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New Student Survey Landing Page

Click HERE to take the 2022 New Student Survey!

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

If you are a student interested in taking the survey, some Frequently Asked Questions are below.

What is the New Student Survey?

Each fall, all new UC Merced undergraduate students are invited to take the New Student Survey to provide feedback that will help us improve the undergraduate academic and campus life experience for new students. The questions on the survey will cover topics such as:

  • The campus resources you’ve used and activities you’ve participated in, as well as how helpful you’ve found them for your transition to UC Merced.
  • Your educational goals and beliefs about your academic success.
  • The activities you engage in to help you be a successful student.
  • The things you believe are obstacles to your school work or academic success.

Who can take this survey?

All undergraduate students who will be attending UC Merced for the first time in the current fall semester. When you begin the survey you will need to provide your official UC Merced NetID and password to log in, this will confirm that you are indeed eligible to take the survey. Participation in this survey is entirely voluntary.

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

This survey will take approximately 10 minutes to complete. In Fall 2022, students may access the survey beginning October 23rd, and it must be completed by November 22nd. If you previously started the survey with cookies enabled on your computer and are returning to complete it, you will be able to continue from where you left off.

How will I be rewarded for my participation in this survey?

While we do not offer a monetary reward for the completion of this survey, know that your feedback is greatly appreciated! Each year, the results collected from the New Student Survey are shared with faculty and staff across campus.

Who do I contact if I have questions or issues with taking the survey?

Please contact Cinnamon Danube at cdanube@ucmerced.edu.

How will you protect my privacy?

Any personally identifiable information that is obtained in connection with this study will be stored on a secured server and remain confidential. Please be assured that your responses will be used for research purposes only and will be strictly confidential. Any information that is obtained in connection with this study and that can be identified with you will remain confidential and will be disclosed only with your permission or as required by law. The information you provide will be combined with responses from other students and reported as summary statistics only. Any quotations from responses to open ended questions used in public reporting will be reviewed to ensure that your identity cannot be ascertained.

What did students from previous years say on the survey?

All of the reports and analyses for this survey can be viewed by our campus community on this page.

What resources are available to me as a new student for my transition to UC Merced?

The UC Merced Success Anywhere webpage has a great resources page that can help answer your questions about your transition to UC Merced and has links to useful resources. The page is available here. If you need immediate assistance, please contact Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) at http://counseling.ucmerced.edu/; the Campus Advocacy, Resources, and Education (CARE) office at https://care.ucmerced.edu/; or the Dean of Students Office at https://studentaffairs.ucmerced.edu/dean-students.

Click HERE to take the 2022 New Student Survey!

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