Umoja, (a Kiswahili word meaning unity) is a community and critical resource dedicated to enhancing the cultural and educational experiences of African American and other students. We believe that when the voices and histories of students are deliberately and intentionally recognized, the opportunity for self-efficacy emerges and a foundation is formed for academic success. Umoja actively serves and promotes student success for all students through a curriculum and pedagogy responsive to the legacy of the African and African American Diasporas.



The Umoja Community at UC Irvine is designed to assist students of African descent in the transition to a four-year university. We offer resources and support to help students set goals, and maximize their experience at UCI to achieve academic, professional, and personal success. The Transfer Student Center staff and counselors will provide individualized support to meet students where they are and support them in their goals and future aspirations.


*The Umoja program at UCI is pending until official designation from the Umoja Community Education Foundation. However, please reach out if you have any questions about resources available to you through our Transfer Center.


One on One Advising


LARC Scholarship


SOAR Scholarship


Book Loan

I-Clicker Loan Program


Loan Program


Testing Material

Workshops and Events

Priority Consideration for Housing

 Umoja Community members applying for housing in the Arroyo Vista theme house community may want to consider living in the UMOJA House. To be considered for the Umoja house you must select that option in the housing application and complete this form. 

You may also want to consider three other theme house options that complement the goals of Umoja: George Washington Carver House, Rosa Parks House, and the Academic Excellence Black Scholars House.

*All UMOJA Community Members will be notified via email when application open for the housing for the 23-24 Academic Year


For questions about the Umoja Program please contact Adeeva Myers – Program Director of Transfer Student Center at ammyers@uci.edu

Umoja Program Campus Partners

Office of Undergraduate Admissions

Student Outreach & Retention Center

UCI Student Housing

Center for Black Cultures Resources & Research