When Karen Williams was preparing to drop her son off at the University of Maryland, she carefully followed the dorm checklist while shopping. Twin-sized sheets, a shower caddy and a desk lamp all made it into the shopping cart, and later, into her minivan. But one essential item that she didn't remember to pack was her son's Epi-Pen.
“I was so focused on the list that I lost sight of the items I should have inherently known were necessary, but packing for college is overwhelming," she said. Most parents would agree that the college sendoff can create a brain fog like no other. Having a dorm checklist can help immeasurably, but there are some items that will inevitably be required even though they aren't included on the list.