Assessment Day is something that happens every year that most students get pretty excited about. Why, do you ask? Well, mainly because it’s a chance to sleep in since classes before 3:30pm are canceled that day. But this day is very important, and WSU students should get excited about getting the chance to have their opinions heard and improve their university.

In 1998, WSU Faculty Senate established this day and instead of attending classes, students, faculty and staff engage in different assessments in an effort to improve curricular and co-curricular programs and student services. So, this is not just a day to relax, catch up on homework, or hang out with friends – it’s a day to improve aspects of campus through your feedback, which will aid in having a successful and fulfilling WSU experience both in academics and extracurriculars.

We are students attending WSU, experiencing what campus has to offer, and of course paying tuition. Why wouldn’t you want to have your voice heard on what you like or would like to see changed on campus and in the classroom?

When you participate in surveys through the Assessment Day Survey Invitation sent to you via email, you get the chance to win a prize with every one you complete! Most of the surveys take less than five minutes to complete, and all of the information gathered will help improve your overall experiences at WSU. Here are the prizes offered:

  • On schedule prizes: Students who complete all the surveys on Assessment Day will be entered into a drawing for one of three $50 gift cards.
  • Procrastinator prizes: Students who complete all of the surveys before Spring Break (11:59pm on Friday, March 5) will be entered into a drawing for one of five $25 gift cards.

It seems like a no-brainer to me: participate in surveys, get the chance to win money and ultimately reap the benefits of an improved campus from the feedback given. WSU is “a community of learners improving our world,” and the first step to improving our world is improving our learning environment.