Hey there Terriers!
As a Boston native, I know firsthand the essentials you need to survive as a student in this city. From the unpredictable weather to the surprising(but necessary!) abundance of Dunkin’ Donuts locations, a few items are crucial for any Boston-based student. Here are some of my favorites that you might nice always think of:
1. Sports Gear and some Sports Pride- Boston is a sports town, and as a college student here, you’ll want to represent these teams. Not only is it an easy way to make friends, but having good sports teams in the city helps us forget about the harsh winter weather. When the Red Sox won the World Series in 2018, the entire city felt wrapped up in a warm blanket…until it snowed the following week. So, make sure you have some sports gear to show off your Boston pride, and who knows, your team will win a championship while you’re here. (Go BU, by the way!!)
2. A Nice Pen – I love pens; while it may seem old-fashioned, having a nice pen can make all the difference when taking notes or signing important documents(or drawing stick figures during class). Plus, you’ll never have to ask to borrow a pen in class again. Just make sure to keep it in a secure place, or else you’ll end up like me, searching for your favorite pen in your backpack’s bottomless pit.
3. A Sense of Humor – Boston is known for its sarcastic and dry humor, and as a college student here, you’ll need to have a good sense of humor to survive. From the T delays to the crowded streets, there will be plenty of moments where you’ll need to laugh it off. So, don’t forget to pack your sense of humor in your backpack along with your textbooks.
If you’re a college student in Boston, have some sports gear to show off your Boston pride, a nice pen, and a good sense of humor to survive the city. And always remember, as a Bostonian, it’s always “wicked awesome” to be prepared.