The 5 most underrated things you’ll need for college

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Mother hugging teenage son as he packs for college
Mother hugging teenage son as he packs for college

College students certainly like to plan ahead — in theory.

As you prepare your “what to take to college” list make sure you add the following.

Here are five of the most underrated things you’ll need for college…

Formal Wear

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Whether it’s a presentation, a banquet or formal dinner, in college you will need to dress well more than you would imagine. Invest in quality formal attire

Earbuds/Headphones

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From listening to music while working out at HPER to watching a video in the library, you will utilize this handy item.

HDMI Cord

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Connecting your laptop to your TV via HDMI is great way to stream movies, power points and documents. Let’s be honest, you’re going to need one if you plan to keep sane or do well in college.

Printer

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Although printing is available in the library and other spots throughout campus, it’s convienient to have one of your own for late-night, crunch time situations.

Towels

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It may sound silly, but having plenty of towels is something that can make your day-to- day life much better. Not having to reuse or constantly wash the same towel is something simple that will go a long way.

– Compiled by Nick Beaulieu

 

(Editor’s Note: A version of this story was originally published on August 12, 2014)

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