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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

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Virtual Campus Visit

Click below to see how the algorithm's coordinates can take you on a virtual visit back to campus!