About the Temple University Tartan
Your unique tartan pattern was created using our proprietary algorithm, which combines the year TU was founded - 1884 - with the geographic coordinates of its Philadelphia campus - 39.980° N, 75.160° W.
The individual thread counts reveal your unique time and place in history using Temple's official primary colors - Red and White. Temple's heart, mind, and spirit are also expressed through these secondary colors:
- Red for your campus' urban heartbeat,
- Black for the wisdom of the Owl and
- Gray for Temple's spirit of greatness, first expressed by Russell Conwell.
Virtual Campus Visit
Click below to see how the algorithm's coordinates can take you on a virtual visit back to campus!