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Packing: A College Freshmen’s Guide

It’s basically impossible to know everything that you’re going to need for an entire year. There are so many different things to need that half of the situations you’ll be in won’t be on your mind when you’re packing. Well how do you plan for that? We’ll start here, with a list of the basic situations you’ll be in and some of those items that you may be in dire need of when you arrive.

Dorm room: Bedding, shower items and a carrying case, toothbrush, medicine (we all get sick and it’s never fun away from mom), lighting, fans, seating, small shelving units for organization, filing bin (for those important documents you don’t want lost in the mess on your desk), trash bin

Electronics: TV, alarm clock, phone, mini-fridge, computer, speakers, chargers, headphones, printer. NOTE: almost all are optional with the exception of the alarm clock. You need some way to get up for class.

Clothes: Fall clothes (shirts, shorts, light jackets), fancy-schmancy clothes, shoes, socks, swimsuit (we’ve got a pool here!), workout clothes

Classes: books for class, notebooks, folders, pens, pencils, desk organizer, long attention spans (not sure we’ll be able to fit that last one in the suitcase…)

Leisure: books, movies, TV shows on DVD, sports equipment (depending on your

Holcomb Gardens is a great place to relax!

preference), towel for relaxing on the Mall, sunscreen.

Last of all, don’t forget your great attitude and openness to new people!

Coasters, Please. Use the Coasters

When you first enter into a room of any college student, you’ll see that very rarely is there variation between the normal items: beds, desks, dressers, futon, TV (if the roommates are lucky), etc.

As classy as it is useful.

My pride and joy of this semester has been my coffee table. I got it this summer for free (an instant winner in my book) but in poor condition. So I fixed it up. I learned how to strip the finish, then I sanded it down and re-stained it. I really learned how to Do It Best.
Now it sits in my room, a monument to my hard work and a great place to sit around while recounting the day with my friends or roommate. This is what any college student will experience: the need to differentiate. As a (semi) independent individual, the desire to separate oneself from the pack is strong. Competitions have even taken place on campus. Check it out.