Freshmen Must Have College Packing List

This is the weekend you’ve been waiting for all summer.  The time has finally come to gain some independence and step out on your own.  However, you will be much better off if you start this adventure with a dorm room that is well organized with the essentials. Below is a must have college checklist that will be helpful when shopping and packing.


  • comforter
  • twin sheets
  • mattress pad
  • pillows
  • area rug
  • alarm clock


  • towels
  • washclothes
  • shampoo/conditioner
  • shower shoes
  • razors
  • other make up products
  • shower caddy
  • plastic organizer for the bathroom
  • laundry basket
  • detergent
  • coins for laundry
  • toilet bowl cleaner
  • bathroom cleaner
  • trashcan
  • Shower Curtain

School Supplies

  • Computer
  • Printer
  • TV/Cable Cord/Power Strip
  • Desk Lamp
  • Notebooks and school supplies
  • stamps/envelopes
  • batteries
  • flash drive
  • docking station/chargers


  • band aids
  • thermometer
  • tylenol
  • vitamins
  • mirror
  • camera
  • bike
  • food
  • clothes
  • broom/dustpan
  • dustbuster
  • fridge
  • microwave

Going to college is a huge responsibility, but it is also a lot of fun.  For some of you this is your first test of freedom and a chance to show your parents how well you can do on your own.  The best piece of advice I could give you is to take what your parents have taught you and be the person you’ve always wanted to be.  There are no preconceived stereotypes because no one knows you. So take the confidence you may have lacked in high school and go out there and make friends, study hard and make great grades and make this the best experience of your life.

Yours Truly,


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