Host FAQ

If you are applying to be a high school participant of the program, please visit our Participant FAQ’s.

Applying to Participate:
Host Expectations:
Misc:
General Information:

How long is the Overnight Program?

The Overnight Program is a 3-day, 2-night program. The program will start at 3:00p.m. on Thursday, April 7th and end at 8:30a.m. on Saturday, April 9th.

What type of activities will be planned?

Participants will have the opportunity to visit real classes, eat at one of the dining halls, and visit departments to ask specific questions. A campus tour, workshops, social activities will be provided. Participants will also be interacting with various campus resources such as student organizations, community centers, academic departments, and other student services.

What is the Black Student Union (BSU) Overnight Program?

SPACES has partnered with the Black Student Union (BSU) and the Black Resource Center (BRC) to offer a special program coordinated for those interested in connecting with members of the BSU, as well as Black alumni, faculty, and staff.

Students will participate in specific activities organized by members of the Black Student Union that include sharing of current students’ personal experiences and connecting newly admitted students to the many academic and student life resources at UC San Diego.

The BSU Overnight Program will occur at the same time as the SIAPS and IDEA tracks of the Overnight program. While students will have the opportunity to participate in activities coordinated by the SPACES Overnight program, participants of the BSU Overnight Program will spend a majority of their time with members of BSU.

For more information about the Black Student Union, email ucsdblackstudentunion@gmail.com.  For more information on the BSU Overnight Program, visit the BSU Overnight Page or email: brc@ucsd.edu.

What is the Jacobs School of Engineering – IDEA Student Center Overnight Program?

SPACES has partnered with the Jacobs School of Engineering’s IDEA Student Center to offer a special program coordinated for those interested in connecting with Engineering students, as well as Engineering alumni, faculty, and staff. Students will participate in specific activities organized by Jacobs School students that include sharing of current students’ personal experiences and connecting newly admitted students to the many academic and student life resources at the School of Engineering and UC San Diego.

The IDEA Overnight Program will occur at the same time as the SPACES and BSU Overnight programs. While students will have the opportunity to participate in joint activities with the BSU and SIAPS tracks of the Overnight program, participants of the IDEA Overnight Program will spend a majority of their time with Engineering students, faculty and staff.

For more information about the the Jacobs School of Engineering and the IDEA Overnight Program, please visit the Jacob School of Engineering Website or email: idea@soe.ucsd.edu.

How does the Student-Initiated Access Programs and Services (SIAPS) Overnight differ from the BSU and IDEA Overnight Programs?

SPACES has partnered with the Black Student Union (BSU) and the Jacobs School of Engineering’s IDEA Student Center to offer tracks of the program that connect Overnight participants with members of the Black community and Engineering community respectively. These 2 tracks coincide with the SIAPS track of the Overnight Program, which will provide a variety of activities that encompass student life at UC San Diego and offer students to have the opportunity to connect with current undergraduate students, alumni, and staff. The SIAPS Overnight is coordinated by SPACES and is the longest running Overnight Program at UC San Diego.

All 3 tracks of the Overnight Program will occur at the same time and will have joint activities throughout the weekend.

For more information about SIAPS, please email: siaps@ucsd.edu.

Applying to Participate:

How do I apply to be a host for the Overnight Program?

Host applications are online this year on our You must fill out the online application by 12:00p.m. on Monday, November 30, 2015. Only thoroughly completed applications will be considered. Within the application, you will have the opportunity to select which track of the Overnight program that you would like to participate in.

Who is eligible to be a host for the Overnight Program?
Any current undergraduate student who resides on campus in one of the 6 colleges is eligible to be a host for the Overnight Program. Due to liability issues and because of the uniqueness of the living situation, students who reside in the Village or I-House cannot be a host for the Overnight Program. In addition, students who live off-campus cannot be a host as well.

Upon submission of my application, am I guaranteed as a host of the program?

No. Applications will be evaluated based on their experience, campus involvement, and what you have to contribute to the program.  Upon review of your application, we will send you a confirmation e-mail indicating whether or not we are able to accommodate you into the program. You will be notified by Monday, February 10th regarding the status of your application.

Host Expectations:

I have been accepted as a host, now what?

If you have been accepted as a host, you are required to attend one of the host training days for the entire duration:

  • Saturday, January 23, 2016; 12:00-5:00pm; location: TBD
  • Sunday, February 7, 2016; 12:00-5:00pm; location: TBD

Please attend the training that you signed up for on your application. The date and time has been included in your acceptance letter. If you cannot make the training that you originally signed up for, please notify us at spaces@ucsd.edu and let us know which training you will be attending instead.

As a friendly reminder, all hosts are required to attend one of the host training days. Failure to be present for an entire training day will result in forfeiture of your role as a host.

What are my responsibilities as a host?

Each host is paired with one high school student, who will be your “hostee.” for the duration of the program. Hosts serve as their hostee’s mentor and guide to UC San Diego. Activities that you will be involved in include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Providing a personalized experience of UC San Diego for your hostee;
  • Taking your hostee to classes (either yours or from a recommended class list);
  • Having a meal with your hostee in one of the dining halls on campus;
  • Attending mandatory Overnight activities in the evening;

What is the time commitment to be a host?

All hosts are asked to be available from 3p.m. on Thursday, April 7th, until 9a.m. on Saturday, April 9th. With the exception of any classes that have you scheduled Thursday evening and on Friday, hosts are expected to be available at all other times. We will review the schedule of activities during the host training.

What if I cannot make the 3:00p.m. call time on Thursday, April 7th? What should I do?

We will only make an exception to not being at the call time if you have class. If this situation applies to you, please notify the respective staff member of the track that you are a host for:

  • Black Student Union (BSU) Overnight Program: brc@ucsd.edu
  • Jacobs School of Engineering – IDEA Student Center Overnight Program: idea@soe.ucsd.edu
  • Student-Initiated Access Programs & Services (SIAPS) Overnight Program: siaps@ucsd.edu

Please provide us with what your class schedule is for Thursday, April 7th. If you have additional commitments outside of your classes such as work, student government, student organizations, etc. it is highly recommended that you make arrangements so that you can be present for your hostee for the full duration of the program. A majority of a hostee’s experience in the Overnight Program comes from the interaction with their host. To ensure the best experience for the hostees, we ask that withdraw from being a host if you have any time-consuming commitments during the program.

Am I allowed to take my hostee off-campus?

For liability reasons, you are not allowed to take your hostee(s) off-campus. This includes the Cliffs and La Jolla Shores. There will be plenty of activities for your hostee(s) to participate in throughout the weekend. Family members of friends are encouraged to join your hostee(s) for Triton Day, which at the conclusion of the event, hostee(s) are advised to explore the local San Diego community.

Misc:

Do we have to stay with the Overnight program for the entire time?

Your decision to participate in the Overnight Program implies that you will be available to participate for the entire duration of the program. You will be expected to participate in all activities and thus, we will not accept students who cannot commit to the full 3 days of the program.

Which meals will be provided?

Meals that will be provided are for Thursday’s Dinner, Friday’s Dinner, and Saturday’s Breakfast. Hosts will need to use their own meal points and/or cash to pay for their breakfast and lunch on Friday.

 

Have additional questions?
Contact SPACES: spaces@ucsd.edu or 858-534-7330

For track-specific information, please contact the respective office:
BSU: 858-534-0471; brc@ucsd.edu | IDEA: 858-822-3778; idea@soe.ucsd.edu
SIAPS: 858-534-7205; siaps@ucsd.edu

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