Packing for college doesn’t have to be stressful. With the ultimate college packing list, you'll be living like a king on campus.
To ensure your dorm room's equipped with the essentials, you need a tried-and-true, solid list. That's the hard part. Since you already have enough on your mind from coordinating with your roommate to planning your class schedule, we took care it for you.
Your parents can only guess what you’ll need and they won’t be there to hand you a pack of earplugs when your roommate pumps up his EDM at 1am after chugging a couple Red Bulls.
Check out our college packing list created by students who know what you really need.
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Two Pairs of Jeans
Nice, comfy, skinny or ripped—pick two and you’ll be set. You don’t really like the third pair anyway.
30 Pairs of Underwear
Because you won’t want to do laundry more than once a month.
It’ll still be hot when you get to school—your body will appreciate tank tops.
Think flannel. The temp will drop before you know it, and layers will come in handy.
Women’s Padded Anorak Jacket: $37.95
Business Casual Attire
You never know when you’ll need to dress to impress: panel speakers, class presentation, career fair.
Because after a long day of classes, they’re like heaven on earth.
You might want to keep in shape…or make a fast getaway.
Nike Women’s Flex Run: Price Varies
Flip Flops or slippers
If you can’t remember the last time you swept or Swiffered your floor, you probably shouldn’t wlak barefoot on it
Slip On Moccasin Slippers: $14.99
When the weather’s warm, you’ll want to recharge that tan before winter wins come swirling in.
Don’t worry; you can still snap your campus’s winter wonderland vibes while wearing these gloves
Sport Touchscreen Gloves: $6-20
Dorm life is basically a never-ending sleepover—so please, please, please don’t go to bed commando.
When campus walkways turn into rivers, you’ll thank us.
Listen to your mom and just pack it. No one will judge you when you walk into class dry.
30 pairs of socks
Why wash socks when you can have a ridiculous supply of them in your drawer?
Force yourself to beat the freshman 15 and hit the gym every so often.