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The Gold Book is a place for you to tell your Texas State story.  The Gold Book is filled with points of pride, events, traditions, and landmarks at Texas State and in the San Marcos community.  By completing items in the Gold Book, you have the chance to win prizes like a t-shirt, water bottle, pennant and even a FREE diploma frame or official Texas State class ring!

Introducing the new Gold Book App

Keep your Gold Book with you throughout your Texas State experience in an easy-to-use mobile application, available for Apple and Android devices. Add your photos into the app for your own personal memory book and keep track of your progress towards earning prizes in "My Traditions", see what others are doing in the "Highlight Reel" and learn how much members of your grad year have accomplished in the "Leaderboard.

Gold Book App on iOS     Gold Book App on Android

Frequently Asked Questions


How does it work?

Download the Gold Book app on your Apple or Android mobile device by searching "Texas State The Gold Book." Once downloaded, simply create an account to be on your way to exploring all Texas State has to offer and to keep your traditions saved. Record your memories by taking a picture at the event or place on campus, uploading it directly into the app while on-the-go or after the fact from your photo library. Be sure to keep all notifications and locations settings turned on to receive timely reminders to help you complete your traditions and receive your prizes.

How do I receive prizes?

As you complete each Achievement Level, visit the Alumni Association in the J.C. Kellam Administration Building, Suite 380 to verify your photos and win prizes along the way. To be eligible for the Official Texas State Class Ring, you must be a current Texas State student with at least 75 credit hours. Completion of the Gold Book must be verified by the Alumni Association office no later than the last business day in January to enter the drawing for that Spring's class ring, and September 1 to enter the Fall semester drawing. Questions? Email

What if I don't have a smartphone or compatible mobile device?

Any student can stop by the Alumni Association office to pick up a paperback copy. Or, you can submit this form to request one for pick-up.

Request a Gold Book Tour or Presentation

Faculty, staff and student organizations can request a Gold Book presentation or tour for small groups or classes.  Gold Book tours are designed for students who have not started a Gold Book yet.  During a Gold Book tour, a University Ambassador will lead you and your small group around campus to complete 10 Gold Book items, taking photos to add into the Gold Book app throughout the tour.  Gold Book presentations are available for classes or student organizations who want more information about the Gold Book.


The Gold Book

University Ambassadors