About the Boston University Tartan
Your unique tartan pattern was created using our proprietary algorithm, which combines the year BU was founded - 1839 - with the geographic coordinates of its Boston campus - 42.351° N, 71.105° W.
The individual thread counts reveal your unique time and place in history using Boston's official primary colors - Red and White. Boston's heart, mind, and spirit are also expressed through these secondary colors:
- Red for your campus' urban heartbeat,
- White for how BU fosters interconnected mindsets, and
- Black for your spirit of generating new knowledge to benefit society.
Virtual Campus Visit
Click below to see how the algorithm's coordinates can take you on a virtual visit back to campus!