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: Christopher Ramsey (


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.
Tutor 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: Ramirez, 206 Kerchof Hall and Peter Abramenko, 306 Kerchof Hall.


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

MATH 1310-1320 Coordinator:
Paul Bourdon, 924-8896

Transfer of Credit Advisor:
Donald Ramirez, 924-4934

Peter Abramenko, 924-4162

Majors/Minors Advisors

               Fall 2015

  • Ira Herbst, 228 Kerchof Hall, 924-4933; office hours:  Mon. 2:00-3:00pm, Wed. 4:00-5:00pm 
  • Jeff Holt, 112 Halsey Hall, 924-4927; office hours:  Mon. 8:45-11:00am, Wed. 8:45-11:00am 
  • Brian Parshall, 301 Kerchof Hall, 924-4100; office hours:  Tue. 2:00-3:00pm; Wed. 2:00-3:00pm; Thur. 2:00-3:00pm or by appointment 
  • Karen Parshall, 226 Kerchof Hall, 924-1411; office hours: Tue. 2:30-4:00pm in KER 226; Wed. 10:00-11:30am in NAU 456; or by appointment
  • Andrei Rapinchuk, 307 Kerchof Hall, 924-4950; Office hours: By Appointment
  • David Sherman, 211 Kerchof Hall, 924-7079; Office hours: By Appointment

               Spring 2016

  • Peter Abremanko, 306 Kerchof Hall, 924-4162; office hours:  Mon. 11:00am-12:00pm, Thurs. 1:00-2:00pm or by appointment 
  • Tai Melcher, 219 Kerchof Hall, 924-2782; Office hours: By Appointment
  • Andrei Rapinchuk, 307 Kerchof Hall, 924-4950; Office hours: By Appointment
  • David Sherman, 211 Kerchof Hall, 924-7079; Office hours: By Appointment
  • Weiqiang Wang, 323 Kerchof Hall, 924-7905; Office hours: By Appointment

Majors/Minors Admin. Assistant:
Kimberly Lamal, 216 Kerchof Hall, 924-4918

Director of Undergraduate Programs:
Donald Ramirez, 206 Kerchof Hall, 924-4934 (FALL '15)

Ira Herbst, 228 Kerchof Hall, 924-4933 (SRPING '16)

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