Packing For Your
First Year of College
Sure, you probably aren’t planning on pulling out the suitcases until a few days before you’re set to depart for NYC, but surely you’ve already begun to hunt for dorm supplies to fit your #roomaesthetic of choice.
As you begin cleaning out your room and making trips to Bed Bath & Beyond, keep Spectrum’s ultimate packing list by your side—we’ll make sure you don’t forget anything important (including room, hygiene, cooking, and school supplies).
By the same token, make sure you don’t waste any valuable luggage space on the unnecessary. There are a lot of supplies you can get away with buying once you get to NYC, and also many things you may think you need, but don’t really (including how much clothing you should realistically bring with you—here’s how to build a small wardrobe for NYC).
Best of luck with all your packing, and make sure to follow our ultimate rule of thumb: When in doubt, do without. If you find yourself needing something once you get here, you can always have your parents/guardians send it from home, or buy it once you get here.
P.S. Spend five minutes filling out the Required Reading class of 2021 survey—you could win a $50 Amazon gift card to help purchase some of these new supplies.