Host Applications


There are a number of ways UC San Diego students can get involved! Apply to host an admitted high school senior during the program. Applications are due by 11:59 PM on January 25, 2021!
Help plan the Overnight Program! If you would like to participate in our Calling Campaign to congratulate and recruit admitted high school folx to be a part of our virtual overnight program OR volunteer to be a part of Overnight, please feel free to reach out to us at We need all the help we can get!



To apply, complete the 2021 Overnight Program Host Application here. You must sign-in through Single Sign-on (SSO) using your PID and Password. Select (1) of the two tracks to participate in. Only thoroughly completed applications will be considered. Applications are due by 11:59 PM on January 25, 2021.
If you have any questions, please refer to this Host FAQs or refer them to Ailyn and Nate at

Host FAQs

General Information

The 2021 Overnight Program will be online and it will from April 1-9. However, please note that it is not mandatory to attend all the events from April 1-9.
Participants will have the opportunity to visit real online classes, listen in on student panels, and visit departments to ask specific questions. A campus virtual tour, workshops, and student panels will be provided. Participants will also be interacting with various campus resources such as student organizations, community centers, academic departments, and other student services.
**Please note: the IDEA Student Center will be hosting virtual events**
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 (STEM), 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:
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:

Applying to Participate

Host applications are online this year on our You must fill out the online application by January 25, 2021. 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.
Hosts must be current UC San Diego students in good academic standing.
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 regarding the status of your application.

Host Expectations

If you have been accepted as a host, you are required to attend one of the host training days for the entire duration:
  • Monday, February 8, 2021 from 5-7 PM PST via Zoom.
  • Tuesday, February 16, 2021 from 5-7 PM PST via Zoom.;
Please attend the training that you signed up for on your application. The date and time have been included in your acceptance letter. If you cannot make the training that you originally signed up for, please notify us at 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.
Each host is paired with up to a small group of high school students, who will be your “hostee(s)” 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(s);
  • Taking your hostee to classes (either yours or from a recommended class list);
  • Having a small discussion with your hostee to answer their questions about UCSD;
  • Attending Overnight activities in the evening;
**Please note that some activities are optional and you do not have to attend every activity.**
All hosts are asked to be available most evenings from 5pm to 9pm beginning on Thursday, April 1st, until Friday, April 9th. If you have class commitments during these hours, please be sure to contact us at and notify your hostee(s). We will review the schedule of activities as we get closer to the event. 
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:
  • Jacobs School of Engineering – IDEA Student Center Overnight Program:
Please provide us with what your class schedule is for Thursday, April 1st to April 9th. 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(s) 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 hostee(s), we ask that you withdraw from being a host if you have any time-consuming commitments during the program.


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 9 days of the program.

For track-specific information, please contact the respective office:
IDEA: 858-822-3778 |
SPICEE: 858-239-9246 |

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