20 Things Every College Kid Carries In Their Backpack
Start writing a post
Student Life

20 Random Things Every College Student Has In Their Backpack At Some Point

Taking a look into a college student's backpack can be like looking into Narnia sometimes.

91
20 Random Things Every College Student Has In Their Backpack At Some Point

College students are very busy people. Between class, clubs, extracurricular activities, and work, there is no saying when a college student will have time to themselves - unless they sacrifice one of the above for some "me-time". With that being said, a college student's backpack can be like Hermione Granger's never-ending bag and there are times when we will find some pretty interesting things that turn out to be the "norm" for all college students.

1. Headphones

Giphy

Music will slowly integrate into every college student's life. Especially when studying at the library.

2. Deodorant

Giphy

For those who go to universities with big campuses, there is a lot of walking. If you live in a hot state like California or Arizona, deodorant will always be needed.

3. Dry shampoo

Giphy

If you are like me, you are always running late to morning classes. Dry shampoo comes in handy when you don't want to spend the extra 5 minutes in the shower washing and conditioning your hair. Believe me, saving that extra five minutes matters when participation points are on the line.

4. Food

Giphy

Especially for those who commute to campus, there is always food in a college student's backpack. Whether that be a full meal or a snack to eat in class.

5. Gum

Giphy

Gum is basically an essential now. If you don't have time to go back to your dorm in between classes, gum is a life saver with making sure that your breath always stays minty fresh!

6. Umbrella

Giphy

At some point within your college career, you will carry an umbrella. When I moved to Arizona to go to school, I didn't think I would need one. . . and then monsoon season hit and I was going to school in pouring rain with no umbrella. Needless to say, now I am prepared.

7. Floss

Giphy

This is like the gum. If you can't make it back to your dorm and you want to have a small snack, eat whatever you have in your backpack and then floss!

8. Portable charger

Giphy

When you are at school all day, there is a good chance that your phone battery might die at some point. Carrying a portable charger will ensure that your phone doesn't die.

9. Extra clothes

Giphy

We can't predict the weather. The weather people can barely predict the weather. Always packing an extra pair of shorts/pants or a sweater will be beneficial.

10. Blanket

Giphy

It gets way too cold in the classrooms. Enough said.

11. Expo markers

Giphy

For when you are studying a subject like math or science! These markers come in handy because they are easy to erase and good for tutoring.

12. Self-defense weapons

Giphy

No, I do not mean guns. More like pepper spray or a swiss army knife! A lot of students that I have encountered over the years have one of these items or both.

13. Wrappers

Giphy

Gum, food, receipts, basically any time you are not near a trash can, your backpack becomes the trash can.

14. Stapler

Giphy

I carry a mini stapler and it definitely comes in handy for the professors that don't have one of their own.

15. Someone else's assignments

Giphy

Having someone else's assignment in your backpack is so common. It has happened to me a bunch of times.

16. Beauty supplies

Giphy

For the girls who are obsessed with looking their best; you know they will have an entire makeup selection in their backpacks.

17. Tide sticks

Giphy

Never know when a spill will occur!

18. Condoms

Giphy

This one is probably the most random one on this list but it has happened! I know many people who have found condoms in their backpacks whether it was theirs or someone else's.

19. All sorts of medication

Giphy

If you are like me, you carry around a ton of medication because you never know what is going to happen. I carry allergy medication, Ibuprofen, and Midol.

20. Sunglasses

Giphy

Whether you are going to use them to avoid having people know you are hungover or if you don't want the sun in your eyes. Sunglasses will become a part of your daily life.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
Featured

How I Celebrate Valentine's Day

Every person, every couple celebrates Valentines in different ways, but there are a few things to keep in mind.

2891
How I Celebrate Valentine's Day
https://stokpic.com/project/love-heart-art-on-urban-street/

Ah, Valentines Day, a day of excitement for some and heart break for many. There are three kinds of people on Valentine's Day: the ones who make it a big deal, a little deal, and those who are single, but Valentine's Day can be fun for anyone if you have the right spirit in mind.

Keep Reading... Show less
Warner Bros. Television

1. You don't have to feel guilty about flirting with customers for tips (or just for shits and giggles).

2. You can be obnoxiously flirtatious with anyone you want. You are free to be that girl that flirts with everybody and makes 'em all smile (it's especially fun when the guy is as cute as Collin Jost). No shame.

3. Making random men nervous with your superior beauty and intense eye contact just for the hell of it is really amusing and empowering.

4. No one gives two poops if ya legs are hairy (your man shouldn't either but *Kermit the Frog meme* That's none of my business)

Keep Reading... Show less
Featured

Black History Month? Try Black History Year

What does Black History Month mean to you?

2802
madamenoire

African Americans have done so much and will forever be remembered for their accomplishments. In my opinion, there is no such thing as Black History Month. All year, we should celebrate the amazing poetry, music, inventions, and accomplishments that has surfaced over the last 100 years. Let's take a look...

Keep Reading... Show less
Featured

A TikTok Ban? Nope, That's Not Happening

We've seen this movie before with the popular social media app.

5410
tiktok

Here we go again. There's a groundswell of support to ban TikTok in the United States.

Keep Reading... Show less
Content Inspiration

Top 3 Response Articles of This Week

Check out what's trending on Odyssey!

5248
writing on a page with a hand holding a pen as if the person is beginning to write something
c1.staticflickr.com

Looking for some inspiration to kick off your Monday? Check out these articles by our talented team of response writers! From poetry to tips for manifesting your dream life, there's something for everyone.

Keep Reading... Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments