Are you wondering what your child will need to live comfortably on campus? Question rather, what they will not need, as the list of freshman essentials has grown to epic proportions.
First and foremost, students need a computer or laptop. Though most schools have computer labs available to all students, which is already included in university fees, a paper written at inconvenient morning hours is much more effective and comfortable if done from a student’s room. Many manufacturers, including Apple and Dell, offer deep student discounts, making products more affordable. If your child chooses a laptop over a desktop, they have the option of bringing their computer to class and accessing the Wi-Fi network from anywhere on campus.
Freshman dorm rooms are far from palatial so have your child check with their prospective roommate when discussing who will bring common household items such as a television, stereo, microwave, fridge, storage, rugs, extra seating, etc. Once everything is divvied, stick to, and avoid, these following items:
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