Spring Break Packing Tips

Rescue your flip flops from the depths of your closet, shake out that old beach towel and stock up on sunscreen. It’s time to hit the beach, the lake, the city or just about anywhere that isn’t the classroom you’ve been stuck in since September. Whether you’re planning on soaking up the sun in Mexico or relaxing in southern California, we’ve got the ultimate packing checklist of everything you’ll need for the best vacay ever.

Print out our list, pin it to your bulletin board and share it with your travel buddies. Spring Break starts now.

CLOTHING
Spring weather can be almost as unreliable as the campus bus system. Prepare for sunshine, rainy days, hot weather and cold breezes. This list has you covered, head to freshly pedicured toe.
  • Bathing Suits
  • Cover up
  • Sandals
  • Day outfits
  • Night outfits
  • Light sweater
  • Light rain jacket (be sure to check the weather while you pack!)
  • Workout clothes + Running Shoes (don’t forget socks!)
  • Undergarments
  • Large sun hat
  • Pajamas
  • Jewelry
  • Purse
  • Sunglasses
  • Fanny pack 

TOILETRIES
You don’t want to get caught in an unfamiliar place without your basic necessities. Be prepared for travel sickness, sunburns, pool days and salty-haired tangles.
  • Shampoo + Conditioner
  • Body Wash
  • Body Lotion + Face Lotion
  • Chap Stick
  • Sunscreen and tanning lotion
  • Toothbrush + Toothpaste
  • Razor + Shaving Cream
  • Feminine Products
  • Deodorant + Perfume
  • Hair Brush
  • Blow Dryer / Straightener / Curling Iron
  • Contacts + Contact Solution (and glasses if you’ve got em!)
  • Make-up - waterproof mascara
  • Hair products
  • Face wash and makeup remover
  • Hair ties + Bobby pins

TECH
Even if you’re trying to unplug from reality for a week, it’s always important to be safe and accessible as well as capture all your favorite moments from the trip. Remember to keep your tech toys in waterproof baggies!
  • Camera + Charger or Film ()
  • Phone + Charger (portable charger!)
  • Headphones
  • Laptop / Tablet + Charger
  • Selife stick

MISCELLANEOUS
The word “miscellaneous” might sound like a thrown together category of all the unimportant stuff, but these are some serious must-haves you need in your suitcase.

Clothing? Check! Tech? Got it. Miscellaneous? Done. The hard part is over, now it’s time to swap the books for the beach and soak up some much needed sunshine. You go girl, you’ve earned it!


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