The Occhiato Student Center ascribes to the “Role of the College Union” developed by the Association of College Unions International which states that:
- The union is the community center for the college, for all members of the college family - students, faculty, administration, alumni, and guests. It is not just a building: it is also an organization and a program. Together they represent a well-considered plan for the community life of the college.
- As the “living room” or “hearthstone” of the college, the union provides for the services, conveniences, and amenities the members of the college family need in their daily life on campus and for getting to know and understand one another through informal association outside the classroom.
- The union is part of the educational program of the college. As the center of college life, it serves as a laboratory of citizenship, training students in social responsibility and for leadership in our democracy. Through its various boards, committees, and staff, it provides a cultural, social, and recreational location aiming to make free-time activity a cooperative factor with study in education. In all its processes it encourages self-directed activity, giving maximum opportunity for self-realization and for growth in individual social competency and group effectiveness. Its goal is the development of persons as well as intellects.
- The union serves as a unifying force in the life of the college, cultivating enduring regard for and loyalty to the college.
The Occhiato Student Center is operated by the department of Auxiliary Services. Auxiliary Services is open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
All students enrolled must purchase an ID card also called the ThunderCard in the Auxiliary Services Office located in the Occhiato Student Center. The office is open Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Please contact Auxiliary Services office for the fee structure for new IDs, replacement IDs, or reactivation of an old ID card. In addition the ThunderCard may be used to add “ThunderBucks” to the card (like a declining balance debit card) which can be purchased and placed on your ThunderCard. Thunderbucks can be used for purchases of food items at any food service location on campus plus you receive a 10% discount and pay no sales tax on the food purchased. In addition you may use your ThunderCard to purchase anything needed in the University Bookstore (there is a 10% discount on all items except textbooks and computer software and sale items). The staff in the Auxiliary Services Office would be happy to give you more detailed information on these items.
Lost & Found
Auxiliary Services is the central Lost and Found for the campus. If you have lost something please stop by our office located in the Occhiato Student Center or contact us at (719) 549-2149.
Parking on campus is managed by the Parking and Safety Office. If you have any questions, please call 719-549-2373.
Students who park their vehicles on campus must display a valid permit. Permits may be obtained firstname.lastname@example.org. Each student should purchase either a University Village at Walking Stick, Resident or General Student permit, depending on his/her housing situation. Students may be eligible to charge a permit to their student account prior to financial aid disbursement. Student permits expire on August 31st every year.
All students needing to park a vehicle on campus are required to purchase an annual parking permit for their vehicle or motorcycle. Students are encouraged to purchase their parking permit at the beginning of each academic year (August) since parking rules are enforced year-round and enforced by University Public Safety. Permits can be purchased online at https://csupueblo.thepermitstore.com twenty-four hours a day, throughout the year. Students living in Crestone Hall, Culebra Hall, and Greenhorn Hall will be provided special parking lots as well as any other General Student Lots. Students living at University Village at Walking Stick must obtain a permit that allows them to park in the lots at University Village at Walking Stick as well as any other General Student Lots. Students are authorized to park between two white lines, indicating student parking.