Thursday, July 23, 2015

First-Year Checklists

As you prepare for the beginning of your first semester of college, I’m sure there are tons of things going through you head.  What you may not be thinking about are your school supplies.  I know, you’re not a high school student and I’m not trying to send you back to 12th grade.  However, there are some things that you’ll need to make your first few days a little easier.  I’ve separated them into two lists – academic supplies and dorm supplies.  So here goes . . .

Academic Checklist
Binders and paper
Pens, pencils, and highlighters
Calculator w/batteries
Post-it notes and/or flags
Flash drive
Laptop, Printer*
* Check with University to determine what your electronics/IT options are.

Residence Hall Checklist
Bed linens (Sheets, blanket, pillows)
Grooming products
Shower shoes
Throw Rug
Power strip/Surge protector

* Speak with your roommate to decide who will bring what.

Neither of these lists are all-inclusive, but they will definitely get you started as you begin to purchase and pack for college.  Don't forget to read every correspondence from your school because they are also giving you information about what to expect and bring as you prepare to move in.  

I'm sure you're extremely excited about your new college career.  I'm here with you every step of the way to get you ready and keep you on task.