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    Default College: Specific things to bring?

    Entering my first year of college in about two weeks. I'm going out to buy back to school stuff tomorrow and got the basics down.

    Any tips on specific things that I'll need or come in handy? (Things that aren't on normal lists: bed sheets, lamp, etc.)

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    A pen. Seriously, you''ll need it

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    Plenty of pens.
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    Pens like the others have said, and some Coffee (or whatever keeps you awake, especially during those boring lectures.)

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    Swag.
    couple note books.
    pens. lots of pens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TreyTrey12 View Post
    Swag.
    couple note books.
    pens. lots of pens.
    swag, really...?

    Ughh just don't be like those D bags that always wear sunglasses day, night, cloudy, rainy dayss. Nothing peeves me off more than that. Especially in my program which is a massive sausage fest

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    Quote Originally Posted by birdman16 View Post
    swag, really...?

    Ughh just don't be like those D bags that always wear sunglasses day, night, cloudy, rainy dayss. Nothing peeves me off more than that. Especially in my program which is a massive sausage fest
    Once I lost my glasses and had to wait like a month for new ones. The only glasses I had were prescription sunglasses. Every time I see a douchebag wearing glasses 24/7, my mind automatically gives them the benefit of the doubt and I assume they are in a similar situation.

    Although I'm sure they never are.

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    Pen, notebook, your textbook if you want. Laptop if you like typing your notes. Audio recorder if you want.

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    Nothing really. Basic survival necessities and a fully functional brain.


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    A TV, fridge, microwave, shower sandals, maybe a room freshener?
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    Awesome thanks for the input guys

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    Quote Originally Posted by birdman16 View Post
    swag, really...?

    Ughh just don't be like those D bags that always wear sunglasses day, night, cloudy, rainy dayss. Nothing peeves me off more than that. Especially in my program which is a massive sausage fest
    Why would the clothing people wear "peeve" you "off"? Is clothing that important?

    Anyway, OP: get a lamp, ear plugs, and eye covers. Sleep is important as hell in college. Also, post-it notes, 3 hole punch, USB drives, and such are useful.

    What are your housing arrangements? A mini-fridge might be prudent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xenonight2 View Post
    Why would the clothing people wear "peeve" you "off"? Is clothing that important?

    Anyway, OP: get a lamp, ear plugs, and eye covers. Sleep is important as hell in college. Also, post-it notes, 3 hole punch, USB drives, and such are useful.

    What are your housing arrangements? A mini-fridge might be prudent.
    I'm living in a suite so a fridge and microwave are provided.

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    I just started college 3 weeks ago. You'll need a Pen & Pencil, one notebook per class for notes, one folder per class to store handouts, and your textbooks. THAT'S ALL until your professors provides you with a list of required items on the first day of class.

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    Screw pens they don't erase. Pencils and lots of pencil sharpeners. Match outfits in advance so you don't have to mess with it later. Jogging outfit. Like going on a long plane trip to another county. Get flue shot! Credit card. Full bank. Meal plans so you don't put on pounds in restaurants. Lots of salad meal plans. Fresh fruit. Juice. Maybe a mini frig. Reliable laptop.

    Nvm, guess someone else said frig already.
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    I personally prefer line paper + folders/binders instead. That and I rather not waste time sharpening pencil or erasing notes. A mechanical pencil would be wiser to use if you really want to use one.

    Depending on the course, some prof likes to throw random important info at random times and you have to accommodate for that. With line paper, I can rearrange the page order as much as I want later on. You often have a few courses that will give you power-slide handout online that you can print out ahead of time, and write additional notes directly onto them, which makes things a whole lot easier.

    I won't be surprise if you skip one a few classes, or sleep during classes, lol.

    Get use to the idea of dropping courses you're bad at before they affect your GPA since it affects how much loans you can get. Registering for courses is a pain since all the easy selective courses are often taken very quickly, or atleast the interesting ones imo.
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    I'll be going to university, should I bring the same stuff you guys said here to uni or is it different? Probably a stupid question but just to be sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Starkler View Post
    I'll be going to university, should I bring the same stuff you guys said here to uni or is it different? Probably a stupid question but just to be sure.
    Same thing. I'm going to a university too but college is a more widely used term I guess.

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    Your car should be packed with: Clothes, bedding, laptop/computer, backpack, some paper to write on, pens, and a large TV. I helped freshmen move in one year at my University and I can tell you that 80% of the things they bring are unnecessary. If you can't think of an regular use for something don't bring it.

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    One of those small pillows for lecture courses, your phone, ipod and or w.e music listening device with headphones. Sunglasses which you can wear in class so you can sleep while sitting up straight if you forget your pillow.


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