Building (EBB), the Agricultural Sciences Building (AS) and the USU Library.

Orange North Lot: Enter at 700 North 1150 East
Park here to be close to the tennis courts.

Yellow Lots:
Enter from 800 East (between 800 North and 1300 East) – there are several lots located on the east side of the road Park here to be close to Smith Spectrum (basketball arena), Romney Stadium (football stadium) and Blue Square apartments.

Purple Lot:
Enter from 400 North (aka Hwy 89) and approximately 900 East Then follow the road to the left until you see the purple sign on your left. This lot is only open to Summer Citizens Parking Pass on weekends. Park here to access Old Mail Hill and "Sunday Under the Trees"


Covered Parking Terraces

Big Blue Parking Terrace
Summer Citizens pass allows 4 hours per day M-F, open on weekends
Enter at 700 North 850 East
Park here to be close to the Eccles Conference Center (ECC), the Taggart Student Center (TSC), the University Inn (UI), the Health Physical Education Recreation (HPER) Center and the Aggie Recreation Center (ARC).

Aggie Parking Terrace
Summer Citizens pass allows 4 hours per day M-F, open on weekends
Enter at 600 North 700 East
Park here to be close to Old Main, Old Main Hill, the Quad, the Taggart Student Center (TSC) and the David B. Haight (DBH) Event Center.

'New' Gateway Parking Terrace
Summer Citizens pass allows 4 hours per day M-F
Enter at 700 North 1100 East
Park here to be close to the Russell/Wanlass Performance Hall and the Fine Arts Center (FAC) which houses the Daines Concert Hall (formerly the Kent Concert Hall) and the Morgan Theater.

Handicap accessible parking?

You must have a handicap permit or license plate to park in designated handicap stalls on USU's campus.

Welcome Orientation & Merchant Fair

There are two Orientations and Merchant Fairs. The first is a Welcome Orientation and the second is a Mid-Summer Orientation for those who were not able to attend the first one. The orientations are open to all and will familiarize you with the program, USU campus and current happenings. You will learn about the many benefits a Summer Citizens ID Card has and what this card will offer you. It is also a great time to meet other Summer Citizens!

The Merchant Fairs offer an opportunity to visit with our community sponsors and learn more about local business offerings.


Welcome Orientation
Thursday, May 27, 2:00 PM
Location to be announced


Mid-Summer Orientation
Tuesday, June 29, 3:00 PM
Location to be announced


How do I register for the Closing Social?

All registered Summer Citizens will receive an email in early July with an invitation to RSVP for the Closing Social. There is no charge to attend and light refreshments will be served. This is a fun and entertaining close to the summer and a chance to say good-bye to summer friends until you see them again next year.

Closing Social
Thursday, July 22, 3:30 PM
Location to be announced

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 entire summer or can I just stay for a few weeks?

There are some properties that offer less than a 12-week lease. Please contact the individual properties for their policies. The Summer Citizens Office does not make the policies for the individual properties. To participate in the Summer Citizen 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.

You can view Logan's average monthly temperatures at the following link:
https://www.usclimatedata.com/climate/logan/utah/united-states/usut0147