You’ve worked hard to find a stylish but durable backpack for next semester.

Now, you just need to know the top college essentials that you should keep inside of it, so that you don’t have to keep running back and forth to your apartment or dorm room between classes.

Read on for a list of the top college necessities that you should always toss in your backpack before you head to class.

The Basics

Before you leave for class every day, make sure you and your roomie have the basic college essentials in your backpacks.

This means doing a quick visual check for things like your wallet, apartment and car keys, your student ID, and any notes and books you need for class.

You can even take this a step further by preparing all the things you need for your school day the night before you leave in the morning, that way you do not feel as rushed in the morning before leaving for class.

Your Electronics

You can’t leave home without your laptop, your cell phone, a tablet, and any other electronic devices that you use every day.

Having your laptop may even encourage you to study or get some homework done in between classes (after all, if you’re toting it around all day, you might as well use it.)

Depending on how long you’ll be gone, you may also want to toss in your laptop charger and phone charger — two essentials for college students. Even if you don’t need these chargers, chances are you can help someone who does and make a new friend in the process.

Food and Drink

No way that you’re paying those crazy cafeteria prices for a bottle of water and half a sandwich that isn’t even good.

Make sure that you toss in a bottle of water to stay hydrated throughout the day, as well as a few tasty snacks to help you power through those late afternoon classes. Check out this list of ideal brain foods to get some ideas.

An Umbrella

An umbrella is something that belongs in college backpacks everywhere, but most people don’t realize just how much they need one until it’s too late.

Get a lightweight, collapsible option and clip it to the back of your bag for easy access.

A Mini Emergency Kit

It’s also a smart idea to have a small pencil case full of emergency supplies like feminine hygiene products if you need them, a Band-Aid and Neosporin, a nail file, and even a change of clothes in case you end up staying over at a friend’s place.

Also, throw in some hand sanitizer — because you know there are a few grimy places on campus.

Don’t Leave Home Without These College Essentials

We hope you carry these college essentials with you across campus and remember to check for them before you leave your apartment every day.

Of course, to make this happen, you first need to find the ideal place to live.

At Davisville Management Company, we offer an awesome variety of off-campus housing for students just one mile from campus with a bus stopping at curbside every ten minutes. Our buildings also have study rooms with computers, a fitness room, and even a pool and spa.

There’s no better place to live, so reach out to us to learn more.

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