College Must Haves

When coming into college there are hundreds of concerning questions on what to bring, what to buy, and what to have. This post will cover everything and anything you need as a new incoming college student. These are many questions high school students often wonder or even parents! So we will start off by what are the essentials you MUST bring! As easy as this question may seem hearing it from a 3.5 year experienced college student may surprise you. There are five core essentials that you will need. The first essential is clothes of course. This may seem obvious but you will need every single one of your shirts, shorts, pants, socks, shoes, sweatshirt, WINTERCOAT, boots, gloves, belts, hats, and most importantly dress clothes. I believe the number one forgotten item here is the dress clothes. There are too many students missing opportunities on campus because they don’t have the correct apparel to attend! Do not miss these opportunities! The second essential is money. You must always have a credit card, cash, or debit card to pay for many surprising things. These “surprising things” are snacks, meals, fees, school events, rent, house maintenance, laundry, books, notes, parking, transportation, car maintenance, printing etc. This list can go on forever but the main focus is that you must have some sort of revenue stream. Some people are lucky to have already built up savings and many students work on campus to receive that stream. The third essential is having the correct materials. So what are the “correct” materials? These materials are strictly pencils, pens, calculators, notebook, class book, and laptop. I’m telling you this is all you need! It isn’t like high school where you need the ruler, protractor, markers, coloring pencils, etc. out of my 3.5 years here I have only used these six materials. Now your class may be unique and may require you to get something else but that’s when we go back to the #2 essential (always having money for the surprise things). The fourth essential is free and up to you. It is trying your hardest to have the right state of mind. This statement will result in having your college experience fun, exciting, and comfortable. You will gain more friends, go out at times, and have a great place to crash. The last essential is cleaning! This contains, showering, brushing teeth, home cleaning, and washing your clothes! If you follow these 5 must haves then college will go by quickly and effectively.

5 Core Essentials List

  1. Clothes
  2. Cash Money
  3. Class Materials
  4. Right State of Mind
  5. Cleaning
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