The Ultimate College Packing List

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I'm sure you've already started creating a list of things you'll need to pack if you plan on dorming this fall. If you haven't, what are you waiting for! Just remember to pack only the essentials, since you'll be living in a room where space is limited. Below are some things that you should consider packing.

A Tazer/Pepper Spray
I can not even begin to express the importance of safety at school. Especially in Riverside. I don't mean to scare all you freshman, but speaking as an incoming senior I can now testify to the increased crime rates around the school. I received more than thirty e-mails last year about people who got mugged. But then again they were walking alone with their valuables out in the open (don't do this!), either purchase yourself a tazer/pepper spray (preferably both), or use the campus escort service/shuttle (it's FREE). 

Shower Sandals!
I don't care if you're "only" sharing a shower with four people, you need to buy yourself a pair of sandals. For those of you who are not convinced, have you ever heard of foot fungus? That stuff is gross and apparently it takes a long time to get rid of. Don't take the risk! Any pair of flip flops will work fine, just make sure that they are not plastic so that you don't slip and fall. 
 
Victoria's Secret Essentials!
The Collegiate Pant is a slimmer fit with a drawstring waist and a banded bottom. The pants go great with the whole casual lazy day school outfit. These pants are cute and most importantly they're comfy! If you're not into pink, don't worry, they come in four other colors.

The Lace Shoulder Raglan Tee is a comfy, slouchy essential tee with a flirty lace detail. It's great for mixing and layering clothes.

The Varsity Jacket: is more on the sporty side, but it goes great with anything and everything. It's a bit oversized in order to create the whole boy jacket look and feel.

The Bra Top is edgy and sporty! It's great for layering under hoodies and jackets. Or you can pair it with the collegiate pant for the ultimate gym look

 #VSPINK #FallMustHaves #WearNow

So to ensure that you have an awesome start this Fall, be sure to check out your local PINK shop or check out their website for their Back to School must haves!

Medicine
Yes, your campus does have a health center but when you need to treat the simple cold or a headache make sure that you have some NyQuill, Advil, Tylenol, or whatever medicine floats your boat in handy. Keep in mind that if you're sharing a room, whenever your roommate gets sick, chances are you might catch what they have.

Extra Sheets, Bath Towels
This is a must, especially for those of you who like to lag when it comes to laundry. Change your sheets at least every other week. And be sure to wash them often. I knew some people who didn't wash their sheets for the entire school year! Let's just say that what started off as a white bed sheet ended up becoming a yellowish brown color nine months later.