About the Texas State University Tartan

Your unique tartan pattern was created using our proprietary algorithm, which combines the year Texas State was founded - 1899 - with the geographic coordinates of its San Marcos campus - 29.888° N, 97.938° W.

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

  • Blue for the heartbeat of your active, welcoming community
  • Peach for your commitment to world-changing research
  • Yellow for your Bobcat spirit of fierceness and courage 

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!