With today being the first day of class for Fall Semester, we wanted to help you out a bit by recommending items that you should always have on hand (in your backpack). We asked students what their backpack essentials were and came up with a list of the top ten answers:

1. Phone charger (preferably portable): Definitely a necessity.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. Snacks: Some recommended snacks are: fruit, trail mix, almonds, and anything that can be opened and enjoyed quietly.

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. Water: Hydration is important!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. Wallet: You never want to be caught at the vending machines with no cash!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5. Lip balm: Especially in the winter months!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6. Paper, Notebooks, Portable Drives: Whether you prefer written or typed, you have to be able to take notes somehow.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7. Planner: Don’t want to overbook yourself or forget important dates!

 

 

 

 

 

 

8. Pencils & Pens: You have to have something to write those notes with!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9. Hand Sanitizer: Germs. Ew.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10.Sweatshirt/Cardigan: Is it me or are 9/10 classrooms always freezing?