About the WMU Tartan
Your unique tartan pattern was created using our proprietary algorithm, which combines the year WMU was founded - 1903 - with the geographic coordinates of its Kalamazoo campus - 42.282° N, 85.614° W.
The individual thread counts reveal your unique time and place in history using WMU's official primary colors - Brown and Gold. WMU's heart, mind, and spirit are also expressed through these secondary colors:
- White for the heartbeat of your engaged, active campus
- Tan for your pedagogical roots as a teachers' college
- Beige for the guiding spirit of WMU's Gold Standard
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.