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Week 5 Announcements

Jul 17


  • Since we’re halfway through the semester, we would love to receive your feedback on the class so far. Please fill out our mid-semester feedback form (instructions can be found on Ed).
  • Homework 5 has been released and is due Friday, July 21st at 11:59 PM PT.
  • Project 2 and Project 2 Design Review slots have been released. Look on Ed for how to sign up for design reviews.
  • Midterm grades and solutions have been released.

Week 4 Announcements

Jul 10

Midterm Announcements:

  • The midterm is this Thursday, July 13th 5–7pm PT in Dwinelle 155. Details can be found on
  • If you would like to request an alternate exam time or remote exam, or have DSP accommodations or any special requests, please fill out the Exam Logistics Form by Tuesday, July 11th at 11:59 PT.
  • There will be no discussion on Thursday because of the midterm, but there will still be lecture.

Other Announcements:

  • There will be cookies at the cookies lecture on Wednesday, attendance is highly encouraged 😋
  • Homework 4 has been released, is in scope, and will be due Friday, July 14 at 11:59 PM PT.
  • Project 2 will be released by the end of day on Monday.
  • The first design document draft will be due Monday, July 17th at 11:59 PM PT.

Week 3 Announcements

Jul 3


  • There is no class on Tuesday since it’s the 4th of July. Enjoy the break!
  • Project 1 (Q1–Q7, plus write-up) is due Friday, July 7 at 11:59 PM PT.
  • Homework 3 is released and is due Friday, July 7 at 11:59 PM PT.
  • The midterm is coming up next week on Thursday, July 13th 5–7pm PT. We’ll be posting more information regarding review sessions and logistics on Ed in the coming days.

Week 2 Announcements

Jun 26


  • Homework 2 has been released on Gradescope and is due Friday, June 30th at 11:59 PM PT.
  • The Project 1 Checkpoint (Q1–Q4, no write-up) are due this Friday, June 30 at 11:59 PM PT.
  • Our extension form is now up. Please feel free to request an extension if you are encountering any difficulties in or out of CS 161.
  • With the start of our crypto unit this Wednesday, Ryan will be holding a CS70 bridge discussion on Wednesday from 5:00-6:00 in Soda 306 (HP Auditorium) for whoever would like a quick refresher on mathematical notation, sets, XOR, and other useful fundamentals related to this unit.

Week 1 Announcements

Jun 20



  • Please take a moment to review the course policies. This is required reading and will help you with homework 1.
  • Homework 1 has been released on Gradescope and will be due Friday, June 23 at 11:59 PM PT. Please ask all homework 1 related questions in #3.
  • Project 1 has been released! All logistical information can be found on Ed.
  • The checkpoint (Q1–Q4, no write-up) are due Friday, June 30 at 11:59 PM PT.
  • The full project (Q1–Q7, plus write-up) are due Friday, July 7 at 11:59 PM PT.

Pre-Semester Announcements

Jun 19

Our first lecture is tomorrow, Tuesday, June 20, 12:30–2pm in Evans 10. You can also livestream the lecture over Zoom. The link is posted on Ed.