Information for Undergraduates


Math Club

See the Math Club's calendar for meeting times.


Be a Grader!

Application to grade for the Math Department. Please submit your application to or bring it to 216 Kerchof Hall.


Research Opportunities

There are opportunities to participate in mathematics research at the undergraduate level. In particular, the AMS has compiled a list of summer REUs (Research Experiences for Undergraduates) that are organized at various institutions throughout the US.


Research Support



The William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition is an annual mathematics competition for undergraduate college students enrolled at institutions of higher learning in the United States and Canada. It awards scholarships with cash prizes ranging from $250 to $2,500 for the top students and $5,000 to $25,000 for the top schools, plus the top ten individual scores get tuition waived at Harvard, and the top 100 individual scores have their names mentioned by rank to leading universities. It is considered by many to be the most prestigious university-level mathematics examination in the world. The competition was founded in 1927 by Elizabeth Lowell Putnam in memory of her husband William Lowell Putnam, who was an advocate of intercollegiate intellectual competition. The exam has been offered annually since 1938 and is administered by the Mathematical Association of America.  Contact: Thomas Koberda (


Math Placement

If you are unsure about which UVa Mathematics course should be your first, consult the Department's Placement Policy. If you have a question about mathematics placement, contact your faculty advisor.


Math Tutoring Center

If you need help with a math course, the Math Tutoring Center operates all 7 days of the week.
Tutoring Application

If you feel a private tutor would be beneficial, please call the Department (434-924-4919) or email


Transfer of Credit

Information and requirements for transfer of credit. Transfer of credit advisor: Ira Herbst, 228 Kerchof Hall and Peter Abramenko, 306 Kerchof Hall.


Director of Undergraduate Studies:
Ira Herbst, 924-4933

MATH 1210-1220 Coordinator:
Paul Bourdon, 924-8896

MATH 1310-1320 Coordinator:
Slava Krushkal, 924-4949

Transfer of Credit Advisor:
Ira Herbst, 924-4933

Peter Abramenko, 924-4162

Majors/Minors Advisors

         Spring 2017

Peter Abramenko, 924-4162
Ira Herbst, 924-4933
Jeffrey Holt, 924-4927
Slava Krushkal, 924-4949
Tai Melcher, 982-2782
Andrei Rapinchuk, 924-4950

Majors/Minors Admin. Assistant:
Allison Boese, 218 Kerchof Hall, 924-4918

Peter Abramenko, 306 Kerchof Hall, 924-4162

Tutoring Center:
Paul Bourdon, 225 Kerchof Hall, 924-8896

Summer Session:
Peter Abremanko, 306 Kerchof Hall, 924-4162 


This is a copy of the pre-2017 Department website. Click here for the new website