UMS Brochure

  • Click here to download a Spanish version of the brochure.
  • Click here to download an English version of the brochure.
  • Click here to watch a video in Spanish introducing University Migrant Services.
  • Click here to watch a video in English introducing University Migrant Services.

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What is UMS?

UMS is a program sponsored by California State University, Fresno to provide assistance and supportive services to migrant farm worker students.

Who qualifies?

To qualify for UMS you must come from a migrant or farm worker background and be enrolled at California State University, Fresno.

When do I apply?

You should apply for UMS services as soon as possible. If you are a freshman or sophomore and have been accepted to the College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) you will be automatically admitted during your third year at Fresno State. If you are not in CAMP or are a transfer student, you may apply upon admission to the university.

Career Development

Career research:

UMS refers students to the Career Services Office on campus. The center provides current information about majors, careers, trends, course requirements, salaries, and the future outlook.


Internships directly related to the students’ major are strongly recommended. All students are encouraged to take advantage of the UMS/Garabedian Internship and others that may be available.

Graduation assistance:

Students are reminded by mail, by phone, and in person that they need to apply for graduation at the beginning of the semester in which they plan to graduate. Students may choose from the General Commencement Ceremony, School Graduation, and/or the Latino Commencement Ceremony.


A UMS advisor may readmit a student if he/she met all program requirements while he/she was on academic probation and a strong effort was made to improve his/her GPA.

Academic Skills

Library research:

All UMS students are required to attend the library workshops and instructional classes. A workshop schedule for the entire semester is provided to all UMS students.

CBEST and GRE preparation UMS

Informs students of the CBEST, GRE, GMAT, and other graduate admissions required exams and the preparatory courses available to them.

Application assistance for graduate programs:

UMS informs students of the admission requirements and application process for their selected graduate program.


All students are encouraged to participate in activities and organizations besides being involved in their studies. We strongly recommend professional and major related organizations. For example, Migrant Student Alliance and CA Mini-Corps provide excellent experiences for students interested in educational related majors.

Job referrals:

UMS informs students of the various employment opportunities available to them. Students looking for part-time or full-time jobs are informed about available positions in the Fresno area.


UMS provides students with letters of recommendation upon request.


UMS works closely with local, state, and national agencies that provide scholarships for migrant students. Please come by the office for a scholarship websites brochure. All students must apply for Fresno State scholarships by applying online at:

For further information,
please contact:

Raúl Z. Moreno
University Migrant Services
5150 N. Maple Ave., M/S JA62
Joyal Admin. Building #224
Fresno, CA 93740-8026
Phone: (559) 278-5750