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The Ultimate College Packing Guide (Printable!)

Print our Ultimate College Packing guide, grab a pen, and sit down with your student; it’s time to get ready to pack for your student’s freshman year of college. Tip: If you haven’t already booked a hotel near campus for move-in day, stop what you’re doing and reserve your room now! Hotels fill fast for move-in and other university events.

Our printable Ultimate College Packing Guide includes our complete college packing checklist, the top 10 items to pack (and NOT to pack), and  advice on coordinating with roommates and what to bring from home versus what you should buy there.

Use the tabs to navigate between the pages. Click any list for the printer-friendly version, or download the entire set here.

Find great tips to de-stress the packing process here.

The Complete 1st Year College Packing List Coordinating with Roommates Top 10 Items to Bring What NOT to Pack Bring or Buy?

The Complete 1st Year College Packing List (click for PDF)Download the printer-friendly PDF.

Don't delay! Book your room for MOVE IN DAY before the hotels fill up!

The Complete 1st Year College Packing List Coordinating with Roommates Top 10 Items to Bring What NOT to Pack Bring or Buy?

Coordinating with Roommates (click for PDF)Download the printer-friendly PDF.

Think ahead! Plan your visit to campus for Family Weekend. View hotels now!

The Complete 1st Year College Packing List Coordinating with Roommates Top 10 Items to Bring What NOT to Pack Bring or Buy?

Top 10 Items to BringDownload the printer-friendly PDF.

Book early to get the best holiday travel deals for Thanksgiving Break.

The Complete 1st Year College Packing List Coordinating with Roommates Top 10 Items to Bring What NOT to Pack Bring or Buy?

What NOT to BringDownload the printer-friendly PDF.

Beat the rush: Find your student's flight home for Winter Break

The Complete 1st Year College Packing List Coordinating with Roommates Top 10 Items to Bring What NOT to Pack Bring or Buy?

Bring or Buy?Download the printer-friendly PDF.

Now that you have packing for college under control, get your travel reservations out of the way. Remember to book hotels and flights for your visits to campus (Move-in Day, Family Weekend, Homecoming, and Move-out Day). Don’t forget your student’s travel arrangements to and from campus for Thanksgiving, Winter, and Spring Break!Plan ahead at travel.UniversityParent.comDownload the entire guide.

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