Take the Survey

Graduate Student Experience Survey text with University of California logo
Graduate students at the 2019 GradFest. Credit: Kelley Cox Photography

Share your experience at Cal!

We want to hear your thoughts and ideas on your overall experience at Berkeley in order to better serve our graduate and professional student community. Your feedback is critical to informing and improving how we respond to challenges in the future, and will be used for many purposes, including identifying factors that support and limit student success, learning more about students’ financial considerations, understanding the campus climate for equity and inclusion, and gathering student input about the quality of academic programs.

Please help us by completing this University of California Graduate Student Experience Survey, which typically takes about 20 minutes to complete.

Take the Survey

By completing this survey, you will be entered into several prize drawings for e-gift cards ranging from $25 to $200. Fifteen winners will be selected and notified between now and Monday, June 28, 2021. The sooner you complete the survey, the more chances you’ll have to win! Winners will be notified at their UC Berkeley email address.


What is this survey?

The University of California Graduate Student Experience Survey (UCGSES) is an online survey, modeled after the Undergraduate Student Experience Survey that we send out every other year at UC Berkeley.

This survey is an important tool for understanding graduate students’ academic and co-curricular experience at Berkeley. UCGSES data is used for many institutional purposes, including providing graduate student input into academic program reviews and learning more about students’ financial concerns. All UC Berkeley graduate students who are 18 years old or older, as of April 2, 2021 are invited to participate in the survey.

Confidentiality

Your responses to this survey are confidential, and the results of the study will be reported only as aggregate data. Any quotations from responses to open ended questions used in reporting will be reviewed to ensure that your identity cannot be ascertained.

Prizes

By completing this survey, you will be entered into several prize drawings for e-gift cards ranging from $25 to $200. Fifteen winners will be selected and notified between now and Monday, June 28, 2021. Once you complete the survey, you will automatically be entered into all subsequent prize drawings. Thus, the earlier you respond, the more chances you have to win a prize.

More Information

If you have questions, please email Jeff Royal at jroyal@berkeley.edu.