With all the varying lifestyles here at NYU, everyone’s carrying around something different. But whether you’re an art major, tech fiend, involved with 100 clubs, or all of the above, we all have the same panicked moment before we leave for our 8AM class: “Did I pack everything?!” As the first day of classes draws near, let’s take a peek into the backpacks of real NYU students for some smart ideas. Pack wisely and go kick butt, NYU!
The Techie. If you’re carrying around the newest and best technologies to your classes all day, space and weight are precious for those walks from Gramercy to the lab.
A laptop and/or tablet are lightweight productivity machines
A laptop charger, for those days with two classes or more
An external hard drive is a must-have for any student with serious digital storage needs
- Gum, in case you run into a Google exec on the street
The Avid Traveler. If you’re a student who has traveled all five boroughs and knows the NYC bus and subway maps by heart, you’ve gotta make sure nothing rains on your parade. Literally.
An umbrella is the perfect shield from the rain in NYC’s unpredictable weather
A MetroCard will get you to any borough, 24/7
- Aspirin, because a little headache shouldn’t stop you from visiting all 12 freeseums in one day
A memento brochure to remind you of your next great adventure
WHAT IF SEASON FIVE’S OPENING SCENE STARTS WITH SCOTT AND THE PACK LEAVING MEXICO AND THEY GET IN THE CAR AND JUST AS THEY BEGIN TO LEAVE ISSAC RUNS UP WITH A BAG AND GETS IN THE CAR AND TURNS TO A SURPRISED SCOTT AND SAYS “What, dude, I told you, I love Mexican.”