What NOT to Bring to College
Thursday, August 13, 2009
A dorm room is a limited space. So while the flat screen, couch and love seat fit comfortably in the U-Haul, students may encounter challenges cramming all of that stuff into the new dorm.
Kim Allen-Stuck, Ph.D., is an administrator at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, where she counsels students on practical strategies for adjusting to college life.
Here are the list of items Allen-Stuck advises students NOT to bring to college this fall:
Land line phone -if you have a cell phone, a land line is redundant. Stereo and CD collection -iTunes is portable and takes up less space. Small appliances -toasters, hot pots and portable grills are often not permitted in dorm rooms. Window air conditioning units -fall is just around the corner; a fan will suffice for the week or two left of warm weather. Valuable jewelry, large sums of cash Bed raisers, cinder blocks, loft units, etc. Any form of bulk food -while it may seem like a good idea to buy in bulk, your new space is limited. Skis, ice skates, snow suits -fall break is a good time to swap summer items for winter gear. Any decorations from alcohol containers -(i.e. a champagne bottle vase is viewed evidence of consumed alcohol Small pets
For more strategies on transitioning to college, visit Allen-Stuck’s blog.