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 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 internships. While students will have the opportunity to participate in joint activities with the other track of the Overnight Program, participants of the IDEA Engineering Student Center Overnight Program will spend most of their time together with the engineering cohort.

Engineering Overnight Program Dates (tentative): April 1 - 8, 2022

EOP 2022 may be offered in a hybrid format. In-person activities will be held on campus, most likely between April 1 to 3, 2022. Virtual activities will likely be scheduled between April 4-8 2022, starting at 5pm daily. The schedule will be shared with participants before the program starts.


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