GME CrimsonCard

GME CrimsonCard Information

CrimsonCard is the official photo ID for all IU campuses and provides access to essential services at the university and associated hospitals.

You will receive detailed instructions from your GME Orientation coordinator about how and when you will receive your CrimsonCard. 


General CrimsonCard Information

You will receive specific instructions from the GME Orientation coordinators about how and when you will receive your CrimsonCard. 

Your CrimsonCard will be used to:

  • identify you as a member of the IU School of Medicine community
  • gain secure entry to buildings, labs, and other restricted areas
  • make purchases both on- and off-campus using CrimsonCash
  • receive discounts at various vendors
  • print while on-campus 
  • access sports and recreation facilities 
  • check out library books

If your CrimsonCard is lost, misplaced, or stolen, you should immediately login to your CrimsonCard account and deactivate your card. Doing this will prevent your CrimsonCard from being used for access into restricted areas or as payment. 

A replacement CrimsonCard can be obtained by visiting the CrimsonCard office on any IU campus. The CrimsonCard office at IUPUI is located in the Campus Center (420 University Blvd.) in suite 217. 

A new picture will be taken, and your replacement CrimsonCard will be printed at that time. A replacement fee of $25 may be charged.

The CrimsonCard Office does not manage or assign access at IU or any hospital. A building coordinator is assigned to each building at IU, and is responsible for assigning access within their building(s). If your access is not working, contact your program coordinator or  building coordinator to ensure that access has been assigned to your CrimsonCard.

Using your CrimsonCard to make purchases.

The Payroll Prepaid option is available to Indiana University employees, except employees in a “no-pay” status. Eligible employees can add funds to their CrimsonCash account by authorizing a recurring deduction from each paycheck up to a predetermined limit - $150 for employees paid monthly and $75 for employees paid bi-weekly.

Funds in your CrimsonCash account will continue to accumulate until it is used as payment. 

To sign up for Payroll Prepay: 

  1. Login into your CrimsonCard account with your username and passphrase
  2. Click My Accounts
  3. Click Prepay Options
  4. Click Opt-In
  5. Enter the amount you would like deposited into your CrimsonCash account each pay cycle. 
  6. Accept the Terms and Conditions
  7. It may take up to 4 weeks for your first deposit to be made into your CrimsonCard account. The timing will depend on where the University is in the payroll schedule. 

Connecting your CrimsonCard to your paycheck to make purchases is the ultimate convenience!

This option, called Payroll Advance, allows eligible employees to make purchases with their CrimsonCard up to a predetermined limit—$150 for employees paid monthly and $75 for employees paid bi-weekly. Purchases made during a payroll cycle are then deducted from the employee's next paycheck.

To enroll in Payroll Advance:

  1. Login into your CrimsonCard account with your username and passphrase
  2. Click My Accounts
  3. Click Payroll Advance
  4. Accept the Terms and Conditions
  5. Click Opt-In
  6. Go buy lunch with your CrimsonCard!

Your CrimsonCard can be used at over 200 locations statewide, both on- and off-campus!

Some hospital locations that accept CrimsonCard include: 

Some off-campus locations that accept CrimsonCard are:

  • Kroger
  • Jimmy Johns
  • Blaze Pizza
  • Sushi Boss
  • Arby's
  • Qdoba
  • Chipotle
  • And MORE

The CrimsonCard Deal of the Day is a promotion that gives discounts to patrons who use their CrimsonCard as payment at select vendors, on select days.  The current deals listed below are valid until May 6, 2022. 


City BBQ
621 W. 11th St.
2 free sides with regular sandwich purchase
*Available for carryout or dine-in.

I Heart Mac & Cheese
910 W. 10th St.
Free cup of cookies with the purchase of a regular priced bowl or grilled cheese.


Blaze Pizza
913 Indiana Ave.
$6 Take Two Every Tuesday! That's 1/2 an 11" Signature or Build Your Own Pizza and your choice of a side salad or four Garlic Dough Knots. (Additional charge for specialty, High Rise, Gluten Free, Cauli & Keto Crusts) PROMO: 239

710 W. 10th St. 
FREE small fry and drink with the purchase of 3 piece chicken tenders.


Sushi Boss
803 W. 10th St.
$6.99 Crunchy Roll

Condado Tacos
838 Broadripple Ave. 
530 Massachusetts Ave.
FREE Taco with purchase* (of equal or greater value/dine-in only)


801 W. 10th St.
Free small fry and drink with purchase of a regular sandwich at full price

Foundry Provisions
 236 E. 16th St.
15% off your total purchase, dine-in, or carryout


Moe’s Southwest Grill
910 W. 10th St.
$7 any entree with free chips and salsa

Barnes and Noble @ IUPUI
First floor of the IUPUI Campus Center
50% off handcrafted beverages


Prodigy Burger Bar
910 W. 10th St.
$9.99 American Smashburger, Fries, and Soft Drink


Punch Burger
137 E. Ohio St.
Free side of fries with the purchase of a burger

825 W. 10th St.
$16.99 large 1-topping pizza, 6 breadsticks, and 2 liter
Code: 893

Residents and Fellows can manage their CrimsonCash account online at by clicking on the Manage My ID Card and logging in with your IU username and passphrase. 

From here, you can: 

  • Enroll in Payroll Advance (connecting your CrimsonCard to your paycheck)
  • Check your balance
  • View your transaction history
  • Deactivate a lost or stolen CrimsonCard
  • Set up automatic account notifications