School is starting and it’s time to get back into the studying mode! Going off to college for the first time can be confusing, difficult, and stressful. The guidance and supervision of your parents is now conducted from a remote distance. Granting you, the college students, the responsibilities of learning and taking care of yourself while away from home.
That is why, I have created some helpful school tips on going to college for the first time as a freshman.
Learning – This up to the individual, but “STUDY” and “PARTICIPATE”, that is the most important part of learning in college.
Items to Bring:
1.) Clothes – Casual and Dress (Types depend on your location)
2.) Shoes – Casual and Dress (Be ready for all occasions)
3.) School Bag/ Backpack – You will get plenty of use out of it!
4.) Computer/Power Strip – You will use it constantly, if you already don’t.
5.) School Supplies – Notebooks, paper, pens, pencils, highlighters, stapler, paperclips, tacks, tape and calculator.
6.) Toiletries – Toothbrush, razors, toe nail clippers, hair products, deodorant, etc. and depends on the male or female.(condoms/feminine products)
7.) Vitamins – You have to keep your mind healthy for school.
8.) Aspirin/Cold Medicine – Headaches are prevalent along with germs.
9.) Shower Shoes – Otherwise you could end up with athlete’s foot.
10.) Bed Linens/Pillow/Large and Small Towels – These are simple items often overlooked.
11.) Laundry Detergent and Fabric Softener – You don’t want to be the smelly freshman.
12.) Hangers – You don’t want a bunch of wrinkly clothes
13.) Garbage Can – Disposing of late night snack wrappers and assignment rewrites.
14.) Food – Dry and canned food is good, while your parents are still flipping the bill.
15.) Beverages – A must, you’ll want bottled water and caffeine to aid in rehydrating and studying.
16.) Paper ware – Napkins, plates, and cups
17.) Plastic ware – Spoons, forks, and knives
18.) TV/Phone/Ipod – Always nice to let off a little steam with your own outlet (Roommate might already have these, so check)
19.) Mini-Refrigerator/Microwave – Good items for storing and cooking more snacks (Also check with roommate before bringing)
20.) Calling Card/Pics- It can be lonely away from your family for an extended period of time.
If I have missed any important tips, don’t hesitate to add them to the comments.
*VERY IMPORTANT – Don’t forget to have fun and enjoy the experience!