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Students Surveyed about Online Learning Experience

On March 23, Wesleyan College announced that, due to the coronavirus pandemic, all undergraduate and graduate courses would be taught remotely through the end of the semester. We are beyond proud of the way students and faculty rapidly transitioned to remote instruction and learning. In April, students were asked to complete a survey that included questions about the support the College, professors, and staff were providing. Here are some of the outcomes and responses.

Over all, how would you rate Wesleyan’s communication with you since classes went remote?

86% Good to Excellent


  • Every email from Wesleyan put my mind at ease that they were here for us.

  • I think the school is doing a great job supporting the students at this time.

  • An excellent job. I couldn’t ask for more.

  • Wesleyan is amazing! The various emails sent out just saying that you support us, that you’re here for us, that we’re all together really means the world to me.

  • The communication helps more than people might think.

  • Constantly sending good vibes our way.

  • The communication is something Wesleyan should be proud of. Emails are constantly being sent even if it's just a good luck message.

  • I just thank you for updating us whenever you can.

How helpful has each of the following been in keeping you up-to-date on changes as a result of COVID-19?

Administration 80% Good to Excellent

Professors 80% Good to Excellent


  • Been making great efforts to reach out through multiple avenues.

  • Keep doing what you’re doing and generally reaching out to students. It is good for honest conversations about our wellbeing.

  • I am thankful for the way the professors have helped during this transition, but I am ready to return to on campus learning.

  • Thank you for listening.

  • Thank you for all the support and help.

Are you excited about returning to campus in the fall?

81% Agree to Strongly Agree


  • I’m ready to come back.

  • I can’t even contain my excitement. I can’t wait!

  • I thrive going to classes and participating in campus activities.

  • I miss everyone! I honestly love WesCo.

  • I'm very excited! I miss my professors and friends.

  • Not being on campus is affecting me more than I thought it would; I didn’t realize how much the environment supported me or how much being physically near my friends helped my mental and emotional state.

  • I miss seeing my friends, laughing with classmates, and having an actual schedule that I can follow. Plus I miss walking around campus.

We are pleased, but not surprised by the responses. We are confident that the integrity of the excellent academic experiences for which Wesleyan is known persevered through tough times.



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