Undergraduates — Tell us about life at UC Irvine.
We know that the COVID-19 pandemic has made this academic year both unusual and challenging, and we appreciate your understanding as we navigate this rapidly evolving situation. What remains constant, however, is UC Irvine’s goal of supporting our students and providing them with the best possible undergraduate experience. It is now even more important that we learn about your current experiences and challenges, and also your overall experience at UCI.
Please help us by completing the University of California Undergraduate Experience Survey (UCUES). The information you provide on the survey will inform and improve how we respond to such challenges in the future and give us valuable information on your overall academic experience during your time at our campus.
Students who complete the UCUES will be entered into drawings for a chance to win
a $50 Amazon.com gift card. Here are some winners from last week:
Isabelle Riate Villar
Calli James Genest
Lee Ji Yun
Winners are notified by e-mail so please respond if you receive a prize notification from email@example.com.
Log in using your UCInetID and password. Click here to take the survey.
Tell us how you see it! It’s easy. The survey can be completed in multiple sittings.
Take the University of California Undergraduate Experience Survey (UCUES). Every student has a voice. Use yours to make a difference.
Frequently Asked Questions:
- What is the UCUES Survey?
The University of California Undergraduate Experience Survey is an online survey administered at UC Irvine and each of the other undergraduate UC campuses. UCUES data is used for many institutional purposes, such as identifying obstacles to undergraduate success, providing undergraduate student feedback to faculty and administrators, and learning more about students’ financial concerns. The data may also be used at an aggregate data level for academic research purposes after obtaining the appropriate IRB approval.
- How do I take the survey?
It’s easier completed on a PC than on a mobile phone. Please click this link and log in with your UCInetID.
- When can I take the survey?
The survey is open from April 20, 2020 until July 3, 2020. The earlier you take the survey, the greater your chances of winning a prize. This is because you’ll be entered into more drawings the sooner you complete the survey.
- Do I have to take the entire survey at one sitting?
No, the survey can be completed in multiple sittings. You can return to the survey and resume from where you left off.
The survey typically takes about 25 minutes to complete. However, given that we are asking you to reflect on current COVID-19 related circumstances as well as your overall experience this year, it may take a bit longer than what you would normally expect. We hope you will consider taking the time to complete the entire survey due to the critical importance of this information for the campus.
- How are prizes awarded?
Students who complete the survey are automatically entered into our drawings.* Monday through Friday until July 3rd, one $50 Amazon.com gift card will be randomly awarded for each day. At the conclusion of the survey, everyone who has been entered into our drawings (even if you’ve won a $50 gift card in one of the daily give-aways) will be eligible for the Grand Prize drawing of a $250 Amazon.com gift card. Winners will be notified by email.
- What are my odds of winning?
This will depend on the number of students who complete the survey; based on past rates the odds are approximately 1 in 200 if you wait until the survey is about to close to submit your responses. However, if you complete the survey on the first day, your odds of winning will be much better since there will be few people entered into the drawing by then. So complete your survey early for the best chances of winning!
- Are my responses confidential?
Yes! Your responses will be kept confidential and the results of the study will be reported only in aggregate form. An example of aggregate reporting is “57% of undergraduates performed community service or volunteer activities in a typical week.” Any quotations from responses to open ended questions used in public reporting will be reviewed to ensure that your identity cannot be ascertained.
- Can I see the results of the survey?
Yes, you can see survey results once they have been processed and summarized. Upon the close of the survey, responses will be available in aggregate form. You can view past survey results here.
- Who do I contact for additional information or questions?
Please reach us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
* To enter the drawing without completing the survey, please send a written request to email@example.com and a stamped self-addressed envelope to the address below. Letters must be received by July 3, 2020. One entry per person please.
UCUES Coordinator, 626 Aldrich Hall, Irvine, CA 92697-5670