ICPC Regional Tryouts


Tryouts that select and form UIUC's ICPC regional teams. Participants will write code to solve problems on their own. Top-ranking contestants will form 3-5 teams each consisting 3 people.


First tryout: Saturday, September 22nd, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Second tryout: Saturday, October 6th, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
To qualify for regional team selection, you will have to participate in at least one of the two tryouts. Taking both tryouts is strongly recommended.


Digital Computer Lab, Room 440 (in the basement)


Register here (requires Illinois login)
Registration closes on Sep 20th 23:59.


We will be providing pizza and drinks for lunch (starting from 10:15 AM), plus snacks during the contest. You can also bring your own snacks.


You are eligible for regional team selection as long as you are eligible for the regional contest this fall.

You are most likely to be eligible if you are
  • Enrolled in University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, AND
  • Started college in 2014 or later OR born in 1995 or later.

If you are uncertain about your eligibility, please see this link.


You must physically present in the lab to compete. No remote participation allowed.

Students compete individually and communication during the contest is not allowed.

During the contest, Internet usage (e.g. Google, Stack Overflow, etc.) is forbidden, with the following exceptions: Any physical reference materials (e.g. notes, textbooks, printed code, etc.) are allowed. Any electronic and digital reference materials are forbidden, with exception of websites listed above.

If you violate these contest rules, you will be disqualified for regional team selection.

Languages allowed

  • C++ 11
  • Java 8
  • Python 3


Please feel free to reach out to us at icpc@cs.illinois.edu