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IU to roll out CrimsonCard, new official photo ID for all campuses

Feb. 15, 2017

Starting in April, IU students, faculty and staff on all IU campuses will no longer have to fumble for different cards to enter their dorm room, buy a snack on campus or check out a videogame from the library.

CrimsonCard in use

IU's CrimsonCard will be used for a variety of university services and features. | PHOTO BY JAMES BROSHER, IU COMMUNICATIONS

The university is replacing many different card systems with a common identity card that will function consistently across all IU campuses. Called CrimsonCard, it will be used for a variety of university services and features, including:

  • Secure access to IU buildings and residence halls
  • Meal plans
  • Campus libraries
  • Sports and recreation facilities
  • Printing services
  • Payment at participating retailers

CrimsonCard distribution will begin in early April to new IU students attending orientation events. From then on, all incoming students, faculty and staff will receive a CrimsonCard at no cost. Current IU cardholders will be able to replace their existing, valid campus cards at their convenience by summer 2018.

More information about CrimsonCard and how you can get your own is available online. 

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