Dates and Deadlines for Alumni Returning to Mathcamp 2020

Step 1: Express interest.

Sign-ups are open January 10 – March 31.

During this window, you can log into and fill out a very short form indicating that you might be interested in returning to camp this summer.

Important note: If you would like to apply for Financial Aid for Mathcamp 2020, please complete the financial aid application by March 31st. We will make decisions right away (within the following week) so that you can use that information in Step 2.

Step 2: Commitment.

Commitment is open is April 1 – April 9.

During this window, you press one of these buttons (at, or with the links in the email we'll send you):

  • Yes, I definitely want to come!
  • No, I'm definitely making other plans.
  • Maybe. My summer plans are TBA: I'm interested in returning, but I might also make other plans.

Step 3: Counting.

On April 10th, we'll do the headcount for this summer. If N ≤ 55, then we terminate this algorithm and open up registration for everybody who claimed their spot. If N ≥ 56, we move on to Step 4.

Step 4: If need be, we will ask some alums to take the summer off.

Also on April 10th: if too many alums definitely want to come to camp, we will (systematically and uniformly) ask some alums to take a summer off. We'll ask the members of Group 1, and if need be, Group 2, to take the summer off. (It's theoretically possible we could get to Group 3, but unlikely.) At this point, we'll alert everyone to their status, and those with confirmed spots can begin the registration process. (See the policy for definitions of Groups 1, 2, 3, 4.)


Registration will begin on or shortly after April 10th, and the registration deadline will be Friday, May 15th.

If we do end up turning away alums in your group, you can request that we make an exception for you. You may submit this request (by emailing us) in the week following April 10th, and we'll get back to you as soon as possible; if we are able to make the exception, then your spot will be confirmed and you'll be invited to register.