So, we asked our students what item(s) they were glad they brought, which items they wish they had brought, and which items they should have left at home:
These are a few of our favorite things...
"I can't live without my iPod! I use it when I want to sing obnoxiously along with my favorite tunes and/or block out unwanted noise while I'm studying. Also, it makes a great workout buddy!" - Tiara
"You should definitely bring flip flops (shower shoes!), warm fuzzy blanket for comfort, and a mini-fridge for snacks! And, bring snacks, too!" - Sarah
"Duct Tape. Every college student needs duct tape." - Tyler
"Bring plastic hooks! The easy-peel ones! I use them for everything. You'll need them for towels too; and for hanging up things like mirrors or rain coats. Then, they peel right off, so you don't mess up the walls! Bring a mini-whiteboard, too. Trust me. And, Chuck, my fish. :) I actually bought him in Oregon (at the pet store across from campus). He makes my day!" - Jodi
|Jodi's fish, Chuck|
"I couldn't live without my rainboots, my phone (because it has my camera and music on it), and a few good sweatshirts!" - Tawni
"You can cook for yourself in the residence halls, so don't forget to bring a frying pan, dish soap, and a sponge. Very helpful." - Tony
And, some other ideas....