The William Lowell Putnam Examination

The William Lowell Putnam Examination

The William Lowell Putnam Examination will be offered on Saturday, December 7, 2019. The competition is free and open to all undergraduates in the United States and Canada, regardless of major. The competition consists of two periods of exactly three hours each (8-11 a.m. and 1-4 p.m.) with a two hour (free lunch) break between the two sessions. All contestants must not have received a college degree prior to the date of the examination and must not have participated more than three times in the past.


For more info about the competition, please visit:

Please sign up on the doodle poll by next Monday, October 14 to register (using the link below). 


Why take Putnam?
1) It is one of the most prestigious math competitions for college students in US and Canada.
2) Looks great on your resume.
3) Keep up the USD Putnam tradition.
4) It helps you improve your performance on Putnam. You may take the exam every year of your undergraduate years up to four times.
5) Have fun solving math problems.
6) Enjoy the free snacks, lunch and each-other's company on Putnam Exam Day (Saturday, December 7, 2019).

Please let me know if you have any questions and feel free to forward this e-mail to any other potential student participants. The classroom location where the Putnam Exam will take place will be determined after the registration period is over.

Putnam Competition: December 7, 2019. Free Lunch Provided. Registration at

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