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

February 28, 2017

In just a few weeks, students, faculty and staff on all IU campuses will no longer have to fumble for different cards to enter their residence hall, buy a snack on campus or check out a video game from the library.

Starting in April, CrimsonCard will replace multiple existing cards, giving you secure access to essential IU services.

Why a new card? Simple: consolidation and convenience. The university is replacing many different card systems, including Jagtag, with a common identification card that will function consistently across all IU campuses. CrimsonCard 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

CrimsonCard will also be accepted as payment by more than 250 retailers across the state.

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. Existing card functions and account balances for all current students, staff and faculty will not be affected by this change. Current IU cardholders will be able to replace their existing valid campus cards at their convenience, completing the change by the summer of 2018.

To learn more about CrimsonCard, and how you can get your very own, visit crimsoncard.iu.edu.

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