The University checklist for freshers

The University checklist for freshers

Excited to go to University, but have not decided what to take with you. Well, speaking of this I remember how it was for me when I first got to my University. I was loaded up with one trolley, one luggage bag, and one Backpack. It is really important to have a clear picture of what to take and what to leave as you may end up leaving essential stuff and packing unnecessary items on your way to the university.

Here in this guide, I have mentioned the important checklist which will help you decide your baggage properly. So let’s get started.

Important documents

As you are visiting first time after getting selected, you have to pack all the important documents. You will be required to submit a copy of the important document in order to complete your admission and accommodation process.

  • Passport
  • Bank Passbook
  • Academic Transcripts(School Certificates)
  • University documents
  • PAN Card
  • Aadhar Card(for Indian resident)
  • Driving License(if available)
  • Passport-sized photographs

Note: Please cross-check all the documents required by your university, in order to avoid any mishappening. Also, I would suggest you make an online backup of all your document to keep them handy in case of need. You can use Google Drive for keeping an online backup of your document.

Stationery Items

  • Pen and Pencils
  • Eraser
  • Notebook
  • Highlighter
  • Diary
  • Scissors

Note: It is not necessary to bring all stationary items at once because many of them may not be required at the initial and you can purchase those after getting done with the university process. Only keep minimal & required stationery items with you.

Electronic gadgets

  • Mobile Phone and Charger
  • Laptop and Charger
  • USB Drive
  • Headphones

Note: Handle electrical items carefully and take electrical gadgets which you will use.

Kitchen items

Some universities offer mess facilities for students, but if this facility is not available in your University or you are planning to rent accommodation then you need to have basic Kitchen items with you.
Below are some Kitchen items that you can keep in your backpack:

  • Cutlery
  • Glassware
  • Tupperware
  • knives and chopping board
  • wooden spoon
  • saucepans and a frying pan
  • vegetable peeler
  • Recipe book

Tip: If living in shared accommodation, then you should consider marking all your Kitchen Essential to identify them easily. If you are living in shared accommodation, you can read my post on How to live in shared Accommodation: A Survival Guide

Clothing Essentials

  • Formal Wear (t-shirts, jumpers, trousers)
  • Casual wear
  • Underwear
  • Winter Coat and jacket
  • Gloves
  • Shoes & Slippers

Clothing should be packed according to the weather condition of the place you are leaving, as it will help you decide which type of cloth are required.

Bedroom Essentials

  • Pillow Covers
  • Bedsheet
  • Blankets
  • Alarm Clock
  • Laundry Bin
  • Clothes Hangers

It is better to keep multiple blankets in your backpack, as I remember it being very cold there. Also keep extra pillow covers and bedsheets with you.

Bathroom Essentials

  • Soap
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Shampoo and Conditioner
  • Deodorant
  • Towel
  • Comb
  • Washing detergent

First-Aid Kit

Antiseptic Wipes
Medications(Any prescribed by a doctor)
Basic First-Aid kit (pain relief, cold, digestion medicines)

You should consider traveling with a very light load to make your journey comfortable. Above in this post, I have tried to cover up all the essential items you must consider in your luggage. Hope you enjoyed reading, please provide your valuable feedback in the comment section below.

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