Our Schedule

7:45 - 8:15

Breakfast (Except Monday)

8:30 - 11:00

Morning Math

11:00 - 12:00

Homework Session

12:00 - 12:45


12:45 - 1:15


1:15 - 3:45

Afternoon Math

3:45 - 4:45

Homework Session

4:45 - 5:45

Variety Sessions (Except Friday)

5:45 - 6:30


6:30 - 8:00

Scheduled Open Recreation

8:00 - 10:00

Residential Programming

10:00 - 11:00

“Free Time

Instructional Sessions:

During the morning and afternoon instructional sessions, students worked in a group of 4-5 together with a teaching assistant, who was a Rutgers undergraduate or graduate student majoring in mathematics or computer science. During the instructional session, there were several repetitions of the following cycle: the instructor presented some material, students discussed the material with their group and did some problems, and the material was discussed by everyone. At the conclusion of the homework session, the Resident Instructor announced who would present each of the homework problems the next day.

Variety Sessions:

Variety sessions were held Monday to Thursday from 4:45 to 5:45. These sessions were scheduled with fun and/or educational activities such as Frisbee, student vs. faculty soccer, “Piles of Tiles” (Joseph G Rosenstein), “Constrained Ratio Problems” (Chuck Tiberio), and “The On-line Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences (Neil Sloan).

Open Recreation:

On most evenings after dinner there was a 1 1/2 hours for an open recreation period, during which time students could go swimming, play basketball, racquetball, tennis or volleyball, explore Rutgers computers Labs or campus, work on the Rutgers Young Scholars Program newsletter month book, Web site, or T-shirt committees, or engage in other social activities. The Open Recreation period was under the supervision of the residence life staff, so that each evening there were three or four choices of activities.

Residential Evening Program:

During the residential evening program, students were be involved in “fun” activities conducted by the residence life staff. Some of these activities included a participant talent show, trivia, a trip to the Serin Observatory, board game night, and much more. Between 10 and 11PM each evening, there was free time, during which some people continued with homework, but others preferred to relax or watch movies on the VCR. During this time, participants were expected to remain inside the residence hall.