Things you cannot go without when packing for college

Making sure that you have everything you need for college is a difficult and frustrating task.  We have created a list of the essential items that you cannot go to college without.

Clothes and LaundryNew back pack

•    Bring enough casual clothing for warm and cool weather
•    About 2 weeks-worth of sock and underwear because you never know when you can do your laundry
•    Broken in walking shoes
•    Backpack
•    Rain coat
•    A bag or basket for you dirty clothes
•    Laundry detergent and fabric softener
•    Stain remover
•    Quarter for the laundry machine



One of each:


toothbrush and toothpaste
•    A plastic shower basket that can hold your soap, shampoo, conditioner and other items
•    A pair of flip-flops that you can use in the shower
•    A towel and/or bathrobe
•    A hand towel
•    Dental items:
    o    Toothbrush
    o    Toothpaste
    o    Floss
    o    Mouth wash






desk lampRoom Aesthetics

•    A set of plastic shelves that will allow you to store miscellaneous items and keep you organized
•    You favorite posters, banners, flags and both tape and wall pins
•    Desk organizer.  Something that will allow you to organize pens, paper clips, staples, etc
•    A desk lamp that will allow you to study late at night
•    A set of bed sheets, blankets, and pillows – check the size of your bed with your college’s housing office
•    A couple storage container that can easily slide under the bed


Miscellaneous Items

•    A lock for you bike and possibly a helmet
•    USB port for you computer files
•    Blank CDs for backing up your computer