Parents: Don’t Forget These Items As You Pack for College


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.

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