College Packing List

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I remembered back before I left for Nyack College I had searched all over the internet for things I actually needed to take to college. There were a ton of lists of things, but they were surely missing a lot of things I found I needed once I got to school. In all the change and flusters of transitioning to college life the last thing I needed to worry about was what I would need when I got to college. Seeing as this is my junior year, I now consider myself somewhat of a packing expert. This list goes beyond the usually list of socks and scrunchies, as I’m seeking to make a transition to college much more comfortable. Everything on this list may not apply to you, but I’m certain some could be helpful to you. So if you are a desperate and lost about-to-be college freshman here is my packing list of helpful things you may want at college to ease your transition.

The REAL list of things you must bring to college:

  1. Clothes (Duh! The more you bring the less times you have to do laundry)
  2. Extra-long bed sheets
  3. Bedding (Twice as much as needed for when your friends crash in your room)
  4. At least 3 towels (Again for laundry sake)
  5. Bed risers
  6. A Lamp (These are not provided so don’t get left in the dark)
  7. Backpack
  8. Fan
  9. Toiletries and shower necessities
  10. Multiple hoodies
  11. Bottled water or reusable water bottle
  12. Pictures (Trust me you’re gonna want lots of these)
  13. Wall decorations
  14. Sticky tack (no tape allowed)
  15. Mini-fridge
  16. Hangers
  17. School supplies
  18. Knitting supplies (Or anything else needed in order to pick up a new hobbie ie. Guitar, hacky-sack, long board)
  19. Laptop computer
  20. Umbrella
  21. Rain boots
  22. Winter coat
  23. Snow boots
  24. Coffee pot (This will be your new best friend)
  25. Snacks
  26. Ramen, Soup, Easy-Mac (Take your pick for nights you’re sick of the cafeteria)
  27. Envelopes, stationary, stamps
  28. Camera
  29. Jewelry
  30.  Clothes hamper
  31. Storage containers
  32. Desk lamp
  33. Church clothes
  34. Laundry detergent and dryer sheets
  35. Bible (Of course)
  36. Journal
  37. Trash can
  38. Rain jacket or poncho
  39. Sunglasses
  40. Nail clippers
  41. Coffee mugs and travel cups
  42. Basic kitchen supplies
  43. Dish soap
  44. Tea (If you’re into that as many Nyackers seem to be)
  45. Husband pillow (The ones with the arms that you can lean against)
  46. Band-aids (Especially if you’re accident prone like me)
  47. Visa Card (Needed for loading your laundry card and necessary if you want to buy your books offline)
  48. Stress ball (Great for midterms and finals)
  49. Shower Caddy
  50. Calendar (To keep your eye on the prize and stay on top of your schedule)

What did I miss?  What’s a must-have on your college packing list?

Erin Fox

About Erin Fox

Hey! I'm Erin Fox and I am a junior at Nyack College. I'm just a Midwest girl who made the move to the East coast and loves every minute of it. My major is Inter-cultural studies with a minor in Spanish and Bible. After college I plan on moving to the mission field and sharing the love of Jesus while helping and loving his people all along the way. I love Nyack and know that with each day it is equipping me more and more to do God's work throughout the world.
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