About the Rice Tartan

Your unique tartan pattern was created using our proprietary algorithm, which combines the year Rice was founded - 1912 - with the geographic coordinates of its Houston campus - 29.717° N, 43.001° W. 

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

  • Light Blue for your close-knit residential college system
  • White for your world-renowned instruction and research
  • Navy for your spirit of responsibility, integrity, community, and excellence


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!

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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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