What to Take to College

If you’re heading to college soon and do not know what to pack, here is a list of items that I have compiled. Know that it’s better to over-pack than under-pack. You can always send back any unused items back home.

Important Documents:

Insurance(Car+Med+Dental+etc)
Medical Documents (Immunizations/Doctor Records)
SSN/Driver License/Identification Cards
Passport

Health:

Cold/Flu Medicine
Allergy Medicine
Bandages
Hydrogen Peroxide
Vitamins
First Aid Kit

Bathroom:

Bath Mat
Shower Caddy
Towels
Hand Towels
Toilet Paper
Tissues
Face + Body Lotion
Shampoo + Conditioner
Face +Body Wash
Face Mask
Deodorant
Lip Balm
Razors
Hair Brush/Comb
Hair Clips
Hair Ties
Hair Dryer + Straightener + Curling Iron
Feminine Products
Makeup
Nail Clippers/Cuticle Trimmers

Cleaning Supplies:

Disinfectant Wipes
Toilet Brush
Toilet Cleaner
Hair Collector

Bedding:

Pillows + Cases
Duvet + Cover
Blanket
Sheets

Laundry:

Laundry Basket
Hangers
Iron/Steamer
Mesh Bags (Keeps socks/undies together)
Dryer Sheets
Detergent
Fabric Softener

Kitchen/Cutlery:

Microwave
Mini Fridge
Rice Cooker (Check Dorm Restrictions)
Spoons
Forks
Knife
Chopsticks
Plates
Bowls
Cups/Mugs
Scissors
Can Opener
Tupperware
Plastic Film
Dish Soap
Sponge

Memories:

Memories Box
Photo Albums
Yearbooks

School Supply:

Planner/Journals
Pens
#2 Pencils
Highlighters
Color Pencils
Markers
Erasers
Whiteout
Sharpener
Post-It Notes
Loose Leaf Paper
Notebooks/Spirals
Binder/Folders
Stapler + Staples
Paperclips
Glue
Ruler
Tape
Mail Envelopes + Stamps
USBs/External Harddrives
Portable Charger
Extension Cord/Power Outlet (Check with your dorm restrictions)
Printer
Headphone/Earphones
Laptop+Charger
Phone+Charger
Lamp

Clothes:

Comfy Tees
Jeans
PJs
Leggings
Joggers/Sweatpants
Coats
Jackets
Shorts
Undies
Swimwear
Professional Attire
Shoes
Sneakers Important (:
Heels
Sandals
Hats
Umbrella
Rain Boots

Storage:

Over the door shoe rack
Closet Organizers
Storage bins

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5 thoughts on “What to Take to College

  1. I never lived away from home when was in undergrad, but this is such a great, thorough checklist for incoming freshman! (And, indeed, sneakers is probably the most important thing on this checklist. Students need the support as they walk to their classes, for sure.) XD

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