Pack only the essentials
As a new college student, it’ll be very tempting to bring your entire bedroom to college, but college is the time for learning who you’re going to be for the rest of your life. So bring what you need and leave some room for a new you!
- Bring clothing, toiletries, and all the important “necessary to live” items that your parents call practical. Also think about all the types of weather you may face. Be sure to leave winter clothing at home or bring it if you visit home before winter break.
- Do not bring a lot of posters, stuffed animals, high school trophies, or anything that turns the room into your old bedroom. Instead, invent and grow over the months at college!
So don’t worry, college will introduce you to new interests that will fill your bare walls and shelves.
Hercampus provides a great long list of both the necessary and the optional to bring.