Sometimes what college students need most isn't on dorm room checklists.
Dan Shaw,a senior at Florida State University,said he didn't realize he needed the re-installation disks for his computer's programs until the computer crashed and “wiped out everything.”
Dave Scheiber,a junior at the State University of New York-Potsdam,said to bring tons of quarters in case campus card-operated washing machines have problems.
“No matter how many times they swear there's a coin-less laundry,it breaks,” he said.
Here is a list of some items college students said were indispensable,but not on their college's list:
* Small vacuum
* List of specific needs for your major
* Duct tape
* Medical and personal records
* Personal e-mail account
* Way to put up all decorations without nails
* AOL Instant Messenger screen name
* Warranties for items bought for college
* Credit card
* Bed risers to create storage or living space under a dorm bed
* Postage stamps,address book
* Blank tapes for recording TV shows
* Alarm clock with battery back up