比尔老师:女生版美国大学新生必备行李清单 (What To Bring To College – Girl Version, Updated July 2018)

美国大学的新生宿舍一般面积不大。每学年结束暑期开始的时候学生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东西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,因此必须精心筛选,以免把女生宿舍挤爆。下面是一份女生版美国大学新生必备行李清单。

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 a few 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 (a few 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. toothbrush (Electric or manual)
  10. 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 LED flashlight
  3. 1 secure hiding device (e.g. small safe in the shape of a book) to hide precious items and jewelry
  4. 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)
  5. 1 small desktop fan
  6. an old memento, something like a cherished toy or stuffed animal
  7. command hooks
  8. hangers (don’t bring to college. Buy locally)

Electronics and Accessories

  1. 1 laptop
  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 power strip with 6ft cord
  6. 1 one-to-five USB desktop charger
  7. 1 portable cellphone charging power bank
  8. 1 cellphone
  9. 1 over the ear headphones (better if its active noise cancelling)

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
  2. 1 large reusable water bottle
  3. 1 travel mug (for coffee or other hot liquids)

Travel

  1. 1 carry-on suitcase
  2. 2 large check-in suitcase (3 if within driving distance to home)
  3. driver license and passport (at least two forms of ID)
  4. insurance card or installed insurance company app on cellphone (medical, dental, eyes)
  5. 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)
  6. 1 small umbrella
  7. 1 pair of sunglasses
  8. 2 pair of earbuds

 

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