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About the Saint Joseph's University Tartan

Your unique tartan pattern was created using our proprietary algorithm, which combines the year SJU was founded - 1851 - with the geographic coordinates of its Philadelphia campus - 39.995° N, 75.239° W. 

The individual thread counts reveal your unique time and place in history using Saint Joseph's' official primary colors - Gray and Red. Saint Joseph's heart, mind, and spirit are also expressed through these secondary colors:

  • Red for your desire to find God's love in all things,
  • White for SJU students' ability to ask good, hard questions, and
  • Black for your schools' Jesuit spirit.

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Virtual Campus Visit

Click below to see how the algorithm's coordinates can take you on a virtual visit back to campus!