Take or Toss? What New Students Should Pack for College

August 01 2016
Category: Campus Life

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Move-in day is almost here at Elmira College. For new students, and their families, moving on campus for the first time could mean excitement, nervous jitters, or even angst. In the next few weeks, the Residence Life team will share all the tips and tricks to get new students packed, moved, and settled into life at Elmira College. Starting with what to take to college, and what to toss into the “stay-at-home” pile.

Before hitting the big-box stores or packing up your 60” TV and complete UGG boot collection, here are the items that the Residence Life team recommends you pack. Many store brands create their own college supply list, but please be sure to follow this list closely.

Items to take to college:

If you forget something, don't worry. There are many shopping options, such as grocery, discount, and big-box stores, all located within a 15-minute drive from campus.

More importantly, here are the items to toss into the “stay-at-home” pile:

If you have questions about your residence hall, pack list, or anything else in-between, the Residence Life team, specifically Nate Friesema, Sam Swarts, and Violet Washburn, are here to help you. Click here to learn more about each of them.