Students complete surveys for chance to win iPad

Mercyhurst College students have two chances to win an Apple iPad before Christmas break.

Student Life and the Portal Governance Board created two surveys for students to share their opinions about the Mercyhurst Portal.
One student will be chosen from each survey to win an iPad.

The surveys will be available on the Mercyhurst Portal to all undergraduate students at both Erie and North East Campuses.

“We’re trying to create more awareness about the portal,” Administrative Assistant for Student Life Nadine Bower said. “We tried to come up with an incentive for people to check it out.”

The first survey includes questions about how often students use the portal and what can be done to improve it.

The survey asks questions about student use of smart phones.

According to Bower, depending on student responses, the college may develop an application for portal use on smart phones.

The winner of the first iPad will be picked from students who take the survey between Monday, Nov. 29 and Sunday, Dec. 5.

The first survey winner’s name will be announced through different campus media outlets including the Mercyhurst Portal on Monday, Dec. 6.

The point of this is to show that the Mercyhurst Portal is universal and involves many different types of media.

The winner of the iPad from the second survey will be announced during the week of Dec.13, on the portal.

The winner must claim his or her prize within 24 hours. If the prize is not claimed after this time, another winner will be chosen.

Bower said she expects many students to participate in the survey, which will allow staff to improve the portal.

“For further development and design, the feedback will help a lot,” she said.

For a chance to win an iPad, visit and click on iPad survey under the student tab.