Freshman Summer Prep

Overview

Freshman Prep is a 5-day program held at the end of summer for incoming freshman engineering students. Receive support in making the transition from high school to the rigors of a university-level engineering studies, and build awareness of relevant campus programs and resources. Students take part in organized activities with current engineering students, and begin forming a peer network before beginning your courses in the fall.

Freshman Prep will be offered as a virtual program. This free program provides incoming engineering students an opportunity to interact and build community with peers and current engineering students who will serve as your mentors throughout the duration of the program. You will participate in academic and social activities that include connecting with faculty, staff and current students through workshops, small group discussions, and information sessions.


Goals:

  • Foster a sense of community and support among participating students
  • Begin forming a peer network and gain mentorship from current engineering students
  • Prepare incoming students academically for the rigor of engineering studies
  • Provide incoming students tools to aid in the transition from high school to UC San Diego's Jacobs School of Engineering
  • Build awareness of relevant campus programs and resources

Important Dates:

Program Dates: Tuesday, September 8 – Saturday, September 12, 2020

Dates & Times (PST) Tuesday, Sept. 8 Wednesday, Sept. 9 Thursday, Sept. 10 Friday, Sept. 11 Saturday, Sept. 12
9:00am - 10:00am Freshman Prep Welcome ------ ------ ------ ------
9:30am - 10:00am Freshman Prep Welcome Welcome from Professor Lelli Van Den Einde & staff Welcome from Professor Darren Lipomi & staff Welcome from Professor Christine Alvarado & staff Welcome from Gabriel Gutierrez, Class of 2020 

10:00am - 10:30am

Meet Your Engineering Academic Advisor

Making Sense of Math Part 2

CAPS Resources & Imposter Syndrome

The Hub Resources

Academic Resources Panel

Finding Community at UC San Diego 

10:30am - 11:00am Meet Your Engineering Academic Advisor Making Sense of Math Part 2

CAPS Resources & Imposter Syndrome

The Hub Resources

Academic Resources Panel Finding Community at UC San Diego 
11:00am - 11:30am

Meet Your Engineering Academic Advisor

Making Sense of Math Part 2

CAPS Resources & Imposter Syndrome

The Hub Resources

Lunch Break Lunch Break
11:30am - 12:00pm Lunch Break Lunch Break Lunch Break Lunch Break Lunch Break
12:00pm - 12:30pm Lunch Break Lunch Break Lunch Break Lunch Break Lunch Break
12:30pm - 1:00pm

First Suite Meeting

Lunch Break

Lunch Break

Lunch Break

Lunch Break

1:00pm - 1:30pm First Suite Meeting Lunch Break Lunch Break Lunch Break Lunch Break
1:30pm -  2:00pm ------ Lunch Break Lunch Break Lunch Break Lunch Break

2:00pm - 2:30pm

Making Sense of Math Part 1

Campus Community Centers

The Library Virtual Resources

Getting Involved in Industry & Research

Closing from Professor Olivia Graeve
2:30pm - 3:00pm Making Sense of Math Part 1 Campus Community Centers The Library Virtual Resources Getting Involved in Industry & Research Closing from Professor Olivia Graeve
3:00pm - 3:30pm Making Sense of Math Part 1 ------ ------ Getting Involved in Industry & Research ------​​​​​​​
3:30pm - 4:00pm

Social Activity 1

Social Activity 2

Social Activity 3

Social Activity 4

Final Suite Meeting
4:00pm - 4:30pm

Social Activity 1

Social Activity 2

Social Activity 3

Social Activity 4

Final Suite Meeting
4:30pm - 5:00pm Social Activity 1 Social Activity 2 Social Activity 3 Social Activity 4 Final Suite Meeting
5:00pm - 5:30pm Social Activity 1 Social Activity 2 Social Activity 3 Social Activity 4 Final Suite Meeting
5:30pm - 6:00pm Dinner Break Dinner Break Dinner Break Dinner Break ------
6:00pm - 6:30pm Dinner Break Dinner Break Dinner Break Dinner Break ------
6:30pm - 7:00pm Dinner Break Dinner Break Dinner Break Dinner Break ------
7:00pm - 7:30pm Dinner Break Dinner Break Dinner Break Dinner Break ------
7:30pm - 8:00pm Suite Meeting Suite Meeting Suite Meeting Suite Meeting ------
8:00pm - 8:30pm Suite Meeting Suite Meeting Suite Meeting Suite Meeting ------
8:30pm - 9:00pm Suite Activity 1 Suite Activity 2 Suite Activity 3 Suite Activity 4 ------
9:00pm - 9:30pm Suite Activity 1 Suite Activity 2 Suite Activity 3 Suite Activity 4 ------
9:30pm - 10:00pm Suite Activity 1 Suite Activity 2 Suite Activity 3 Suite Activity 4 ------

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Incoming freshman students admitted to an engineering major at UC San Diego.
  • We highly encourage students underrepresented in the field of engineering to apply (first generation, low-income, women, and students from historically underrepresented groups)

Cost:

FREE. The IDEA Engineering Student Center will be providing Freshman Prep at no cost to the student.


Contact Information:

IDEA Student Center, Jacobs School of Engineering
Website: idea.ucsd.edu
Phone: 858.534.6105
E-Mail: idea@eng.ucsd.edu