August 30 - September 17, 2021


Harris Math & Coding Camp is a three-week review course designed to ensure that incoming Master’s students are proficient in the mathematical and coding concepts needed to successfully navigate the Core Curriculum.

Math & Coding Camp also prepares students for the mandatory Math Exam during Welcome Week. Course work is supplemented with additional orientation programming and community building to ensure that participants have a smooth transition to Harris. Make sure you're prepared for the program and the math exam!


Please read important information in the Schedule Section below about times, instructional modalities, and vaccination requirements before registering.

Registration for Math and Coding Camp 2021 is now closed.


Math & Coding Camp will occur from August 30 through September 17, 2021. Coursework will be scheduled for weekdays, with each day will include lecture-style reviews of mathematical and coding concepts, TA review sessions, and office hours.

In 2021, we will offer both in-person and virtual options for participants, barring changes in public health requirements. When registering participants will choose from one of two options:

  • Section 1, In-Person: 1:00-4:30pm Chicago Time
  • Section 2, Virtual-Only: 6:00-10:00pm Chicago Time

The in-person section will include dual-modality Math and instructor-out Coding lectures, and live in-person TA sessions for both the Math and Coding sessions. The virtual-only section will take place entirely over Zoom. Space in Section 1 will be limited to ensure proper social distancing in classrooms.

Students interested in participating in Section 1 (in-person) Math & Coding Camp must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and submit proof of vaccination by August 1 to the University. Unvaccinated students with an approved exemption, or who are in the process of being fully vaccinated, will be subject to weekly testing and may be required to follow additional mitigation measures. Students who are in the process of being vaccinated should email a copy of their vaccine appointment confirmation to by August 1. UChicago’s COVID-19 Vaccination FAQs can help answer additional questions about vaccination requirements.

Instructional Mode Definitions:

  • Dual-Modality: Combines in-person and virtual participants in one synchronous environment. The instructor will rotate classrooms throughout the week; students who are not in the instructor’s room on a particular day will login via Zoom to participate.
  • Instructor-out: Students watch live lectures through Zoom, in the classroom with their peers, while the instructor lectures remotely.
  • In-person: Teaching and participation both occur live and in the classroom.
  • Virtual only: Teaching and participation occur entirely remotely and over Zoom.

Additional orientation programming will also be offered during Math & Coding Camp to ensure that participants have a smooth transition into Harris.

See below for detailed schedules for each section and coding level:


Schedules for Section 2 in alternate time zones:


The Math portion of Math & Coding Camp curriculum incorporates the elements of algebra, calculus, and applied math. There are two levels of Coding that students can choose from -- Beginning Coding in R & Accelerated Coding in R -- to prepare you for success in the core curriculum. Beginning Coding is ideal for students with little or no previous experience coding in R. Accelerated Coding is best for students with some exposure to coding in R and goes at a faster pace than Beginning Coding.

The Math & Coding Camp curriculum is also aligned to the knowledge and skills needed to pass the mandatory Math Exam. Curious what skills will be included in Math & Coding Camp? Check out the topic lists below: