By Sarah Hoffbeck
What to Bring for Your Dorm Room
To help you and your student get a jump-start on the organization and packing process, we’ve created the following list of necessities no college student should leave home without.
- Linens: Stock up on a mattress pad and sheets, blankets, comforters or quilts. Don’t forget the pillows!
- Towels: Bring several sets of towels in an assortment of sizes. Chances are your family member probably won’t be doing laundry too often.
- Toiletries: Shampoo, conditioner, soap, shaving cream… Don’t forget a toothbrush/toothpaste!
- Laundry Essentials: All residence halls are equipped with laundry machines for when your student doesn’t actually bring their laundry home for you to do. Imagine that… Just be sure that they’re well stocked with HE detergent and/or PODS.
- Fan: Bring a small fan. Not only will it help with airflow, it will also come in handy for blocking out noise.
- Microwave: When time is short and appetites are high, this little machine can work wonders. A microwave with 800 watts or less is acceptable in all dorm rooms and a serious necessity.
- Computer: All residence halls have wireless Internet access for students who bring computers. Or laptops. Or tablets. Or whatever other gadget your family member is into these days.
- Refrigerator: A great appliance to keep water and pop cool. Plus, a way to keep leftovers fresh for when you visit and treat them to a meal that doesn’t consist of Ramen noodles. Bring one that’s no larger than 4 cubic feet.
- Pictures/Picture Frame: While this item isn’t on the official list, what better way for your student to remember you and their home by then with a family photo? It will almost be like you’re right there with them.
Well, there you have it. The top 9 items to bring to college. NDSCS classes start Monday, August 25, so you still have time. On your marks, get set, shop!