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The Redesigned MaroonBase App Is Here!

What is the MaroonBase Student App?

An app that connects Aggies to experiences outside of the classroom – all in the palm of their hands. The MaroonBase Student App highlights in-person and virtual events and resources at Texas A&M campuses, in Bryan/College Station, and the surrounding communities in Texas related to innovation, entrepreneurship, leadership, and creativity.

Any A&M student can use the 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!

Contact maroonbase@tamu.edu with any questions!

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Download the App
  • The MaroonBase Student App is available for both iOS and Android phones.
  • Go to the App Store
    • For iOS search for “MaroonBase”
    • For Google Play search for “MaroonBase TAMU”
  • Tap “GET” to download the app
  • If required, sign in to your phone’s App Store
  • Tap “OPEN” once the download is complete
Create an Account

*PLEASE NOTE: If you had an account with the previous MaroonBase App you will need to create a NEW account for the NEW MaroonBase App.*

  • On the sign-in screen, scroll down and tap “Create Account”
  • Enter the following information to create your NEW account
    • First Name
    • Last Name
    • Valid TAMU email address (you must use an active TAMU email address to create an account)
    • UIN
    • Create a password meeting these criteria: minimum of 8 characters, must contain at least 1 number, 1 symbol, and both uppercase and lowercase letters.
    • Select your college from the dropdown menu.
    • Select your major from the dropdown menu.
    • Select your class level from the dropdown menu.
    • Agree to the Terms and Conditions by checking the box.
    • Tap “Create Account”
Explore Events and Check In
  • From the “HOME” screen, scroll through the list of available events
  • Tap on an event to see the full event details
  • From the “EVENT” screen, tap the check-in button at the bottom of the screen
    • All events have a start time and end time
    • In-person events are geo-fenced
    • Check-in for events starts 15 minutes prior to the event start time
    • For in-person events, you must be at the event location in order to check-in
View Your Points
  • Once the event has ended, tap on the coin at the bottom of the screen.
  • Your “MY POINTS” screen will be automatically updated with the points you earned for that event or resource.
Redeem Your Points

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.
  • The points used for the monthly drawings will not be deducted from their overall semester total. The points will continue to accumulate throughout the semester and count toward their 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
  • 2nd place grand prize: $1,500
  • 3rd place grand prize: $1,000

TAMU student employees are paid through the payroll process and TAMU students not employed by Texas A&M are paid via electronic transfer. Any applicable taxes are the responsibility of the award recipient and recipient is responsible for determining any impact the award will have on their financial aid eligibility.

 

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

**Prizes are funded by a gift from a Former Student.**

Hear From a MaroonBase Winner

“MaroonBase is an excellent resource guide program developed by the School of Innovation. It is a great source of information about what is going on in innovation, creativity, leadership, and entrepreneurship fields within the Texas A&M community. The point-based financial reward system in the student app not just increases the opportunity to join more events but also motivates students to participate in the healthy competition by attending more productive activities/events.”

–MD Nazmus Sakib, Interdisciplinary Engineering Graduate Student

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Frequently Asked Questions

Download a Full Copy of the Terms and Conditions.

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. 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 Zachry 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.

What does the MaroonBase Student App do and why should I use it?

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.

How does the app work?

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.

How do I use my points to win prizes?

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.

 

*Prizes are funded by a gift from a Former Student.*

Do points roll over month to month?

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.

Do my points roll over semester to semester?

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.

What are the current prizes?

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.
  • The points used for the monthly drawings will not be deducted from their overall semester total. The points will continue to accumulate throughout the semester and count toward their 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
  • 2nd place grand prize: $1,500
  • 3rd place grand prize: $1,000

TAMU student employees are paid through the payroll process and TAMU students not employed by Texas A&M are paid via electronic transfer. Any applicable taxes are the responsibility of the award recipient and recipient is responsible for determining any impact the award will have on their financial aid eligibility.

 

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

**Prizes are funded by a gift from a Former Student.**

What is the difference between an event and a resource?

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.

How many times can I visit a resource?

Students can earn up to 200 points per month at each resource location, whether that is accomplished through one two-hour visit or multiple shorter visits.

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