Participant Applications

High School Students:

Invitations to participate in the Overnight Program will be sent out to select students in March 2021. 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 in the scoring of your application.

For more information, please visit our Participant FAQ’s.

 


Tracks

2021 Overnight Program 

18th Annual

History:

The SPICEE Overnight Program was founded in 2002 by a group of diverse students who saw a need to increase the enrollment of underrepresented and underserved students in higher education. Originally serving a limited number of local students, the program has steadily grown to serve students throughout California.

Today, the SPICEE Overnight Program continues to offer participants with experiences rooted in social justice, student empowerment, and multiculturalism. The SPICEE Overnight Program has also partnered with the Black Resource Center, Jacobs School of Engineering, LGBT Resource Center, and Raza Resource Centro to offer activities and workshops that are culturally relevant and academically based.

The SPICEE (pronounced like “spicy”) Overnight Program offers participants a variety of activities encompassing student life at UC San Diego and opportunities to connect with undergraduate students, alumni, and staff. Participants will be able to attend various workshops, campus tours, informational sessions, social events, and activities organized by the staff of SPACES, LGBT Resource Center, and Raza Resource Centro.

Participants will have the opportunity to interact with students involved in the Asian & Pacific-Islander Student Alliance (APSA), Kaibigang Pilipin@ (KP), Movimiento Estudiantil Chican@ de Aztlan (MEChA), Native American Student Alliance (NASA), and Queer and Trans People of Color (QTPOC).

All 2 tracks of the Overnight Program will occur at the same time and will have joint activities throughout the week.

For more information about the SPICEE Overnight Program, please email: overnightspacesucsd@gmail.com or call 858-239-9246.

 


Hostee FAQs

Applying to Participate:
Accommodations:
Misc:
 
General Information:

How long is the Overnight Program?

The 2021 Overnight Program will be virtual and it will be from April 1-9. However, please note that it is not mandatory to attend all the events from April 1-9.  

Is there a fee to participate in the Overnight Program?

This VIRTUAL program is offered to you at no cost!

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.

What types of activities will be planned?

Participants will potentially have the opportunity to visit real online classes, listen in on student panels, and be directed to departments to ask specific questions. A campus virtual tour, workshops, virtual 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 Jacobs School of Engineering – IDEA Engineering Student Center Overnight Program?

Founded in 2013, the Jacobs School of Engineering – IDEA Student Center Overnight Program partners 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) to offer activities and workshops to high school seniors who have been admitted to an engineering major at UC San Diego that are culturally relevant and academically based.

The IDEA Engineering Student Center fosters an inclusive and welcoming community and promotes a sustainable culture of academic excellence among all engineering students at UC San Diego. The Center provides engineering students with academic support and social engagement that enhances values of diversity for a global community. IDEA Stands for Inclusion, Diversity, Excellence, and Achievement.

For more information about 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 Programs Ignited for Community Education and Engagement (SPICEE) Overnight Program different from IDEA Overnight Programs?

SPACES has partnered with the Jacobs School of Engineering’s IDEA Student Center to offer tracks of the program that connect Overnight participants with members of the Engineering community. This track coincides with the SPICEE 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 SPICEE Overnight is coordinated by SPACES and is the longest-running Overnight Program at UC San Diego.

Both tracks of the Overnight Program will occur at the same time and will have joint activities throughout the week.

For more information about SPICEE, please email overnightspacesucsd@gmail.com.

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 Virtual Triton Day. Virtual Triton Day will be held on April 10th, 2021 at UC San Diego. There will be plenty of opportunities to explore UCSD. 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 the email account that you used to apply to UCSD. Your application will not be considered complete until these waivers are received. All forms must be submitted no later than 11:59 pm on Tuesday, March 30th, 2021 to the corresponding office.

When is the deadline to submit the online application?

The deadline to submit the application is by 11:59 pm on Saturday, March 27th, 2021. 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 in the scoring of your application.

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

Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee a spot for every applicant who is interested in the program. Every year, we receive a greater number of 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 include but are 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:

The deadline to submit all waivers to the Overnight Program is Tuesday, March 30th, 2021.

Your application will not be considered complete until these waivers are received.  All forms must be submitted no later than 11:59 pm on Tuesday, March 30th, 2021, to the corresponding office.

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. You will receive your confirmation by Monday, March 29th, 2021, and the deadline to accept your offer (and submit all waivers) to the Overnight Program will be Tuesday, March 30th, 2021 at 11:59 PM .

If you have not received an email confirmation by Monday, March 29th, 2021, please call the respective office to obtain the status of your application:

  • Student Programs Ignited for Community Education and Engagement (SPICEE) Overnight Program: Phone: 858-239-9246 | E-mail: overnightspacesucsd@gmail.com
  • Jacobs School of Engineering – IDEA Engineering 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 your respective track and they will follow-up to confirm if they 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:

The 2021 Overnight Program will all be online filled with one-on-one conversations, student panels, and potential experiences with online lectures. For any accommodation requests, please email overnightspacesucsd@gmail.com .

 

Misc:

The 2021 Overnight Program will all be online filled with one on one conversations, student panels, and experiences with online lectures.

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

We highly recommend that you participate in Triton Day, which is an event 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 the Application Portal 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

For track-specific information, please contact the respective office:
IDEA: 858-822-3778; idea@ucsd.edu
SPICEE: 858-239-9246; overnightspacesucsd@gmail.com

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