Moving Away for College: A Packing Checklist

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Moving away for college is an amazing, yet stressful experience. Imagine how you'll feel if it suddenly dawns on you that you left your favorite pillow - you know, the one molded perfectly to your head - on your old bed back at home! Whether you live in a dorm or a house with other students, there are certain things you just can't do without.
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So... you're finally moving away for college. That means parties, late nights and all other sorts of freedom, right? The truth is, underneath the liberation, moving away is a stressful experience. It's amazing how something as simple as a missing coffee pot or favorite pair of jeans can break your stride. While it cannot predict which mementos are most important to you, the following list will tell you some of the basic items most college students like to bring away with them. Remember to check with your future roommates before packing to avoid any duplicate appliances!

For Your Kitchen:

  • Broom and Other Cleaning Products
  • Coffee Pot
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes
  • Microwave, Hot Plate, Rice Cooker and any other item you can't cook without!
  • Pans
  • Silverware
  • Trash Can

For Your Bathroom:

  • First-Aid Kit
  • Pain/Headache Relief Medication
  • Plunger
  • Shampoo
  • Soap
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels

For Your Bedroom:

  • Alarm Clock
  • Bed Sheets
  • Book Shelves/Crates
  • Computer/Printer
  • Desk Lamp
  • Fan/Space Heater
  • Favorite Pillows
  • Hangers
  • Lamp
  • Laundry Basket
  • School/Study Supplies
  • Waste-Paper Basket

For Your Living Room:

  • Television
  • VCR/DVD Player

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    1. Keiser University

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • Bachelor of Arts - Business Administration with a concentration in Transportation and Logistics
      • Bachelor of Arts - Business Administration with a concentration in Transportation and Logistics
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    2. The University of Scranton

    Program Options

    Certificate
      • Supply Chain Management Certificate
      • Supply Chain Management Certificate
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    3. Colorado Technical University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • MBA: Logistics and Supply Chain Management
      • MBA: Logistics and Supply Chain Management
    Bachelor's
      • Bachelor: Business Admin - Logistics/Supply Chain Management
      • Bachelor: Business Admin - Logistics/Supply Chain Management
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    4. Penn Foster High School

    Program Options

    High School Diploma
      • Penn Foster High School with Early College Courses
      • HS Diploma
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    5. Abilene Christian University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • MBA - Operations and Supply Chain Management
      • Master of Science in Management - Operations and Supply Chain Management
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    North Dakota State University

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    The University of Montana

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    8. CDI College

    Program Options

    Certificate
      • Diploma in Supply Chain Management
      • Diploma in Logistics & Supply Chain Management

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Keiser University

  • Bachelor of Arts - Business Administration with a concentration in Transportation and Logistics

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The University of Scranton

  • Supply Chain Management Certificate

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Colorado Technical University

  • MBA: Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • Bachelor: Business Admin - Logistics/Supply Chain Management

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Penn Foster High School

  • Penn Foster High School with Early College Courses
  • HS Diploma

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Abilene Christian University

  • MBA - Operations and Supply Chain Management
  • Master of Science in Management - Operations and Supply Chain Management

What is your highest level of education completed?

CDI College

  • Diploma in Supply Chain Management
  • Diploma in Logistics & Supply Chain Management

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