packing list for college freshmen
Drew Larson

Were sharing some of our favorite posts from over the years! This post was originally published in August 2013.

Are you getting ready to move to campus soon? Packing for college can be a confusing process. Many of you will be living on your own for the very first time, and you might be just a little unsure about the process.

Important questions abound. What should I bring? What should I leave behind? How will I fit it all into my two-door Honda Civic? (The answers, in order, are: “read on,” “your parents,” and “by playing Tetris for six consecutive hours beforehand.”)     

By Jason Gaboury

After my disastrous encounter in the deli with Kyle, I decided to learn everything I could about loving people through faith transitions. As someone deeply committed to the way of Jesus, how I treat other people in their moments of doubt, disillusionment, and disbelief matters.

When she was a student at the University of North Carolina-Wilmington, God used InterVarsity to give Emma a deep love for the Bible, build friendships, and spark her calling into ministry. But after she graduated, Emma’s former InterVarsity chapter dwindled and eventually closed. Then, one day, Emma got a phone call out of the blue.

By Nathan Peterson

Inherently, we know that the act of breathing, blinking, existing isn’t enough. We were made for more. We want to feel alive. And whether we’re aware of it or not, the way we go about our lives shows what kinds of things we believe will give us life.

By Stephanie Cocuzza

As a former InterVarsity student and campus minister, I know the struggle of making your skills and experiences as an InterVarsity student really pop on resumes and in job interviews. But I’m here to help you!

By Adam Salloum

Our hope is ultimately secure in the concrete future of Jesus returning to make all things new. But what do we do with the smaller stories of our lives? 

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