Caltech Harvey Mudd

Caltech Harvey Mudd Math Competition

Date: Saturday, January 21, 2023

Location: California Institute of Technology

NOTE: The "normal" team registration deadline was December 10. SDMC has an understanding with CHMMC that since we form teams from students generally without other team options, it is difficult for us to form teams until other teams (mostly school teams) have been settled and registered. It is thus that we are now forming SDMC's teams as quickly as we can. If you were not able to join another "regular" team such as your school team perhaps, you can signup to register with SDMC. We have limited space, but we will do the best we can. If we receive too many signups, we will attempt to compose competitive teams based on what information we have available to inform our assessments.

The Caltech Harvey Mudd Mathematics Competition is a team-based event taking place alternately at the California Institute of Technology and Harvey Mudd College. Teams of six students each engage in a variety of events from mid morning until mid afternoon.

It is intended by CHMMC that most students participate via school-based teams. Thus, if you are interested in CHMMC you should first check with the teachers and fellow students at your school to see if there is a school team open to you before inquiring to SDMC.

Since CHMMC is a "road trip", we will need significant support from parent volunteers to provide transportation and other support of the competition such as proctoring and other needs that may develop. CHMMC is generally a very full day for all of San Diego's participants. It is necessary to leave the San Diego area very early in the morning, and return to San Diego is usually in the mid evening.

SDMC will sponsor one or two teams, depending on interest. Students do not have to be registered members of SDMC to participate on SDMC's team(s), but if our space fills, priority will be given to SDMC members. SDMC will not charge any fees to participating students, but students should plan to contribute a fair share of the transportation costs so our parent volunteers do not have to bear this entire cost alone.

Student Registration for SDMC's Team(s) - a.s.a.p.

The following is all to be sent to SDMC, not CHMMC. SDMC will make a single registraiton including all team information as a "batch".

This year's registration process is more involved than in prior years. In signing up for SDMC's team(s), besides using our Google Form signup (link further below), you must provide specific information and documentation as described here:

1) Parents must complete a specific permission form required by CHMMC. That permission form can be downloaded from the link immediately below. Print to paper and fill in completely, with appropriate hand-written signatures (real, live wet signatures, nothing electronic), scanned to PDF at high quality, high resolution settings, and sent as an email attachment (do not send us links) to WE MUST HAVE THIS FROM YOU BEFORE WE CAN REGISTER YOU AS PART OF SDMC'S TEAM(S).

CHMMC Parent Permission Form

2) All persons on site (both parents and students) must provide proof of Covid-19 vaccination. Scan both sides of your Covid vaccination card to PDF at high quality, high resolution settings. If you can combine those scans into one page showing both sides that would be great, but not necessary. However, as with the parent permission form, we cannot register you until we have this - no satisfactory scan means no registration For the purposes of CHMMC, there is no middle ground - no proof of vaccination means no participation. As with #1, submit as a PDF email attachment (do not send us links) to

Your originals of #1 and #2 should be brought along to the event.

3) We need the following from you in the "event-specific information" field of our Google Form signup.

  • T-shirt size: XS, S, M, L, XL or other

  • Sandwich preference: Turkey Breast, Black Forest Ham, Italian B.M.T®, Veggie Delite®, Spicy Italian, Cold Cut Combo, Tuna, Roast Beef; if none of these choices suit your dietary needs, tell us "no thank you" and plan to bring your own lunch.

  • We must know how each student plans to commute. We will attempt to assist carpooling with the information provided. Parent drivers should indicate the number of seatbelts available for other students. If unable to shuttle another student in addition to your own, please state that. [ Some of our parent drivers will need to support the competition in roles such as proctoring. One parent driver will need to assume the role of "coach", representing the whole team to CHMMC. ]

To complete your SDMC team signup, submit #1 and #2 as PDF email attachments (do not send us links) to Provide the three pieces of information in #3 through the "event-specific information" field of our Google Form below.

Follow this link to the SDMC signup form.

For more information about CHMMC, including examples of past problems, FAQs, schedule, directions, etc., please visit the CHMMC Website