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Take the Graduating Senior Survey

The 2021-22 Graduating Senior Survey is closed - please check back in spring 2023!

What is the Graduating Senior Survey?

The UC Merced Graduating Senior Survey will ask about topics like your:

  • connection to UC Merced,
  • perceptions of what you have learned in your major and/or minor,
  • experience with campus services (e.g., University Library, Academic Advising),
  • co-curricular experiences (e.g., research, community service), and
  • post-graduation plans.

The results can be used to improve the effectiveness of different schools’ programs and the campus life experience more generally, which is why student feedback is so important. The results can also help the campus learn about student plans after they graduate as well as how to engage our alumni in activities that benefit current students.  The results are used by faculty, School Deans, the Division of Undergraduate Education, Student Affairs, and Alumni Relations.

Who can take the survey?

Seniors who graduated or will graduate during the current academic year – 2021 and 2022. When you go to take the survey you’ll need to log in using your UC Merced NetID to verify that you are eligible to take the survey.

How long will the survey take and when can I complete it?

The survey takes about 15 minutes to complete and is available between March 28 and May 6, 2022.

Can I receive prizes for taking the survey?

Yes, in addition to providing feedback that can help improve UC Merced, students who complete the survey will automatically be entered into drawings to win free $25 Amazon e-gift cards. There will be 4 drawings, one per week, for a total of 35 gift cards, which is $875! So the earlier you take the survey the more chances you have to win.  To enter the drawing without completing the survey, please contact Cinnamon Danube (cdanube@ucmerced.edu) by Friday, May 6th, 2022.

Who do I contact if I have questions?

Please contact Cinnamon Danube (cdanube@ucmerced.edu).

How will you protect my privacy?

Please be assured that your responses will be kept confidential and the results of the study will be reported only as aggregate (group level) data. Any identifiable information that is obtained in connection with this study will remain confidential. When this information is stored on third party secure platforms and secure file transfer suppliers, confidentiality will be maintained and your privacy protected according to the University of California privacy and security policies. This information will only be disclosed when required by law. All data used in public reporting, including quotations from open-ended responses, will be reviewed to ensure that your identity cannot be ascertained. Information will be retained in compliance with UC’s Record Retention Schedule  https://recordsretention.ucop.edu/. 

The 2021-22 Graduating Senior Survey is closed - please check back in spring 2023!

Note: For the best survey experience, we recommend taking the survey on a computer or tablet rather than a mobile phone.