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About the Colorado State University Tartan

Your unique tartan pattern was created using our proprietary algorithm, which combines the year CSU was founded - 1870 - with the geographic coordinates of its Fort Collins campus - 40.553° N, 105.086° W. 

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

  • White for the heartbeat of your active, friendly community
  • Gray for your emphasis on curiosity, passion, rigor, and innovation
  • Black for the powerful spirit of the CSU Effect

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!