What to Take to College

You may have made the necessary 28 trips to Bed Bath and Beyond, but there is a good chance you are still missing some of the most important college items. Sorry, buddy, but just because your mom knows bedding doesn&#39t mean she really understands college life (and trust me, you don&#39t want her to). Instead of trusting na&#39ve and uneducated (in the ways of drinking, partying and surviving dorm life) adults to get you ready for the big move, CO-ED asked the people who know best&#39the students&#39what you must have as you pack up the car and settle into that sweet new lofted bed.

&#39 Any food you can cook in a microwave&#39you’d be surprised what your options are if you get a little creative.
&#39 Definitely bring a George Foreman, regardless of the fact that it&#39s typically listed on the “contraband” items part of your pre-move in the brochure.
&#39 Lots of random things (especially the ones your mom tells you to throw away when packing up your room at home) that can be used as ammo for a creative frat party costume: think weird hats, spandex, coconut bras … you know, the essentials.
&#39 This is stupid but true. … an open mind.
&#39 Lots of pictures, picture frames, pillows&#39anything to make your room more homey.
&#39 An alarm clock
&#39 Slippers
&#39 A laptop (so you can bring it to the library when you can&#39t work in your room, or to play poker during a lecture).
&#39 An iPod
&#39 A calendar
&#39 A cell phone
&#39 A planner&#39for assignments and party scheduling
&#39 A scale (good to watch out for that Freshman 15)
&#39 Shower caddy and flip-flops

&#39 Crazy costumes
&#39 A fake ID
&#39 A tool kit
&#39 A futon (you never know when you want to have a &#39guest&#39 over.)
&#39 Soft sheets
&#39 Extra towels
&#39 A sewing kit
&#39 Condoms
&#39 A zip-up hoodie
&#39 More condoms
&#39 Ear plugs
&#39 Air freshener
&#39 A pop-up laundry bag
&#39 Yaffa blocks
&#39 An easy-going attitude
&#39 A good sense of humor
&#39 A good appetite … good enough to eat the nasty dorm food
&#39 A friend with a car
&#39 Friends with cute friends for you to date
&#39 A mini-fridge to keep all your drinks cold
&#39 A feather bed to make those awful twin, extra-long beds somewhat comfortable
&#39 A microwave for drunken Macs and Cheese and s’mores
&#39 Sweatpants
&#39 Tupperware for clothes&#39not everything will fit in the closet

&#39 Toilet-wipes, if you have a roommate who doesn’t wear pads and leaves blood all over the bathroom floor and WALLS.
&#39 I filled up a Sobe bottle with 5 o’clock. I don&#39t recommend using 5 o&#39clock.
&#39 Elastic waist-pants for when you start getting fat
&#39 A taste for beer
&#39 Lots of movies
&#39 Advil

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