So what else does Top Ten Online Universities recommend?
No. 2 - A Phone charger.
No. 3 - Ear plugs for power naps. Not ear buds to ignore your professor's lecture.
No. 4 - First aid kit. They make little tiny ones just for backpacks that contain band aids, aspirin, and antibiotic ointment for those massive blisters you get from your brand new "back-to-school" shoes.
No. 5 - Umbrella? Obviously this author is NOT a California sun worshiper. But for those couple of weeks in the winter, it's probably not a bad idea.
No. 6 - Energy bar. Yes, indeed. Don't go all hypoglycemic during class - that's a bad thing.
No. 7 - Disposable camera. I'm not sure if I agree with this one. It seems kinda redundant considering everybody has a cell phone.
...and that's where the list ends. I know, what about items eight, nine, and ten?
Here's my number one (and two) A PEN AND SOME PAPER! I am always amazed when I see college students without notepaper and a pencil.
I know how heavy a fully loaded backpack can be so channel your inner Sherpa and make your choices count as you decide what items you are going to haul around all day.
What things are on your back pack must have list?