How does a senior in high school prepare for college?
Im a senior in high school and i got into colleges, now all thats left is actually getting ready for college. What should i start looking for dorm wise? What should i buy in preparation?
Such as decorations, and little things that people think college students should have in their dorms.
- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
learn to share you will not have a dorm by yourself more than likely
Keep them grades up
make sure you pay your fees
do let alot of people in your room... people find a way to steal
have communication with dorm mates
as far as dorms....... you may want to bring....
Phone cards... if you dont have a cell phone
Refrigerator (or a micro-fridge combo unit)
Cell phone with good service/coverage where your college is
Digital camera to capture all your new friends and fun
I-Pod/MP3 player/Stereo with a docking station
Computer (preferably a laptop), with peripherals
Three prong extension cords
Power strip/surge protector
Sports equipment (football, volleyball, basketball, and any other type of ball)
Alarm Clock (maybe two)
Laundry bag or basket
Stain Remover/stain stick
Knowledge of how to do laundry or money to pay someone else to do it
One or more rolls of quarters (for laundry, the coke machine, tolls, etc.)
Tide To Go Instant Stain Remover
Sewing kit (needles and thread, safety pins, two-sided tape, etc.)
Eating utensils (preferably plastic)
Cups and plates - plastic or styrofoam (washing dishes in a community bathroom isn't fun)
XL Twin Bedding - Most dorm beds measure 39 x 80 – so you will need extra long twin sheets, mattress pads and featherbeds. Blankets tend to be longer but for comforters an extra long twin is helpful to avoid cold toes twin xl comforters range from 66 x 90 to 68 x 92.
Anything to decorate your room and make you feel at home
Iron and small ironing board, starch
College clothes (leave the high school T-shirts and letter jackets at home)
Bike and a (good) bike lock
Fan (campus housing may have poor air circulation)
Bath towels, soap, robe, etc.
Personal hygiene items (toothpaste, deodorant, etc...)
Shower shoes, flip flops, or Crocs
Shower caddy for toiletries (if you have a community bathroom
Small can-opener and bottle opener
First aid kit, including Band-aids, antibiotic ointment, ace bandage, etc.
Tylenol or other pain reliever
Pictures of family, friends and/or pets
Your insurance card/health insurance information
Phonebook from your hometown (so you can call and order flowers for your Mom on her birthday, etc.)
Insurance agent contact information
Friends and family contact list
Workout and/or sports clothes
“Dress” clothes (guys, this means at least a blazer and one or more ties)
“Grubby” clothes (who knows if you’ll go clean up along the highway, paint someone’s house or need to play football in the mud)
Textbooks - You don't have to buy them from FROM your school. Affordable college textbooks are available online.
More importantly, what you should leave at home!!!
Pets (Fish are marginally okay)
High school memorabilia and letter jackets
Full size refrigerator (rooms are only so big)
Fire arms – even if you hunt or shoot for sport (regardless where you live at college, the security is likely not as good as it was back home)
Expensive clothing and accessories (This is the real world, theft does occur)
Out-of-season clothes (your closet is only so big). If you live a great distance from your school, bring a light jacket and some long sleeve shirts for when the weather changes unexpectedly, and for cold buildings.
Personalized license plate from your car - You don't want to give strangers information about yourself
Jewelry you don't wear often
Your car if you can - it's much cheaper and you won't have to fight for parking spots
- 1 decade ago
Ahh! I need the answer to this question too! :) But as far as me, this is what I am doing:
- keeping my grades up
- decided where i should go
- just having fun my senior year
- financial aid stuff
- making a list for dorm room things.
for the dorm room this is what i came up with:
- pillow covers
- hairdryer & straigtener
- laundry hamper or basket
- toothbrush and toothpaste
- mini fridge
- heater and ac
- 4 years ago
are you going to make a list of things to bring?