Sorry Mom and Dad, you can no longer pawn your unwanted change on your soon-to-be-freshman. Most dorm laundry facilities now use a card system, which means students swipe a card before tackling dirty loads.
3 of 7PhotoAlto/Alix Minde
It's a good thing to think about but something a student will rarely use. Why? Because laptops pretty much travel with college kids (and everyone else) these days.
4 of 7Tom Schierlitz
Before hauling that printer to campus, think about how practical it really is. Many colleges have printing labs as well as wireless printing systems across campus. A printer not only takes up space, but it can also lead to unnecessary spending on ink and paper.
5 of 7Jens Mortensen
Don’t take up valuable suitcase space with those old high school tees. When you arrive for orientation, you’ll be surprised by the number of clubs, organizations, and local businesses that welcome students with free gear.
6 of 7David Prince
Welcome to the world of "Notebook Layout View" in Microsoft Word. In the rare event that a professor requires a binder for class or a project, a quick stop at a local supermarket or the bookstore will do the trick.
7 of 7William Meppem
Before you depart, find out from the university if there's even a cooking facility in the dorm. Already purchased a bunch? Save those gadgets for any future off-campus living days.