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Packing To University Essentials Checklist for Fresh College Students

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Packing to University Essential Checklist
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Packing to the College needs taking along the essential items as a college freshman. “Don’t forget to take the water heater” said my granny the day i packed up to move into the university.

Looking confused, i thought and questioned myself, will i need it? Indeed, you are neither travelling to space nor are you going to reside there forever – so the answer is certainly NO, you don’t need to carry a water heater along.

You are not the first to go to a university and find it challenging on what to take along as a college student. So what do i need to pack to university?

This question runs in the mind of new students about going to college. We have made this comprehensive and essential list of what to take to university since you certainly don’t want to forget anything you will need behind.

Packing to university can be a challenging and tricky time for college students especially fresh students entering college as it’s the first time and you haven’t done it. You have to make the most decision on what to take to school.

Essential Checklist for College Fresh Students

  • Documentation (important document)
  • Wears and clothing
  • Electrical gadget
  • Bedroom items
  • Kitchen utensils
  • Bathing and Laundry Items
  • Medical and First aid Items
  • Stationaries checklist
  • Miscellaneous items

Essential Documents To Pack To University

Here is the checklist of the documents to take along to the university. They will be needful at your first weeks, copies should be made on (paper and digital) stored for easy access and to avoid misplacement.

  • A Valid Passport/Identity cards/driving license or any form of ID.
  • Passport photos.
  • Your course acceptance letter.
  • Your University admission acceptance letter.
  • Insurance documents (Health).
  • Accommodation document.
  • Student finance documents.
  • Bank details and Credit/Debit cards.

For international students you will need to take along your Visa documents, proof of funds, travel and health insurance and some cash in the currency of the country you are going to school.

Read Also: 5 Documents for College Admission International Students Need to Submit.

Clothes and Wears To Pack To University

Definitely you need this pairs, you sure have clothing to put on and if you don’t you do need to get your wardrobe filled with wears and cloths. Do ensure to take alongside some smart corporate clothing for outing or functions, seminars etc. a good look at some clothing to carry along;

Don’t get carried away with the list and items to pack to university to avoid blowing up your budget.

  • Shirts
  • T-Shirts
  • Suite jackets
  • Sweatshirts
  • Jumpers
  • Winter coat
  • Raincoat
  • Trousers
  • Skirts
  • Dressing gowns
  • Jeans
  • Pyjamas
  • Underwears and tights
  • Hats and caps
  • Sunglasses
  • Handbag
  • Gloves
  • Wristwatch
  • Socks and Tie
  • Trainers and Smart shoes
  • Slippers/Flip Flop
  • Ties
  • Belts
  • Kits (Sportswear and Swimwear)
Electronic Checklist Items

Electrical Gadgets and Items To Pack To University

  • Laptop/Computer
  • Mobile phone
  • Camera
  • MP3 player or Ipod
  • Game console
  • Printer
  • Gadget chargers
  • USB cable
  • External hard drive or Flash drive
  • Ethernet mifi/broad band
  • Ethernet/Data cable
  • Head phone/Ear peice
  • Power extension
  • Extension leads
  • Extra batteries
  • Speakers

You don’t have to take all your gadgets and electrical equipments to the university as a fresh student, the point for this is to take along items you will need and avoid carrying along the not needful items. why not do a check after surving year one without all of the home comforts then you can fully decide what you will really need to take to university.

Bedroom Essential Checklist

Bedroom Checklist Items to Pack to University

You must take a rest when night falls and the place to do that is the bedroom. so here is the bedroom checklist of items to take to the university. If halls of residence is provided to you as college student, the essential and basic items will be made available by the university such as bedside table, bed, chair, furniture, the size of bed is one thing to know and if curtains/drapes are available else you will need to take some along with the list below

  • Bedsheet
  • Mattress protector
  • Pillow covers
  • Duvet
  • Blanket
  • Clothe hangers
  • Waste bin
  • Mini iron and Ironing board
  • Alarm clock /Wall clock
  • Desk lamp
  • Desk fan
  • Ear plug
  • Small wall mirror
  • Framed photo of friends and family
Kitchen Utensils Checklist

Kitchen Utensils Checklist to Pack to University

If hall residence is where you will be residing or other shared accommodation, some utensils will be provided: kettle, toaster, microwave, and other kitchen utensils. if in doubt contact the university’s residential hall office to know the items that are provided by university in accommodation hall to students so as to cut down the checklist and know what to pack to university. But here are the kitchen essential items to take to school.

  • Plates
  • Bowls
  • Cutlery
  • Mugs
  • Bottle opener
  • Tin opener
  • Water filter
  • Saucepan
  • Frying pan
  • Sharp knife
  • Baking tray
  • Oven gloves
  • Tea towels
  • Cheese grater
  • Vegetable peeler
  • Dish cloths/sponges
  • Chopping Board
  • Spatula

Bathroom Checklist Items to Pack to University
If your bathroom is shared in the hall of residence you will need to come with some of this items and you will be glad you did pack them along to the university.

  • Toothpaste and Toothbrush
  • Shower gel
  • Soaps (bathing and laundry soap)
  • Detergents
  • Hand wash
  • Bath towel
  • Hand towel
  • Flip flop
  • Dryer
  • Hair conditioner and shampoo
  • Shaving stick or clipper and shaving foam
  • Razor
  • Comb and hair brush
  • Toilet roll

Medical or First Aid Checklist Items to Pack to University

Remember first aid is the first and immediate treatment issued to a sick or injured person… And also do well to get your self registered with the university health center or hospital to get your self ahead of any illness and avoid filling forms and undergoing registering process when you should have quick attention from the doctors and medical professionals.

  • Plaster
  • Spirit or Hydrogen peroxides
  • Personal medication pills
  • Pain relief tablets
  • Flu and cold tablets
  • Multivitamins
  • Condoms

Stationaries Checklist Items to Pack to University

Having some stationaries saves you and help get assignment done early enough assignments

  • Printer and Inks
  • Notebooks and Textbooks
  • A4 papers
  • A4 binders
  • Paper clips
  • Stapler
  • Sticky tapes
  • Pen and Pencils
  • Masking Tapes
  • Calculator
  • Steel rules
  • Erasers
  • Highlighters
  • Document Holder/Files holder
  • CD ROM

Miscellanous Items to Pack to University

  • Study bag (Large enough to carry your laptop, some few books and textbooks)
  • Umbrella
  • Table Refrigerator
  • Padlock and Keys
  • Board/Card games: Cheese, draft, monopoly, scrabble
  • Thermo flask
  • Inspirational/Motivational books
  • Key Holder
  • Milk, Coffe, Tea, and Chocolate
  • Pack of biscuits
  • Teddy bear(who does not need a company)

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Akuoma Nze October 25, 2022 - 10:17 PM

Thanks a lot. It really helped.


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