Touch, hold and go access for IU buildings to begin around October 15

October 3, 2019

Using a CrimsonCard to access Indiana University-owned buildings and areas will look slightly different beginning on or around Tuesday, October 15. Currently, many doors still use proximity readers that allow users to wave their CrimsonCard near the reader. Beginning on or around October 15, IU-owned buildings on the IUPUI campus will transition to touch, hold and go access.

Touch, hold and go access requires CrimsonCard holders to physically touch the center of the door access reader with their CrimsonCard and hold it on the reader until access is granted. Removing the CrimsonCard from a holder/wallet may be needed to ensure access is granted.  

Access to Indiana University Health facilities will not be affected by this change.

Questions or concerns about touch, hold and go access should be directed to CrimsonCard at 317-278-2507 or