Student Outreach and Retention Center

What exactly do we do?

Learn about how we can help you!

SOAR is a dynamic space that empowers student scholars through praxis to advocate and develop a transformative and equitable educational environment where students can use their education as a vehicle for social impact. 

For Affiliates

Reserve the MPR!

Affiliates looking for a space to hold meetings and events can reserve the MPR in the SOAR center! Click the link below to reserve a space via our site's form.

What can we offer?

Look into our programs!

We offer a variety of programs ranging from writing, socials, and peer help. Click on the button below to read more about it. 

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Graduat Access Preparation Program (GAPP)

The SOAR Graduate Access Preparation Program is focused on demystifying the graduate school process for historically underrepresented, undocumented, low-income, and other underserved populations to increase enrollment rates in graduate programs. The GAP Program will select 15 students to be a part of the cohort for the 2024-25 academic year. Require enrollment in a 1.3 unit course for the Fall 2024 & Winter 2025 quarters.

Read more about student's experience in GAPP and how it has helped them. 

Application deadline: August 4, 2024 at 11:59 pm

Application link


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Join us for our weekly program...

Cup of SOAR Summer Lite!

Starting Wednesday, July 24, 2024, you can stop by the SOAR Center for our favorite program Cup of SOAR: Summer Lite edition! Free snacks, drinks, and a consistent study space will be available for you. Along with our other services which include free scantrons, greenbooks, and printing. 

See you Wednesdays from 11-12 pm at the SOAR Center!

Interest Form now Open!

Umoja Pilot Program

Are you a current or new transfer student of African Descent at UCI? The Umoja Pilot program is here to lend a hand in setting your academic goals and ensuring your journey at UCI. We understand how difficult navigating UCI can be and are here to help you in achieving your career and personal goals. Submit the interest form for the program today! 

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