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Windsor’s Picks: Everything You Need to Survive College This Fall!

Every fall collegiettes head back to campus armed with this gizmo and that gadget – hoping that they have arrived fully prepared to conquer whatever the school year might have in store for them. Here at Her Campus we’ve been around the block (or rather the quad) a time or two and are pretty familiar with those back-to-school must-haves. In fact, every year we set up all of our smart and savvy collegiettes with a ‘Pick It or Skip It’ list of everything you need – and everything you don’t – this fall.

You’ve all seen our Back-to-School hub, you’ve read the guides, but are you absolutely certain that you’ve got what it takes to SURVIVE life on campus?

We have searched high and we have searched low. We have gone far and we have gone wide. After all of this searching and going, we’ve found the products that you absolutely, positively have to have if you’re going to survive this fall, and have packaged them together in our first-ever Back to School Survival Kits. (Disclaimer: okay, so without the Back-to-School Survival Kits I’m pretty sure that you’ll technically survive, but college won’t be nearly as enjoyable).

We’ve packed the Back-to-School Survival Kits with some amazingly fun products and are SO excited about passing them out this fall at (drumroll, please): College Fashion Week™. Score one by registering for the College Fashion Week show in a city near you!

The first item necessary for back-to-school “survival” is Svelte – our favorite on-the-go protein shake. Svelte will help you survive this fall by providing you with the perfect grab-and-go breakfast for you to guzzle as you sprint to class. It’s dairy-free and gluten-free, and made with an organic soymilk base. Svelte is naturally sweetened with stevia (that’s the calorie-free sweetener that’s all-natural!). It’s packed with protein and complex carbohydrates and one package gives you 20% of your daily fiber! You’ll score one of their delicious flavors – Chocolate, French Vanilla, Cappuccino or Spiced Chai – in your Back-to-School Survival Kit!

The second item in our kits is absolutely essential for survival – but only for the ladies. This is HER Campus, after all. That’s right – we’ve got those essentials for “that time” of the month. These aren’t any old pads or tampons though; we scouted out the coolest, most colorful, most fun tampons and pads on the market (yes I know – I just referred to fem care as “cool, colorful and fun”)! You’ll score a variety pack of U by Kotex products packaged together in a fun, “Get Real” magazine inspired pack.

The third item in our Back to School Survival Kits is Stevia In The Raw. Stevia In The Raw is made by the same company as Sugar In The Raw (those cute brown sugar packets with the chunky sugar inside)! The difference is that Stevia In The Raw is an all-natural, zero calorie sweetener! The thing that differentiates Stevia In The Raw from many other calorie free sweeteners out there is that this one isn’t artificial – it’s made from the leaf of the stevia plant! In your Survival Kit you’ll find a box of 50 packets perfect for sweetening up your morning coffee.

Here is a list of all of the other amazing things that you’ll find in your Back to School Survival Kit!

  • A Luna Bar! Luna Bars are 70% Organic and the varieties you’ll find in your kits contain anywhere from 4g-7g of fiber and anywhere from 2g-9g of protein! At well under <200 calories, a Luna Bar is the perfect snack to grab between classes.
  • A Classy Cup from Her Campus Shop – sure to make any beverage look classy
  • An invitation to join the Chipotle Farm Team AND a card good for a FREE burrito, burrito bowl, salad or order of tacos!
  • A discount code good for $100 off any styling tool from NuMe!
  • Assorted Scünci hair products including their new Linziclip!
  • 5 delicious candy bars (yes 5) from UNREAL candy including their peanut butter cups, chocolate caramel nougat bar, and candy coated chocolates with peanuts!

All of these amazing back to school essentials come packed in a super cute Her Campus Tote that says “Surviving College in Style!”

The Back to School Survival Kits are available exclusively this fall at College Fashion Week


As President and Co-Founder of Her Campus Media, Windsor is in charge of all revenue and monetization strategies. Under her watch, Her Campus has done state of the art college marketing programs for clients including Under Armour, Aussie Haircare, Neutrogena, Coke with Coffee, Bed Bath & Beyond, Hallmark, VS Pink, Ralph Lauren Fragrances, H&R Block, The Home Depot, WeWork, Grubhub and more.  Windsor is a 2010 honors graduate of Harvard College. She has also been named to Forbes 30 Under 30, BusinessWeek's 25 Under 25 Best Young Entrepreneurs, Inc. magazine's 30 Under 30 Coolest Young Entrepreneurs, Glamour magazine's 20 Amazing Young Women, and The Boston Globe's 25 Most Stylish Bostonians. She lives in Atlanta, GA with her husband and two daughters. Follow Windsor on Instagram: @windsorwestern  
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