Two options are available for students attending orientation on-campus.
Option 1: Get your CrimsonCard made at New Student Orientation. Bring a photo ID (driver's license, passport, state ID, military ID, school ID) and be prepared to have your picture taken. You will receive your CrimsonCard at the end of your orientation.
Option 2: Take or find a photo of yourself (must meet all the requirements) and upload it to the CrimsonCard website at least five days before your orientation. Next, upload a photo of documentation that will verify your identity. Examples include your driver's license, passport, state ID, military ID, or school ID. If both photos are approved, your CrimsonCard will be printed and held for pick up at orientation.
Below is a step-by-step guide on how to upload your photos.
Step 1 - Log in to your CrimsonCard account using your IU username and passphrase.
Step 2 - Click 'Get a New Card' located on the top of the page in the main menu.
Step 3 - Click 'Browse' to find and select your photo. Check the box to confirm it meets the requirements and click 'Continue’.
Step 4 - To verify your identity, upload a photo of your driver's license, passport, military ID, state ID, or school ID by clicking the ‘Browse’ button. It is recommended to mask any sensitive information (SSN, driver's license number, etc.) before uploading the document photo. Acceptable file types include .pdf, .jpg, .png and .gif. Maximum file size 1.5mb.
Step 5 - Select pick up as the method you would like to use to obtain your CrimsonCard. Choose IU East New Student Orientation as your pick up location. Click 'Submit'.
Step 6 - Notification will be sent to your University email within three days informing you that your photo and documentation were either approved or denied.
If approved, your CrimsonCard will be printed and held for pick up during your orientation.
If denied, you'll need to resubmit a photo and documentation that meet the requirements or have your picture taken and receive your CrimsonCard while attending orientaion.
Online and/or distance learning students can upload their photo and documentation verifying their identity on the CrimsonCard website. (Refer to the question above for instructions on how to upload photos.) Select 'Mail' as your preferred method of receiving your CrimsonCard and provide your mailing address. Once both photos are approved, your CrimsonCard will be printed and mailed to an address you provide.
Please note, the mailing option is only available to those with an address within the United States. Students with an international address can pick up their CrimsonCard upon arrival to campus or can request a no-photo CrimsonCard be mailed.
Your photo MUST meet ALL the requirements below to be approved!
- Background must be SOLID, smooth, and white, gray, or light in color.
- Must be current (taken within the last 6 months).
- Do not use any filters to alter the photo (resist the temptation).
- Must be passport-style: forward-facing, head and top of the shoulders in the frame.
- Your entire face must be visible. Please no hats, sunglasses, headphones, scarves, hairstyles etc. that obstruct your face. (Religious head coverings are permitted.)
- Color photos only.
- Photo must include only you - no pets, friends, props, etc. allowed.
- Natural or neutral expression/smile
- Photo must be a .jpg, .pdf, .gif, or .png file format.
- 1.5 MB file size limit
If you are having difficulty uploading your photo and documentation try making both images (photo and documentation) a smaller size. If this does not work, try a different browser and/or device. If you continue to experience difficulties contact CrimsonCard at email@example.com or if attending orientation have your picture taken and receive it at that time.
No! If you already have a CrimsonCard there is no need to get another one. Your card is valid for 6 years from the day it was originally printed.
If your CrimsonCard has a different campus printed on it, it will still work! If you would like to update it, visit the CrimsonCard office when convenient, and bring your current CrimsonCard to exchange it for an updated one.