Deadline to Register/Application Deadline: 
Friday, October 26, 2018 - 5:00pm


November 9, 2018, 8:00 am to November 10, 2018, 3:00 pm

“I’m no longer accepting the things I cannot change...I’m changing the things I cannot accept.” Angela Davis. 

The Umoja XIV Conference theme will invite participants to engage in a critical dialogue about the challenges that impact African American students attuned to the legacy of the African Diaspora. Attendees will be actively engaged in exploring solutions to implement at our 64 affiliate campuses. The conference will feature empowering speakers, culturally relevant discussions, and networking opportunities for more than 1,200 attendees. Students, faculty, and staff will attend the conference in the spirit of open exchange. As a result, we will explore our intersectional identities and bring the change our communities need.

Registration Fees: The registration is $495 per Faculty/Staff and $295 per Student and includes meals [Friday breakfast and lunch; and Saturday breakfast and boxed lunch], materials, and internet in meeting space.

Sponsorship: Partner with the Umoja Community Education Foundation through sponsorship of the Umoja XIV Conference. We have several contribution levels for all organizations, corporations, and individuals.  The five levels of sponsorship include:  Platinum $15,000, Gold $7,500, Silver $5,000, Bronze $2,500, and Copper $1,500.   Check out the Sponsorship Letter for more information.  To discuss opportunities to partner, contact Dominique Beaumonte at or at 916-661-6455. 

UC-Umoja Partnership Matters Pre-conference: This year, Umoja and University of California will host a pre-conference meeting.  Join us for the UC-Umoja Pre-Conference Meeting on November 8th from 3:00 – 5:00 pm at the Riverside Convention Center in MR 7, 8, 9, & 10.  This meeting will be an opportunity to learn more about the vital UC-Umoja partnership and the five priorities for 2018-2019 developed at the fall leadership retreat. How can we help prepare more students for success at UC? What tools can help us better support UC transfer? Don’t miss the exciting gathering to learn, explore, and network. Let’s come together to expand access, opportunity, and success for Umoja Students at the University of California.

Who Should Attend?

  • UC admissions Leaders
  • UC Transfer Prep Leaders
  • Umoja Regional Coordinators
  • Umoja Coordinators
  • Umoja Faculty

Register below using the pre-conference registration order.  



General Registration: $495

Student Registration: $295

Presenter Registration: $395 

College Fair:  Free 

Umoja/UC Pre-conference: Free 

Eventbrite can take payment by credit card. If you are choosing to be invoiced, select the free ticket and the Umoja Office will send you an invoice within a week.  


Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

Your registration is transferable, please contact the Umoja Office in writing at

Please make sure to revisit the Eventbrite webpage to transfer your registration per the website instructions.

What is the cancellation/refund policy?

  • Payment is required prior to entering an Umoja event.
  • Please remember that the last day to cancel your registration without penalty is always posted at the bottom of each event's webpage, and is listed in each confirmation email. Cancellations must be submitted in writing to on or before the posted date. Registration will not be canceled due to non-payment. All cancellations made after the posted cancellation date will be assessed a $125 cancellation fee.
  • Full Refunds will not be granted for cancellations after the posted cancellation deadline.
  • Cancellations made less than 7 days prior to the event will be billed the full registration amount for the conference.
  • No shows, unclaimed "TBA" attendees, and cancellations made after the deadline will be billed to you and/or your college for the total cost of registration. As attendees are permitted to register without funds, we have no way of determining cancellation unless specifically told, in writing.
  • It is your responsibility to ensure payment of the registration fee. Submission of your registration signifies agreement with this policy.
  • Unpaid balances owed to Umoja Community must be paid before an attendee can register for a future event.

The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?

No, all attendee registrations must match the ticket.  If you would like to transfer your registration, you must cancel the first one, then register the second attendee online.  If a payment transfer needs to be made because payment was made by check, you must contact the Umoja Office directly with a written notification at




Riverside Convention Center

3637 5th Street

Riverside, CA 92501


Travel and Lodging


You are responsible for your flight and other travel arrangements for this event. The Riverside Convention Center is located 20 miles from Ontario International Airport (ONT). Travel arrangements should be secured at least three weeks in advance to secure the best rate. Coordinators may consider using the Southwest Airlines Group travel option. This allows for groups to book travel in advance and make name/traveler information changes up to 72 hours prior to travel date. Groups can also pay a deposit upon booking and the remaining balance at a later time. As this is only available for groups with a minimum of ten travelers, schools are encouraged to partner with other coordinators traveling from the same airport. More information can be found here.  

If possible, we encourage you to share rides and explore all travel options.

Bus and Parking Information: When arriving at the convention center, please note that the address for the parking lot specifically is 3698 Third Street (it’s our front entrance that is located on Fifth Street). Parking at the convention center is available at $10 per day and bus parking is $50 per day. See the website for more information.


Hotel Reservations: Lodging is not included in the registration fee and you are responsible for making your own room reservations. It is suggested that your group make reservations for Thursday night in preparation of an 8:00 am start on Friday! There are four hotel options as follows:

Mission: Deluxe single or double rooms are available at a rate of $169 per night and Raincross rooms are available at $169 for a single room and $199 for a double room. This hotel offers complementary access to their fitness center, eucalyptus steam room and business center as well as wireless internet access in lobby areas. Parking is available at $17 per night. For more information and reservations, call (951) 784-0300 ext 850 and reference the UMOJA Annual Conference 2018.

Hyatt: Single rooms are available to conference attendees at a rate of $159 per night. Included in this rate is Hot and Cold Breakfast buffet, high-speed internet access in rooms and lobby areas, complimentary computer and printer usage and access to the fitness center. The parking fee is $12 per night. For more information and to make reservations, call 888 HYATT HP (888-492-8847).

Marriot: Single rooms are offered to conference attendees at a rate of $149 per night. This includes complementary Wi-Fi in guest rooms and a discounted parking rate ($10 per car/$20 per bus). You can make reservations by calling Marriott reservations at 1 (800) 228-9290 and providing them with the group name of Umoja Community Education Foundation.

Quality Inn: Both single (one king-sized bed) and double (two double beds) rooms are available at $109 per night. This rate includes free hot breakfast, WiFi, meeting space and a fitness center. For reservation information, call (951) 683-6000 and reference the UMOJA Annual Conference.

Presentation materials

Breakout Time: 
Tuesday, August 28, 2018 - 3:50pm


Schedule Time: 
2018 - 7:00am to 10:00pm
Schedule Description: 

Preliminary Program (Subject to change)


November 8, 2018 

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm   UC-Umoja Partnership Matters Pre-conference

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm   VIP Reception -- By invitation 


November 9, 2018 

7:00 am - 4:30 pm  Attendee Checkin 

8:00 am - 9:00 am  Breakfast 

9:00 am - 9:45 am Welcome and Opening Ritual 

9:45 am - 12:00 pm Keynote Speaker:  Eric Thomas, Ph.D. 

12:00 pm - 12:45 pm   Lunch 

12:45 pm - 1:15 pm - Announcements 

1:30 pm - 2:45 pm Workshop One 

2:45 pm - 3:00 pm Break

3:00 pm - 4:15 pm Workshop Two 

4:15 pm - 6:15 pm College Fair 

6:15 pm - 7:30 pm Dinner on your own 

7:30 pm - 10:00 pm EduTainment


November 10, 2018

7:00 am - 2:00 pm  Attendee Check In

8:00 am - 9:00 am Breakfast

9:00 am - 10:15 am Workship Three 

10:30 am - 12:00 pm Keynote:  Dr. Joy DeGruy 

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm  Closing Ritual 

1:00 pm  Event Concludes (Box Lunches Available)