Can you believe it? Summer is almost over already! Time to get back to school and hit the books. Got a rising college freshman on your hands? We know that leaving the place you know best and going to an unfamliar place with new faces and people can be hard. Help them be as prepared as possible with these items!

Getting ready to head to college yourself? Make sure you have all these essentials.

Alarm Clock

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Photo via Flickr

Missing your first day of school is everyone’s fear.  Walking into class late and sitting down while everyone stares at you is just awkward to say the least! In order for this to not happen to you all you need is an alarm clock. Without an alarm clock it can be extremely easy to sleep your way through college.

Watch

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Photo via Flickr

Imagine this: the clock is broken in your chemistry class and you’re not sure how much time you have left to finish your exam.  This is where a watch would come in handy! Most professors will tell you to put your phone away if they see it, even if you’re just looking to see what time it is. Watches are good to have and will keep you on time and prepared to run to your next class across campus if your professor lets you out late.

Laptop

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Photo via Flickr

Very few professors write on a chalkboard anymore, and most post their assignments online as well as the class notes.  Notes are much easier to take on a laptop rather than writing them down on paper. Professors can sometimes speak a million miles a minute, so you are bound to miss what they are saying if you write too slow!

Coffee

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Photo via Flickr

Coffee is essential to many college students. Whether it’s during those snowy mornings when you need to warm your hands, or when you’re falling asleep when pulling an all-nighter for your finance exam the next morning — coffee is always there to help and support you.  This cup right here is your best friend at all hours of the day and night!

Phone Case

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Photo via Flickr

No one walks around anywhere in todays world without their cell phone, ID and credit card.  All of those items are annoying to hold especially if you don’t have pockets in your pants or if you’re not carrying a purse.  As a result, the credit card  and ID holding case was born.  This phone case does it all, there is no need to worry about losing or forgetting your credit card or ID because it will always be right in back of your phone!

Sneakers

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Photo via Flickr

Everyone knows about the freshman 15.  Avoiding the freshman 15 is hard to do, but you can help yourself by going to the gym and working out. Even walking around campus is great exercise.  So gear up and get yourself a good pair of sneakers because they will become your best friend for the next four years of your life!

 

Are you all set to send your teen off to college? Or if you’re the one going —  what are you most excited about? Tell us in the comments!