They'll need lots of other basics from clothes hangers to coffee mugs.
And of course they'll need to eat -- maybe even feed themselves for the first time.
There are mini fridges and dorm-size microwaves to consider, but college cuisine doesn't have to be all instant ramen and dining hall grub.
These suggestions run the gamut from helpful tools to food-delivery services, so there's something to suit every student.
Smoothies are one of the easiest ways to start the day and equally good for snacks and quick liquid dinners if it comes to that.
This blender is compact (a plus for small spaces) and includes two blending cups with to-go lids, making it great for students who always seem to be running late to class.