Spark 2021 Information

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Spark 2021 will be a virtual, extended program! Complete First Come First Serve registration here by March 10.

Information for Spark 2021

Times and Dates

Extended Spark will run on Saturdays from March 13th to March 27th. Each day will be 5 hours long, with a 2 hour morning session from 11am to 1pm, lunch break from 1pm to 2pm, and an afternoon session from 2pm to 5pm (all in EST).


Students will not have to check in for Spark 2021. Feel free to start your weekend by attending your first virtual Spark class!

Financial Logistics

The total cost of attending Spark is $40, which includes all three Saturdays of classes. You will only be able to pay after lottery results are available, during the first-come-first-served phase of student registration. We also offer generous need-based financial aid. In order to participate in Spark, please either pay the program cost of $40 or apply for financial aid by March 10 at 11:59 PM EST.

T-shirts can be separately pre-ordered or purchased; see below.

Class Changes

On the days of extended Spark, students may add and drop classes depending on available space. More information will be communicated soon via email.

Walk-in Activities

Spark is again offering walk-in activities this year. If you find yourself with nothing to do between classes or want a break from the ordinary lectures, join a walk-in do something fun. You don’t need to register for activities; just drop by whenever you have some free time.

Find out more about walk-in activities.


Spark is offering a new type of class called sequences, where a class will meet for all three weekends, similar to how HSSP classes run. This is a great opportunity to get a deeper dive into a topic that you are interested in, giving you some time in between weekends to digest and think more about that topic while the class builds up on things taught throughout the weekends! Sequences will meet at the same time and in the same classroom every weekend.

T-Shirt Sales

Official Spark 2021 t-shirts will be available. Price and ordering logistics will be sent later via email to registered students.

Hitchhiker's Guide to Spark

The Hitchhiker's Guide to Spark is a small booklet with information about logistics, Zoom rooms, and other useful information. It will be available closer to Spark.

Special Arrangements

Students with disabilities are welcome at virtual Spark! For more information about special accommodations, please see here.

Last modified on March 06, 2021 at 04:15 p.m.