Posts published on May 6, 2015

Top Items A College Freshman Should Have

Meet the Must Have Stuff for a Freshman by Melissa Burns

So, it’s time to finally grow up and face with the adult life. You’re a freshman now and it seems like your life has turned upside down. Once you’re an incoming college freshman, you have to make a decision – what to bring with yourself and what should be left at home; what will be the most useful in the process and what should be left behind.  If you don’t have anyone around to help, we’re there to land you a hand. Therefore, here they are – top items college freshman should have. Mind that these things are not compulsory. Obviously you may have your own requirements.

Mobile Phone Charger

How many times you have you faced with the problem called low battery? No need to get panic stricken anymore. Isn’t it annoying to be unable to use your phone while it is plugged in? Make sure to always have your phone charger to stay connected with the crowd.

A Car

This point is not a must-have, but…it’s a must-be. While browsing all car brands here and there, make sure to pay attention to the ones that will be comfortable. And please – be realistic about your desires. We all want a cool hip sport car, but it’s not the most practical choice for the college life.


Make sure to have electronic books right before the first college year begins. First of all, purchasing textbooks is pretty expensive, while downloading them directly to the internet is more than reasonable. Secondly, you are not going to like the idea of carrying tons of textbooks all over with you. That is why toting the e-books from class to class will be a real pleasure for you.

Academic Planner

That may be the exact planner you have used when in the high school (in case you have ever used one). Feel free to use it anywhere you life – when the test dates are approaching, the research paper is due, to schedule up family meetings and dates with pals, to remember to call your sister, to plan the dream vacation…this is definitely a must have for every freshman!


We all live in the era where techs are anywhere you go. However, it does not mean that your tutor lives in the same digital era as you do. That is why you should be ready to hand in tons of assignments. As a rule, universities provide their students with all required means of printing, but there are moments, when the world simply does not seem to like you and you can’t get access to the printer. A device of your own will serve you at the hardest times.

Extra Educational Money

Of course, it is not so much as a thing as it is just a friendly recommendation. The majority of college students are sometimes shocked by how expensive the textbooks are. You don’t think about it till the moment, when you actually realize that your bill at the local book stores reaches $400. Make certain you are ready to shell out some extra funds, and have a special notebook to put all the money spending in. This will provide you with an opportunity to keep track of all the items you have bought and decide whether you can spend more money or whether it’s time to cut down expenses.

Author’s bio:

Melissa Burns graduated from the faculty of Journalism of Iowa State University in 2008. Nowadays she is an entrepreneur and independent journalist. Her sphere of interests includes startups, information technologies and how these ones may be implemented in the sphere of education. You may contact Melissa via