What are SUBgroups?

Welcome! Registration is closed for our fall 2020 cohorts.

Our fall cohorts are up and running, with over 200 participants from programs across the US, Canada, and the world!

What are SUBgroups?

  • small online peer groups of first-year math grad students that connect student with experiences and identities in common.
  • regularly-scheduled video chat sessions to connect with and support first-years in other programs
  • chances to share successes and struggles, to lift up others, and to bridge into new math experiences. Learn more.

Here’s what some former SUBgroups participants had to say:

“I liked being able to talk to other students who had similar experiences to me. It was a place where I could safely vent about my own school/cohort. It was neat to learn about different programs and how they function.”

“I felt like I was able to learn a lot about other peoples’ experiences and that helped make me feel that I was not alone.”

“You should do it. There are a lot of great people in the math community, and this can help you start to meet them!”

We are glad to share that a team of junior physicists has started SU(5), a program modeled on SUBgroups for first-year physics grad students. Please tell your physics friends & colleagues!

Want to learn more about SUBgroups? Here’s how it works.

Over 60 first-year math grad students were a part of our SUBgroups cohorts in Fall 2019. Grad programs across many states were represented, as well as programs in Canada and around the world!




Bryn Mawr

Cal State – East Bay

Colorado State



Florida Atlantic

George Mason

George Washington

Georgia Tech

Iowa State


Michigan State



Notre Dame

Ohio State

SUNY Albany



Texas A&M

University of British Columbia

UC Riverside

UC San Diego

UC Santa Barbara

Universidad de Chile

University of Colorado – Denver

University of Georgia

University of Hamburg

University of Michigan

University of Minnesota – Twin Cities

University of Montana

University of New Mexico

University of Oklahoma

University of Oregon

University of Texas – Arlington

University of Texas – Austin

University of Toronto

University of Victoria

University of Washington

University of Windsor

University of Wisconsin – Madison

Washington University in St. Louis


West Virginia University

Worcester Polytechnic Institute