As college students prepare to start classes, either in person or online, in the coming weeks, it will be important to watch for mental health challenges. Researchers at Dartmouth have found that college students were more anxious and depressed during the initial outbreak of COVID-19 than they were during similar time frames in previous years. The students’ spike in self-reported depression and anxiety corresponded to requests that students leave campus and the switch to remote learning. These events compounded the already stressful end of classes and final exams.