Dustin received among other things a list in the mail from his college with the title "WHAT TO BRING".
"Here is a recommended checklist for incoming students. Of course every student may have different needs, but this gives you a good start. Items we consider essential are starred (*)."
on the list are things like laundry supplies, Hygiene supplies, specific bedding, etc.
I found it interesting that these items were starred (*), therefore considered ESSENTIAL:
Music player (CD, MP3, iPOD)*
DVD player* (w/remote and user manual)
While these items were not starred thus not essential to a college education:
Alarm clock (of course if you have your iPOD it can be used as your alarm clock I suppose)