Engineering 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 Engineering Student Center. They include connecting with current students and fellow high school seniors who have been admitted to engineering majors, networking with student organization leaders, participating in social events, and attending panel sessions on research and summer college transitioning programs. While students will have the opportunity to participate in joint activities with the other track of the Overnight Program, participants of the Jacobs School of Engineering – IDEA Student Center Overnight Program will spend most of their time together with the engineering cohort.

Engineering Overnight Program Dates: April 1 - 3, 2022

Admitted engineering students have the options of participating in one or both of the following program formats. A more detailed program will be available at the end of March.

Virtual Engineering Overnight Program: Friday to Sunday, April 1-3, 2022

Friday, April 1, 6:30-8:30pm
  • Welcome
  • Meet your Host and fellow participants
Saturday, April 2, 6-8pm
  • Ask current students questions about your college
  • Learn how to prepare for your engineering studies during summer by participating in SEI
Sunday, April 3, 1-7pm
  • Continue to get to know your Host and fellow participants 
  • Meet student leaders and find out how to get involved in student orgs and project teams
  • Discover research at UC San Diego
  • Ask current students questions about your major
  • Learn how you can be an IDEA Scholar

 

In-Person Engineering Overnight Program: Saturday, April 2nd, 12pm-3:00pm Warren Mall Outdoor Classrooms

April 2, 12pm-1pm
  • Welcome
  • Meet current engineering students and ask questions about your major
  • A separate session will be offered to parents and families
April 2, 1pm-2pm
  • Take a guided tour of the Jacobs School of Engineering and your future department, led by current students (parents and families are welcome to join the tour)
April 2, 2pm-3pm
  • Continue to get to know your Host and fellow participants
  • Participate in a trivia game to test your knowledge about UC San Diego! There will be prizes.

Here are some testimonials from EOP 2021 participants:

My host makes me want to attend UCSD more because they make me think that the campus is full of other fun and kind people.

The hosts created a much more welcoming environment and contributed to me feeling comfortable at UCSD.

 

About UC San Diego's Overnight Program:

This is an invitation-only program for select UCSD-admitted high school seniors. This free program provides participants an opportunity to virtually 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:

  • Connect with current UC San Diego students who will share their daily college experience 
  • Network with engineering student leaders and learn how to get involved in student organizations and project teams
  • Participate in social activities and see what it would be like to be a UC San Diego student. 
  • Interact with other high school seniors who have been admitted to UC San Diego, current UC San Diego undergraduate students, and UC San Diego staff and faculty members
  • Student panel sessions on research and internships
  • Learn about the norms and cultures of college classrooms