UW Math Day

Program Details

Session Overview

During each of the three sessions students have three options available to them:

1) Concurrent Lecture Sessions

The major emphasis of Math Day is on concurrent lecture sessions which feature a wide variety of topics. Most lectures are located close to Kane Hall. They are primarily in campus buildings either in The Quad or near Drumheller Fountain. Tickets are not needed for these lectures, but rooms are subject to filling to their maximum capacity.

2) Campus Field Trips / Tours
(tickets required)

Also scheduled during each of the three sessions are, field trips to various campus laboratories and facilities where math is put to use every day.  Capacity for these activities is limited  so hard copy tickets are issued to attendees (students, teachers and adult chaperones) which are required to participate.  Not every attendee at Math Day can participate in a ticketed field trip or activity. Tickets are randomly assigned to each school. Every contact person per school can expect to be issued enough tickets to equal 40%-50% of their school’s total registered attendees.

More ticket details:

  • Ticket swapping is allowed and encouraged!
  • Attendees with tickets should meet their guides outside of Kane Hall, ten minutes before the field trip/activity starts. Have your ticket ready to give to your guide!
  • Attendees must have the appropriate ticket for the field trip or activity in which they are participating OR be added from the standby line to participate.

Link to preliminary Field Trip and Ticketed Activities is now available.

3) Drop In Activity in Kane Hall Lobby.  Tickets are not needed and students can join these activities at any time during the session. In the past this activity has been provided by Math N Stuff store in Seattle.


Students should bring their own lunch and eat on campus. Since Math Day is held during spring break for the UW,  there are a limited number of places open on campus to purchase food. However, there is plenty of outdoor seating around campus close to the event including benches and grassy areas. The Ground Level of the Husky Union Building (HUB) has indoor seating and a few places to purchase food, in the Husky Den.


*  Details are subject to change

**  Access to the Opening Plenary Lecture is first come, first served.