UC Santa Cruz Surveys Calendar

Institutional Research, Assessment, and Policy Studies (IRAPS) conducts regular, special, and periodic campus-wide surveys of students, faculty, and staff.  This calendar provides information about surveys that take place each quarter, as well as surveys of which we are aware that are conducted by other units at UC Santa Cruz.  If your unit is planning a campus-wide survey, please write to IRAPS at surveys@ucsc.edu.

Timeline graphic of UCUES and Grad Student Survey alternatiing springs, with First Destination Survey each quarter

 Every Spring quarter, a large regular survey alternates between:

UC Undergraduate Experience Survey

UC Undergraduate Experience Survey - for all enrolled undergraduates, about a comprehensive range of topics, recently completed Spring 2022

UCSC 2021 Graduate Student Survey

UC Santa Cruz Graduate Student Survey - for all enrolled graduate students, about a comprehensive range of topics, next starting Spring 2023!

We encourage units planning smaller student surveys to consider timing those surveys for Fall or Winter quarters, to maximize response rates.

Both large regular surveys are conducted and analyzed on a two-year cycle:

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At the end of each quarter:

First Destination Survey

First Destination Survey - for undergraduates who applied for graduation for that quarter, about post-graduation plans

 

Spring 2023

Survey Population Start date End date Primary sponsor
Graduate Student Survey All enrolled graduate students TBD TBD UC Santa Cruz
First Destination Spring 2023 BA/BS graduates May 2023 TBD UC Santa Cruz Career Success

Winter 2023

Survey Population Start date End date Primary sponsor
Back-Up Family Care Experience Survey All faculty and staff Jan 3, 2023 Jan 27, 2023 UC Santa Cruz
Campus Strategic Planning Survey Students, faculty, and staff Jan 17, 2023 Feb 2023  UC Santa Cruz
Survey About Publishing Faculty and graduate students TBD TBD UC Santa Cruz University Library
Campus Store Survey Undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty TBD TBD UC Santa Cruz Campus Store
NAGPRA Annual Mandatory Disclosure Form All faculty and staff TBD TBD UC Santa Cruz Office of Research Compliance Administration
First Destination Winter 2023 BA/BS graduates Mar 2023 TBD UC Santa Cruz Career Success

Fall 2022

Survey Population Start date End date Primary sponsor
Evacuation Information Form All students, faculty, and staff Sep 7, 2022 Oct 7, 2022 UC Santa Cruz Office of Emergency Management
First Destination Fall 2022 BA/BS graduates Dec 9, 2022 TBD UC Santa Cruz Career Success

Summer 2022

Survey Population Start date End date Primary sponsor
Summer Edge Summer Edge for undergraduate students Aug 18, 2022 Sep 1, 2022 UC Santa Cruz Summer Session
First Destination Summer 2022 BA/BS graduates Sep 2, 2022 TBD UC Santa Cruz Career Success

Spring 2022

Survey Population Start date End date Primary sponsor
UC Undergraduate Experience Survey (UCUES) All enrolled undergraduate students Apr 6, 2022 July 1, 2022 UC Santa Cruz and UC Office of the President
Graduate Cost of Attendance Survey Sample of graduate students Apr 11, 2022 Jun 6, 2022 UC Office of the President
Faculty CIT Survey All Senate faculty Apr 28, 2022 May 15, 2022 UC Santa Cruz Committee on Information Technology
Annual Travel Survey All students, faculty, and staff May 9, 2022 May 22, 2022 UC Santa Cruz Transportation and Parking Services
First Destination Spring 2022 BA/BS graduates Jun 13, 2022 Jan 21, 2023 UC Santa Cruz Career Success

Winter 2022

Survey Population Start date End date Primary sponsor
Staff Human Resources Effectiveness Survey All nonacademic staff Mar 1, 2022 Mar 18, 2022 UCSC Staff Human Resources
Environmental Sustainability Survey All enrolled undergraduate students Mar 7, 2022 Mar 31, 2022 PoC Sustainability Collective
First Destination Winter 2022 BA/BS graduates Mar 8, 2022 Sep 24, 2022 UCSC Career Success

Fall 2021

Survey Population Start date End date Primary sponsor
Evacuation Information Form All students, faculty, and staff Sep 14, 2021 Oct 1, 2021 UCSC Office of Emergency Services
Financial Literacy Survey New frosh and transfer undergraduates Oct 5, 2021 Oct 26, 2021 UCSC Student Business Services
Student Expenses and Resources Survey Sample of undergraduates Nov 12, 2021 Dec 3, 2021

California Student Aid Commission and UC Office of the President

First Destination Summer 2021 BA/BS graduates Nov 16, 2021 Feb 12, 2022 UCSC Career Success
First Destination Fall 2021 BA/BS graduates Nov 30, 2021 Feb 27, 2022 UCSC Career Success

Summer 2021

Survey Population Start date End date Primary sponsor
Summer Edge Summer Edge for undergraduate students July 16, 2021 Sep 1, 2021 UCSC Summer Session

Spring 2021

Survey Population Start date End date Primary sponsor
Transfer Student Experience Survey Undergraduate transfer students Mar 31, 2021 Apr 23, 2021 STARS
Campus Safety and Policing Survey All students, faculty, and staff Apr 1, 2021 Apr 30, 2021 UC Santa Cruz Chancellor's Office
Cost of Attendance Survey Sample of undergraduates Apr 12, 2021 Jun 21, 2021 UC Office of the President
UC Graduate Student Experience Survey All enrolled graduate students Apr 15, 2021 July 1, 2021 Graduate Studies Division and UC Office of the President
COVID-19 Follow-Up Survey Faculty and staff Apr 22, 2021 May 6, 2021 UC Santa Cruz Chancellor's Office
Annual Transportation Survey All students, faculty, and staff May 10, 2021 May 23, 2021 Transportation and Parking Services
UC 2021 Staff Engagement Survey Sample of staff May 10, 2021 Jun 4, 2021 Council of UC Staff Assemblies
PBSci Faculty Experience and Recognition Survey PBSci Senate faculty May 12, 2021 July 2, 2021 PBSci Dean
BSOE Faculty Experience and Recognition Survey BSOE Senate faculty May 12, 2021 July 2, 2021 BSOE Dean
First Destination Spring 2021 BA/BS graduates Jun 3, 2021 Jan 7, 2022 UCSC Career Success

Winter 2021

Survey Population Start date End date Primary sponsor
First Destination Fall 2020 BA/BS graduates Jan 14, 2021 May 31, 2021 Career Center
PARF Survey All undergraduate students Feb 17, 2021 Mar 11, 2021 PARF
National College Health Assessment All undergraduate and graduate students Feb 22, 2021 Mar 12, 2021 Student Health Outreach and Promotions
StayConnected2UCSC Survey #4 All undergraduate students Feb 23, 2021 Mar 10, 2021

Division of Undergraduate Education, Council of Provosts, Center for Innovations in Teaching and Learning

Staff Human Resources Survey All nonacademic staff Mar 17, 2021 Apr 9, 2021

Staff Human Resources

First Destination Winter 2021 BA/BS graduates Mar 19, 2021 Aug 15, 2021

Career Center

Fall 2020

Survey Population Start date End date Primary sponsor
StayConnected2UCSC Survey #1 All undergraduate and graduate students Oct 12, 2020 Oct 25, 2020 Division of Student Affairs and Success
First Destination Summer 2020 BA/BS graduates Oct 13, 2020  Mar 14, 2021 Career Center
Post CZU Fire Campus Community Experience Survey Undergraduate students, graduate students, and all staff and faculty Oct 26, 2020 Nov 8, 2020 UC Santa Cruz
StayConnected2UCSC Survey #2 All undergraduate and graduate students Oct 30, 2020 Nov 11, 2020 Division of Student Affairs and Success; Center for Innovations in Teaching and Learning
StayConnected2UCSC Survey #3 All undergraduate students Dec 9, 2020 Jan 10, 2021 Division of Student Affairs and Success (College Student Life)

Summer 2020

Survey Population Start date End date Primary sponsor
UC Undergraduate Experience Survey (UCUES) All enrolled undergraduate students May 5, 2020 Aug 8, 2020 UC Santa Cruz and UC Office of the President
First Destination Winter & Spring 2020 BA/BS graduates July 7, 2020  Jan 10, 2021 Career Center
Housing, Health, and Food Needs All undergraduate and graduate students Aug 14, 2020 Sep 4, 2020 Division of Student Affairs and Success
Summer Edge Summer Edge for undergraduate students Aug 22, 2020 Sep 9, 2020 Summer Session

Spring 2020

Survey Population Start date End date Primary sponsor
PhD Career Pathways Survey All PhD students Apr 6, 2020 Jun 5, 2020 Graduate Studies Division and UC Office of the President
COVID-19 Experiences Survey Faculty and staff Apr 24, 2020 May 8, 2020 UC Santa Cruz Chancellor's Office
UC Undergraduate Experience Survey (UCUES) All enrolled undergraduate students May 5, 2020 Aug 8, 2020 UC Santa Cruz and UC Office of the President
Campus + Community Survey Faculty and staff Jun 1, 2020 July 31, 2020 Campus + Community

Winter 2020

Survey Population Start date End date Primary sponsor
First Destination Fall 2019 BA/BS graduates Jan 8, 2020 Mar 2020 Career Center
Housing Survey Faculty and staff Jan 29, 2020 Feb 19, 2020 Campus Housing and Educational Services (CHES)
Stevenson Alumni Stevenson College alumni Feb 11, 2020 Mar 14, 2020 Stevenson College
Health and Wellness Services Survey Sample of undergraduates Feb 25, 2020 May 29, 2020 Student Health Services and Student Success Division
Family Support Survey Faculty, staff, and students Feb 26, 2020 Apr 8, 2020 Child Care & Family Services Advisory Committee
Staff Human Resources Experience Survey All staff Mar 3, 2020 Apr 3, 2020 Staff Human Resources

Fall 2019

Survey Population Start date End date Primary sponsor
First Destination Summer 2019 BA/BS graduates Aug 2019  Dec 2019 Career Center
Physical Plant Survey Faculty and Staff Dec 2019 Jan 2020 Physical Plant Services

Summer 2019

Survey Population Start date End date Primary sponsor
First Destination Spring 2019 BA/BS graduates May 2019  Aug 2019 Career Center
PBSci Climate & Well-being PBSci Grauduate students Aug 2019 Sep 2019

PBSci Division, Student Success, Graduate Studies Division

Student Food Access Security and Basic Needs Sample of undergraduate and graduate students July 2019 July 2019 UC Office of the President
Summer Academy Summer Academy for undergraduate students Aug 2019 Aug 2019 Summer Session
College Choice First year and transfer students admitted Jul 2010 Aug 2019 Admissions

Spring 2019

Survey Population Start date End date Primary sponsor
First Destination Winter 2019 BA/BS graduates Mar 2019  Jun 2019 Career Center
UCSC Graduate Student Survey All graduate students Apr 2019 July 2019 Graduate Studies Division
PhD Career Pathways Survey All PhD students Apr 2019 May 2019 Graduate Studies Division and UC Office of the President
Cost of Attendance Survey Sample of undergraduates Apr 2019 Jun 2019 UC Office of the President

Winter 2019

Survey Population Start date End date Primary sponsor
First Destination Fall 2018 BA/BS graduates Jan 2019  Mar 2019 Career Center
University Relations Website Redesign

2,000 of enrolled undergraduates

Feb 4, 2019

Feb 8, 2019 University Relations
National College Health Assessment

6,000 of enrolled undergraduate students

All enrolled graduate students

Feb 12, 2019

Feb 28, 2019 American College Health Association and SHOP
Staff Human Resources Experience Survey All staff Mar 6, 2019 Mar 31, 2019 Staff Human Resources
Sustainability Survey All enrolled undergraduate students Mar 14, 2019 May 8, 2019 PoC Sustainability Collective

Fall 2018

Survey Population Start date End date Primary sponsor
First Destination Summer 2018 BA/BS graduates Aug 2018  Dec 2018 Career Center
Student Expenses & Resources Survey Sample of undergraduates Nov 2018 Dec 2018 CA Student Aid Commission via UC Office of the President
Library Subscriptions Survey Faculty, staff, and students Oct 2018 Jan 2019 Campus Library Services

Summer 2018

Survey Population Start date End date Primary sponsor
First Destination Spring 2018 BA/BS graduates May 2018  Aug 2018 Career Center

Spring 2018

Survey Population Start date End date Primary sponsor
First Destination Winter 2018 BA/BS graduates Mar 2018  Jun 2018 Career Center
UC Undergraduate Experience Survey (UCUES) All enrolled undergraduate students Apr 2018 July 2018 UC Santa Cruz and UC Office of the President
Class Availability Student Survey (CLASS) All enrolled undergraduate students TBD TBD Student Union Assembly
PhD Career Pathways Survey Graduate students Apr 2018 Apr 2018 University of California & the Council of Graduate Schools
Strategic Academic Planning Student Student Survey All enrolled undergraduate students May 2018 Jun 2018 Executive Vice Chancellor
Faculty Survey All faculty Jun 2018 Jun 2018 Committee on Research

Winter 2018

Survey Population Start date End date Primary sponsor
First Destination Fall 2017 BA/BS graduates Jan 2018  Mar 2018 Career Center
Housing Survey All enrolled undergraduate & graduate students Feb 2018 Feb 2018 Campus Housing and Educational Services (CHES)

Fall 2017

Survey Population Start date End date Primary sponsor
First Destination Summer 2017 BA/BS graduates Aug 2017 Dec 2017 Career Center
Faculty Survey All faculty Nov 2017 Dec 2017 Committee on Teaching; Committee on the Library and Scholarly Communication 

Summer 2017

Survey Population Start date End date Primary sponsor
First Destination Spring 2017 BA/BS graduates May 2017 Aug 2017 Career Center

Spring 2017

Survey Population Start date End date Primary sponsor
First Destination Winter 2017 BA/BS graduates Mar 2017  Jun 2017 Career Center
UCSC Graduate Student Survey All graduate students Jun 2017 Aug 2017 Graduate Studies Division
Class Availability Student Survey (CLASS) All enrolled undergraduate students Apr 2017 Apr 2017 Student Union Assembly