Important Dates

October 28, 2020: Registration Deadline - There are four steps to the registration process:

1. Complete the Registration Form via this link. (Link takes you to a Google Docs form.)

    Must be completed by the Student Team Lead!


2. Pay the Application Fee.  The application fee is $38 (USD), and teams will have until November 4 to submit their application fee. Please make your payment via the PayPal Donate button below.  

Important: Please include a note with your payment stating "URC2021" and your team's name (Click on "Add special instructions to the seller").  Keep a copy of the confirmation for your records.
Note for Teams from Asia: Many teams from Asia have been unable to pay via PayPal. If this applies to your team, you may pay instead via this link. Please select "University Rover Challenge" from the Project or Area for Donation drop-down.



3. Sign Up for the URC-Announce email list. All competition email will be sent via this list.

4. Read


December 4, 2020: Preliminary Design Review Deadline

March 5, 2021: System Acceptance Review Deadline

June 3-5, 2021: URC2021 Finals


Potential Impact of COVID-19
Teams should continue to review the COVID-19 page, which will be updated throughout the year.


URC2021 Registration Questions
Is there a registration fee? Yes, there is an initial application fee of $38 (USD), which will be payable online (the application fee has been reduced for 2021).  Teams that are selected to attend the URC2021 Finals following the System Acceptance Review will be required to pay a subsequent registration fee (the fee amount will be determined in early 2021).
 
Are international teams permitted? Yes, with the exception of countries facing certain sanctions with the United States that would prevent URC registration and participation. 
 
When will registration close? Consistent with Section 1.a.i of the rules, teams must register no later than October 28, 2020. There will be no exceptions granted.
 
Should we start work on our systems before we register?  Yes - you should start as soon as possible!  Uncertain where to begin?  Read our advice page!
 
Is there a limit to the number of teams that can register for URC2021?  No; however there is a competitive down-selection process that is outlined in Section 1.a of the rules.  We anticipate that 36 teams will pass the System Acceptance Review and be invited to attend URC2021.
 
What else do I need to do?  If you haven't done so yet, please make sure that you have signed up for the URC-Announce email list.