The Ultimate College Packing List 2016

If you have waited to the last minute to pack and are now feeling overwhelmed, breathe, then check out our ultimate college packing list full of college essentials. Everything you could possibly need is on this list. Start with checking off what you have then highlight what you have yet to acquire. Remember you don’t have to have everything  on the first day you create you space the way you want over time.

Dormpic

  • Bedsheets
  • Blankets
  • Comforter
  • Mattress Pad
  • Pillowcases
  • Pillows
  • Sleeping bag/blow up mattress (You never know when a friend will want to sleep over.)
  • Storage
  • Under-bed storage

Desk

  • Bulletin Board
  • Day planner
  • Desk lamp
  • Pens/pencils
  • Post-its
  • Scissors
  • Stapler/staples
  • Staple Remover
  • Tape
  • 3 hole punch
  • Waste basket

School Supplies

  • College Apps
  • Backpack
  • Calculator
  • Highlighters
  • Pens/pencils
  • Index Cards
  • Notebooks
  • Textbooks

Electronics

  • Alarm Clock
  • Cables
  • Cellphone
  • Cellphone charger
  • DVD player
  • Extension Cord
  • Headphones
  • Laptop
  • Laptop charger
  • Printer (There should be a printing lab on campus, but it may be easier for you to have a printer in your room.)
  • Television
  • USB drive

Bathroom supplies

  • Bath towels
  • Curling Iron
  • Hair dryer
  • Hair straightener
  • Robe
  • Shower Caddy
  • Shower flip-flops
  • Shower Cap
  • Washcloth

Toiletries

  • Bobbi pins
  • Cotton Balls
  • Contact solution
  • Dental floss
  • Deodorant
  • Eye drops
  • Feminine products
  • Face wash/moisturizer
  • Hair brush
  • Hair spray
  • Gel, mousse, cream
  • Lotion
  • Makeup
  • Makeup remover
  • Mirror
  • Nail clippers
  • Nail polish
  • Nail Polish Remover
  • Perfume
  • Q-tips
  • Razor
  • Shampoo and conditioner
  • Shaving Cream
  • Soap
  • Sunscreen
  • Tissues
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Tweezers

Medicine

  • Acne cream
  • Allergy medicine
  • Antibiotic cream
  • Band-aids
  • Birth control
  • Cold medicine
  • Condoms
  • Cough medicine
  • Pain Reliver
  • Pepto bismal
  • Prescription medicine
  • Sleep aids

Kitchen supplies

  • Bottle Opener
  • Can opener
  • Cups
  • Dish soap
  • Dish towels
  • Knives
  • Microwave
  • Mini-fridge
  • Mugs
  • Paper plates
  • Paper Towels
  • Plastic food containers
  • Utensils (Keep things easy and buy plastic utensils in bulk sizes from Sam’s or Costco.)
  • Water filter
  • Ziploc bags

Food (You’ll eat most of your meals in the cafeteria, but just in case you don’t feel like leaving your room.)

  • Bottled water
  • Bread
  • Easy mac
  • Granola bars
  • Peanut butter and jelly
  • Popcorn
  • Ramen noodles
  • Snack food
  • Soda
  • Soup 

Clothing (The most important part.)

  • Belts
  • Casual clothes
  • Dress clothes
  • Dresses
  • Flip Flops
  • Flats
  • Gloves
  • Going out clothes
  • Hat
  • Heels
  • Hoodies
  • Jackets
  • Jeans
  • Jewelry/accessories
  • Pajamas
  • Pants
  • Rain Boots
  • Shorts
  • Skirts
  • Snow boots
  • Socks
  • Sweaters
  • Sweatpants
  • Swimsuit
  • Tops
  • T-shirts
  • Undergarments
  • Workout gear

Laundry

  • Fabric softener
  • Hamper
  • Hangers
  • Iron
  • Ironing Board
  • Laundry detergent
  • Quarters
  • Stain remover

Miscellaneous

  • Adhesive hooks
  • Bank info/checks
  • Batteries
  • Broom/dust pan
  • Debit/credit cards
  • Decorations (photos, posters, pictures frames, etc)
  • Driver’s license
  • Duffle bag (For weekend trips home or to visit your friends and their colleges!)
  • Fan
  • Flashlight
  • Insurance cards
  • Light Bulbs
  • Lint roller
  • Pepper spray
  • Safety pins
  • Student ID
  • Social security card
  • Sunglasses
  • Umbrella (Whatever you do, do NOT forget this.)
  • Vacuum

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