Extracurricular Activities

Math Club

The math department sponsors meetings of the student-run Undergraduate Mathematics Club. Each quarter, the Club meets weekly in the afternoon, with talks by undergraduates and refreshments (sometimes even pizza).

Stay up to date with Math Club events by following them on Facebook.


Interested in gaining experience with tutoring and teaching, and helping the local Chicago community? Look at the outreach programs that the department is involved in, and see how you can contribute.


The William Lowell Putnam Exam on the first Saturday of December promises to be its usual challenging day of mathematical experience. Practices are once a week. Anyone with the least bit of interest is welcome to join in the torture… er, fun. Watch this space for an announcement of practice times.

MAA and AWM Membership

Student memberships in the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) are available at a reduced rate through the University of Chicago Student Chapter. Benefits of membership in this professional society include subscriptions to journals and reduced prices on books published by the MAA. If you are interested, please see Jitka Stehnova. Jitka also has membership information for the Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM).

Society for Women in Mathematics (SWiM)

Society of Women in Math holds events to support and connect undergraduate women, specifically in the Math, Stat, and CAM departments. Visit their Facebook Page to see events and resources, and sign up for their listhost: women-in-math@lists.uchicago.edu.

Departmental Email

Want to hear about news and events from the math department? Contact Jitka Stehnova or John Boller about joining our mailing list. Be sure to mention your intended year of graduation so she can add you to the appropriate list.

Graduate School Information Session

Are you hoping to attend graduate school in mathematics or a related field? Keep a look out for an announcement about our annual graduate school info session, featuring an overview of the application procedure, advice about letters of recommendation, and particular information about programs in mathematics, computer science, statistics, and financial mathematics.

Several fellowships are available to students doing graduate work in mathematics and related fields. Application deadlines vary, so see John Boller or Jitka Stehnova for detailed information.