Off to School List!
(A handy Guide for College Freshmen)
Always check with your school for the most comprehensive list of what you can and cannot bring. Remember, you don’t have to bring everything. Some shared items can be worked out with your roommate such as a mini fridge or TV.
Download packing list HERE.
A good night’s sleep is critical, get it while you can!
Mattress pad (xtra long twin)
2 Sets of sheets
Under bed storage (drawers may work better than bins)
Do it once a week even if you don’t want to, then it won’t get out of hand.
Basket if there is room
2 Laundry bags in different colors, one for clean, one for dirty.
Small iron, auto shut-off (if needed and allowed) / small ironing board
Keep your stuff off the floor!
Coat hangers (sturdy plastic that have no sharp edges are good for all clothes, especially wet ones)
Closet rod doubler
Belt / scarf holder
Over door towel rack or collapsible standing rack
Shower and Grooming
2-3 sets of towels
Shampoo & conditioner
Nail file, clippers etc.
Razor and shaving cream
Denture tablets (for cleaning dental appliances)
Flip flops if bathroom is down the hall
Hand / body lotion
Towels / washcloth
Contact lens products
Must Haves for Studying
#1 A planner that works for you.
Plastic file bins, hanging folders
Pens, pencils, erasers
Spiral note book
Calendar: wall, date book, or phone
Phone and charger
Earphones / buds
Just like home…….almost! Share the load with your roommate.
Plastic storage bins for off season clothes, gloves, scarfs etc.
Water bottle and /or hot cold bottle
Command hooks (if allowed)
Dustpan & broom or small hand vacuum
Flashlight and batteries
Ouch! Don’t wait to see the nurse before a problem becomes serious.
Tylenol / Advil
Immune system support: Multi vitamin, Airborne, Cold Ease etc.
Cough suppressant / drops
Check with your school to make sure you can bring these…..
Most schools do not allow the following.
Microwave ovens, toasters, hotplates etc.