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