What To Bring When Moving To College
make your new residence feel like home. However, a student also needs to have a number of daily essentials with them to get through the semester comfortably. Being prepared and having key items available to you can not only impact your life socially, but academically as well.
For every student who will be living on campus at college, there are a few must-have items that you should not leave home without. Most college residence halls are designed for students to share a room– sometimes leaving you with limited space. Bringing items such as
- a shoe organizer/shelf,
- coat rack,
- storage bins,
- detachable/over-the-door hooks,
- desktop or bunk bed organizer,
- power strips,
- bulletin board
can leave you with more space than you would have imagined. Keeping your living space organized and clean can improve your efficiency and effectiveness in getting your projects done or even improve your relaxing time.
In many dorms, communal bathrooms are very common. Depending on your residence hall setup, you could be sharing a bathroom with anywhere from one to over twenty different people. If that’s the case, you need to have a way to organize your bathroom supplies. Items such as
- a robe,
- shower caddy,
- flip flops,
- soap travel case and
- toothbrush case
can be life savers while at college. These goods can provide a greater sense of comfort and organization in a shared space.
quality laptop that matches your classroom needsis a must have for getting your work done on the go. Other items such as
- a messenger bag,
- post-its/highlighters for note taking,
- a day planner,
- flash drives and
- portable chargers
all provide students with the ability to study and accomplish their work much more efficiently.
No matter what SUNY campus you go to, each season is quite similar. Weather can go from sunny and warm to snow or rain in a day. Mother nature is always putting variables into her equations. To be safe, items such as
- rain coat/boots,
- snow boots,
- a winter jacket, gloves and hat,
- sunblock, sun glasses
can be essential to surviving the little tricks mother nature throws your way while at college.