It’s no secret that preparing for college is one of the most stressful times of a young person’s life. Given how daunting the entire college process is, it can sometimes be easy to overlook one of the most important aspects of it: Packing. If you’re traveling a long distance away from home and pack poorly, your entire college experience can be negatively impacted, and that is why we decided to come up with this list. Read on to view our checklist for what to pack for college!


  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Soap
  • Shampoo
  • Deodorant

Household Items:

  • Paper towels
  • Trash bags
  • Tissues
  • Bedside lamp
  • Microwave


  • Pajamas
  • T-shirts
  • Sweatpants
  • Jeans
  • Professional attire

School Supplies:

  • Laptop
  • Calculator
  • Notebooks and notepads
  • Pens and pencils
  • Highlighters
  • Tape
  • Scissors


  • Valid government ID
  • Insurance cards
  • Umbrella