College Puzzle Challenge
College Puzzle Challenge is an annual puzzle-solving contest held simultaneously
on college campuses across North America. Teams compete by racing to solve puzzles
with prizes awarded to the fastest teams at each school.
This year, College Puzzle Challenge will be held at universities
across the United States. Read the rules
participating schools and locations.
This year, College Puzzle Challenge will be held on Saturday, April 14, 2018.
The event runs for several uninterrupted hours and starts at all locations at the
same time. The event starts at
and ends at
Participants at Berkeley and Stanford should arrive one
hour early to allow enough time to check in. Participants at the
remaining locations should arrive 45 minutes early. See the FAQ
for more information.
College Puzzle Challenge is designed for computer engineering, computer science
and mathematics students, but it is open to any undergraduate or graduate student
attending one of the participating universities. College Puzzle Challenge is funded
department, but the event is not organized by recruiters. It is organized by Microsoft employees,
many of whom are alumni of the participating schools.
Because it's fun! College Puzzle Challenge is an exciting and challenging way to
exercise your skills in computer science, mathematics, linguistics, problem-solving
and a host of other disciplines. Solving a challenging puzzle based on obscure clues
is surprisingly satisfying and is great preparation for facing other problems in
education and in industry.
For more information
Please refer to the following links for additional information about the College Puzzle