Many students are at a loss when it comes to deciding what to bring to college as a freshman. The result is some landing in college with huge suitcases and things that they will never need, and some who arrive without the most essential items, requiring them to spend the first few days of college running around to buy them.
To save yourself of such hassles, the best thing would be to get in touch with some of the students already in the college and ask them for a list of things you will need. We, however, will try to help you out.
List of Things to Bring to College
For the Kitchen
You might be eating at the college cafeteria or outside, but you do need to keep some snacks handy in your dormitory in case of emergencies. So carry some containers with you for storing snacks.
Certain kitchen utensils such as a large bowl, spoon, fork, knife, six drinking cups, a coffee mug, salt and pepper shakers, dishes, a bottle opener, and a water filter are must-haves.
When deciding on the clothes to wear in your college, your decision will depend upon the climate of the place where your college is located. In addition, another factor for college clothes and shoes is that they should be comfortable.
You should take with you clothes for every day wear, gym clothes and shoes, two formal outfits and matching shoes, a bathing suit, rainy wear, slippers to wear in your room, woolen clothes, a hat, a light jacket, and a heavy coat.
You may carry some things like a dictionary, calculator, a day planner, writing instruments, laptop, personal computer, papers, notebooks and some blank CDs, which will help you in your studies at college.
There are some things that you should carry along which will help you in facing these emergencies such as a cell phone with charger, a credit card, extension cords, quarters, extra batteries, a flashlight, a backpack, and an umbrella. Start packing for college a week before. This will ensure that you do not forget any of the essential items mentioned here.