Dates and Deadlines for Alumni Returning to Mathcamp 2024

Step 1: Express interest.

Sign-ups are open February 1 – March 20.

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 2024, please complete the financial aid application by March 20th. 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 March 21 – April 3.

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 4th, we do the headcount for the summer. If N ≤ 55, then we terminate this algorithm and assign spots to everybody who claimed their spot; we'll also follow up with each alum to let them know that their spot is confirmed. If N ≥ 56, we move on to Step 4.

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

On April 4th, we'll follow up with all of the alums who do have confirmed spots to let everybody know that their place for the summer is locked in.

Also on April 4th: 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 begins a week or two after April 4th (typically on the same day that new campers begin registering), and the registration deadline is Tuesday, May 14th.

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 4th, 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.