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About the University of Tennessee, Knoxville Tartan

Your unique tartan pattern was created using our proprietary algorithm, which combines the year UT was founded - 1794 - with the geographic coordinates of its Knoxville campus - 35.960° N, 83.920° W. 

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

  • Torch for your passion for serving the state of Tennessee
  • Smokey for your dedication to education, discovery, and connection
  • Marigold for the pioneering spirit of your frontier founding


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!