Off to College-The Essentials List

It’s almost that time of year again!  If you or someone you know is getting ready to head off to college this Fall, we’ve got a packing list to help you cover your bases.  Whether you’re staying on campus or off, here are some essentials you might not have thought about, but you won’t want to be without!

For your dorm room:

  • Extension cord (if you’re staying in a dorm, this could end up being a life saver)
  • Cork bulletin board and push pins (for pictures or important reminders)
  • Cell phone charger and an extra USB wall plug
  • Calendar
  • Tissues
  • First aid kit

 For your desk (check with your college to see if the desk, chair, and lamp are provided-because otherwise you will need those too):

  • Stapler, staples, and staple remover (you just never know)
  • Rubber bands
  • Pens and pencils
  • Pencil sharpener
  • Highlighters
  • Three-hole punch (and probably a few three ring binders)
  • Scissors
  • Post-it notes
  • Index cards
  • Calculator
  • Notebook paper and notebooks
  • Tape
  • White-out
  • Paper clips
  • Envelopes
  • Postage Stamps
  • Waste basket
  • Surge protector
  • Printer and extra ink
  • USB Flash Drive
  • Printer paper

Kitchen Supplies (again, check with your college to see what is provided in your dorm):

  • Small coffee pot (can also be used to heat water for tea)+
  •  Microwave
  • Minifridge
  • Paper towels
  • Plastic baggies
  • Water bottles

Miscellaneous Supplies:

  • Batteries
  • Flashlight
  • Light bulbs
  • Sewing kit
  • Safety pins
  • Umbrella
  • Duct tape (you just never know)