The 2014 Putnam examination will be given on Saturday, December 6, 2014. Students should arrive in room 103 of the mathematics building (MATH) no later than 7:45 AM. The north door of the building will be open for you to enter through. The first half of the exam will run from 8–11 AM, and the department will provide lunch from 11 AM–1 PM. The second half of the exam runs from 1–4 PM. All you have to bring is something to write with.

If you are enrolled in MATH 200, MATH 226, MATH 253, MATH 257, or MATH 316 this term, you have a final exam on Saturday, December 6. Arrangements can be made for you to take the entire Putnam exam and then write your final exam a little bit late, from about 4:30-7:00 PM, if you wish. (I will invigilate this late sitting myself, in the same room where the Putnam will be.) Contact your instructor with this request as soon as possible! Feel free to cc: Greg Martin on the email. I have checked with your instructor already, so they know such requests might be forthcoming.


Putnam practice sessions are held every Tuesday from 12:30-2:00 PM during the fall semester; they will start again in September 2015. The faculty advisor is Greg Martin. The math department's Putnam FAQ has more information, as does the official Putnam web site.

All students are welcome to log in at any time to the Putnam registration system and update their yes/maybe/no decisions about taking the Putnam examination.