What to bring to college?

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What to bring to college?#0
Posted: 6/18/04 at 10:35am
G'day.

I move in mid-August. Majoring in Theatre and Theatre education.

I know what basics I'll need, etc. But for entertainment, what to bring?

Any DVDs I should definitely have? All CDs are stored on my computer.

What about posters? I want to bring my URINETOWN poster.

What kinds of things did everyone else do/bring?
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re: What to bring to college?#1
Posted: 6/18/04 at 10:40am
The DVDs that I personally feel to be essential for college are:
  • Animal House
  • The American Pie trilogy
  • Family Guy
  • Old School
  • Boondock Saints


But hey, that's just me.

And buy a bunch of those hook things that you can stick to walls.
They're bloody useful.
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re: What to bring to college?#2
Posted: 6/18/04 at 10:40am
Look on your school's housing website. They probably have a list of what to bring, what you probably shouldn't bring and what you're NOT ALLOWED to bring. I'm not sure what I'm going to do because my school only allows you to put things on your walls using push pins. I have a bunch of Broadway posters framed on hooks, and I wouldn't be able to use those. It makes me sad to leave them home, but I'm going to make a big collage out of all my flyers and stage door photos this summer.
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re: What to bring to college?#3
Posted: 6/18/04 at 10:58am
Haha, love Family Guy.

My list thus far, as far as DVDs go:

-Pirates of the Caribbean
-Moulin Rouge
-Broadway's Lost Treasures
-Peter Pan (Cathy Rigby)
"The Spectacle has, indeed, an emotional attraction of its own, but, of all the parts, it is the least artistic, and connected least with the art of poetry. For the power of Tragedy, we may be sure, is felt even apart from representation and actors. Besides, the production of spectacular effects depends more on the art of the stage machinist than on that of the poet."
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re: What to bring to college?#4
Posted: 6/18/04 at 10:59am
Sounds like my collection. Oh yes, and School of Rock and Eloise at the Plaza, lol. I'm also taking my videos of things I've taped... you know, the Tonys and other random stuff.
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re: What to bring to college?#5
Posted: 6/18/04 at 11:02am
It's essential to have a mini-fridge of some sort. Plenty of ambient lighting... desk lamps, floor lamps, hell... bring sconces if you can. Anything to cut down on the crap lighting that you usually find in dorms.

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re: What to bring to college?#6
Posted: 6/18/04 at 11:16am
HOW DID I FORGET MOULIN ROUGE?!?!
Well, it's good that you remembered.
I also recommend buying a cheap, low to the ground shelf.
A shoe rack sort of thing.
You can put it under the bed or in the closet, and it always ends up being useful at the darnedest of times.

And don't forget a dry erase board and markers.
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re: What to bring to college?#7
Posted: 6/18/04 at 11:17am
haha, on my college's list of things NOT to bring is a dry-erase board. They give you one!
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re: What to bring to college?#8
Posted: 6/18/04 at 11:20am
I say bring Eddie Varley. Worked for me.
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re: What to bring to college?#9
Posted: 6/18/04 at 11:25am
I go to Penn State & if you have a dorm like I did....bring cheap plastic flip flops (like from Old Navy) casue you may have to use the community shower....& they are gross!!!

As far as DVDs, I love watching concerts...I have John Mayer & Michael Buble. Also bring some comedian DVDs cause you'll need a good laugh when you're up till 4 am writing a paper. I have Eddie Izzard (try Dress to Kill) & anything from Margaret Cho. She's the best!!!

Good Luck!!!!
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re: What to bring to college?#10
Posted: 6/18/04 at 11:25am
That's SWEET luvtheEmcee!
My school doesn't.
I also recommend bringing lots of pillows.
They make great chairs.
Packing crates make good tables.

And if you have a dishwasher, steal the container thing that the utensils go in to use as a shower basket.
Worked for me.
I also took out the drawers and now use them for under the bed CD and book storage.
Somehow, my parents didn't care.
I think it might be because the dishwasher was broken and they were getting a new one anyway, but I didn't ask questions.
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re: What to bring to college?#11
Posted: 6/18/04 at 3:02pm
I second the flip flops for the showers (ewwww!) You may even want a second pair.
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re: What to bring to college?#12
Posted: 6/18/04 at 4:30pm
HAHAHAHAHA I didn't think anyone had ever seen Eloise at the Plaza!!!
The all - time perfect college movie hehe :)
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re: What to bring to college?#13
Posted: 6/18/04 at 4:31pm
I actually saw it in the first place because I had heard Gavin Creel was in it... but what an adorable movie! It's so good for those really crappy days when you just want something happy to make you feel better. That's so cool that you're in it!
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re: What to bring to college?#14
Posted: 6/18/04 at 4:40pm
Waiting for Guffman! It was my college video staple. Random people watched it constantly and loved it.

Your too young but I also (and popular faves for rainy afternoons)I just had them and people were so amazed i did.

Pete's Dragon
Secret of Nihm
Dark Crystal
Last Unicorn
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re: What to bring to college?#15
Posted: 6/18/04 at 5:15pm
The kid who plays Eloise is the child from hell.
Everyone on the set kept wanting to trip her, or something. Even the directors.
Julie Andrews is my idol re: What to bring to college? hehe.
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re: What to bring to college?#16
Posted: 6/18/04 at 10:12pm
If you want furniture that is easy to store, bring a couple canvas folding chairs. You can use them and nce you are done they store nicely under your bed.
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re: what to bring to college?#17
Posted: 6/18/04 at 10:16pm
drugs, drugs, drugs

oh and booze.

and condoms.

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re: What to bring to college?#18
Posted: 6/18/04 at 10:18pm
Make sure you buy or bring a egg crate matress cusion or matress pad. Usually dorm matresses are uncomfortable. Mini fridges are great as are microwaves if they allow them. Shower flip flops, and of course a small tv, a computer and phone since you get all of the sevices free in your room.
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re: what to bring to college?#19
Posted: 6/18/04 at 10:20pm
add american beauty to the dvd collection, just to add a touch of art to the gross-out comedy (not that a.b. isn't hillarious too!)

i move in early september and i can't wait! oh yes, lets see... something to put your laundry in is always good. my friend gave me a cool hamper that folds up so it doesnt talk up too much space.
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re: what to bring to college?#20
Posted: 6/18/04 at 10:48pm
I wanna bring J-Tart but I won't have room in the car (dream on)...

I'm probably gonna get some new posters, I wish they sold full sized Broadway posters. Grrr
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re: what to bring to college?#21
Posted: 6/18/04 at 10:49pm
And rolls of quarters for the laundry are always very helpful.
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re: what to bring to college?#22
Posted: 6/18/04 at 10:52pm
No, no Eponine... J Tags is coming with *me* - lol

I have so much shopping to do... this is really exciting though.
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re: what to bring to college?#23
Posted: 6/19/04 at 10:47am
OOh, what school are you going to? My laundry is FREE. I LOVE that. We can only use sticky tack (not blue) and thumbtacks on our walls...I made LOTS of holes in the wall this past year. Flip flops for the shower are good whether you have one in your room or have to use the community one...they all gunk up. Oh, and you should check out how high off the ground the beds are: like, some of the ones in my dorm are really high (like, 3 feet off the ground) and some are just one and a half feet off the ground...anyway, then you could get those milk crates or baskets for under the bed. Also, LOTS of lamps/lighting. My school doesn't allow for hallogens (but we bring them anyway) :)
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re: what to bring to college?#24
Posted: 6/19/04 at 1:23pm
I really found those Command removable hooks to be useful. (The wall hooks where you pull down on the tab on the adhesive and they come right off the wall)They also have a removable type of adhesive for hanging posters now. For your framed posters just adhere the command tab to the wall. Depending on what kind of hook, you can either just leave the top part of the command hook off and hang it in the little catch that the top part sits in, or you could make a little wire catch and tie it onto the tab. The command tabs are also nice because the give you a place to hang your coat and jackey if you don't have anything else.
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