College Packing List: A Printable List for Any Student

Packing to go away anywhere seems to always be a tedious chore unless you’re one of the few who derive joy and excitement from folding clothes and stuffing shoes into a bag. Even going away for a weekend can be tiresome for most.

Unfortunately, packing for college is on a whole other level! This isn’t just packing to go somewhere to visit for a few days like most packing occasions. For college, this is packing to go somewhere to live for almost a year! So, I’m sorry to say that just some T-shirts, your lucky socks and a pair of sneakers just won’t do!

There’s a lot to prepare for, I know, but there is no time to panic! Especially since, being a college student myself, I’ve created a very thorough college packing list, a comprehensive list of things to bring to college, good for any college student to use.

To make it simple for you, I’ve divided everything into different sections just so that you’ve covered the basics. It’s a perfect college packing list that’s easy to print and clear to follow!

However, I would like to preface this by saying that things like kitchen items are included in the mix just for those college students living in apartments or off-campus housing.

There are also items on this college packing list such as dresses and skirts, so if you’re a boy or if you live in a dorm, then feel free to just edit the list for all your different needs!

 BEDDING

_comforter

_duvet cover

_shams

_throw pillows

_pillows

_pillowcases

_sheets

_throw blankets

 

CLOTHING

_socks (knee, thigh and ankle and foot socks)

_tights

_legwarmers

_shirt and pant warmers (for the cold!)

_underwear (panties, boxers, briefs, etc.)

_sports bras

_shirts

_undershirts

_sweaters

_dresses

_pants, jeans

_shorts

_pajama shorts/boxers

_pajama pants

_pajama t-shirts and tank tops

_robe

 

SHOES

_sneakers

_boots (short boots, long boots, rain boots)

_sandals

_flats

_slippers

_formal shoes

 

ACCESSORIES 

_scarves

_gloves/mittens

_handbags

_headbands

_elastic bands

_hair clips

_hair pins

_earrings (studs, dangly)

_necklaces (long, short)

_rings

_bracelets

_perfume/cologne

_belts

_hats

 

TOILETRIES/ HYGIENE 

_deodorant

_moisturizer

_makeup bag (for girls)

_makeup

_makeup remover wipes

_face wash pads (all extras in bathroom cabinet)

_acne creme

_anti-biotic creme

_contacts

_contact solution

_toothbrush

_extra toothbrushes

_toothpaste

_multivitamins

_towels (big, hand towels, face towels)

_towel robe

_glasses

_glasses case

_tampons

_razor

_razor blades

_q-tips

_shampoo and conditioner

_body wash

_soap

_mouthwash

_advil

_toenail clipper

_tweezers

_toiletry case/bag or shower caddy

_hairbrush

_comb

 

ELECTRONICS

_movies/dvds

_ipod

_ipod charger

_laptop

_laptop charger

_laptop case

_USB

_external hard drive

_cords for external hard drive

_cell phone

_cellphone charger

_cellphone memory chip

_digital camera

_camera case

_camera charger

_blank CDs

 

OTHER

_wallet

_ID/License

_school ID card

_money

_credit card/debit card

_backpack

_books for reading

_personal book list

_tea and coffee mugs

_sunglasses

_coffee mate

_sweetener

_quarters for laundry

I know this list of things to bring to college seems like so much to pack and carry but to make the load a little lighter I’ve created an extra college packing list for things to buy once you get to school.

Every student goes out with their parents to places like Target, Walmart, Office Max, etc. for the last minute school supplies or basic needs.

There are also items included that people usually forget about such as food, your own plastic-ware to use, zip-lock bags, or hangers for your dorm or apartment closet.

THINGS TO BUY FOR COLLEGE UPON ARRIVAL

_milk

_eggs

_peanut butter

_olive oil and canola oil

_salt and pepper

_pam (butter flavor)

_smart balance (butter substitution)

_better than eggs (the faux eggs)

_toilet rolls

_paper towels

_cleaning fluids

_laundry detergent

_dishwasher detergent and fluid

_zip-lock baggies (small and large)

_cereal

_bread

_jam

_fruit

_plates

_silverware

_drinking cups

_plastic cups

_tissue boxes

_bottle of febreze spray

_soap dish

_toothbrush holder

_stamps

_envelopes

_letter paper

_lined paper

_printer paper

_scissors

_pens

_pencils

_erasers

_notebooks

_folders

_extra light bulbs

_reading lamps

_alarm clock

_hangers

I hope this college packing list helps all the college students who, like me, need a way of organizing their whole life into just a few bags.

Perhaps this college checklist will make packing seem less scary because it shouldn’t be! Have fun with it and get excited for college!

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Nina Reichenberg, a junior at Syracuse University spent her first two years in the Communications Design Program but is now currently working towards a degree in Computer Art & Animation. Whilst at school, Nina spends most of her time animating, watching films, and working as a design intern at SYR BAZAAR.com. Outside of SU, she enjoys traveling, singing, dancing, spending time outside and collecting thimbles.
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