Overnight Participant FAQ

Applying to Participate:
Accommodations:
Misc:
General Information:

How long is the Overnight Program?

The Overnight Program is a 3-day, 2-night program. The program will start at 12:00pm on Thursday, April 7th and end at 8:30am on Saturday, April 9th.

Is there a fee to participate in the Overnight Program?

This program is offered to you at no cost! All meals, lodging, and transportation (when applicable) will be provided at no charge. It is advised that participants bring money to purchase any snacks and souvenirs.

Who is the Overnight Program for? Can my family participate?

Unfortunately, parents and families will not be able to participate in the Overnight program, as this program is limited to invited UC San Diego admitted students only.  However, we do highly encourage parents and families to join participants on Saturday morning at 7am on April 9th during the closing breakfast portion of the Overnight Program which will be held in the Matthews Quad next to the Student Services Center.  Parents and families are also highly encouraged to attend the remaining Triton Day activities that will be taking place immediately following the closing breakfast.

What types 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 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@ucsd.edu.

How is the Student-Initiated Access Programs and Services (SIAPS) Overnight Program different 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.

Are there any activities aside from the Overnight Program that I can participate in?

We highly encourage all students who have been admitted into UC San Diego to participate in Triton Day. Triton Day will be held on Saturday, April 9th, from 8am to 8pm at UC San Diego. There will be plenty of opportunities to explore your college, tour the campus and residence halls, and engage with faculty and alumni in workshops. Fairs, student performances, and entertainment will also be provided throughout the day. For more information about Triton Day, please visit the Triton Day website: http://tritonday.ucsd.edu/

Applying to Participate:

How do I apply to participate in the program?

The Overnight Program is an invitation-only program. If you were invited to the program, you should have received an email with instructions on how to apply to the program. Please be sure to check your email account that you used to apply to UCSD.  If you received the email invitation, then the next step is to complete the online application, which must be submitted by noon (12:00pm) on Monday, March 21, 2016. No exceptions.

When is the deadline to submit the online application?

The deadline to submit the application is by Noon (12:00pm) on  Monday, March 21, 2016. However, it is highly recommended that applications be submitted as soon as possible, as early submission of your application may be used as a positive factor into the scoring of your application.

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

Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee a spot to every applicant who is interested in the program. Every year, we receive a greater from admitted students to participate in the program than the number of spaces that we have available in this program. Students applications will be evaluated on a number of factors which includes but is not limited to financial need, high school of attendance, and  when students submit their application.

Where can I find links to the waivers?

If you did not upload the required waivers to your online application, please download and complete the following forms:

Your application will not be considered complete until these waivers are received.  All forms must be submitted no later than 11:59pm on Monday, March 28th to the corresponding office.

  • BSU Overnight Program: Fax: 858-822-0658 | E-mail: brc@ucsd.edu
  • IDEA Overnight Program: Fax: 858-534-6105 | E-mail: idea@ucsd.edu
  • SIAPS Overnight Program: Fax: 858-534-7204 | E-mail: siaps@ucsd.edu

 How will I know that I have been accepted into the Overnight Program?

You will receive an email confirmation stating whether or not you have been accepted into the program. If you have not received an email confirmation by Friday, March 25th, please call the respective office to obtain the status of your application:

  • Black Student Union (BSU) Overnight Program: Phone: 858-534-0471 | E-mail: brc@ucsd.edu
  • Student-Initiated Access Programs & Services Overnight Program: Phone: 858-534-7205 | E-mail: siaps@ucsd.edu
  • Jacobs School of Engineering – IDEA Student Center Overnight Program: Phone: 858-534-6105 | E-mail: idea@ucsd.edu

Is there a waitlist for the program? If I was placed on the waitlist, when will I know if I have been accepted into the program?

Yes, there is a waitlist for the program. Once applications are reviewed, a certain amount of applicants are placed on the waitlist. If you have been placed on the waitlist, you will be notified by Wednesday, March 30th at the latest, if we are able to offer you a space to participate in the program.

My friend did not receive an invitation letter to the Overnight, but would like to attend. How can my friend participate in the program?

The Overnight Program is an invitation-only program. Unfortunately, we can only accommodate a limited number of participants, thus a select number of UC San Diego admitted high school seniors have been invited to participate in the program.

 

Accommodations:

Where will I be staying? Will I be staying in my admitted college?

Overnight Program participants will be paired up with a current UC San Diego undergraduate student. You will stay in their respective residential hall or apartment. As a participant of the program, we will be asking you to bring your own pillow, blanket, and sleeping bag, as these are items that we will not be providing you with. We will try our best to place you at your college of admission, but this is not guaranteed.

Will you be providing transportation?

Bus transportation may be provided to students coming from the Los Angeles and Inland Empire counties to UC San Diego. Students who are coming from the San Francisco/Bay Area may be provided roundtrip airfare, based on need. If transportation is needed, please indicate this on the application and we will contact you if we are able to make transportation arrangements for you.

Which meals will be provided?

Meals that will be provided are for Thursday’s Dinner; Friday’s Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner, and Saturday’s Breakfast.

Are you able to accommodate family members and/or friends who are travelling to San Diego with me?

The Overnight Program is limited to the admitted students only. Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate your family members and/or friends who are travelling to San Diego with you. They will need to make their own transportation, housing, and meal arrangements for the duration of the Overnight Program.

 

Misc:

Do I have to stay at the program 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.

If I am unable to participate in the Overnight Program, are the any other programs for admitted students that I can participate in?

We highly recommend that you participate in Triton Day, which is an all-day event that is coordinated for admitted students and their families. For more information about Triton Day, please visit the website: http://tritonday.ucsd.edu

Questions about your records, transcripts, and test scores?

Newly Admitted Students should log into http://myapplication.ucsd.edu to find information about their transcripts and test scores.

Questions about your College?

Eleanor Roosevelt College (ERC) – http://roosevelt.ucsd.edu/
Earl Warren College – http://warren.ucsd.edu
Thurgood Marshall College – http://marshall.ucsd.edu
Sixth College – http://sixth.ucsd.edu
John Muir College – http://muir.ucsd.edu
Roger Revelle College – http://revelle.ucsd.edu

Questions about Financial Aid, Loans, Grants, Scholarships, Veteran’s Affairs?

Please visit their website: http://admissions.ucsd.edu/finances/

Questions about Housing?

Please visit their website: http://hdh.ucsd.edu/housing/newundergrad.asp

 

Have general questions?
Please see the Host Frequently Asked Questions.
Contact SPACES: spaces@ucsd.edu or 858-534-7205

For track-specific information, please contact the respective office:
BSU: 858-534-0471; brc@ucsd.edu | IDEA: 858-534-6105; idea@ucsd.edu
SIAPS: 858-534-7205; siaps@ucsd.edu

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