SERU Covid Survey Reports

SERU COVID-19 Survey Policy Briefs

Student Experience in the Research University (SERU) Consortium administered a special survey on the impact of COVID-19 on student experience at 10 US public research universities in May-July 2020. The SERU COVID-19 Survey assesses 5 areas of the student experience for both undergraduates and graduate students impacted by the pandemic and campus closures: (1) the transition to remote instruction, (2) the financial impact of COVID-19 on students, (3) student health and wellbeing, (4) belonging and engagement, and (5) future plans.

The Student Experience in the Research University (SERU) Consortium is an academic and policy research collaboration based at Center for Studies in Higher Education at the University of California – Berkeley (CSHE) working in partnership with the University of Minnesota and partner institutions. More information:

February 2021

02.17.2021 - Obstacles Resulting in Delayed Degrees for Graduate and Professional Students during the COVID-19 Pandemic

02.17.2021 - Law Students’ Mental Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic

January 2021

01.12.2021 -  Students With Emotional or Mental Health Concerns or Conditions

01.12.2021 - Undergraduates’ Experiences During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Disparities by Race and Ethnicity

01.12.2021 - Mental Health During the Pandemic

October 2020

10.23.2020 -  Students With Physical, Learning, Neurodevelopmental, or Cognitive Disabilities

September 2020

09.17.2020 - Student Caregivers During the Pandemic

09.17.2020 - Social Class Differences in Students’ Experiences during the COVID-19 Pandemic

August 2020

08.28.2020 Undergraduate, Graduate, and Professional Students’ Food Insecurity During the COVID-19 Pandemic

08.18.2020 Undergraduate and Graduate Students’ Mental Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic

08.10.2020 First-Generation Students’ Experiences During the COVID-19 Pandemic

July 2020

07.08.2020 The Obstacles to Remote Learning for Undergraduate, Graduate, and Professional Students

07.01.2020 International Students’ Experiences and Concerns During the Pandemic

June 2020

06.26.2020 Adapting to Online Instruction: Disparities Among Graduate and Professional Students

06.26.2020 Graduate and Professional Students' Financial Hardships

06.26.2020 Graduate and Professional Students’ Fall 2020 Re-Enrollment Plans

06.17.2020Will Students Come Back? Undergraduate Students’ Plans to Re-Enroll in Fall 2020

More policy briefs are coming! In the meantime, please check out the SERU webinar that features the preliminary results from the SERU COVID-19 Survey.