Until you take a second look and begin to question whether or not you really needall of that stuff, putting together an awesome packing college list can seem simple enough. So how can you decide what to bring – and what to leave behind? There are some general don't-bring-'em items that definitely shouldn't be brought to college, whether you're a first year student or a senior or at a large college or a super small one while each student's situation is of course unique. High school paraphernalia. You know those trophies, class rings, and other items that all symbolize your time in high school? They're best left behind. They also make you look like you're still stuck back in high school while may bring back great memories for you. Can you bring your lucky football cleats that helped you win the championship? Of course. Can you bring your championship trophy? Better not. High school clothes. Of course, some of the clothes you wore in high school will work just fine in college. But some items, like those that advertise you were on JV Cheer your junior year, are probably best left at home. Rest assured that you won't be without comfy tees for long, so college campuses practically give t-shirts away through clubs, activities, and special events anyway.

What should i not bring for college

Candles. If you're living in the residence halls, these are rarely, if ever, allowed. And chances are they aren't allowed there, either in case you're living in an off-campus apartment. Be safe and leave the candles at home so you can avoid any potential conflicts with your RA or your landlord. Large appliances. Try to keep things as compact as possible. So it is probably best left at home while that popcorn maker your favorite auntie got you seems pretty cool. Larger appliances will take up a ton of room and likely will only be used a few times a year -- if at all. (Microwaves and mini fridges, of course, are the exception.) Expensive equipment and electronics.You may have spent months saving up for some fancy shmancy stereo system. And as awesome as you think it is, the thief in the building next door likes it even more.  By bringing in equipment or electronics that stand out because of their high cost, do not tempt fate -- or your fellow classmates.  S how it to whomever needs to see it (the financial aid office, for example), and then send or bring it back home while you might need things like your birth certificate and your social security card once or twice during your time in school, it's better to bring it to campus. It can be a major pain in the brain to replace them -- especially if someone's stolen them and committed identity theft in case items like these disappear. Drugs and alcohol. This should go without saying, but moving into your residence hall room or apartment with drugs and/or alcohol is a pretty rough way to start out the year.