Faculty mentor: Monisha Pasupathi
Freshman year of college is an important time for identity development and achieving autonomy. University closures due to COVID-19 has led to college freshmen being abruptly sent back home, or displaced. Disruptions to this formative year may have significant effects on freshmen well-being and mental health. This research project sought to answer whether mental health concerns are more elevated than normal among freshmen displaced due to COVID-19.