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

Update 8/3/2019

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。问题是女孩子永远有无穷多的鞋和衣服想要带到大学,必须精心筛选,以免把女生宿舍挤爆。现下网购非常方便,临时需要的东西一两天便可以送到学校。

下面是一份女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. 2 pairs of pajamas
  2. a dozen pairs of socks
  3. a dozen pairs of underwear
  4. half dozen everyday bras
  5. half dozen sport bras
  6. half dozen sets of everyday casual clothing
  7. 7 pairs of everyday shorts
  8. 4 pairs of yoga pants of different length
  9. 4 pairs of legging
  10. 4 pairs of short active pants
  11. 5 pairs of jeans of different lengths and styles (short, capri, long, skinny, bootcut, etc) 
  12. several sets of exercise clothing (depending on how active you are)
  13. 2 swimming suits (if swimmer)
  14. 2 casual swimming suits
  15. 1 set of business casual outfit
  16. 1 set of suits (if in debate or model UN)
  17. 1 or more long dresses (depending on the local     climate)
  18. 1-2 light Jackets 
  19. 1 wind and light rain blocking hoodie
  20. 1 heavy jacket
  21. 1 winter coat (if in northern states)
  22. 2 pairs of winter hat/gloves (if in northern states)
  23. 1 or 2 scarfs (depending on the local climate) 
  24. 3 belts
  25. 1 robe
  26. 1 shower flip-flops
  27. 2 pairs of different kinds of athletic/comfort shoes ( more if sporty)
  28. 3 pairs of casual everyday shoes
  29. 2 pairs of snow boots (if in northern states)
  30. 2 pair of dress shoes
  31. 2 pair of boots
  32. 1 large purse
  33. 1 handbag

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. 1 shower caddy
  8. 2 large bath towels
  9. 2 hand towels

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 as ongoing supply)

Personal

  1. personal shaver (Electric or manual)
  2. small scissors, nail care set, tweezers
  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, cotton balls, Q tips, facial tissue, body lotion, face lotion, lip balm, make up set, personal hygiene products, hair care products, sunscreen, bug spray, etc. (if flying, don’t bring to college. Buy local or online as ongoing supply)

Room Furnishings

  1. 1 LED desk lamp
  2. 1 secure hiding device (e.g. small safe in the shape of a book) to hide precious items and jewelry
  3. 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)
  4. 1 small desktop fan 
  5. command hooks
  6. photo prints of family and loved ones
  7. hangers and a small trash can (don’t bring to college. Buy locally or online)
  8. 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. several flash-drives
  3. 1 bluetooth speaker
  4. 2 set of webcam blockers (blocking webcam cameras on laptops so hackers won’t be able to secretly watch/tape you)
  5. 1 one-to-five USB desktop charger
  6. 1 portable cellphone charging power bank
  7. 1 cellphone with a phone plan
  8. 1 over the ear headphones (better if its active noise cancelling)
  9. 2 bluetooth earbuds
  10. power or charging cables for all electronic devices (buy more locally or online if needed)
  11. 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 local or online as ongoing local supply)

Food

  1. 1 mini-refrigerator (if the dorm doesn’t provide one)
  2. 1 large reusable water bottle
  3. 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. 2 personal sound alarms (pull pin and let out very loud noise. Scaring away bad people or making your presence known in emergency), pepper spray (if not banned by local law)
  4. 1 small umbrella
  5. 1 pair of sunglasses

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