MaroonBase Student App

A mobile app showcasing events and resources at Texas A&M and in the Bryan/College Station community related to innovation, creativity, entrepreneurship, and leadership.

Any A&M student can use the MaroonBase Student App to earn points for attending the events and using the resources listed in the app, then use their points to win prizes.

To get started, download the app from your phone's app store, create an account, and start searching for events. It's that easy!

Watch this video on how to download and use the MaroonBase Student App or follow the instructions listed below.

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Getting Started with the MaroonBase Student App

  • Go to your phone’s app store.
  • Search for “Kronos Workforce Ready Mobile”. Use this exact phrase.
  • Download and install .
  • Open the app and select North America as your region.
  • Enter 6139708 in the Company Shortname field.
  • Enter your UIN as your Username.
  • Enter the Temporary Password 123456
  • Change your password to a new password unique to your personal MaroonBase account.
  • Click Check In and select Browse from the event dropdown menu then tap done.
  • Tap a location in the map to see the event or resource highlighted in the list below or scroll through the list below the map.
  • Tap the event or resource you’d like to attend or use.
  • Tap select.
  • Tap save.
  • Tap check out (you may need to log back in if you’ve been timed out, but MaroonBase will track your time and your points – even if your session timed out)
  • Tap OK
  • Tap “View Timesheet”
  • Tap the menu icon in the upper left-hand corner
  • Tap the home icon
  • Your points will be added to your total points and listed in the blue box under “Time Statistics”

There are two ways to win prizes – monthly drawings and/or being one of the top point earners for the entire semester.

Monthly Drawings: 

  • All qualifying students will be automatically entered into the monthly drawing.
  • Every 200 points is one entry into the drawing (for example, if a student has 900 points their name will be entered four times)
  • Each month, the I-School will draw three names to receive $500 applied to their student account.
  • The points used for the monthly drawings will not be deducted from you overall semester total. The points will continue to accumulate throughout the semester and count toward your eligibility for the semester grand prizes.

*Semester Grand Prizes*:
At the end of each semester the top three point earners will receive one of three grand prizes.

  • 1st place grand prize: $2,000 applied to their student account
  • 2nd place grand prize: $1,500 applied to their student account
  • 3rd place grand prize: $1,000 applied to their student account

*Semester Grand Prize amounts may be subject to change without notice*

FAQ's

What is the difference between the MaroonBase Resource guide and the MaroonBase Student app?
 
The MaroonBase Ecosystem is comprised of the MaroonBase Resource Guide and the MaroonBase Student app.
 
The MaroonBase Resource Guide is available online only and can be used by anyone (i.e. faculty, staff, students, former students, etc.).
 
The resource guide lists any event, student org, research project, course, resource or tool, and center or program related in some way to innovation, creativity, leadership or entrepreneurship.
 
The opportunities listed in the resource guide may or may not be open to anyone. For example, the resource guide will have the One Button Studio which is open to everyone and it will also have resources like maker spaces (i.e. a 3D printing lab) that are only open to students within a certain major, or students taking a specific class. The resource guide includes valuable information including location, hours of operation, who has access, a link to the website, person to contact, etc. If something in the resource guide is eligible for the app it will list the points in the description.
 
The MaroonBase Student app is a mobile app available only to current, enrolled A&M students at the College Station campus. This includes undergraduate students, graduate students, and professional students (i.e. MBA students). The MaroonBase Student app has some of the things listed in the resource guide but not everything. The app only has events and resources from the guide and the event or resource has to be open to all students. So, for example, the One Button Studio is listed in the resource guide and the app since all students have access to it and are able to use it. A maker space in Zachary or the Viz Lab will not be included in the app since historically those resources are only available to and give access to students in their respective majors.

Events have a definite start and end date/time versus a resource that stays open/is available from a few months to year-round. Some examples of an event would be a speaker, a lecture, or a hackathon. Resources would include things like the One Button Studio, a maker space (i.e. a 3D printing lab), or an art gallery.

The goal of the MaroonBase Student app is to expose students to opportunities centered around innovation, creativity, leadership, and entrepreneurship. We want to give them a deeper transformational experience, increase collaborative opportunities, inspire innovation, and urge students to take advantage of all the opportunities A&M has to offer in these areas.

To accomplish this goal, we want to reward students who are already attending these events and using these resources as well as encourage other students to give them a try.

Students earn points by attending events or using resources listed in the app. MaroonBase gives points based on time spent at the event or resource – ranging from 15 minutes to several hours. Each 15 minutes equals 25 points – so 45 minutes would be 75 points, an hour would be 100 points, etc. All events and resources are geo-fenced, so after a student has found an event or resource all they have to do is show up, check in, and check out after at least 15 mins.
There are two ways to win prizes – the monthly drawing and the semester grand prizes. At the end of each month, all qualifying students will automatically be entered into the monthly drawing. Every 200 points is an entry into the drawing. So, for example, if a student has 900 points at the end of the month their name will be entered into the drawing four times for that month).

Points earned each month throughout the semester will accumulate and count toward your overall semester point total. The top three students with the most points for the entire semester will receive one of three semester grand prizes.

 

Yes. Points earned each month will roll over to the next month and will count toward your semester total. However, the points used to enter the monthly drawing will only be the points you earn during that month. For example, if you earn 500 points in September and 300 points in October, you will be automatically entered one time for the October monthly drawing but you will have 800 points for your semester total.
No. At the end of each semester, after the top point earners are announced, all MaroonBase accounts and their respective point totals will be reset to zero.
 
There are two ways to win prizes – the monthly drawing and the semester grand prizes.
 
Monthly drawings:
  • All qualifying students will automatically be entered into the monthly drawing.
  • Every 200 points is one entry into the drawing (for example, if a student has 900 points their name will be entered into the drawing four times for that month)
  • Each month, the I-School will draw three names to receive $500 applied to their student account.
  • The points used for the monthly drawings will not be deducted from you overall semester total. The points will continue to accumulate throughout the semester and count toward your eligibility for the semester grand prizes.
 
Semester Grand Prizes*:
  • At the end of each semester the top three point earners will receive one of three grand prizes.
    • 1st place grand prize: $2,000 applied to their student account
    • 2nd place grand prize: $1,500 applied to their student account
    • 3rd place grand prize: $1,000 applied to their student account
 
*Semester Grand Prize amounts may be subject to change without notice*

For resources that are open daily, year-round MaroonBase will award points for up to 4 visits per month for each resource. Students earn points for using or visiting the resource itself and not the individual exhibits at the resource.

For example, art galleries may have permanent exhibits and featured exhibits at the same gallery.  A student may visit the gallery multiple times in one month viewing the permanent exhibit ORa featured exhibit but will only earn points for 4 of those visits. Students cannot earn points for visiting the permanent exhibit 4 times AND the featured exhibit 4 times in the same month.

The Studio and The Teaching Gardens are other examples of resources that are limited to earning points only 4 times per month. Students can use The Studio or visit the Teaching Gardens multiple times in one month but will only be award points for a maximum of 4 times for each resource each month.

Download a Copy of Instructions on Downloading and Using MaroonBase
 
Download a Full Copy of Terms and Conditions/MaroonBase FAQ’s
 
If you have any questions, reach out to us at maroonbase@tamu.edu.