Back to School Essentials

Sep 22, 2022 ByAndrew Parker

We are now in the back-to-school period. When getting ready to return to school, a few things are a must, especially if you’ll be on a college campus. Being a college student right now, I’ve learned precisely what I need to have in my backpack to get through a full day of school through a lot of trial and error. I was hoping you wouldn’t make the same mistakes and take note of the items I always include in my college backpack. Discover all you require, from the fundamentals to completing assignments such as writing papers to feeding.

You may have seen the jokes on social media about college students and their water bottles for emotional support, and I’m here to tell you that they are entirely accurate. A quality water bottle is the best way for a busy student to stay hydrated. The reusable water bottles are my favorite of all the brands I’ve tested over the years. College campuses are generally loud if there is one thing that can be said about them. So being able to filter out noise in the dorms, libraries, or the quad is crucial, especially if you’re like me and require calm areas to concentrate. So go ahead and purchase a pair of earbuds with noise canceling.

The simplest way to spoil your day is to leave your dorm without a charger for your phone and laptop. Keep an additional charger in your backpack to avoid making the same mistake I did and missing the dreaded 20% battery signal during your Zoom class. A multiport charger will simplify your life because it has numerous USB connections and a 65-watt power rating that allows it to charge almost anything, even many laptops. Don’t forget the cords now that you have the charger. While USB-C connectors are increasingly the norm for nearly everything else, Lightning is the connector of choice for iPhones and some Apple accessories. So that you’re never without something to use, keep a variety of lengths and designs in your bag.