比尔老师:男生版美国大学新生必需装备清单 (What To Bring To College – Boy Version)

Updated 8/1/2019

美国大学的学生宿舍分校内(on-campus)和校外(off-campus)两种。大多数大学要求本科一年级新生(freshman)住在校内宿舍。二年级以上的本科学生常常可以选择到校外周边区域自行寻租。大学校内的学生宿舍大多面积有限。每学年结束暑期开始的时候学生还必须把宿舍清退干净。所有行李用品要么带回家,要么留在当地朋友那里,或者放在大学储藏室分给每个人的一小块地方,比较富裕的学生也有把行李用品运到当地租赁储藏室付费保管的。与女孩子不同,男孩子的问题常常是带到大学的行李用品太少,临时捉襟见肘。好在网购非常方便,一两天便可以送到学校。

下面是一份男生版美国大学新生必需装备清单,谨供参考。

Documents

  1. driver’s license and passport (at least two forms of ID, for travel or take on-campus work study jobs)
  2. medical, dental, and / or vision insurance cards or installed insurance company app on cellphone
  3. car insurance card (if the student drives at college)
  4. signed healthcare power of attorney for the state where the college campus is located (to give parents rights to access student’s medical information and make medical decisions on behalf of the student)
  5. student immunization record
  6. I-20 (if international student)

Financial

  1. open a bank checking account in student’s name
  2. open a paypal account
  3. open a venmo account
  4. open a student credit card

Clothing and Shoes

  1. 3 pairs of pajamas
  2. 2 dozen pairs of socks
  3. A dozen pairs of underwear
  4. A dozen t-shirts
  5. 2 long sleeve dress shirts
  6. 5 pairs of everyday shorts
  7. 3 pairs of jeans
  8. 3 pairs of casual long pants
  9. 5 easy long sleeve shirts 
  10. several sets of sport / exercise clothing (long and short sleeves)
  11. 1 swimming trunk
  12. 1 or more swimming swimsuit
  13. 1 set of business casual outfit
  14. 1 set of suits (if in debate or model UN)
  15. 4 ties (if in debate or model UN)
  16. 1-2 light Jackets 
  17. 3 wind and light rain blocking hoodies
  18. 1 heavy jacket
  19. 1 winter coat
  20. 2 pairs of thermo pants (if in northern states)
  21. 2 pairs of winter hat/gloves (if in northern states)
  22. 1 baseball cap
  23. 2 belts
  24. 1 pair of shower slippers
  25. 2 pairs of different kinds of athletic/comfort shoes (more if sporty)
  26. 1 pairs or more of tennis/soccer/badminton/etc. shoes (depending on preferred sports)
  27. 1 pair of winter boots
  28. 1 pair of walking shoes
  29. 1 wallet

Bed and Bath

  1. 2 sets of 80’’ extra-long twin sheets (top and bottom)
  2. 1 mattress pad
  3. 2 sets of pillow cases
  4. 1 pillow (put inside vacuum bag to save travel space)
  5. 1 single bed quilt
  6. 1 throw blanket
  7. 2 large bath towels
  8. 1 hand towel

Laundry and Cleaning

  1. 1 pop-up collapsible mesh laundry hamper
  2. trash bag, hand soap, laundry detergent, dryer sheets, paper towels, etc. (don’t bring to college. Buy locally or online as ongoing supply)

Personal

  1. shaver (electric or manual)
  2. small scissors, nail clippers
  3. comb/brush
  4. hair dryer
  5. eye care products (if applicable)
  6. skin care products (if applicable, especially acne care)
  7. medicine prescription (if applicable. Transfer the prescription to a nearby pharmacy)
  8. favorite sport equipment (if applicable. College usually provides generic sport equipment)
  9. an old memento, something like a cherished toy or stuffed animal 
  10. toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner, body wash, deodorant, facial tissue, body lotion, face lotion, lip balm, sunscreen, bug spray, etc. (if flying, don’t bring them to college. Buy locally or online as ongoing supply)

Room Furnishings

  1. 1 LED desk lamp
  2. 1 set of 4 bed raisers (lift bed so large luggage can be stored under the bed. Some dorm beds can adjust height by itself, negating the need to buy bed raisers)
  3. 1 small desktop fan 
  4. command hooks
  5. photo prints of family and loved ones
  6. hangers and a small trash can (don’t bring to college. Buy locally or online)
  7. a few banker boxes (don’t bring to college. Buy locally or online)

 

Electronics and Accessories

  1. 1 laptop (13 or 15 inches for most majors, 17 inches for Engineering majors)
  2. 1 gaming mouse
  3. 1 gaming keyboard
  4. 1 gel wrist rest
  5. several flash-drives
  6. 1 bluetooth speaker
  7. 1 one-to-five USB desktop charger
  8. 1 portable cellphone charging power bank
  9. 1 cellphone with a phone plan
  10. 1 cellphone case
  11. 1 over the ear headphone (better if its active noise cancelling)
  12. 2 bluetooth earbuds
  13. power or charging cables for all electronic devices (buy more locally or online if needed)
  14. 1 power strip with 6ft cord (bring one to college. Buy more locally or online if needed)

School Supplies

  1. 1 large sturdy backpack
  2. 1 T-84 or T-89 graphing calculator (If STEM majors)
  3. post-it notes, flags, legal pads, notebooks, non-permanent tape, nails, file folders, batteries, pens, etc. (don’t bring to college. Buy locally or online as ongoing local supply)

Food

  1. 1 mini-refrigerator (if the dorm doesn’t provide one)
  2. 1 travel mug (for coffee or other hot liquids)

Travel

  1. 1 carry-on suitcase
  2. 1 large check-in suitcase (2 or 3 if within driving distance to home)
  3. 1 duffel bag
  4. 2 personal sound alarms (pull pin and let out a very loud noise. Scaring away bad people or making your presence known in emergency)
  5. 1 large umbrella
  6. 1 pair of sunglasses

 

比尔老师是人大附中校友,1984年北京大学生物系毕业,在北京医科大学(北大医学部)任教五年后经CUSBEA项目于1989年来美留学工作,并获美国范德比尔特大学(Vanderbilt University)生物学硕士,肯尼索州立大学(Kennesaw State University)计算机信息系统硕士和埃默里大学(Emory University)MBA学位。他在埃默里大学医学院工作十多年,博览群书,倾心观察,对青少年心理以及美国大学教育理念颇有心得,并拥有深厚的中英文写作和语言交流水准,善于与接受美国教育的青年学生深层讨论沟通,识别学生独特优势,调整心理状态,激发内在动力。如希望与比尔老师咨询,请用下面二维码微信联系:

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