Tips for Parents

Packing for College: the Ultimate Packing Lists

As students prepare to begin or return to college, making sure they have everything they need to be successful can be challenging. Even finding the right laundry bag for the dorm can prove to be quite the task.

But now as you wipe the sweat from your brow and pat yourself on the back — your child is going to college! Then it dawns on you — What should they bring with them? Where should you shop? What do they need? What don’t they need?

Relax. While packing your student for college may feel like an overwhelming task, it doesn’t have to be. In fact, you might even have some fun with it.

We’ve compiled the ultimate packing lists for living with roommates, the what not to pack list and some obvious things your college student should bring. Read more for tips and tricks to ease the headache of the big move.