Wait, no more school supply lists?! Yep, what you bring or don’t bring to class is now entirely up to you. Going onto a college campus for class can seem like you’re packing for a weekend trip. With multiple classes, lunch, presentations, tests, and gym breaks you never know what a day on campus might throw at you. Stay ahead of the learning curve with my ultimate college backpack essentials list!
1. Stainless Water Bottle—this will keep your water cold all day!
2. Agenda—stay organized and ahead of the game.
3. Hand Sanitizer—flu season is right around the corner.
4. Wallet—Don’t forget your student ID.
5. Chargers—buy an extra phone charger to stash in your backpack so you always have one. And don’t forget your laptop charger!
6. Notebook—have one on hand for notes, to-do lists, in-class activities, etc.
7. Laptop/Case—make sure to use a laptop case to protect your laptop.
8. Headphones—obvious must-have for studying or hanging out in between classes.
9. Pens/Pencils—pencils for test days and math classes and pens for pretty note taking.
10. Highlighters—these will be your lifeline when reading textbooks and studying.
11. Sunglasses—you never know when the sun might peek out!
12. Sticky notes—great for marking important things in notes and textbooks.
13. Umbrella—always come prepared… you’ll be so glad when a rain shower hits!
14. Lip Balm—a necessity!
15. Gum—perfect for staying fresh and focused.
16. Tissues—nope, not all classrooms will have them.
17. Lunch/snack—can’t forget brain food!
Tip: don’t buy too many notebooks or binders for college. If you definitely know you’ll be taking notes the old-fashioned way—go for it. However, a lot of professors provide their own notes or PowerPoints. A lot of the time it’s just easier to take notes on your laptop. Feel it out the first week of class and try different ways of taking notes. Then stick with that method for the semester.
Once you have your everyday college school supply essentials it’s time to shop for a cute backpack to put them in! If practicality, style, or both are your jam these options below are sure to suit your needs.
With the cutest backpack and school supply essentials in tow, you’re all set for a star studded semester! Tanger is my favorite one stop shop for all my practical yet stylish school supply needs. Tag me with your school supply finds @TangerOutlets with #StudentLife. What’re your school supply essentials? Let me know below!