I saw your post about what to bring to college, but I'm most likely going to be a commuter (live at home then drive to the school). What kind of stuff should I bring? Just my backpack and laptop or should I keep, like, snacks in my car?
Essentials for Commuters:
- Backpack, messenger bag, etc.
- Laptop or tablet - practically a requirement for commuters
- Snacks in your car or backpack (esp. if you’re taking public transportation)
- Plastic silverware. You can bring real silverware, but I found it really helpful to just keep a box of plastic ones in my trunk for days I would forget.
- Lunchbox, if you need to eat meals on campus
- Folders - one for each class that day
- Sticky notes - keep a small pad in your backpack. Replenish as necessary.
- Highlighters, pens, pencils - 2 of each in your bag
- Calculator (if you have a maths class that semester or that day)
- Phone charger (if you have long days, personally, I just charged mine while driving to/from school)
- Umbrella - just something you should keep in your car regardless of where you’re going
- Reusable water bottle
- Extra sweatshirt or jacket in your car