Tips for Parents
Packing for College: the Ultimate College Packing List
Preparing a student to leave for college is no easy task, and your to-do list can get intimidatingly long. There are classes to select, books to buy, and travel arrangements to make for move-in day.
Oh, and did we mention packing? What should your student 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. Browse the lists below, or use the following links to download printable PDFs with all of the tips and lists you need to help your student pack.
(Print all 5 above lists here.)
Are you starting the packing process now? Check out our article to find tips for a stress-free packing experience.
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!Download the entire guide.