Have a child heading off to University or College this Fall? We have the best tips about what to put in a University student care package and a giveaway of one too! This package will take care of their personal and laundry needs all you need to do is include a note and some sweet treats!
What To Put In A University Student Care Package
No matter how old your kids get, you’ll never stop being their mom. So naturally, when that bittersweet milestone finally becomes a reality (yes, I’m talking about college or university) you’ll sleep better at night knowing that you’ve equipped them with the tools and the learnings they need to succeed.
Who’s kidding whom? They likely don’t want our advice so keep it short and sweet.
They can’t get a date without clean clothing!
Stain removers, sorting and scooping are not for students. Let’s face it. They’re just looking for an easy solution to the challenge ahead – no clean socks or underwear and they’ve got a date in a few hours. Send them off to school with a container of the new Arm & Hammer™ Plus OxiClean™ 3-In-1 Power Paks. This all-in-one detergent tackles tough stains, doesn’t require any measuring or scooping and is student-budget friendly. If you’re lucky, it may also mean you’re not greeted with a load of dirty laundry every time your kid comes home to visit.
Tip: Don’t be surprised when you receive a call or text saying, “Mom, how do I sort my laundry?” Or “Where do I find the washing instructions?” To help make laundry easier (and prevent shrinking t-shirts and colour bleed disasters at the same time!), educate them on the proper laundry symbols. In fact, you can download a fun laundry symbols postcard from Arm & Hammer Laundry that lists the most common symbols and what they mean.
Don’t forget to talk about being safe!
One of the biggest challenges as a parent, is how to talk to your kids about safe sex. While it can be uncomfortable, it’s a necessary conversation and part of life! The harsh reality is that kids are having sex, yet not properly protecting themselves. In fact, a study found that almost two-thirds (64 per cent) of post-secondary students across the country had a sexual encounter within the past year. Furthermore, 72 per cent of students engaged in intercourse during their last sexual encounter, yet only about half (51 per cent) reported using a condom.
Tip: If you have a child heading off to school, buy condoms for them and pack them in their suitcase. Trojan™ condoms are the number one condom choice of Canadians for protection.
Sometimes, kids know best!
Just because you’re the one who’s prepping the kids for back-to-school, doesn’t mean they can’t teach you a cool thing or two – beauty hacks are no exception! One must-have item that’s as just as popular amongst moms as with students is Batiste Dry Shampoo. It is the world’s #1 dry shampoo* for a reason – it instantly refreshes your hair between washes, no water required. It works by absorbing excess oil from the roots leaving hair looking clean and fresh. So, whether you’re running late or just looking for an instant refresh, new Batiste Dry Shampoo Heavenly Volume is a saving grace as it has the additional benefit of transforming hair with gorgeous, touchable volume and bounce. This is one item you won’t forget anytime you’re in a pinch and who knows, you might even find yourself sneaking into her bag to borrow some when you’re out!
Know of someone heading off to college/university this Fall? Help make sure they’re equipped with this student care package giveaway.
*Batiste is sold in over 50 countries
University Student Care Package *GIVEAWAY*
- OxiClean Colour Shield Laundry Stain Remover
- Arm & Hammer Plus OxiClean Power Paks in Fresh Scent
- Trojan XOXO Condoms and Bareskin Lubricated Condoms
- Batiste Dry Shampoo Heavenly Volume
Approximate. retail value $75
Disclosure: As a Church and Dwight Ambassador I receive compensation for my participation. As always, all opinions are my own.
Wendi Maroon says
Don’t be a follower, act your own truth and always maintain your integrity.
Ashleigh Swerdfeger says
Get enough sleep- keep up a routine,meet new people
Alison Braidwood says
Don’t get carried away with drinking/partying. And beware of the student Visa/Mastercard offers that seem like a great deal until it comes time to pay them off.
Don’t be afraid to introduce yourself to new people instead of just sticking with friends from high school. You’ll meet lots of new & interesting folks that way!
Mathew W says
Don’t rush to get out of there. Take one class less than a full course load if it helps you focus on the classes you are taking.
Darwin Chau says
Find courses you will enjoy learning about and not just take courses because you think that is what should be taking.
Sean Pynaert says
don’t party too much and focus on your studies, make yourself a schedule and stick to it
kathy downey says
My tip to University student heading off to school is follow your first mind and don`t over spend,keep a budget~!
Janet M says
Think for yourself and don’t be influenced by others.
Stay true to yourself.
Rosanne Robinson says
The best piece of advice I could give to a University student heading off to school is organization is the key, so set aside time to do your assignments, laundry, appointments and hang out with friends.
Megan Willis says
To stay focused and not be afraid to meet new friends! Engage yourself and have the time of your life!
The best advice I have for new Uni students is to get involved and join clubs, and hang around campus to meet lots of people while you’re there.
Marlene J says
You are taking vital steps toward doing something that you really want to do, even if you are not yet sure of what this might be. It is so important to realize the possibilities and the choices in front of you. Instead of wandering from boring job to boring job and living an unfulfilled life, you can, to a large extent, determine your future and do what you love.
Allie f says
Take a tour of the campus and your classes before school starts so you’re familiarized and less overwhelmed on the first day.
It’s very important to make friends with a lot of people. that way you have friends to help with your different classes, and possibly to be room mates with after first year. Unfortunately, some cities housing markets make students get leases early, to get the best spots, in January, so you have to be on your game getting room mates lined up early, hard doing that and school work.
Be yourself and focus on school but keep a bit of time for some fun just don’t over do it.
Carol Denny says
Study hard but have fun.
Lynda Cook says
Study hard but also have fun, but not to much fun that it interferes with studies
Judy Cowan says
My advice it to be careful how you spend your time, don’t get caught up in all the social activities and neglect your school work.
Don’t be afraid to call home when you need something or just to talk!
Tara Betterley says
Make friends and try to enjoy. Stay in touch with your family. and make the best of it.
Denise M says
The best piece of advice is make sure you don’t flunk out. You are now surrounded by smart people so even though you think you are smart, you truly are just average when you go to university!
Amy Heffernan says
BEST advice I would give is to NEVER give up!!
Wendy Jensen says
The best advise is to think before you act.
Your studies come first. When they are all caught up then its time to relax and do something fun and attend a few parties.
KENNETH OHL says
stay focused remember why you are there
Best advice is to opt in for the meal plan cause you’ll be so busy and the last thing you want to worry about is cooking!
Jennifer P. says
The best piece of advice I could give a University student heading off to school is not to put any more on your credit card than you have money in the bank to pay it off. My parents made me sign up for the student Visa AND Mastercard in the campus lobby when I started, and gave me that advice – if you don’t have money in the bank to already cover the purchase, don’t put it on your credit card. 24 years later I have still always only spent what I have in the bank, and have never had a credit card debt (or any debt other than my previous car loan and my current mortgage). It was such a great habit to get into early, and I am thankful my parents gave me that advice so that I was never tempted to spend more than I had.
wendy hutton says
to be yourself, study hard and get lots of sleep
Karin Dollery says
Do not be easily influenced by others and be strong for yourself and stick to your program. Also have fun and be careful :)
Always remember who you are & where you came from. Trust your gut feelings; if it doesn’t feel right, it proabaly isn’t.
Vincenzo P says
Use comdoms, better be safe then sorry.
Carole D says
Study hard, be yourself and make time for fun too.
HEIDI C. says
Studies need to come first. If you are on top of your work then you can enjoy all the extracurriculars.
Doris Humber says
My best piece of advice is to call home whenever you feel you need to talk with someone. It can be overwhelming moving away from home for the first time.
Victoria Ess says
My advice would be to remember her priorities!
My best piece of advice for a new university student is to make good use of the library.
Bruke B says
Be safe, study, be respectful and have fun!! Enjoy your independence!
Florence Cochrane says
My advice is to stick to who you are and go to class for your own notes. Study hard and make sure to set aside time for some fun.
I told my son that I am proud of the man he has become and that he has the ability to make good choices. I am always here for him; but he’s got this! Go learn and try and enjoy!
Carol M says
Have a balance, not too much partying.
LILLIAN BROWN says
The best piece of advice I could give to a University student heading off to schooL is do not be afraid to ask if you need help with anything and get lots of rest
Kim K says
Develop a healthy routine to get ample sleep and study time.
Julie bolduc says
My advice is to study the campus map as much as you can so you don’t get lost
Tainan Lu says
My tip to University student heading off to school is keep organized
I would tell them that this is the time to open their mind to new ideas and experiences while still remaining true to themselves.
My advice is telling them to stay safe and be yourself!
Be yourself and don’t be a follower. Don’t change to fit in.
Dianne G. says
My advice would be to put your best effort into your studies. It will be what holds you back in life or helps you be successful. It may seem tough to focus on your studies but you will have a better life ahead if you do.
Elizabeth Matthiesen says
Remember that you really do only need one credit card, it’s easier to keep an eye on then and do pay it off at the end of the month otherwise it could take you years and the interest rate is always high! Remember too that your parents are there for you should you need help, they’re only a phone call away and do keep in touch they will worry about you, all parents do. Enjoy and have fun whilst learning.
Keep your classes notes organized!
Take your studies seriously, 4 years will pass fast and you are there to get education to help you live a good life in the future
Do not skip classes!
Robyn Bellefleur says
My best piece of advice for a new university student is to get as much sleep as possible.
Balance is key to University. Trust yourself and you will come up with solutions!
don’t party and focus on your studies.
Tammy Dalley says
study hard , make new friends, dont worry and have fun!
Cheryl H says
My tip is to have fun but always do your studies!
Juliee Fitze says
Don’t get the credit cards they have there.
Brenda Penton says
If you leave “home” to go to school, expect to feel some homesickness or anxiety. It will slowly go away as you get used to being there and get settled in. Don’t rush home thinking that it will be like that forever. It will get better.
Be yourself and it’s okay to be nervous at first. You are about to have some of the best times of your life!
Karla Sceviour says
Follow your own instincts, Study but have fun as well.
My tip is to try to live a healthy lifestyle.
Take advantages of all the networks a University has – counselling, health & wellness, tutors etc. Makes life easier.
l p says
trust your instincts and common sense. thanks
Jenny Major says
Get enough sleep!!
ivy pluchinsky says
Work hard, take breaks, call home once in awhile, and watch your spending
Linda Svarovsky says
Have a budget and stick to it.
Debbie W says
I always told my daughter…if someone has to talk you into something, then you are not ready.
use common sense when making decisions
Caryn Coates says
Definitely to stay true to who you are!
Westley Gill says
Get things done as they come, don’t let things build up and get overwhelmed.
Jennifer Lo says
Enjoy the time at university!
Be social but not too social, don’t let partying or activities interfere with studies!
crystal porter says
Save your money and try to get some sleep
Patrick Siu says
Stay focus, remember why your are there.
Erica Seaman says
Have fun, but not too much fun….this will be one of the best times of your life.
Wanda Tracey says
My best advice would be tokeep track of your spending and try hard to stay on a budget.I would also get them a pone card and advice them to call home anytime for any reason because it’s stressful leaving home for the first time.
Kelly H says
Take your time to figure out what you really want to do with your life. There is always time.
Keep up on work and go to class!
summer plewes says
I think the best advice is Study hard , play hard and play safe.
Brad Kelley says
I would say plenty of pens or pencils. You never want to be caught looking for one when you need it most!
Michael Ray says
Thanks for sharing this info. it’s really nice.