Fall 2022 Student Experience Survey (SES)

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What: Participate in the Fall 2022 Student Experience Survey (SES)

Who: University of Waterloo Fall 2022 undergraduate and course-based master's students (See FAQs below)

When: October 17 to October 31, 2022

Why: Your feedback will help the university understand students' learning environment and experience, challenges, and successes. The University of Waterloo cares about you. Input about your experience will guide our work to support you.

Here's how to share your feedback:

email iconStep 1: Log into LEARN or check your @uwaterloo.ca e-mail beginning October 17 for an invitation from the Survey Research Centre (srcccinb@uwaterloo.ca)

 finger click iconStep 2: Click the survey link in the email or look for the "Participate in the F2022 Student Survey" notice in Learn. It only takes about 10 minutes.

 If you wish to complete a PDF version of the survey instead, please email analysis@uwaterloo.ca

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Submit your completed survey and get: $5 giftcard added to your WatCard. See incentive rules below for more information.


About the Fall 2022 Student Experience Survey (SES)

The Fall 2022 Student Experience Survey (SES) is administered by the University of Waterloo Survey Research Centre (SRC) in collaboration with the Institutional Analysis and Planning (IAP) department, the Associate Vice President, Academic, the Associate Vice President, Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs, the Keep Learning Team, and the Student Success Office (SSO). 

The purpose of the survey is to understand students' perceptions of their academic and non-academic learning environment and experience at Waterloo. Topics covered include:

  • student perceptions of general well-being, feelings of belonging and inclusion on campus, student support systems;
  • student perceptions of campus life, and overall engagement in non-academic activities and recreation; and
  • student perceptions of various learning experiences and supports

Quick Facts


  • FTE (Full-time equivalent) Enrolment (2021/22): 38,166

  • International Mix (2021/22):

    • Graduate: 40%

    • Undergraduate: 21%

  • Degrees Granted (2021): 9,430

Co-operative Education

  • Co-op work terms (2021/22): 24,045

Faculty and Staff

  • Faculty Members (2021): 1,352
  • Number of Staff (2021): 2,691


  • Tri-Agency Research Awards 2021/22): $98.3M
  • Total Sponsored Research Awards (2021/22): $231.2M


  • $39.5M raised (2021/22)

Source: Performance Indicators

Submit a request to IAP for additional data

Staff or faculty? more data available