6 Things College Students Need

6 Things College Students Need
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    If you're a first-time college student, there are several things you're going to need to help you as you make your way through college.

    Some are obvious, such as cash, a pay as you go phone and a laptop; others may not be so including what technologies you will need.


Today’s college-bound student must adjust to a campus that is wired for the 21st century. Technology and cash are important, but you’ll also need the following:

1. Seasonal clothing

— If you’ll be attending college away from home, then you’ll want to have sufficient clothing for all four seasons. Go through your current wardrobe to find out whether the clothes you currently own are sufficient for college. Replace your dated clothes and add in enough seasonal gear as needed. If you’ll be attending college in Dade County, Florida, you won’t need a parka. However, if your school is located in Madison, Wisconsin, then you’ll need adequate winter gear.

2. Room furnishings

— Your dorm room will have a bed and a dresser and perhaps a table and a chair. Beyond that, you’ll need to come up with other stuff including bedding, small appliances, kitchen utensils and the like. Find out from your college what dorm rooms come equipped with and plan to bring what you need with you including hangars, a flashlight with batteries, a storage chest and plenty of linens.

3. Personal effects

— Don’t leave home without your deodorant! That’s a given, but you’ll also need to bring everything else that you depend upon for your daily needs. Make a list and put on those things you can’t live without including your hair dryer, make up and those very personal items. If you regularly take a prescription, you’ll bring those medicines with you. Identify a pharmacy near campus that can supply you with refills too. You don’t want to have a difficult time trying to find diabetes medication away from home.

4. Cell phone

— Your current cell phone contract may be sufficient for your needs at college, but how is the reception where you’ll be going? Your family plan may need to change to reflect your future needs, something that you can check by finding out what other people have to say about their reception.

5. Sufficient cash

— Cash isn’t just money in your wallet, but the debit card that gives you access to a checking account. You’ll want to carry a small amount of money on you and, if possible, a credit card to use in the event of an emergency. You may need to have your parents co-sign your credit card or, if you’ve already established credit, apply for and judiciously use your own credit card.

6. Personal computer

— Unless your college supplies a personal computer, you’ll need to have your own. Certainly, the school’s media center has quite a few computers available for your use. However, you’ll need to have access to your own computer to work on assignments, keep in contact with your professor and classmates, and to check email. Yes, you’ll keep in touch with your friends back home too with Facebook and Twitter.

Even if you haven’t selected your college yet, you’ll want to begin to plan on meeting your college needs now. You can download a “shopping for college” worksheet on SayStudent.com to help you track what you need.

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