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About the Eastern Michigan University Tartan

Your unique tartan pattern was created using our proprietary algorithm, which combines the year EMU was founded - 1849 - with the geographic coordinates of its Ypsilanti campus - 42.251° N, 83.624° W. 

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

  • Lime Green for your diverse, inclusive community
  • Black for your high rates of postgraduate employment
  • Dark Green for your spirit of excellence, integrity, and respect


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!