Faculty Advisor

Bursten, Bruce

Faculty Advisor

Hansen, Peter H.


COVID-19 has caused most universities in New England to move to online learning in March 2020. Higher education institutions all made similar changes to their operations, but student perceptions of the unique experience of this transition exposes nuances in the preparedness of different universities. We surveyed and interviewed students at WPI to understand how they felt these changes were handled, as well as their opinions on the quality of remote education. We also interviewed students at other universities in the New England area and compared these results. Students were asked about how they had managed the transition, the measures taken at their respective universities, and what impact the changes have had on them. We highlight the main points of comparison between the universities.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted


Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Chemistry and Biochemistry

Advisor Department

Humanities and Arts