Welcome to HCSSiM!

The Hampshire College Summer Studies in Mathematics


The 51st Summer Studies will happen June 25th – August 5th, 17x7x17 (=2023).

We are now accepting applications for 2023.

We will again be in person and care about the health and safety of our participants. Students and staff will be required to be fully vaccinated and boosted for covid-19, in accordance with current CDC guidelines and definitions, along with the guidelines and expectations of Hampshire College and the Massachusetts Department of Health.

The 51st session of the Hampshire College Summer Studies in Mathematics will take place June  25 — August 5th, 17x7x17 (=2023).  We will be in person again and require full vaccination according to the CDC and Hampshire College guidelines.

Be well, safe, and healthy. 

HCSSiM is an intensive six-week encounter with college-level mathematics for talented and highly motivated high school students. It is demanding and expanding. Participants spend a major portion of each day actively engaged in doing mathematics (not simply learning the results of mathematics). HCSSiM students live in the dorms at Hampshire College in Massachusetts for six summer weeks, and study and play in its fields, woods, and academic buildings (not typically in that order). Typically, there are as many girls and non-binary students as boys.

The daily schedule includes 4 hours of morning classes (Mon-Sat), the pre-supper Prime Time Theorem, and evening problem sessions. Afternoons are devoted to reading, rest, recreation, occasional trips to town, and informal study. Participants have unparalleled access to faculty members in classrooms, at meals, and in the program dorm. Productive collaborations continue long after the program, and many lifelong friendships are forged.

The cost for the program is $5780 and there is ample financial aid available please click here for more information.

Our alumni come from (and end up) all around the world, but remain close in spirit. Those who have the means to make it back to Hampshire College join us for Yellow Pigs Day in July, and so students have an opportunity to meet (and sing carols, play frisbee, juggle… with) notables in math, science, tech, and many more fields.