With colleges and universities across the country starting up again around this time of year, I thought I’d share with you the essential items I like to take with me to campus. As a commuter who takes the NYC subway to campus daily, I try to keep my bag as light as possible and only carry what I absolutely need for that day of classes. This is usually:

  1. My laptop (and sometimes a charger, depending on how long I am going to be on campus for the day)
  2. 1 or 2 notebooks, depending on the classes for the day. I get mine from MUJI. They are great quality and inexpensive.
  3. A folder to carry around spare papers.
  4. A pencil case with all my pens, pencils, erasers, etc. I use this one from Amazon and it is perfect. Slender and cute but still roomy.
  5. My iPhone
  6. An extra iPhone charger
  7. A wallet, MICHAEL Michael Kors Travel Zip Around Continental Wallet
  8. A water bottle or thermos. I am currently using My Bottle which can be found on Amazon.com
  9. lip Balm
  10. **an umbrella (only if it is predicted to rain that day)

longchamp bag korres  notebooks mybottle pencilcase

I know this may seem like a lot of items to carry but trust me it isn’t, especially once I throw everything into my Longchamp tote bag. There are of course other items I may need to carry at times, like lunch or a KIND bar, lab coats and goggles for orgo lab etc, but these are the absolute bare minimum I carry every single day. I really would like to know what you keep in your bag so comment below 🙂 I hope you enjoyed this post!


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