About the Central Michigan University Tartan

Your unique tartan pattern was created using our proprietary algorithm, which combines the year CMU was founded - 1892 - with the geographic coordinates of its Mount Pleasant campus - 43.581° N, 84.775° W. 

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

  • Yellow for your passion for building an inclusive community
  • White for your pedagogical roots as a teachers' college
  • Black for your spirit of integrity, respect, and compassion


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!

1 Minute Mentor

Our sister site, 1 Minute Mentor, provides students with guidance and wisdom from experienced alumni. We invite you to submit your responses to questions commonly asked by students, recent graduates, or first-time entrepreneurs. By sharing your story, you can help the next generation of alumni as they set out to change the world.

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