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About the Boston College Tartan

Your unique tartan pattern was created using our proprietary algorithm, which combines the year BC was founded - 1863 - with the geographic coordinates of its campus - 42.355° N, 71.168° W. 

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

  • Cardinal for your campus’ urban heartbeat
  • Red for how you foster interconnected mindsets
  • Tan for your spirit of generating new knowledge to benefit society


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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!