It’s been a very busy week on campus for new students. Getting moved in, settling in, meeting your fellow classmates, finding your classes, and many other new experiences. It can be a lot.
Hopefully, as you start getting used to your routine, you also begin to feel more at ease. Believe me – this will feel like home very soon.
With anything in life – what you put in, is what you get out. You get to choose. I suggest you pay attention to what you put in. Take that step and you won’t regret it.
One way – possibly the biggest way – of acclimating to PhilaU, is getting involved. Get involved. In something. In anything. If you attended the Involvement Fair today, you saw there are many, many clubs and organizations you can join.
Do you like to play sports? Check. Do you like to act? Check. Do you like to do community service? Check. If you have an idea for a club – start one. Go see the good folks in Student Activities. (http://www NULL.philau NULL.edu/studentengagement/)
Believe me, we are not trying to rush summer along, but we just wanted to make sure you had a little help with making those decisions about what to bring to PhilaU.
Most of the items on my list below can be purchased at the PhilaU bookstore on campus (http://www NULL.philaucampusstore NULL.com/). On the bookstore’s website, they also offer links to software requirements and art and architecture supply companies. If you can’t find what you need on campus, there are stores nearby and there is always Amazon.
You will most likely NEED…
Pillows, sheets, blankets, and comforter (Extra-Long mattress size!)
Towels and washcloths
Shower flip flops
Toiletries and shower caddy
First aid kit with cold medicine, pain relievers, and bandages
Clothes for all occasions
Business/business casual attire (You will be surprised how often you will need to be somewhat dressed up for class presentations or events.)
Rain coat, boots, and umbrella
School supplies (Pack most of this in your backpack for easy moving)
3 hole punch, stapler (with staples, obviously), and tape
Fun-tac for hanging photos and posters
Simple dishes and utensils (store them all in a giant popcorn bowl)