Engineering Overnight Program

About IDEA Engineering Student Center Overnight Program:

The Jacobs School of Engineering – IDEA Student Center Overnight Program partners with the SPICEE Overnight Program and the Black Student Union (BSU) Overnight Program to offer activities and workshops that are culturally relevant and academically based.

High school seniors who have been admitted to an engineering major at UC San Diego have the option of participating in the Jacobs School of Engineering – IDEA Student Center Overnight Program, where they will engage in activities and attend special events organized by the IDEA Student Center, in partnership with the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), the Society of Women Engineers (SWE), the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE), Women in Computing (WIC), Out in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (oSTEM), Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers (SASE), and Triton Engineering Student Council (TESC). They include touring labs, connecting with faculty, and networking with student organizations. While students will have the opportunity to participate in joint activities with the other tracks of the Overnight Program, participants of the IDEA Engineering Student Center Overnight Program will spend most of their time together with the engineering cohort.

Overnight Program Dates: April 2 – 4, 2020

Apply as a Host Applications are due on January 21, 2020

Apply as a Participant Application will be available in March

About UC San Diego's Overnight Program:

This is an invitation-only program for select UCSD-admitted high school seniors. This free 3-day, 2-night program provides participants an opportunity to experience the university environment and campus life at UC San Diego, network with other admitted high school seniors and current college students and learn about campus resources. Participants will be paired up with a current UC San Diego undergraduate who will serve as their host and mentor throughout the duration of the program.

Activities that will be coordinated include but are not limited to the following:

  • Exposure to on-campus resources such as community centers, transition programs, research opportunities, etc.
  • Attendance at academic lectures
  • Participation in social activities
  • Experience eating in the dining halls and sleeping in on-campus apartments/residential halls
  • Interaction with other UCSD-admitted high school seniors and current college students
  • And so much more…

What we provide:

We provide all meals, housing, and transportation (if applicable) at no cost to the student. Transportation is provided based on need and on availability to students in the Los Angeles Area and the San Francisco/Bay Area.