Getting Your CrimsonCard

Who can get a CrimsonCard?

CrimsonCards are available to all IU students, faculty, and staff. Other options are also available for non-IU personnel who may need access to CrimsonCard features. See below for more details and requirements.

Current students, faculty, and staff can obtain their initial CrimsonCard at no cost. Bring a valid, government-issued photo ID to any campus CrimsonCard office. A new photo will be taken at that time.

Current online and distance learning students are eligible to receive a CrimsonCard with no-photo by completing the card request form. Once your request is processed, your CrimsonCard will be mailed to you within two weeks.

IU Fort Wayne students and employees can obtain a CrimsonCard by submitting a photo online. You will receive a notification via your IU email when cards are available for pickup at Student Central, located in Neff Hall, Room 110.    

New students will receive their CrimsonCard during student orientation. Prior to orientation, detailed instructions about submitting your photo online will be sent to your University email. Students will be required to present a valid, government-issued photo ID as well as their 10-digit University ID number when claiming their CrimsonCard at orientation.

New students not attending orientation can obtain a CrimsonCard after registering for classes. Photos can be submitted online or taken at any campus CrimsonCard office. A valid, government-issued photo ID and your 10-digit University ID number must be presented at the CrimsonCard office when you claim your CrimsonCard. 

New faculty and staff can obtain a CrimsonCard after being finalized in University HR systems. Photos can be submitted online or taken at any campus CrimsonCard office. A valid, government-issued photo ID and your 10-digit University ID number must be presented at the CrimsonCard office when claim your CrimsonCard.

IU Fort Wayne students and employees can obtain a CrimsonCard by submitting a photo online. You will receive notification via your IU email when cards are available for pickup at Student Central, located in Neff Hall, Room 110.

Faculty and employees of Indiana University who have been granted emeriti or retiree status are eligible to receive a CrimsonCard at no cost. Bring a government-issued photo ID to any campus CrimsonCard office. A photo will be taken at that time.

Currently enrolled online and distance learning students are eligible to receive a CrimsonCard with no-photo by completing the card request form. Once your request is processed, your CrimsonCard will be mailed to you within two weeks.

Affiliates are individuals who require an ID card to access services or facilities but are not registered students or employees of Indiana University. The cost of an affiliate card is $25

In order to receive a CrimsonCard, your sponsoring department must fully complete the Affiliate Card Request Form. Bring the completed form along with a government-issued photo ID to any CrimsonCard office location. If the sponsoring department has not provided billing information on the form, the $25 fee must be paid at the time of service via debit or credit card.

Please note: incomplete forms will not be accepted. The sponsoring department should ensure that all relevant information, including affiliate’s name, has been entered.

Guest cards are available to individuals who would like to make purchases using a CrimsonCard. 

Departments or individuals may request a card for university guests by submitting a Guest Card Request Form to cardops@iu.edu.

Guest access cards may be obtained by IU Departments by submitting a request to cardops@iu.edu. Guest access cards are anonymous and are not tied to an individual in the card system. 

Individuals needing a card for long term access rights should request an Affiliate Card. 

 

Preferred names and CrimsonCard

Your preferred name will appear on your CrimsonCard. Unless you elect to change it in IU's database, your preferred name automatically matches your primary, or legal, name.

Why this matters

If your preferred name significantly varies from your primary name (e.g. Bob instead of Robert or a name that better represents your identity), you cannot use your CrimsonCard as state voter identification. Remember to take another form of photo ID with you when you vote in Indiana.

See the IU Knowledge Base for more information about preferred names.