Undergraduate Pulse Survey

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The Undergraduate Pulse survey is one of the most important tools that we have to assess student experiences on campus, including your learning and development and the campus climate. Your input ensures that the Twin Cities campus is providing the best undergraduate experience possible for current and future students. 

If you have any questions, please contact Steve Hawks at sjhawks@umn.edu.

Survey FAQs

How can I access the survey?

How can I access the survey?

All degree-seeking undergraduate students should have received an email invitation from President Kaler on March 11 with a personalized link to the survey.  You can also access the survey directly at z.umn.edu/UMNpulse.

Why am I being asked to complete this survey?

Why am I being asked to complete this survey?

The University of Minnesota Twin Cities has asked all undergraduate students to answer questions related to their campus climate experiences, and about their learning and development.  The results will be used to guide our work in ensuring a welcoming climate, and the best undergraduate experience possible for all current and future students.

Who is eligible to participate in the survey?

Who is eligible to participate in the survey?

All degree-seeking undergraduates on the Twin Cities campus are eligible to participate in the survey.  In order to participate, a student must click on the unique link included in the email invitation/reminder.

What kinds of questions are in the survey?

What kinds of questions are in the survey?

This survey includes sections that ask about: campus climate for diversity, learning and development experiences, financial wellness, food/housing insecurity, and demographic questions. 

What will the University of Minnesota Twin Cities do with the results?

What will the University of Minnesota Twin Cities do with the results?

The results will be used by your instructors, advisors, college, and other administrators to enhance programs, improve student services, strengthen learning opportunities, and ensure a vibrant and supportive learning environment for all students.  

Where can I see the results of this survey?

Where can I see the results of this survey?

The results will be made available this fall on the Office of Undergraduate Education website.  

How long will the survey take?

How long will the survey take?

For most people, the survey should take no more than 15 minutes to complete.  

Am I required to participate?

Am I required to participate?

You are not required to participate in this survey.  If you do choose to participate, you may choose to skip any question that you are not comfortable answering, and may exit the survey at any time.

What will happen if I do not participate?

What will happen if I do not participate?

There are no consequences if you choose not to participate in the survey.  

Will my answers be confidential?

Will my answers be confidential?

Any information that is obtained in connection with this survey and that could be identified with you will remain confidential, and will be disclosed only with your permission or as required by law or University policy.

Do I have to answer all of the questions?

Do I have to answer all of the questions?

No.  Even if you choose not to answer every questions, you are encouraged to go through all of the items in the survey and click “submit” at the end of the survey so that the responses you do provide can be recorded.

If I skip a question, can I go back to it later?

If I skip a question, can I go back to it later?

Yes.  You can navigate through the survey items using the “previous” and “next” buttons on the survey pages.

If I close the browser, will my answers be saved? Can I go back to the survey later to complete it?

If I close the browser, will my answers be saved? Can I go back to the survey later to complete it?

Answers are saved by clicking the “next” button on the bottom of each page.  You may close your browser and return to the survey at any point to pick up where you left off.  

Survey Prizes

In appreciation for your participation, all students who complete the survey will receive a 25% off coupon to the University of Minnesota Bookstore. Also, all students who complete the survey will be entered into drawings with a chance to win:

  • 1 of 2 signed footballs by Coach P.J. Fleck (March 15 drawing)
  • 1 of 2 signed basketballs by Coach Richard Pitino (March 22 drawing)
  • 1 pair of tickets to Ballet Preljocaj at Northrop, March 30, 2019 (March 27 drawing)
  • 1 of 2 signed basketballs by Coach Lindsay Whalen (April 5 drawing)
  • 1 pair of tickets to David Roussève/REALITY at Northrop, April 13, 2019 (April 10 drawing)
  • 5 pairs of tickets to Spring Jam, April 27, 2019 (April 24 drawing)
  • 1 of 50 $20 gift cards to the University of Minnesota Bookstore (drawing at the close of the survey)

The sooner that you complete the survey, the better your chances for winning a prize!  Please note that a student may win only one prize.