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About the University of Pittsburgh Tartan

Your unique tartan pattern was created using our proprietary algorithm, which combines the year Pitt was founded - 1787 - with the geographic coordinates of its campus - 40.444° N, 79.961° W. 

The individual thread counts reveal your unique time and place in history using Pitt's official primary colors - Royal Blue and Gold. Pitt's heart, mind, and spirit are also expressed through these secondary colors:

  • Navy for your warm embrace of diversity and inclusion
  • Yellow for your legacy of breakthrough medical research
  • Blue for the pioneer spirit of your founders 

To learn more about the algorithm
behind the pattern click here

Virtual Campus Visit

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