Below are the results of the student survey regarding preferences for the UC Davis 2023 Commencement. Approximately 7500 students received the email with the survey link, and 833 students responded.
Q1. Are you planning to graduate from UC Davis at the end of either the Winter 2023 or Spring 2023 quarters?
91% (632 votes) Yes
9% (63 votes) No
Q2: The 2023 Undergraduate commencement ceremonies will be held the weekend of June 16-18, 2023. If you are planning to participate in one of the ceremonies, which of the following is your preference?
44% (299 votes) I would prefer to be assigned a ceremony based upon my undergraduate major
42% (288 votes) I would prefer to self-select one of the ceremonies that is most convenient to my schedule or that of my family and guests and NOT be assigned a ceremony based on my undergraduate major
14% (98 votes) I have no strong preference
Q3: In terms of location for the commencement ceremonies, what would be your preference?
35% (242 votes) I would prefer the ceremonies be held on the Davis campus in the University Credit Union Center (UCUC) recognizing I would be able to invite no more than FOUR guests to attend the ceremony
53% (367 votes) I would prefer the ceremonies to be held in Sacramento in a venue like the Golden One Center recognizing that I would be able to invite at least SIX guests to attend the ceremony
11% (79 votes) I have no strong preference regarding the location of the ceremony
Q4: How inclined are you to participate in a commencement ceremony if it was held in Sacramento?
(681 votes) I'm inclined to participate
Q5: How inclined are you to participate in a commencement ceremony if it was held in Davis?
(687 votes) I'm inclined to participate
Q6: If the event is held is Sacramento, which of the following factors are of concern to you? Please select all that apply:
46% (525 votes) Parking cost and/or the availability of easy parking
20% (231 votes) Transportation to and/or from Davis
18% (203 votes) Unfamiliarity with the Sacramento area
11% (129 votes) None of these are factors are of concern to me
4% (48 votes) Other
Q7: Which of the following aspects of the ceremony are of greatest importance to you? Please select all that apply:
8% (119 votes) Availability of concessions and/or merchandise
39% (601 votes) Individual recognition of graduates as they cross the stage
10% (156 votes) Mobility assistance or other guest support services
8% (120 votes) Hearing remarks from student speakers
5% (84 votes) Hearing remarks for outside guest speakers
27% (422 votes) Photography and/or social media opportunities for graduates and their guests
3% (39 votes) Other