Packing Checklist for New College Students

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New College Students Going to college is an exciting time, but there is a lot to prepare for. If you want to hit the ground running and get the most out of your first few weeks and months, there are all kinds of things you need to pack. This checklist will help you make sure that you don’t forget anything.

Bedding and Bathroom

Let’s start with the basics; bedding and bathroom items. These are the bare essentials that everybody needs for surviving day to day. Bear in mind that your average college dorm isn’t going to look like a hotel room, but with a few basic items, you can make them nice and comfortable. Here’s what you need: 

  • Comforter and quilts
  • Blanket
  • Bed sheets
  • Pillows and pillowcases
  • Mattress cover
  • Towels (large and small)
  • Shower gel
  • Shampoo
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Deodorant

A Laptop

Your laptop is one of the most important things on this list. It’s what you’ll use for doing all of your schoolwork, browsing the internet, and staying in touch with family and friends. If you invest in a good laptop now, it should last you for the entire time you are at college. Check out brands like Lenovo who make some excellent laptops and tablets that are ideal for college students. Make sure that you have your laptop ready and set up before you start college. You don’t want any technical problems impacting your studies in the first few days.

Other School Supplies

A laptop does a lot, but it doesn’t do everything. You’ll need a few other bits and pieces to help you with your studies. Some things are essential, and a few other optional extras make life easier for you. For example, there will be a printer on campus, but it is more convenient if you invest in your own. You might need a calculator (depending on what subject you are studying) and you’ll need basic writing supplies too.

Even though you have a laptop, taking notes by hand is often quicker and easier, and it has been shown to help you commit things to memory more effectively.

These are some of the main school supplies you need:

  • Writing pads
  • Pens and pencils
  • Calculator (optional)
  • Printer (optional)
  • Binders
  • Paperclips
  • Sticky notes
  • Highlighters
  • Stapler
  • Hole punch
  • Tape

Decor and Entertainment

Getting your school supplies and basic living essentials is important, but it’s equally important that you make the space your own. You need to feel at home, which means getting some decor and entertainment for your dorm too. A TV is always a good addition (but you can use your laptop instead). Get some nice posters and wall art too. A few photos of friends and family back home will make you feel more comfortable in your new environment too. Basic stuff like curtains and lampshades should be on the list too. 

There is so much to remember and this list isn’t exhaustive, but it does cover the most important things. Use this list as a starting point and then think about what else might come in handy. 

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