By: Jasmine Marinelli
Are you struggling to figure out what you need to bring in your college backpack? Fret no more! I am here to help you prepare your bag, and ensure you have everything needed to succeed.
For starters, the type of bag you bring to school is very important.
Ask yourself these questions before picking your school bag:
If you are happy with all of the answers to those questions then you can move on to packing your bag. Keep reading to find out what essential items I bring in my bag every day to school.
I always keep my laptop in my bag because it is much easier to carry all of my electronics in one bag, rather than separate ones. You will also find yourself using a laptop in a lot, if not all, classes. Your laptop will need a comfortable space to sit in as well, especially since you will be using it for a while.
If you are someone who drinks a ton of water during the day, then it is important to ensure you bring a water bottle to school. Since there are fountains everywhere I like to put my water bottle in my backpack so I have it in class, while I am walking around, in the library etc.
Sometimes it gets exhausting writing my notes on the computer and I start to feel like I need to give my eyes a break. Which is why I find a notebook to be very helpful since I still enjoy writing my notes out during a lecture.
Binder with Dividers
Depending on which courses you’re taking your professor might give you hand-outs. This is where having a binder with dividers is important. What I do is label each divider with the courses I have that semester and it makes my organization of classes much better.
I cannot live without my headphones at school. Whenever you have a break during classes you can sit in the library and do assignments, or even go to the on-campus gym and listen to music while you work out. I keep my headphones in the bottom pocket of my bag, and make sure
One Card / Student Card
Having your student card on you at all times is super important which is why I always keep it in my bag and rarely ever remove it. You may run into times where you need to use your student card not once, not twice, but three times a day.
Phone and Laptop Charger
It is nice always having your tech essentials in your backpack like your chargers for all of the devices you actively use at school. For me, I like to carry around my chargers to ensure everything I bring is 100% charged.
After reviewing this list, I hope it can help you figure out what you might need to bring in your backpack while going to school. Remember to always be prepared for any scenario that may happen at school.