Team Info

Is your team new to URC?

Interested in robotics, space exploration, and out-of-this-world challenges? Welcome to the University Rover Challenge!

URC kicks off each September with the release of our rules for the next year. Teams must register by the deadline (October 27, 2021) to be eligible to compete, but should begin work as soon as possible! Other important steps:

URC2022 Registration (Now Open!)

Registration for the 2022 University Rover Challenge is now open through October 27, 2021! Please follow the instructions below, and see further below on this page for answers to registration questions.

  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 $107 (USD), and teams will have until November 3 to submit their application fee. Please make your payment via the PayPal Donate button below.
    Important: Please include a note with your payment stating "URC2022" 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: Teams from Asia are sometimes 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. Keep a copy of the confirmation for your records.

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

  4. Read

PayPal Application Fee Payments:

Upcoming Important Dates

October 27, 2021: Registration Closes

December 3, 2021: Preliminary Design Review Submission Deadline


Potential Impact of COVID-19

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

URC2022 Registration Questions

Is there a registration fee? Yes, there is an initial application fee of $107 (USD), which will be payable online. Teams that are selected to attend the URC2022 Finals following the System Acceptance Review will be required to pay a subsequent event registration fee of $285.

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 27, 2021. 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 URC2022? 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 URC2022.

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.