About CrimsonCard

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CrimsonCard is the new official photo ID card for all Indiana University campuses that will be issued to all IU students, employees, and affiliates. It will provide access to essential university services, including printing, meal plans, libraries, and recreational sports facilities, as well as secure entry to campus buildings and residence halls. The CrimsonCard will also be accepted as payment by more than 250 retailers across the state.

Implementation schedule

Production of the CrimsonCard began in April 2017 with students, employees, and affiliates who need initial or replacement IDs. Current IU cardholders can upgrade, but are not required to do so at this time. A re-carding schedule was implemented on each IU campus during the fall 2017 semester to ensure CrimsonCards are issued in an efficient and timely manner.

Current campus ID cards on all IU campuses will continue to work in all capacities until June 30, 2018.

Get a CrimsonCard

You can get a CrimsonCard by bringing the following to any Campus Card Services location:

  • Your existing campus ID card
  • A government-issued photo ID
  • Your 10-digit University ID number
Any affiliate requiring a CrimsonCard must bring a completed affiliate request form from their sponsoring department. There will be a $25 charge for the first affiliate ID; from now until June 30, 2018 there will be no cost if the customer presents an existing University affiliate ID. After June 30, 2018 the cost for any affiliate card issued will be $25.

A new photo will be taken for all CrimsonCards that are issued. If you are an online student needing a CrimsonCard but you are unable to visit an IU campus, see No-photo CrimsonCards for online students.


New CrimsonCards will be provided for all students and employees at no cost, while replacing your CrimsonCard will cost $25.

Do not punch a hole in your CrimsonCard, as it typically will then no longer work and you'll incur a replacement fee.

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Last modified on 2018-11-28 11:56:04.

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