There were a few tears shed as my wife, and I dropped our daughter off and moved her in on campus to begin her college career. It’s an emotional time for many parents and students.
There are so many changes that take place in a short period. One minute you are living at home, and attending high school, and the next you’re living away, with new roommates, and a whole new campus to navigate.
We have been preparing for the move in for several months. Once our daughter committed to her college of choice, our work began. We sought advice from others, including past graduates. Our goal was to make the transition as smooth as possible for the entire family.
One of the items we focused on was what to bring to campus and the dorm room. We attempted to pack light initially, and add things as needed. Here are some ways we saved money during our first semester of college for our daughter.